Minor/Repaint: DotM Voyager Ironhide Chest Mods (transformable)

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  1. savio-prime

    savio-prime Autobot

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    So many people are having to really fiddle with the chest transformation; myself included. Things I don't like about this figure:

    1. The front wheels don't seat all the way under the hood

    2. The hood halves don't separate far enough apart preventing any symmetry

    3. The shoulder joints don't have the right clearance to rotate the upper arms around the step bar

    4. The angular hook shaped parts that are behind the front wheels should sit on each side of the chest "faux" bumper instead

    So... My solutions for each issue:

    A. Shave down the shoulder joints about 75%, and replace the shoulder pin with flat head screws (allows the front wheels to recess even more under the hood).

    B. Cut away a corner of the hood's plug "block" that's on the passenger side of the hood (where the two hood halves plug into each other), then use some needle nose pliers to simply turn the white plastic bits (that the -Ubar is hinged to) inward. This opens up more than enough space for the two halves so they don't even touch.

    C. Round off the corners of the upper arms (black plastic) that hit the step bar.

    D. Cut off the hooked parts away from the front wheels. Modify some model plane hinges to slide in/out off a screw. Install the screw to the inside of the faux chest bumper. The hinge allows the hooked features to fold in between the faux bumper and the thighs in alt mode.
     

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  2. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Very nice And well Done

    But i still prefer my Version, cause Mine is Not so dangerious to do, but damn, i Love what you did with The shoulders!
     
  3. HAIL_KING_PRIME

    HAIL_KING_PRIME Well-Known Member

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    whats stopping you from cutting the bumper joints from the arms,cutting the fake bumper sides ,putting the real bumper on a hinge under the grill so they connect to the chest piece more correctly?
    but nice work so far :) 
     
  4. HAIL_KING_PRIME

    HAIL_KING_PRIME Well-Known Member

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    and PLEASE fix ......um well............. you know ...........whats going on DOWN THERE!
    Ironhide is a HE isn't he lol
     
  5. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    Nice work - and I'm not even a fan of this mold!
    I too would like to see you try to correct the fake bumper chest - but I don't really see how you could, since the forearms need some kinda bulk...

    And HKP - the crotch plate is fairly accurate...

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  6. HAIL_KING_PRIME

    HAIL_KING_PRIME Well-Known Member

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    I know but with slightly more detail and stuff like the artwork (That's not 100% correct btw)
    it makes it look a lil less vagina like lol
    and as for the arms well........ if only he had some huge ass weapons hey ;) 
     
  7. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    The main reason I can see why they didn't mold the groinal spike is just a safety issue...
     
  8. HAIL_KING_PRIME

    HAIL_KING_PRIME Well-Known Member

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    why a spike? make it more like the other molds
     
  9. Moy

    Moy Constructicons!

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    ^ Thank you for getting us back on track...
     
  11. Ironhide1706

    Ironhide1706 Elessar Telcontar

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    Holy mother of **** you are epic Moy! :bay 
     
  12. 12bulkhead

    12bulkhead Artist

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    I would love to be in Sam's position in your signature photo.
     

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