By Generation: Bulkhead (Main Line) Voyager: Doors/Wing Modification

Discussion in 'Tutorials and How Tos' started by IcedPhoenix, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. IcedPhoenix

    IcedPhoenix Well-Known Member

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    Got $5 bucks? Got a spare 10 minutes? Nice.

    So I bought Transformers Prime Bulkhead to have one to "pose", play with, and transform while my First Edition sits on the shelf. I love them both for their own reasons, but I noticed a lot of people complaining about him. So here’s my tiny little addition to the community. Enjoy!

    Base figure:

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    I found these at a little Gundam/hobby shop ran me $5:

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    Gundam Y hinges, I guess?


    Next, we pop off the wheel/wing:

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    We cut it right where they meet.


    TA-DA!

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    We should have this now.


    Now we cut the pieces we need of the spruce:

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    Then we trim off the little post:

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    Now pop the doors off his chest (ball joints!):

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    Now we place and glue the hinge in between the doors like so:

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    It should look like this now:

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    Sweet huh?


    Pop your new hinged doors on:

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    Side view:

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    Not so hollow.


    Before:

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    After:

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    . . . . and it still transforms:

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    Awesome picture for being awesome in their own ways:

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    Yup, that’s exactly what I did.

    A word to the wise though: when you try and snap the plastic, if it doesn't give right away, take a deep breath and run over the plastic a few more times to avoid stress lines. Yes, it is hot glue and l I didn't want to use my "good" glue on something that might not possibly work, I'm going to paint this guy up and give him to my nephew. I plan on buying another and doing it cleaner.

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    They feel a bit.....rubbery? Right? I've transformed him easily about 100xs. They hold up well. Just don't pop then off on purpose because the little nubs loose there shape. I'm looking for other hinges as well but thanks for posting pics

     

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