Customs: Help W/Armada Leader optimus

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  1. jetoptimus1

    jetoptimus1 Autobot Commander

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    I need help with the Trailer. Is there a way to make the Supermode Legs articulated? Any help or ideas are welcome. Post a reply or PM me
     
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    DanHibiki Dan Couga Mellencamp

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    It can be done, but you pretty much do away with the auto-transform feature...or any of the trailer gimmicks.

    If you pick up a master grade gundam set, they should be the right size. I believe TFMaster did one with the MG legs.
     
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    Do you have any detailed steps on how to do it?
     
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    DanHibiki Dan Couga Mellencamp

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    Shopping list: MP Gundam Legs(your choice), rotary tool, epoxy of some sort, sculpting material of some sort, double ball joints recommended
    1) Disassemble the trailer
    2) Cut crotch into three parts
    3) assemble gundam legs and crotch
    4) attach crotch to underside of trailer connection
    5) cut front panels and epoxy to gundam shins and thighs. Sculpt additional detail as needed.
    6) cut and attach side panels to legs using double ball joints
    7) fine sand and then prep for paint

    Nothing to it.
     
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    jetoptimus1 Autobot Commander

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    any pics?
     
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    DanHibiki Dan Couga Mellencamp

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    Since I haven't done it yet, no.

    Have you done any kitbashing prior to this idea?
     
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    nothing
     
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    DanHibiki Dan Couga Mellencamp

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    Well, now is always a good time to start. Take that shopping list I gave you and also find a scrapped Aramada Prime trailer so you don't mess up your good one and report back :) 
     
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    I have an extra trailer, a broken MG model kit, the epoxy and a dremel
     
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    [​IMG]

    The red lines indicate cuts to make individual pieces.

    Parts breakdown:
    1. 1, 2, 3 cut apart and attach part 2 to center of gundam crotch and parts 1 and 3 to the nut flaps
    2. cut 4 and 5 and attach to shins with epoxy, also cut sides from trailer and attach to double ball joints and to side of calves
    3. cut 6 and 7 and attach to thighs. repeat double ball joint process with sides
    4. piece 8 will epoxy to the top of the gundam crotch

    Forgot to mention the feet. You will probably have to end up using the gundam feet with some modification since the prime feet have a permanent slant in them.
     

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