Minor/Repaint: Classics Ironhide Arm Mod 10 minute project!!

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  1. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    This could be a tutorial as well, so I'll post it there to, but wanted to share this with you guys and gals.
    So was anyone else urked by Ironhides Sumo-Pose? His arms not being able to fold down completely made him look like he had an underarm rash or he was doing his Stay-Pufft Marshmallow man impression.
    If you pop off his arm and take apart his shoulder you will see the bits preventing his arms from falling by his sides. Just grab your trusty Xacto blade and trim away the excess plastic. (I highlighted them in yellow in the pic above. Just cut away the plastic under the yellow lines.)
    Since his shoulder is held together with the two screws you dont need to keep that tiny peg you see, so cut that little bastard outta there!
    Screw his shoulder back together, pop his arm back into his sockett, and PRESTO!! Ironhide is on his way to better posture! Couple that with the tutorials youve seen about making his head sit flush, and this figure has got potential!
    Thanks for tuning in!
    Bash away, bashers! Bash away!!
     

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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Thanks for the tutorial spoonman. It was informal, but I think I'll keep it the way it is. Still thanks for informing us.
     
  3. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    That's great!
     
  4. DJCHARTERS

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    just followed this tutorial and ironhide looks alot better. its one of the main things that used to bug me
     
  5. Goaliebot

    Goaliebot All Makes and Models

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    Thanks! I'm going to do this to my Ironhide!
     
  6. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    I personally don't mind the way my Ironhide is but I know a lot of other people aren't satisfied. Thanks for providing this for them.
     
  7. returnofplex

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    That looks way better! I'll definitely be doing this to mine when I get it.
     
  8. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    excellent.
     
  9. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    I am going to do this to mine as well. the stay puft marshmellow man on ghostbusters gave me nightmares
     
  10. knownasx

    knownasx onebotarmy

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    i'll be doing this in 10mins thanks u sir just finished it it looks greats like u said before thank u
     
  11. Xhairs

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    sweet time to bust him out agin lol.
     
  12. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    I may do this, thanks!! :thumb 
     
  13. ShadowStitch

    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    Thanks!

    I think my Ironhide is now a couple grams lighter for all the plastic I've shaved off him, doing all these mods... :lol 
     
  14. Xhairs

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    ok just did it and i only cut off up to the peg and it works great. just awsome man to come up with that fix. now my IH is 100% done with on mods.
     
  15. 1987olds442

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    Thanks for the tutorial :thumbs2:  I did this to my Ironhide last night since I already had him apart repainting him this works great with all the other mods. It takes even less time with a dremel as well :) 
     
  16. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    Thanks to your idea, now my Ironhide looks better with that mod :) 
     
  17. Lucs

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    Just did this mod, thanks for the idea. I would however show how it looks in car mode cuz the cutting shows on the roof of the truck. I didn't think about this until I was done. People might wanna know that
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yes. spoonman, could you please do this?

    Great tutorial man :thumb 
     
  19. dak

    dak <b><font color=blue>I am DAK! The customizer!</fon

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    Looking at the pics, an alternative would be to cut a notch in the arm joint, rather than the shoulder piece.
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Could either or both of these be done?
     

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