Customs: Animated Modifications

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  1. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    ok i hear of Mods for BB's Hands/Stingers Voyager Megs gun and Prowls Legs. anyone have any detailed pics on these mods?
     
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  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I'm sure someone can help out with the BB and Megs mods, since I don't have Megs and BB's away for the night, but here's an old Prowl pic showing the thigh "pockets" swapped and inverted for more posability:

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    As you can not-really see, you merely unscrew the thighs, slide off the gold pockets, switch them and rotate them vertically 180 degress, then reinsert and screw. PRESTO! Prowl has REAL knees and doesn't have to bend his shin in half to fake a knee joint.
     
  3. Gouka

    Gouka Well-Known Member

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    Just tried it. It does WONDERS for his knees. :D  I'm surprised no one else has mentioned that mod being it was so simple it slaps you in the face... -Was slapped in the face by the simplicity-
     
  4. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Here's BB's stingers. You need to cut away some plastic right near the hinge on both the top AND bottom of the stingers:

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    Do that and they'll fold in much better:

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    For Lockdown, you have to trim some plastic off of the back of his wrist:

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    This lets his hands fold out further:

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    I don't have any pics uploaded of the mod for Megatron's cannon, and I'm at work so I can't take any at the moment. I'll try to get some tomorrow afternoon. You've seen the Prowl thigh mod, so there's always the Leader Bulkhead gimmick switcheroo:

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  5. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    I am so doing that leader Bulkhead Switcharoo when i get mine. can it be done to Voyager Bulky?
     
  6. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    Sooooo is it possible to file down the stingers? I'm scared to cut stuff...
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

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    Nope. Voyager Bulkhead's arms are not as symetrical as the Leader's. The mechanisms are copmpletely different and unlike the leader there are no pre-cut slots or anything.

    Very tiny file + lotso' time on yer hands = probably. Cutting's still easier but cutting and filing is the most efficient way.
     
  8. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    holy crap what a difference
     
  9. shifty02

    shifty02 Greetings Programs

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    Does the Prowl mod effect the transformation at all?
     
  10. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Nope.
     
  11. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    can you show us a before and after of the Prowl Mod?
     
  12. unicronsupreme

    unicronsupreme supremest of unicrons

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    I modded the leg on my lockdown so it won't pop off when rotated. Pics follow:

    Pre-mod:
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    Post mod:
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    I just took some pointed pliers and bent the socket inwards. Works awesome.
     
  13. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    I got clippers I use for model kit cutting, they will do?
     
  14. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Since Leader Bulkhead's saw hand more or less looks like his hand holding the circular blade, might anyone have any pics of that arm with the blade removed (and not modded any other way). I thought I heard of someone doing that on this board, but I'm not sure.
     
  15. Peaugh

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    There are some here. It's most noticable in the "chair mode" pic:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showpost.php?p=2105444&postcount=141
     
  16. KYQ

    KYQ The MSG Man

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    Yep, Bulkhead looks quite alright with the saw removed and no other mod, right there in my pic. If you need an even clearer pic, I'll be glad to oblige :D .

    Holy crap, count me in for the Prowl mod is totally awesome yet simple club O_O!
     
  17. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Works for me. I didn't realize the saw had been removed first time I saw some of those pics. Thanks!
     
  18. shifty02

    shifty02 Greetings Programs

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    Awesome. I'll have to do these mods once I get my figs next tues :D 
     
  19. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    There's a less obtrusive way of fixing his stingers. If you look inside his forearms, you can barely make out a pair of small square-ish blocks near the stinger hinge. Those are what's stopping the stingers. Just hack those out of there with a hobby knife. It doesn't matter how much you scratch up the inside of his arms, you'll never see it.
     
  20. BumblePrime13

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    Does anyone have clear pics for BBs stinger mod?I couldn't make out what to do in the pics on the first page.
     

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