Minor/Repaint: GF Vector Prime Shield

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  1. AutobotEngineer

    AutobotEngineer Highly Dubious

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    I hate kibble, and I love shields. I thought this would be a logical modification.

    The missile no longer fires, and the electronics are gone, but I never used either. Spaceship mode is still fully functional and stable.

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  2. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Neat idea!
     
  3. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    So, how exactally do you get the shield to go in his hand? I myself have been trying to figure this out for my VP repaint, but haven't come up with any ideas that weren't really extreme.
     
  4. RunaR

    RunaR Well-Known Member

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    Lol, in the second picture Vector Prime looks like a surfboard for Primus.

    So Optimus Primal and Kiss Prime do look like Primus
     
  5. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very cool... very cool indeed. :rock 
     
  6. Darkravager

    Darkravager Zombie Hunter

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    That is neat. Will you post direction on how to do it?
     
  7. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd be interested in that as well.
     
  8. AutobotEngineer

    AutobotEngineer Highly Dubious

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    I'll get some shots of the handle, so you guys can get a better idea of what I did.

    I removed the back kibble by popping out the pin holding it to VP's back. Use a punch.

    Rip out the wires running into the part you just removed...no electronics after this mod.

    Seperate the two parts of what will soon be the sheild. 5 screws, very easy.

    To make a handle, I used Energon Rodimus's flame missile. I drilled a hole into the bottom of the battery compartment, after havign removed the cover, battery, and contacts, and slipped the missile, tail first, into this hole, so that the flam eportion resided inside the body of the sheild.

    I then used a dremel to shape the inside of the sheild and the missile, so that the cover could fit on again.

    To secure the handle, I packed epoxy around the remainder of the flame portion, inside the sheild. This epoxy also means I can't open the part up again, so unfortunately, no pictures of whats inside.

    I will snap a picture of the handle, so everyone can better understand what I've done.

    I'm glad you guys like it.
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  9. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I like that look much more. Cool.
     
  10. Rattrap587

    Rattrap587 Maximal Ground Operations

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    Cool idea!!!
     
  11. GALVATOM

    GALVATOM Well-Known Member

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    Thats a really cool idea. Well done on pulling it off really well too.
     

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