Minor/Repaint: Custom Junkion

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Armoredrah, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    459
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Not much to say about this guy, just some minor silver paint apps (done with a new paint I just got the other day, so I have no idea how good it is, but so far it looks nice and has done well on other items I've painted with it the past few days). The big draw on this is the head I did. It's nothing really impressive, so I'll just let the pics speak for themselves.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    As you can see, there are no cycle pics. That's because there's nothing really new on the cycle other than silver brake rotors, chain and springs.
    Some of you may have noticed he does have the Left Knee mod and the handlebar mod. These are the two first things I do to any Wreck Gar as soon as I get them out of the package. The knee mod makes him stand straight and makes both legs the same length and as you all know, trimming the nubs on those handlebars will save those suckers from stressing and breaking off.

    He's now in my sale and trade list.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Posts:
    9,441
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +157
    Ebay:
    looks good i like the faceplate on the head
    and that silver is a nice match to the united paint apps
     
  3. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    459
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Thanks!
    This silver looks good on EVERYTHING. LOL I've probably detailed 7 or 8 of my TFs since I picked the paint up a few days ago. It's called "Pure Metal's Steel". I'd never heard of it until I saw it in the store and thought I'd give it a try. The faceplate was from a Prime head I had in a box of parts. I don't remember what line, but it was one that had a button on top and it made him do the "talky thing" like MP Prime.:cool: 
    It took a LOT of work to make it fit, but I'm happy with how it turned out.
     
  4. The Honey Badger

    The Honey Badger Tfcon2016 Chicago was a blast! TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Posts:
    366
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    So clean! I love the face! Awsome job!
     
  5. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    459
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Thanks!:D 
     
  6. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Posts:
    8,574
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +11
    Looks like Hasbro gave you some help.....'Cause it looks pro! :thumb 
     
  7. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Posts:
    893
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Looks great.

    Left knee mod? Care to share details? I did a search but had trouble finding it.
     
  8. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Posts:
    5,520
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +132
    Good work, it's very clean!
     
  9. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    459
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    NO problem, on the leg with the seat and the license plate/tail light, when you transform him into bot mode, the little pivot that the plate/tail light is on, hits the tube under the seat where the last screw (the tiny one past the knee screw is). This keeps that leg from being straight and makes it a bit shorter.
    What you want to do is disassemble the lower leg, by removing the four screws (two tiny ones, two regular size, careful not to break the peg at the end of the cargo rack at the back if the seat, don't worry, nothing is glued). Once you have it apart, use files or a razor knife or clippers (whatever tool you have handy for removing a bit of plastic), to cut away the tube where that last tiny screw goes. Don't get confused and remove the one near the foot. LOL You want to cut the one under the rack on the back of the seat. Now while it's apart, apply a bit of paint or nail polish to the peg on the cargo rack, this will help make up for the tiny screw that won't be used. Don't worry, you cant tell it's missing once it's back together and now this knee will have full movement, since that tiny bit of plastic was all that blcked it and it you'll never notice anything was removed in either mode. You can glue the peg on the rack in, if you want, but I never do, since you never know when you might want to swap parts or work on something else and putting glue on that peg would mean the leg could never be disassembled without breaking it. I don't remember where I learned about this mod, all I know is I found it while looking for ways to keep the handlebars from stressing and breaking. If I can fin a link somewhere to the mods page I saw all the stuff on, I'll post it.
     
  10. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    459
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Thanks! I'm glad you guys like it so far!
     
  11. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    459
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    LOL That's awesome. Not a real big fan of Hasbro, but the PRO part makes me grin! Thanks!
     
  12. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Posts:
    8,574
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +11
    Well,It sounded good in my head of course.:) 

    But yeah....it still looks super boss.
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,974
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Likes:
    +186
    I'd love to see some photos to go along with this so we can resource it as a full tutorial.

    Your work looks really sharp here. I really like it :thumb 
     
  14. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    459
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    I really thought the knee mod was old news. It's on a lot of other sites, but if there's a demand for it, I'm all for posting a tutorial on it. It really is self explanatory though, "just remove the peg/tube that the tiny screw near the knee goes into and leave the screw out, all done." I don't mind doing the tutorial though. I'll try to post it tomorrow.

    I'm really excited about how much everyone seems to like him. Thanks!:D 
     
  15. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Posts:
    893
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
  16. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Posts:
    10,457
    News Credits:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +106
    That's awesome, nice work man! What did you use on the head? Props on the knee mod too.
     
  17. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
    Posts:
    459
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    I really can't take credit for the knee mod, it's been all over TF forums, for some reason, no one seems to have posted it here, though I wisht they would so I wouldn't feel obligated to finish the pics for a tutorial. LOL
    THe head is Wreck Gar, but with the entire bottom of the face removed. The faceplate was from a Prime head I had in a box of parts. I don't remember what line, but it was one that had a button on top and it made him do the "talky thing" like MP Prime. That's about it, the hardest part was trimming it just right so the faceplate would fit.
     

Share This Page