Minor/Repaint: HA Bumblebee

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  1. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Finally got a TWO handed HA Bumblebee. I'm getting sick of Hasbro making one handed Bumblebees. I got a second HA Bumblebee on clearance so that I can give my original one two hands. That leave one with NO hands. The solution? I used a th hands from a headless TFTM Voyager Optimus Prime. Very easy swap since the hands are on ball joints. I actually think they look better even though they are not accurate. And the fit perfectly in car mode. I may get another set of Prime hands to swap them with my other HA Bumblebee.

    And of course, I painted the bot mode. I left the car mode alone but want to show that the new hands do not affect transformation. I also swapped the legs which DOES affect transformation with a couple of extra twists.
     

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  2. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    very cool und nearly perfect repaint, and the additional hand is outstandig well added!

    but the V-shape chest is very out of place in my eyes.
     
  3. closetrat

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    The hands do look nice & if you're not in love with the TFTM VOP, it's a good idea to use the hands on this mold.
    Like the repaint, but also agree the V-chest looks too extreme...

    I don't know why they haven't made a new mold of this figure with the foot transformation of Nitro BB yet...
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I didn't modify the chest so it can be positioned any angle. I do like it like that though.
     
  5. sherpole

    sherpole Undiscover Talent

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    if u paint it red , u can call him clifjumper. i like the v shape. but dont call him BB
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    So I should not call the HA Bumblebee "Bumblebee" because the chest is posed higher? I see.
     
  7. blastpak

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    Oh thank you for making me laugh :D 
     
  8. sherpole

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    solrac333, i really do love ur v shape really, but for me thats not how BB looks. so if u got spare BB, u paint this guy red and u got different from BB. come on who am i to say bad things about it. come on, i love ur work man.
     
  9. sherpole

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    See.....that's why i love the v shape. it distinct from BB.
     

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  10. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Could also make his chest into a ^ shape and paint him green to be Wasp :) 
     
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  12. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    The front pieces look kinda weird bent inward so far.
     
  13. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Looks cool to me. ;) 
     
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    Nice paint work, the bot parts really pop! I never would've know those were voy OP hands, one extra digit notwithstanding, they look really good. The good thing about those chest pieces is that you don't really need to do any modding other than loosening or tightening the screws to get the panels to sit at about any angle you want. I have mine about 1/2 way between yours and stock. But I say to each his own! I'ts your Bee, so put 'em however you want 'em! I just wish I could finish mine... but it won't be painted nearly as well as yours is.
     
  15. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Pose them low, pose them high. Whatever, it's POSABLE. :) 
     

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