Minor/Repaint: Hercules mods/touch-ups

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  1. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    What sizes did you get in the hazard tape?
     
  3. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    I picked up 01, 02, 03, 04, and 05...the smallest one, 00, is too small for anything I have...

    I'm gonna place another order tomorrow for right hand and some larger widths
     
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    I still love your rage face over any wanna be doctor's KO version.
     
  5. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for the info. Much appreciated!
     
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    what did you use for string for your Dr. Crank?
     
  7. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    I threw away the wrapper long ago, but I picked it up in the fabric/sewing section at hobby lobby
     
  8. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    got most of the painting done i'm gonna do to NB...might go back and to some subtle detail weathering to all 6 at the same time when i'm ready...

    mods to NB...

    - exhaust pipes
    - green paint aps on arms
    - white headlights instead of red
    - green blade worn and rusted
    - hazard tape front and rear
    - mud/dust on and around treads
    - dirty wash
    - edge highlights

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  9. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    other modes

    - robot
    - blade assembled on shoulder...hydraulics on forearm
    - blade and hydraulics assembled on shoulder
    - blade and hydraulics on forearm

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  10. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    These look fantastic.
     
  11. Mirage775

    Mirage775 Autobot

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    That looks totally awesome man! I wish I knew how to do washes and weather effects...
     
  12. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Wait... what did you do there? You've made the blade assembly removable? So now for arm mode, you can just pop it off the legs and assemble it directly at the front grill of the dozer?

    Can you tell us how you went about that?

    zmog
     
  13. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    Awesome job, Eddie. I love the way his bot mode looks!
     
  14. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    thanks guys!

    its really hard to screw up TRYING to make it look bad :lol ...the hardest thing i deal with is trying to NOT go overboard, which i feel i do...

    as for weatheing, what i've done is look at others work and just try to replicate it...there are lots of guys work here that i do my best to use as a reference...

    its pretty easy to do really...you just need a tiny screwdriver to remove the four screws holding the treads/legs together...then, inside, you'll find another tiny screw thats holding the green hydraulic arm to the tread/leg...remove that screw also...then reassemble the leg...now you have the option to put the blade sides and hydraulic arms wherever you'd like...

    if you want to get really crazy, you'll need to pull out the rivets holding the blade sides to the hydraulic arms...even with them removed, they still peg together...
     
  15. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    wow you nailed the dirt dust effect on bonecrusher

    excellent work man

    just a questions though, how close is the purlpe on hercules to the g1 purple?
     
  16. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    i actually don't know...i never had G1 Devy growing up...i was very sad about this...so i grew up dreaming of one day owning a G1 Devastator...as i got older, i saw what a piece of sh!t the G1 toy was, (please don't stone me fellas) so i never got it...and that explains why i am so crazy fond of Hercules...he's the Devastator i've always wanted, but better...

    Thanks BTW
     
  17. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    fair enough hahahaha
     
  18. Jbarb78

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    I felt the same, I had only Long Haul and wished I had the rest til I was old enough to see what a brick the G1 figure really was. The add-ons they have now make it better, but this one is as close as we'll probably see to perfection from a manufacturer. Minus a few paint apps and mods od course...
     
  19. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    :eek:  :eek: 

    Speechless. Combined Devastator pic is needed!!
     
  20. SMOG

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    Thanks! So, when you remove the screws holding the blade arms to the legs, they still plug in and out of the sockets firmly? They're not too loose?

    zmog
     

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