Minor/Repaint: Cybertron Metroplex Arm-Axe

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  1. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    This is my first real custom (I've done a few minor things like removing the paint from Fireburst Prime's eyes or switching the eyes of Classics Bee and CJ, nothing I'd consider a big deal), though my brother did a lot of the work. It was inspired by Hal7300, who was himself inspired by the great deliciouspeter.

    Basically, I saw Metroplex with his axe attached to his elbow and thought that was a great idea and I'd have to do it myself, because I always found the axe a bit of a pain to securely peg into his hand; the damn thing's just too heavy for such a tiny peg. But, this was not a straight part-swap like I assumed. It required some dremmeling.

    First, I took apart the elbow and I took apart the 2nd joint of the axe handle. For those who've never seen how a ratchet joint works, inside the white part of the elbow, you've got a wheel of blue teeth, and another wheel rotates around it, and a spring inside the elbow holds the tension in the joint. The handle has a larger blue wheel than what the elbow has, so I set the elbow's wheel aside. For this project, you keep the handle's wheel with itself and you keep the inner-wheel with the white part of the elbow. It's a bit of a clumsy fit, but the joint still ratchets.

    Hal told me he did this project with just sandpaper, but I found that to be a bit of an uphill climb, so my brother borrowed a dremel from his job and he did most of the work on this. The handle is actually thicker than the elbow, so we stacked them on top of each other and filed a line into the handle to know how much to hack off. In addition to decreasing the width of the handle, we also had to sand down the actual outside arch of the handle, because it too is thicker than the elbow and thus wouldn't fit inside the white part.

    After you get the thing sized down to where you want it, you screw everything back together, but it is very difficult to hold all the pieces in place, they have to be held very tightly to get the screws to actually reach and the parts to stay aligned inside. As for the vehicle mode, it's still the "not exactly a real thing" that he was before the mod


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  2. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Awesome!!!!
     
  3. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Thats how it shoulda been done in the first place. Wonderful
     
  4. Shadowbreaker

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    SUPREME CLASS ARMADA BUZZSAW. :lol 

    It's a neat mod. If I has an extra Metroplex I'd probably want to try it.
     
  5. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice work! Looks great!
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I've always been a fan of this modification. I really like when I see artists inspiring others as well. As stated, this work is a result of that :) 
     
  7. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    looks awesome... if I didn't used this as a base for scorponoce and wrecked 2 mega-saws I would've made double blade arms :D 
     
  8. Hyre

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    How's it look in alt mode?
     
  9. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    :p 
     

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