Minor/Repaint: How to make voyager Transformers Prime Optimus Prime's gun suck a little less

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Optimist_Prime, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    For those of you who have this figure know it's really cool except for one horrid accessory. Transformers Prime Robots In Disguise voyager Optimus Prime came with this... Thing that apparently turns into a rifle with an LED gimmick. It's very reminiscent of DOTM's "Mech Tech" gimmick, but less successful. A seemingly glaring omission from these weapons are the ability to lock. Just like the title says I attempted to make this weapon suck less.

    I started by taking the weapon apart and broke it down until it looked like this, and removed the highlighted spring.

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    The weapon will now stay open on it's own, but the LED does not trigger. In order to get the LED to light up you need to press on the highlighted gear.

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    Is it perfect now? Not at all, but I believe it's a start to give this pretty cool prime a sightly less sucky weapon ( improper English intentional ).
     

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  2. Zendai

    Zendai Minicon Addict

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    Wow I didn't realize how ugly the gun was... At least you got it to stay in the better position.
     
  3. ezim93

    ezim93 Well-Known Member

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    sweet thanks for putting this up
     
  4. bumbleblogn

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    Ah man ! When mine finally gets in I'm so doing that to it !
     
  5. Hoptimus

    Hoptimus How I roll.

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    It's the first thing I did to mine. However, if you position the gun in the sprung-open position in just the right way, you can wedge it open using his shoulder armor. FWIW.
     
  6. Rodimeister0088

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    nice! its good to have this up for us to be able to follow.
     
  7. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Thanks for all the great comments guys.
     
  8. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    Just did this on mine and it makes a WORLD of difference to that POS gun.
     
  9. PowermasterJazz

    PowermasterJazz Well-Known Member

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    this actually makes me want to buy it
     
  10. J2DK

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    I will definitely do this. I did it on a few of the MechTech deluxe weapons, too. I am thinking of asking my sister-in-law to paint the blue parts of the gun black/silver and asking her to add some red to Prime.
     
  11. Rycher_Prime

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    Awesome trick.But I just end up throwing the weapons in a box never to be messed with again.LOL
     
  12. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Awesome mod is awesome. I like this alot.
     

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