Battle Convoy undergoes transplant

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  1. Solscud007

    Solscud007 Banned

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    so to set the record here is what my Diaclone Battle Convoy originally looked like

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    Thanks to Spencer, I picked up a set of G1 repro smoke stacks. And i figured if im going to transplant these new ones, why stop there?

    So I grabbed a new 25th Anniversary Prime and harvested its parts.

    A slightly extensive tranplant process. Sadly I could not remove the front axle which would have allowed me to use the 25th prime's chrome legs. The gas tanks have posts of a thicker diammeter and i decided to not transplant those.

    I did however transplant the silver decals, grill/bumper, and headlights.



    Here is what he looks like now.

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    looks good!!
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Nice job. Pity you couldn't do anything for the paint chips on the front, because other than that to my eyes I don't see too many blemishes. I don't even see the wear on the legs at first glance. Gorgeous piece.

    Which Convoy / Optimus is on the right on the shot of the two together, out of curiosity?
     
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    Definitely freshens him up a bit. Looks really good.
     
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    convoymagnus Yeshua Is Mashiach.

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    battle convoy deserves it, he is the daddy of our beloved g1 optimus prime, i love battle convoy, one of the best toys ever made!
     
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    That would be music label prime.

    Here is a better shot decaled up using 25th Anni Prime stickers.

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