Animated Grimlock panel mod

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  1. MegaMoonMan

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    The lack of a closed chest in dino mode bugs the shit out of me...I have an idea on how to create an attached, hinged panel that will completely cover it and not hinder transformation, but I was wondering if anyone else has attempted it?
     
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    I have seen 1 on here but it was uncomplete useing modeling puddy I think. A hinge would be nice.
     
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  5. MegaMoonMan

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    That is the exact thing that I came up with, but my idea uses a flexible plastic joint instead of a pin that would still allow the dino head to fold up onto his back almost completely.

    It doesn't look like the dino head on his folds up very far, otherwise I would just do it his way.
     
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    This is what I did - I had a couple of NDS game cases laying around, and I realized the bendable plastic clip joint on front would work perfectly. I cut the part out and sanded it down, all I need to do now is paint it and epoxy it into place.

    The "T" part on the front of the joint will slip under and into the cavity on his neck.

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    That's pretty much what I am doing, although I hadn't seen the mod Plowking posted before, probably would have saved me some time if I had.

    I have another idea though I may try, where you remove the dino arms and attach them further on the sides of the the torso, to give them more movement, and fully enclose the opening, and wouldn't require a hinge. The other way is easier though.
     
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    Interesting idea with the NDS case hinge. The trouble with that is that sooner or later, it will break. The thin plastic is designed to flex back and forth a lot, but it'll only do itfor so long before the stress snaps it altogether. Nova's version took a bit more work, but I believe is equipped with an actual pin hinge so it rotates freely with no stress.
     

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