Minor/Repaint: Articulated MINICON Boltflash! Somebody stop me!

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  1. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Okay folks, in my never ending quest to torture myself I tried my hand at adding articulation to Minicons! I know big 'ol TFs get the oohs and ahhs, but there is just something way too cool about fully poseable little Tfs! Besides, I like to torture myself with microsurgery!!:banghead: 



    I LOVE Boltflash, but he's so stiff and boring in bot mode, I had to do something! :lol 

    Added elbow joints that bend and swivel!
    Also added thigh joints and knee joints that bend and swivel as well!

    I haven't built up the balls yet to try and fold the nose cones back to reveal the fists, but I'm working on it!:p 

    As you can see, he's a vast improvement over stock! I turned the lower legs around to move those tailfins to the back of the legs. He does have balance issues (in all fairness, the stock one does too) but he can get some cool poses nonetheless.

    I like the final "running man" pose! :lol That's Boltflash's usual response when he realizes he's only 2 1/2 inches tall!:thumbs2: 

    I'm working my way up to Micromasters! Er, should I say "working my way down" to Micromasters! :cool: 

    Botlflash will be part of a squadron of articulated Minicon planes!:eek: 

    As always friends, KEEP ON BASHING! Enjoy!---BH
     

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  2. ThaConqueror

    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    You sir, are amazing. Gettint that much articulation on a bloody Minicon is astounding. Does 'microsurgery' refer to the Minicons or yourself (this kinda thing would involve a lot of accidental stabbings)?

    Ooh! How's Bruticus Minimus coming along? I demand to see him! It may help with a couple of mini combiner ideas I've got in a Notepad file along with all of my other kitbash ideas...
     
  3. JOHNDILLINGA

    JOHNDILLINGA This Space For Rent!

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    That's not Boltflash... That's a Mini-con/Gobots Leader-1

    :lol 
     
  4. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    awesome! Love the tiny articulation.

    iDD
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Took the words right outta my mouth! :thumb 
     
  6. Paul Prime

    Paul Prime Well-Known Member

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    OK, I will do it. STOP IT!! :lol  Not really, I love what you do with minicons. As a mini bot fan, this articulated one amazes me.

    And show us your take on mini combiners, please.
     
  7. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Without reading the thread title, I would've assumed this was Leader 1.
     
  8. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    This is freak'n AWSOME! You should do Nightstick from Universe Hound combo. You can really see the difference in the "before and after" shots. Great work.
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think Paul Prime is having a plastic crack fit. Someone please help.
     
  10. Faxon

    Faxon Well-Known Member

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    THS standard minicons? Win, pure and simple win.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    if you can save the dumb helicopter, then I will kiss your hand. lol.
     
  12. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Myself, of course!:lol  What's a little blood loss when you end up with such a cute wittle Transformer?:lol 

    Blastoff is killing me! But the rest are doing fine! Thanks for asking, and timely too since I think I figgered out the recipe for Blastoff finally. Just need to aquire a few figures!:thumbs2: 

    Yeah, he really does look like a little Leader-1! Too funny!:thumbs2: 

    Thanks!! I love tiny articulation too! Legends and Mini-Cons are ultra cool already, Their coolness factor goes through the roof when you can pose them!:thumbs2: 

    Thanks Paul! You and I definitely share a love for these little guys! I'm waiting to see your mini Devastator so I can steal your ideas! Er, I mean borrow!:p 

    Do you mean Cyclonus? Yeah, I'm actually making my articulated Nightstick into a Cyclonus Minicon to go with my Legends Cyclonus!

    :lol  There is no known cure for Plastic crack!:lol 

    Yup! The same 'ol ones hanging (sometimes warming) the pegs! I am gonna do a little tutorial for the hinge work. It's a bit different from my Legends hinge work in that you don't use prefab balljoints! I will tie the technique into a tutorial involving a simple way to make mini joints and how to apply the technique to make fully articulated hands! Stay tuned!:thumb 

    :lol  Nothing can save that POS! :lol  But I like banging my head on the wall so I'll give it a go! LOL!:thumb 
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Being a Radicon is the only solution. Generics will not work. :wink: 
     

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