Minor/Repaint: DIY articulated Ultimate Optimus Prime

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  1. nelix510

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    Pictures of articulated Ultimate Optimus Prime. DIY easy modification.

    I used a razor for all the cutting.

    Also used a small amount of super-glue to make Optimus Prime's hip joints tighter. Small amount applied at the light brown plastic. Let dry. Reattach his hip joints to make sure it's stiff to move. I did this several times until perfection.
     

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    more pictures

    more pictures
     

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    Also used 2 DoTM shockwave wires as attachment for main gun.
     

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    more pictures
     

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    more pictures.
     

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    Final pictures. Enjoy cutting it up.
     

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    damian_1349 Wrecker

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    Thats pretty cool...i dont have this guy yet...where exactly do you cut so that it will all still fit together in trailer mode?
     
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    Yes, providing more of a "step-by-step" would be much more helpful with this.
     
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    This! Make a tutorial out of this and I'll finally get the guts to buy this figure! You made it look awesome, man!
     
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    wow interesting stuff?! and the it still goes back into a trailer? i never bought this figure b/c didnt like how it was all stuck together.. and its either u leave it or u take it totally apt and just stick it on prime... u giving me alot of interest now to just buy it as its alot cheaper now these days!
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I'd definitely like to try out these mods if I ever get this toy...
     
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    Ive got 2 of him and Id love a step by step tutorial if youd be so kind. Its not exactly a cheap figure to mess up and toss aside.lol
     
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    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    from what i see
    removed the 'thighs' of the super mode
    removed the front of the cab [autobot symbol area]
    cut the helmet attachment down
    and tightened hips
     
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    axl6533 the party is over. a new era has begun.

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    how did u get the legs off of the flat pins that are in the red tubes
     
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    Sorry for late reply. Been busy @ work.

    First picture up is disconnecting the backpack "truck cab"from the back of the armor. Unscrew, disassemble, reassemble
     

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    Next step, cut off the upper thigh from the "back of the knee." I used a razor. Feel free to use anything that cuts finely. My cuts are not perfect but clean enough to live with.

    next, separate the leg armor from the upper thigh. I used the razor to cutt off the leg hinge without cutting any parts from the leg armor.
     

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    Separating the hip hinge from the main body.

    I used a drill bit to drill out the plastic / metal clip that holds the hip joint to the main body. It's optional to leave the grey plastic screw holder connected to the main body. I broke off the grey plastic screw holder with pliers. I didn't like anything sticking out of there.

    No drill gun??? Break off the hip joint manually with hands. Do with caution. I drill one side only and break off the other side manually. More stress marks by breaking off manually. It's visible on the back of the trailer. Picture is shown for the results.
     

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    final pictures of hip joint removal.
     

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