Battle Ops Bumblebee

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    What can I say? This is my favorite Bumblebee to date. Very accurate to his on-screen persona, it's an amazing figure.

    Prior to painting, I made some slight modifications to Bumblebee. I replaced the green LED in his head with a blue LED (not too easy) which required fully rewiring from the board. I also replaced his left hand with a fully articulated 4 digit hand, with wrist and 2pt. finger movement. Because his knees seemed to crap out on me (not too tight) I replaced the springs inside the ratcheting joint, ultimately making them tighter and holding him up better.

    I removed the faux fingers/hand on his right hand/cannon, and installed a translucent red part which appears to "glow" when the LED (red) is triggered.

    painted primarily with:
    alclad (chrome effects)
    house of colors silver & chrome
    custom mix yellow/gold with pearl/iridescent finish


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  2. baggzey23

    baggzey23 psn - baggzey23

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    very nice!!! :drool: 

    i looked at one on ebay but i was too lazy to check up on him :D 
     
  3. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    Fantastic! I like your weathering better than my own. Yours definitely looks more realistic.

    ~Z
     
  4. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    wow. Really nice job on him.
     
  5. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Wow! You are fast....
     
  6. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Why do they use green leds? Ugh.

    I agree, your weathering/damage is fantastic.
     
  7. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    Stupid iPhone won't let put smiles,but I'm sure you all know what I would be posting.I know who I'm having custumize mine(when I have some money). Very impressive sir. You never dissapoint.:D 
     
  8. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    This is really gorgeous. I love the way your silvers turned out. Too bad the figure will be limited to that one hand...I half expected a replaceable right fist if you're not using that original claw.

    The LED eyes look so so accurate it's amazing..
     
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    This is AWESOME!!!!!
     
  10. Long_Haul

    Long_Haul N*ggacon

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    Yo, Dude, i think i speak for everyone when i say, You gotta get ahold of your self. Im So sick and tired of comming on here and seeing you with another Custom, i mean Damn, Get a life bro. haha. Your the shit family, no joke, ANOTHER GREAT CUSTOM!
     
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    Altitron Commercial Artist

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    The rust and general weathering is some of the best I've seen on this site. Amazing job.

    - Alty
     
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    AutoBobby The Collector

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    That is awesome.Proof once again that you are the best.
     
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    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    :drool: 
     
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    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    that... is... AWESOME!!!!! Can I have it?
     
  15. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    five thumbs up!
     
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    Ceerad Well-Known Member

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    You Bastard!
    I wanted to hate this new BB mold.
    Homerun!
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    You've painted a lot of figures. Rarely do you surprise me anymore though I am always impressed with the quality of the work. Yet, here I am ....at the MGM Grand in Vegas...on my phone....jaw wide open. Beautiful work. Thr rust and damage effects on the legs is sweet. Chrome effects are stunning. Love the paint work. My favorite out of all your work. Superb. :thumb 
     
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    :bowdown:  This is awesome and insane, very very NiCe.....!!!
     
  19. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    kickass! as usual
     
  20. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Okaayyy... You actually made this fig look awesome. :) 
     
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