Finally popped the chest plate off TR PMOP

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  1. slochmoeller

    slochmoeller Well-Known Member

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    So, I really like TR PMOP, but one thing I'd been considering doing since I got him was removing his Chest plate. My reasoning for this has to do with the original PMOP toy: I never displayed him with Hi-Q in place. I felt without Hi-q, he had a more "classic" Optimus Prime look. But with the new toy, they use a chest plate to recreate the old look, (to a degree.) And while I ended up minding the chest plate less than I thought I would, I always wondered how he'd look without it, just with the chest/cab. Well I finally got up the courage, and took the plate off. Thankfully it's not pinned in like the equivalent part on Ultra Magnus, so it's relatively easy to remove and replace.
    https://goo.gl/photos/MhSXYXfPQj6PBohp8
    (sorry, I got a cheep phone camera.)
    I don't know if it comes across in the photo, but it seems like it looks pretty good, and almost works. Prime's cab being bigger than Ultra Magnus's helps alot, as Magnus's cab wouldn't look nearly as good in that slot. I do like the look of just the cab in there, and again it gives him a more classic look. The problem is the missing "pads" on the sides of the windows next to the shoulders. Without them, there's a visible gap. Not a bad one, but it's there. You almost have to look for it. If you take in the figure as a whole, it's fine. But if you really focus on the cab, your eyes tend to 'isolate' it in the chest space, disconnecting it from the arms and you just see a cab with a prime head on top, and it looks weird. Again, you kind of have to focus on it a certain way. and it's worst when you view the figure head on. Turn him to a "three quarters front" pose, and the problem largely goes away.

    So I'm mixed/positve on this change, but I may end up just putting the chest plate back on. What do you think? Anyone else who has this toy ever try or think they might try the same thing?
     
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    Mizzinno Merc With A Mouthplate

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    Would it be possible to cut those side pieces off and attach them to their spot?
     
  3. slochmoeller

    slochmoeller Well-Known Member

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    maybe, but I'm no good at that kind of heavy modding. I can take a simple piece off, or add on a shapeways or 3rd party kit, (sometimes,) but cutting and gluing? not my thing. Plus I wouldn't want to compromise the transformation. (which, for the record, works just fine with the chest plate off. the back holds together well.)
     
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