Heavy/Scratch: Classics Legends Goldbug

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  1. BB Shockwave

    BB Shockwave Well-Known Member

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    I bought all the other Reveal the Shield Legends as soon as I saw them in stores, but not Gold Bumblebee. I mean... the head.

    Then yesterday, I saw him in a store, and was amazed at how well they captured the cartoon Goldbug color scheme of the toy. Seems such a waste the head is just a BB head...Then it hit me - I do have a junker G1 Goldbug at home, and he wasn't exactly expensive (2$), so I could sacrifice it...

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    At a quick comparison, the heads seemed to be of the same size, so, I took out my scalpel (not the Doctor), pre-heated it and neatly sliced off the head of Goldbug. (He gave me his face... :D )

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    Gold Bumblebee's head is only snapped/glued on, and came off easily with a screwdriver. However, Goldbug's head is slightly wider at the base. I had to etch away some of the shoulder panels for it to fit. Then, since Golbug's head is just a hollow face, I etched out a notch to fit it on the base of the neck, and used some 'green stuff' (two-component epoxy) to form the back of the head. After a night of drying, I carved it to the defined shape, and painted it over with blue paint. Et, voila!

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    Past and Future: (with Universe Legends Bumblebee)

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  2. antapp

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    That is awesome, I so want to do this. :) 
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Great work there, buddy :) 
     
  4. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    That's so much better.
     
  5. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

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    -" Bumblebee, my small little friend, you look ...different"

    -"Yeah, I just got totally rebuilt & I feel better than EVER...I feel like a GoooOoold BUG!

    -"Haha...And that's what you'll be from now on Bumblebee...Goldbug."

    -"Haha...wow..uh...thanks..uh..gee Optimus I was kinda thinkin I could still be called Bumblebee"

    -"Quiet Goldbug"

    -" Shut up now Optimus!"
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    Heheh...all joking aside, very cool idea & very well done for a simple little mod! :thumbs2:  Looks like the paint on the new figure was matched to its G1 counterpart? Why o why didn't Hasbro just re-use the old head for the new figure like you have? Woulda made more sense & more folks woulda been eager to get this guy!

    Cheers!
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  6. Computer5

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    Wow, looks very slick. I however suck at cutting away small areas like that.
     
  7. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    What a difference! Looks really amazing and I would snatch one up in a heartbeat!
     
  8. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Bravo!
     
  9. BB Shockwave

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    Thanks a lot, everyone!

    Budokhan- Let's not forget about how Kup ended up being called Sh*tpiece. :D 

    And oddly, yes, the head on BB is a separate piece, so Hasbro could have molded a new one. Guess that's not an option for Legends, after all I have never seen a remolded Legends toy yet.
     
  10. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    So obvious! What a great idea! It never occurred to me that a G1 Goldbug head would be pretty much exactly the right size.

    Right on! :D 

    zmog
     
  11. Brunkion76

    Brunkion76 HE>i

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    Nice, I should've done this instead of modifying the G1 toy for my project throttlebots. Very clever!
     
  12. agentofprime

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    Great idea and great job. Now I want to get that legends goldbug and do a head swap.
     
  13. Quantum Reflex

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    I like this idea! well done dude.
     
  14. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    nice work :) 
     

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