Minor/Repaint: Energon Grimlock Mods - New Classics Grimlock

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Optimist_Prime, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    I so excited to finally get Energon Grimlock, but when I got him out of the package I found myself with more of a statue as far as the lower torso goes. I tried to remove the ball joints that are pinned in Grimlock's torso halves. I ended up having to carve around them from the outside. Too increase articulation I carved out areas at the top of Grimlock's peg hole on both of his legs. It's not as much movement as I had imagined or wanted, but it's sure as s*** better than it used to be.

    I also was able to give his T-Rex's mouth a wider range of motion. I carved off the two small gray tabs usually at back of his head, followed by shaving down the grey piece of plastic that covers the "Mega-Dinobot" head, and finally angling off the tops of the peg holes for that piece of plastic. I like his Alt. mode can look not only more G1-ish, but more fierce.

    Last but not least, I made the "Mega-Dinobot" head swivel. Even though the mode sucks... a lot it was such an easy fix. There is a tab keeping the head in place right in front of the swivel joint, cut that off - done.

    This project is finished and I am proud with what I was able to accomplish, however I am not ruling out coming back to this one day in the future to try to get the articulation I really wanted.

    EDIT: Added the picture of Mega-Dinobot's head.

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  2. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think the Optimus Primal sword is an interesting touch.

    Great work, man :thumb 
     
  3. Kaijucoyote

    Kaijucoyote Member

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    You've improved that toy greatly.
     
  4. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    Wow you made Grimlock look great.
     
  5. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    awesome work, now lets see ya fix up megadinobot lol
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    He looks great!
     
  7. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Dude, is this the Energon Grimlock I sold you last summer? (along with Swoop and the box and all)

    Great job with this--I wanted to love this Grimlock figure, but it never really sparked my interest completely. I had always thought of doing something to make him better, but once Classics Grimlock came along, I never really messed with this again (it stayed either on a display shelf or in the box most of the time). Glad to see you're enjoying it and again, great job bro!
     
  8. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    very nice man that sword reminds of something from Power Rangers for some reason
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Dude, give him Classics Grimlock's head. That head sculpt would look awesome on him. (well, C Grim's headsculpt wou look great on anything, because it's so awesome, except Classics Grimlock)
     
  10. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    seconded!
     
  11. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    Now that's what I call Classics Grimlock! Much better than the one we got at retail.
     
  12. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Is that...the same one that combines with Swoop? Because you took something not so fantastic and made it a winner.
     
  13. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    LOL! Yes it is, and thank you again. I really wish I could have gotten more articulation out of those legs, but I feel I did as much as I could.

    Thanks for all the great comments guys!
     

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