Customs: Alternator Ironhide Head & Swap?

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  1. Incepticon

    Incepticon Well-Known Member

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    Alright, I finally broke down and bought Alt Prime & Nemesis Prime for the sole purpose of turning them into Ironhide & Trailbreaker. My Alt collection just looks too weird without those characters in the mix.

    I know that using Alt Swindle's head will suffice for Trailbreaker, but where can I get head for Ironhide? Should I just use Skids' or do some of you have other recommendations?

    Lastly, is there an easy way to swap these heads or am I really going to have to fine-tune my newbie kitbashing skills? I saw the instructions that Reprolabels provides for the Trailbreaker bash, but to be honest, they are much more complex than I think that I could successfully pull off. Any way to cheat a bit?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    For Trailbreakers head, I have a solution.

    If the socket on swindels head is larger than NemPrimes ball joint then what I would do is:

    Fill the socket with Hot glue (from a hot glue gun) and quickly place it on NemPrimes body, be sure to move it around after doing so. The rubbery glue will fill the gap and allow the head to turn aswell. I do it all the time for loose joints.

    Plus, if you mess up, just scrape the glue out and try again.


    As for Ironhide, I recommend Skidz's head.
     
  3. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Alt Prowl's head works pretty good for Ironhide if you cut off the crests and paint it red.
     
  4. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Valkfan over at the Allspark is selling custom Ironhide heads made specifically for the Ram, you can see, and order it here

    http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=27152

    I've bought his custom Sideswipe head, and was very pleased. The sculpt and cast were wonderful, and it fit on with no other mods besides some paint.

    Jarrod
     
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    StarFire_MK2 'Till All are One!

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    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    If anyone is interested, I'll have an extra Alt. Prowl head shortly that could be used for Alt. Ironhide.
     
  8. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Man DC, that a good Ironhide head.....nice eye for the unseen!
     
  9. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Nice head. I was thinking of doing a Trailbreaker from a Rollbar, Someone did a great repaint of one.
     
  10. Incepticon

    Incepticon Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested. Let me know whatcha want for it :) 
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    that means nothing man! he's also out of the wheeljack headbacks, but I emailed the guy cause I need one and he said no problem, just give him a bit to pour some more :) 
     

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