FansToys FT-08 Grinder (Masterpiece Grimlock)

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  1. Pitt

    Pitt Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I pulled my copy out this morning to check and see if I had them, and you're right. It will be pretty tough to get those out without causing some damage.
     
  2. Wheeljackie

    Wheeljackie NYEH HEH HEH

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    I ended up just getting the g2 colors haha. That was the lowest I've seen it for. Any suggestions for Stomp G2 wise?
     
  3. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    You mean Sever or Scoria? They haven't produced a G2 redeco of Stomp or Soar, though I'd love it if they did.

    Hell, I'd love it if they did a Diaclone Stomp based on some old artwork.
     
  4. Wheeljackie

    Wheeljackie NYEH HEH HEH

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    Yeah I know they didn't make one for him. I have a Red Soar that will be used as G2 and I'm not sure what to do for Stomp as of now.
     
  5. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Commission someone to paint a copy of FT Stomp in G2 colors. I'd offer to do it, but I've been out of customizing for a few years, plus it would be very pricey.
     
  6. ChromeMagnus

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    Any updates on the Grinder X dino head?
     
  7. Pitt

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    Haven't heard a thing. Getting anxious.
     
  8. Tform3r

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    Anyone considering customizing Grinder X black parts to blue aka MP-08X? Was wondering if its a worthwhile effort
     
  9. Pitt

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    That could look cool if it was done well.
     
  10. JBrock

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    Im looking to buy the replacement Sever head/face if any Grinder owners are looking to sell.
     
  11. Have A Cygar

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    I'll sell you mine. I have no intention of buying Sever.
     
  12. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    I'm not sure I understand which plugs you are referring to.

    The replacement head piece requires the removal of two screws that connect to a lower grey plastic neck/collar piece on which the clear parts (which in turn support the head) rotate. The clear parts appear to have two plugs in place to hide the pins/screws in the clear sections. I do not believe you need to remove the plugs in the clear parts to replace the head. The collar piece connects to the hinge which is connected to the back pieces (in both robot and alt modes).
     
  13. Pitt

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    No, you don't need to remove the plugs to swap heads. We were talking about swapping the plugs from one head to the other because the cartoon head that @mandingo_rex got was missing 2 plugs and I had suggested using the ones that were on the original head. But we think removing the plugs could cause some scratching during the process.
     
  14. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    Oooooh. I see. Thanks!
     
  15. Slaglock

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    i tried to do that with my foc grimmy i mixed testors gloss blue with testors gunship gray
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  16. mandingo_rex

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    Yeah, my cartoon head has two big ass holes on the side of the cartoon neck. I contacted BBTS, hopefully they can replace it or send me replacement plugs. It doesn't look like there's an easy way to pry out the plugs from the factory head either.
     
  17. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Me Grimlock feel better, me not want bananas no more. Me Grimlock look better with team too!

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    Dunno if it's just me but smaller shoulders also make his head look bigger.
     
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    Holy shit, that looks infinitely better, I take it, it still transforms. The smaller shoulders make his head look more proportional to the rest of his body.
     
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  19. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    No hindering transformation at all. All I did was redesign the shoulder connectors to accommodate mp08 arms which are actually very close in proportions to the rest of the team. All it takes is a screwdriver and 5 mins, I'll up the files to Shapeways if there's enough want.

    The head is an unexpected side effect but most welcomed.
     
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  20. malware5

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    Huh, nice work, could we see what it looks like in alt-mode, whenever you have free time, of course? I'm sure if TT ever get around to the V2 of this guy this is an issue/area they will address specifically.

    Again, nice work!
     
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