Animated Sentinel Prime small upgrade

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by mpchi, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. mpchi

    mpchi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Posts:
    267
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Like most people, I am not that happy with Sentinel Prime's height, specifically the length of his legs, and always wish his height matches up with Voyager Prime's. So with a night of experimenting, I finally figure out a way to solve that. Giving Sentinel new feet. Took me a while to figure out a good solution as there aren't much flat enough surfaces you can glue parts on to Sentinel's feet area. But eventually found a tight spots from the inside of the leg that has room for a small screw, and found a nice pair of usable feet from my scrap Alternator Roll Bar. So after some measuring, triming, and drilling, Sentinel got a lot taller, and more stability with added articulation on the feet, as well as an additional add-on to his truck mode. :D 

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    As you can see, while Sentinel is still a tad shorter, its good enough for me. At least he no longer need Prime to get into 'midget mode (legs retracted)' just for Sentinel to feel better standing around. And gave Sentinel a nicer proportion overall. Pretty happy with the results.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Darkravager

    Darkravager Zombie Hunter

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Posts:
    6,293
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +1
    That's not bad. It looks a little ackward on the truck mode, but it's certainly inventive. Good job.
     
  3. MrMurder

    MrMurder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Posts:
    412
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    really cool.
    imo i think he's better without it though. it really just looks like he's standing on stilts.
     
  4. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Posts:
    11,609
    News Credits:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +270
    Very nice. I love the look in robot mode, although the added bits on the truck are a little offputting.
     
  5. Dead Metal

    Dead Metal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Posts:
    1,465
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +8
    Ebay:
    Looks good. I'll try that myself once I get him.
     
  6. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Posts:
    6,136
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +18
    Ebay:
    looks like he's wearing platform shoes.
     
  7. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Posts:
    4,131
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Nice idea, and I actually like the robot mode look, although it might look better with a little paint to help unify it with the rest of him. It's a pity about how it works in truck mode. Any chance you could figure a way to fold the feet up into the flatbed as if it's some kind of load, a la G1 Gears or Swerve?
     
  8. neek_buster

    neek_buster The One Man Army

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Posts:
    829
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +3
    you know what would be better?

    If you can somehow make that feet tranform into the alt mode's hardtop
     
  9. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Posts:
    32,065
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +11
    Kinda gives him an alt mode like a plow/tow truck, the kind that would tow my illegally parked car in college during a snow emergency. What a dick!
     
  10. mpchi

    mpchi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Posts:
    267
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Haha, fits his personality just right LOL.

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions guys. Wish I could do a little more to the mod, but is limited to the parts I chose to use, as well as fitment issues. So truck mode has to be compromised somewhat.
     
  11. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    4,506
    News Credits:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +18
    Well thats one way to do it. I just display Sentinel with voyager bulkhead, deluxe 2pack prime, and activators BB. Works for me since those are the guys he has history with
     
  12. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Posts:
    3,786
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +1
    Roll Bar has been defeeted!
     
  13. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

    Joined:
    May 22, 2007
    Posts:
    1,912
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +4
    That's using your noodle for sure, although I think it can be better executed using different parts.

    Still, this picture is pure WIN:

     
  14. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    Posts:
    12,544
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +3
    Nice mod - love the extra height you've given Sentinel.

    The feet sticking out at the back of his truck mode make him look like he's packing some surface-to-air missile launchers.
     
  15. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Posts:
    5,495
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +14
    :lol  I don't know why that made me laugh so hard, but thanks!
     

Share This Page