Minor/Repaint: BWX mods.

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  1. SPLIT LIP

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    I have just finished repainting and/or modding my BWX figs and thought I might show 'em off.

    Here are the Beast mode Maximals:

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    For Cheetor, I painted his belly off white and his toes black.

    I painted Rhinox's little horn and toes gold, his gums red and his teeth (includuding the top oes) silver.

    ...and the Robot modes:

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    I modded Cheetor's beast head so it folds flat on his cheast, and painted details on his gun and legs.

    Rhinox (with Waspinator) was the most heavily painted. He sports cheast paint, shoulder paint leg details and a brand new chain gun which incorporates his saw and mace components of his old "gun".
     
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    Now for the Predacons...

    Beast modes:

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    Tarantulas got pupals in his eyes and fang details.

    Waspinator has a black stinger and additional wasp "eyes".


    Robot modes:

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    Tarantulas has arm and gun details.

    Waspinator has gotten a few more paint aps:

    He has stripes on his head.

    Yellow on his knees and arms.

    Show-accurate shoulders.

    Tooling (not visible) in his knees and wings for extra stability.


    I was gonna paint his gun missle black, but the it would have made his wing look bad.


    Comments and crits are welcome!
     
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    Now for the Predacons...

    Beast modes:

    [​IMG]

    Tarantulas got pupals in his eyes and fang details.

    Waspinator has a black stinger and additional wasp "eyes".


    Robot modes:

    [​IMG]

    Tarantulas has arm and gun details.

    Waspinator has gotten a few more paint aps:

    He has stripes on his head.

    Yellow on his knees and arms.

    Show-accurate shoulders.

    Tooling (not visible) in his knees and wings for extra stability.


    I was gonna paint his gun missle black, but the it would have made his wing look bad.


    Comments and crits are welcome!
     
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    Looks good with the little extra.
     
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    Looks good with the little extra.
     
  6. Insane Galvatron

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    I want detail on that Cheetor mod to get his head to fold flat...
     
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    I want detail on that Cheetor mod to get his head to fold flat...
     
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    It's the blue bar that holds his beast head on that's the problem.

    Well, all you have to do is:

    1. Take out the long thin pin in his beast neck out.

    2. Take the head off.

    3. Shave down the lump on the end of the bar, so it's a curve.

    4. Re-attach the beast head CAREFULLY!

    It should fold down just like on the original cheetor now.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's the blue bar that holds his beast head on that's the problem.

    Well, all you have to do is:

    1. Take out the long thin pin in his beast neck out.

    2. Take the head off.

    3. Shave down the lump on the end of the bar, so it's a curve.

    4. Re-attach the beast head CAREFULLY!

    It should fold down just like on the original cheetor now.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm. Tempting indeed. I might have to try that Cheetor mod if I can pick up another one (I only have an original, not the recent re-releases).
    Thanks for the pics, m8; it's incredible the difference little paint apps like this can make to the figures. What did you do to Waspinator's knees, BTW? stability with them is a problem on mine, and I'd love to see how you sorted it out.
     
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    Hmmm. Tempting indeed. I might have to try that Cheetor mod if I can pick up another one (I only have an original, not the recent re-releases).
    Thanks for the pics, m8; it's incredible the difference little paint apps like this can make to the figures. What did you do to Waspinator's knees, BTW? stability with them is a problem on mine, and I'd love to see how you sorted it out.
     
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    I have an original ( not a reissue ), and it doesn't fold down like that. That's why I was asking, I want to get my original to do that.
     
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    I have an original ( not a reissue ), and it doesn't fold down like that. That's why I was asking, I want to get my original to do that.
     
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    Well, I popped the legs off, and filled thesockets with a little glue from a hot glue gun, (just a wee bit) and ta da! It basicly makes the socket smaller, so the knee is tighter. I've been doing that for years.
    I think the reason is, later versions of the mold had the stopper so it could be used to better represent Tigatron on the show, so yours and the BWX one are most likely made using that latter mold variant.
     
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    Well, I popped the legs off, and filled thesockets with a little glue from a hot glue gun, (just a wee bit) and ta da! It basicly makes the socket smaller, so the knee is tighter. I've been doing that for years.
    I think the reason is, later versions of the mold had the stopper so it could be used to better represent Tigatron on the show, so yours and the BWX one are most likely made using that latter mold variant.
     
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    Rhinox's gun kicks ass!
     
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    Rhinox's gun kicks ass!
     
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    Looks like good work! certainly more extensive than the BWX mods I've done.

    Here's my Rhinox's gun:
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    The handle on the back came from a Cheetor 'gut gun'. The spinny gimmick still works on it. The gun bits can still store away in rhino mode too, but the handle sticks out underneath. Not too bad, since I removed the covering panel, which makes Rhinox a little more cartoon-accurate in robot mode.

    P.S. Did you give Waspy a Decepticon symbol???
     
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    Looks like good work! certainly more extensive than the BWX mods I've done.

    Here's my Rhinox's gun:
    [​IMG]
    The handle on the back came from a Cheetor 'gut gun'. The spinny gimmick still works on it. The gun bits can still store away in rhino mode too, but the handle sticks out underneath. Not too bad, since I removed the covering panel, which makes Rhinox a little more cartoon-accurate in robot mode.

    P.S. Did you give Waspy a Decepticon symbol???
     
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    Very nice job man.
     

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