Minor/Repaint: H A Bumblebee w/ headlights and eyes.

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  1. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hello. Another Bumblebee. What a pain to work on!!! Nothing went right for me on this thing. Just one of those customs!!!

    Repaint with base yellow, tequila sunrise pearl flop and chameleon pearl flop.

    The black is actually called galaxy grey.

    LED lights and eyes. Had to drill out part of the mounting posts from the shoulder areas. Batteries and holder are from a mouth light thing I got from hot topic.

    Thanks to len_d69 for the leg switch thread!!! Looks way better.

    Battle damage of course, but not over board.

    The funny thing is there is SOOO much moving of parts with this, I had a hard time finding a stationary place for the batteries and switch. Fix? They move. That's right, you can move them around and place them in certain areas under the hood while in bot mode and while in car mod!!! But they hide just fine.

    I would love to do the hand mod but that is one expensive hand. I am thinking about casting some!!!
    Please feel free to comment!!!
     

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  2. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Sam fall down and go boom!! lol
    awsome job bro!
    those LED on the HA BB looks amazingg!!!!
    :thumb !
    after seeing your ROTF Fallen with LED's im going to add LEDs to mine as well!!
     
  3. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks.
    Cool. It is pretty simple to just follow the lines in the legs already!!!!
     
  4. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Can he transform still, what with the movable battery pack? If so, do his lights work in alt mode as well!? I think your paint looks great here! And I second the casted hand!:thumbs2: 
     
  5. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Is the last picture not showing up? He dose transform. And lights work in both modes!! Thanks about the paint. I am still debating going and buying automotive clear because I can not find anything close to that.
     
  6. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    No No, it's there. I went retarded there for a minute. [​IMG] My eyes have been bugging out on me today from squinting over a few projects! Looks very very cool! Great Job!:thumbs2: 
     
  7. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    HAHAH!! For a minute I thought I loaded the wrong thing. Happens to me lately, too tired or something.
     
  8. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Dude, you win.... Also, if you cast his hand I want. Also what's the manufacturer of the paints you used? I'd like to borrow the colors please.
     
  9. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Looks great, the combination of your paintjob and Len's leg mod definitely improve the toy. The LEDs are a nice touch, too.

    And if it means he gets a right hand, go for the casted hand, sez I...
     
  10. Drpee

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    Awesome, though i wish you guys would post tutorials on how to do these led mods.
     
  11. bcm77

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    :bay  :bay  :bay  :bay  :bay 

    The stock HA Bumblebee is my favorite Movie toy ever but you've taken it to the next level. Awesome work!
     
  12. Solscud007

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    I saw those lights at hot topic. great execution. what did you use for the head/eyes?
     
  13. autobotx23

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    Sweet work as always, big bro....but how come I cant find a HA Bumblebee? Arghhh!!!!!!!
     
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    chris-morada Banned

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    This is stellar bro!:thumbs2: 
     
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    looks awesome encline. I got one yesterday...frikking $35!?!?!? that's crazy.
     
  16. len_d69

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    NICE!!! Those lights really gives life to the figure.
     
  17. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    This is one of those killer must have customs. And yes! I am serious!! :) 
     
  18. timshinn73

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    I picked this figure up the other day. Neat.

    Your light mods are very cool. Nice work!

    Question: The back windshield is clear plastic. The lower part is supposed to be painted yellow with the black stripes. The factory version is not and it's pretty noticeable. From your car mode pic, you did not paint that part yellow either. Is this just an early pic or did you leave that part unpainted? Just curious.
     
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    Very cool! I want to do this for a HA bumblebee and make him Cliffjumer red.

    Any news on the hand casting?

    Where did you hide the cable from the head to the torso?
     
  20. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Arrghh! Stop being too awesome! YOu are putting alot of :bay  :bay  :bay  in my head!

    Seriously, you :bay  my mind...
     

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