By Generation: Generations Grimlock (FoC) - Creating a Shield Handle

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  1. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    First let's grab one of these Mini-Cons or any of the repaints of it. It's Armada Dirt Boss by the way:

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    Open it up as if you were transforming it into the Skyboom shield:

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    Pop off the left and right sides, as you just want the stem of the figure:

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    Now, make this cut here. You can use a knife, Dremel, or pliers which I used. Then sand it until it's smooth (as it looks better that way):

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    Note: the cut is right above the second circle, the one furthest from the 5mm peg:

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    Option 1: Simple

    Use tape (or some other substance) to just build up an area so the shield fits into the hole:

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    Just slide it in, and there:

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    Option 2: Needs Glue:

    Put the parts like so:

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    Glue them like this:

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    Then plug it into the shield:

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    Either way you get this (the shield, not the G2 Grimlock, as that’s another story!):

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    Painted and drybrushed [goes to my G1 Grimlock]:

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    Alt mode storage:

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    Robot mode storage [dino head does fold back in with no clearance issues]:

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    In use:

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    Finally, it allows other figures that don't have holes in their forearms to use shields:

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  2. Superquad7

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    I can see both of these as valid points. However, I really enjoy the creativity and engineering going on here. I also enjoy having options, as this presents us with. I can also see this as being made to be detachable, so that the figure has that option with his shield. Great work here, and thanks for sharing :thumb 
     
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