Heavy/Scratch: Generations Drift mod

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  1. amethysted

    amethysted Well-Known Member

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    Hello TFans,

    This is my first post in the custom section. I will post pics when I can...

    I want to mod Drift to not only have a waist but switch the legs so the car rear is facing front in bot mode... Kinda like Alternators Wheeljack...

    I've been following the instructions of some other fans (Turbomaster Boss custom, Matt Booker, etc.) and I finally decided to mod Drift. If he cant be "salvaged", I will place him in storage...

    I sliced his waist off and I'm about to add a waist swivle. But the inside of the body cavity dosnt seem to line up. I fear the swivel will not work for the car mode. Its times like these you really appriciate the engineering of our Transformers...

    And I'm not sure if I can simply swap the legs (at the thigh swivle), or If I have to remove the knee pads and trim the calves for the knees to bend the other way...

    I kinda feel like I'm getting in over my head. And I'm calling out for kit bashing help.

    Does anyfan have any ideas on how to do this?

    PS: the pic is from the original proto. Not mine. I had to add an image to post. I'll add my pics ASAP.
     
  2. Demonss

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    You may have to bank on his rear end vs his crotch being the front of him and you'lld efinitely have to trim the knee pads.. but if that's going to be the back then it's no big deal right?
     
  3. amethysted

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    Oh, I see. Just rotate the waist and keep the rear towarss the front...

    Sounds simple. I like simple...

    But Drift has a screw hole and a sword clip on that spot...

    Hmmm... I'm so over my head here...

    Anyone else mod thier Drift?
     
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    Switch the legs.

    When you transform him you'll have to rotate the waist around.
     
  5. Demonss

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    Yeah exactly what I was thinking.

    Then the only extra step would be to flip his waist during transformation. The sword clip might have to be dremeled off though, i'm not sure how that will affect it to be honest.

    First I'd add a waist to him. Then from there figure out if you can do what you want with the legs.
    Where there's a will there's a way!
     
  6. Kraken

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  7. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Ya. It is posible to make the waist turn for the car and robot form to work without having to hav the but be the front. You'll probubly need to use a little syrene but I did it and it works just fine. Still need to do the foot mod and waist mod to my Blurr.(one of my drifts got the first waist mod.)
     
  8. amethysted

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    wwoptimusprime, can you post any pics or instructions of your Drift waist mod?
     
  9. amethysted

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    Pics. Finally...

    Any ideas, guys?
     
  10. amethysted

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    I had two thoughts.

    One. I can swap both inner calves to the opposite leg. Then I'd have to really carve out a bit from the inner calves to fit the rear lower trunk sections on his legs...

    Oh boy, bashing is hard...

    Second thought is a few cuts into his upper toso under arms. There is a cool molded "vent" that I can cut out to make his arms a half inch lower...

    I'll follow the line and make the cuts... Pics are sure to follow...
     
  11. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Ill try and post some pics later, (might have to wait till tomarrow. i got a 12 hour work night that i got to get some sleep for). you really just have to find the center for the post for the waist. once found and made it rotates fine for both modes.
     
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    Thanks for the tips!

    I may have to buy another Drift... I think I cut off too many bits...

    I'll try to work with what I've done before I go to the store, though...

    And I took a look at your Blurr leg mod. I cut off some serious shin plastic for knee articulation. Did you just swap and flip the calves on yours? How is the knee bend?

    Oy, kitbashing... Some of you scratch builders are geniuses! I am not...
     
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    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Awe man, I've done it now...

    I stripped the one back screw on the upper torso. After all this work...

    I was so proud of myself, too.

    The waist swivle post (one of a trimmed Animated Ratchet tool) I installed into the bottom pelvis clipped onto the long screw post. I would have liked to glue it onto the post. Then I needed to either glue a flat top to the waist swilvel post, or simply flatten it out with heat. So I fired up the stove and used a non stick frying pan to melt the post and flatten the top. The flat top would have held the post in place inside the torso. And made the whole waist stable.

    But I cant seem to get back into the torso. Duh!

    Defeated by a screw!

    Anyway, I'll post pics of my craptastic first bash.

    I've learned alot.

    And thanks again to the fans for all your help!
     
  15. Jarrod

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    For my Boss, I swapped the lower legs at the knee. I removed the knee cap peice entirely, and then had to cut the remaining plastic to allow the knee to bend properly. About like where the red line is in the pic you posted.
     

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