Heavy/Scratch: Another Armada Articulation After An Afternoon

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  1. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    This is my second attempt at articulating Armada Megs... first time I tried using a junker Energon Jetfire, b/c I don't have a Cybertron Jetfire to use like others have. Didn't work, and I didn't like it.

    This time, I used a junker Chewbacca for the hips and thighs, grinding away enough to use the original Armada Meg's knee connection point. I did a little L-shape grinding to give it a better surface for gluing, and it seems to have worked.

    As you can see, articulation is great in robot mode, but it looks like I'm going to have to grind down his squarish hips if I want to get the tank mode right... I'm a little hesitant to do this though, as I'm not 100% sure it will look better... opinions?

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    Still a WIP... thanks for looking

    EDIT:
    I found a workaround by mis-transforming him... if I don't swivel the hips and just pivot at the thighs I can get this acceptable configuration:
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    Now to paint, and maybe get him some head claws...
     

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  2. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    ...now if only they were this articulate back in the day...

    Nice work thus far dude.
     
  3. ThatOddGuy

    ThatOddGuy That Odd Guy's title

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    Alteration!

    Also, what's up with his horns?
     
  4. Hoptimus

    Hoptimus How I roll.

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    Awesome, I'll have go try this, junker Chewbaccas are plentiful on eBay. I did ths with Armada Tidal Wave, But Megs needs it bad. Thx for the tips.

    BTW, I too removed his horns, they look ridiculous.
     
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    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    It's too bad you didn't use better legs with thigh swivels.
     
  6. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    Isn't chewbacca the one SWTF so far with GPS?
     
  7. vidmouse

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    I know, right? I really wish the seeker molds had this too.

    Alliteration! :) 
    My Megs was a junker too... in fact, I've NEVER had one that
    came with horns, as I got all mine from ebay.

    I really never liked the robot modes for Chewbacca and Han
    anyway. Good luck w/ yours!
    I'm halfway on the horns... I have a lot of Megatrons already w/o,
    and I might be able to make some substitute ones.

    I actually did consider using a junker Powerglide's legs at one point,
    but they seemed too thin and gangly. At least I kept Chewie's
    below-the-knee-swivels in.

    Gold-Plastic-Syndrome? Must be why I keep breaking mine at the
    arms. Hope the legs hold up at least. Anyway to help prevent
    breakage?

    Thanks for the tips and comments!
     
  8. CodeXCDM

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    Definitely. Got Armada Skywarp and Thrust some time back... both are nice sculpts... but bricks. =(
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    The alt mode suffers quite a bit from this, but the bod mode looks pretty nice.
     

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