Heavy/Scratch: HFTD BattleBlade Bumblebee --> DOTM Double Blaster Bumblebee

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  1. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    So, I've finally decided to jump on the bandwagon and start modifying my BattleBlade Bumblebee. I will try to do as much as possible to mod it like Savio-Prime's until his kit is released. I'm also going to mod it to make it more similar to DOTM Bumblebee

    Edit: Gems added to eyes

    Edit: The little bug is finished! There were many mods made to this guy, some of which involved transferring parts from a junker Battle Blade BB to replace failed mods.

    Parts included are:

    2 HFTD Battle Blade BB's (1 as the base body, the other for it's cannon and spare parts)
    1 Energon Strong Arm Balljoint (For the back)
    2 TFTM Swindle hands (For leg ball joints)
    1 TFTM Salvage spoiler

    Mods include:
    Hood split- splits into 4 pieces, to make more bulk and to mimic the DOTM collar pieces
    Second Blaster- removable
    Rotating back- To simulate back wings (Due to the ball joint, there is a small bump in his back)
    Rotating Leg panels- to match DOTM style
    Eye gems- to give figure more life
    Added spoiler

    Failed mods/Mods to be revisited-
    DOTM Chest/Chest split
    Wrist joints (however, decided not to do this)
    Foot mod (Will try to do when savio-prime's kit comes out)

    Accidents (to both me and the figure lol)
    Chest split- broke while cutting, had to transfer chest from other BB. Got cut twice in the process
    Foot mod- while attempting to do the foot mod, the Wheel broke of of the left foot. It's currently kept in place by superglue.

    Accessories: Battle Ax: Made from BB's left arm gauntlet, ax, and 2 bionicle pieces. Only fits in left arm

    Hope you guys like him!
     
  2. onslaught314

    onslaught314 Saxobot

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    I'm excited to see this in a DotM 'bee style. :p 
     
  3. demanjaw

    demanjaw black bumblebee

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    nice dude any tips because i'm making one also
     
  4. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Thanks! and yeah, here's a tip- don't cut the BB chest with an Exacto knife. Got two deep cuts and the chest broke. Luckily I had a spare to transplant.
     
  5. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Update with eye gems.

    Okay, so I'm going to paint this with School Bus Yellow mixed with Light Orange. Let's hope it matches!

    Edit: I actually have two different color samples. Which do you think looks better? (These were just painted on to simulate the color, the paint has been stripped since then.)

    The right piece was painted with a mix of Gold and School Bus Yellow

    The left piece was painted from the same mix, but with a dab of red added.

    Which do you think would be a better color choice for BB?

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  6. THEdeathsHEAD

    THEdeathsHEAD Lockdown's #1 Fan

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    OK please remember the spoiler is the back wings in the movie now not the tiny windows.
    It spits up and gos where they used to.
    So far so good! :thumb 
     
  7. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Oh, okay, thanks! Do you have a pic of it?
     
  8. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Update 8/2/11
    Arms are done, no wrist mod. May install later. Working on spoiler/back wings and chest

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  9. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Nice detail on the wrists!
     
  10. THEdeathsHEAD

    THEdeathsHEAD Lockdown's #1 Fan

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    Click the blue X

    Look under his arm pit on his back.
    I couldn't find a back view.Sorry. :eek: 
     
  11. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Thanks!

    It's okay. I found a pic of the DMK version of BB and it showed the spoiler.

    UPDATE: 8/3/11
    Added a balljoint from an energon Strong Arm that allows his back to rotate
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    After:
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  12. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Update:
    All finished parts have been put together. Working on chest and legs:
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  13. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Leg panels are done! Working on lower legs and chest. Also, found out that DOTM BB's color is more like an "amber" than sunrise yellow, so the mix I made matches it better
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  14. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Finished!
     
  15. silverbolt25

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    How did you do that chest mod? Message me back looks cool
     
  16. savio-prime

    savio-prime Autobot

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    Wow i totally didn't see this thread. Sorry I haven't assisted earlier.

    I do have parts like the split chest and others. If I am to little too my apologies to you. If not, send me a pm!

    Very nice work!
     

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