Minor/Repaint: IDW MTMTE Deathsaurus

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  1. Ottertron

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    Here's where I'm at right now - the above photo is taken with him lying down as wings, second set of legs, chest, head and hands are not actually attached yet, just painted.

    His head and chest piece arrived yesterday, so I trimmed the chest piece and painted both last night.

    What's left to do is find a way to attach the second set of legs to the balljoints on Grimmy's torso - I'm going to have to get the Iron Factory kit to fill in his tummy area in dragon mode for sure, so I won't do anything to damage those joints as I'll need them to fit the kit - attach the wings to the shoulder section of his back in Dino-mode, just below his neck, attach his hands - both the hands and the housing are mushroom pegs, so I'll have to figure that out and decide if I want them to be used in dragon mode or be hidden, his head needs the second set of eyes and crests adding (as does his Dino/dragon head, and I have work to do on his legs too.

    Phew! Still, looking pretty good!!
     
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    My new toys(for me and me only!) look great!!!!!!
     
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    That looks great! I'm not a fan of that face but I also haven't found a better one except for the Renderform head that's no available anymore.

    You are really killing it with the quality and quantity of your customs. I'm really enjoying seeing your work.
     
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    If you were in the States I would send my Iron Factory kit for him. :/

    I totally want to do this, but I want to use the TF Prime Beast Fire Predaking with a lot of reworking being done.
     
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    I have all the parts in my parts bin other than a spare FOC Grimlock (I will once POTP comes) so if your idea is stolen. Sorry I’m not sorry. Looks awesome
     
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  6. Ottertron

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    I wish I could afford to use Planet Xs Vulcan with the wings of Nova Prime....
     
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    Finally got around to fitting the chest piece today and, even if I say so myself, I did a bang-up job of it. The fit between Grimmy's chest after I trimmed it and the repurposed FOC Kickback launcher is so snug it could almost have been made for this exact purpose!!

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    ^you can see Grimmy's head folded into the chest cavity there.

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    Wow, nice work. This is really comming along nicely!
     
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  9. Ottertron

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    Cheers! I'm pretty happy so far. I need to figure out how to attach a few parts, but I'm sure I'll get those figured soon. Now I'm going to concentrate on getting his 'bot mode legs to look 'right', aesthetically.
     
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    I have something that'll fit for this masterpiece.
     
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    Bit more work done on this guy today and yesterday. Added a few paint applications and a faction symbol to his chest, some detailing and paint to the arms yesterday and then today I cannibalised Gen Springer's legs for mushroom peg housings to allow me to mount a pair of front legs for Deathsaurus' dragon mode, which you can see above held in roughly the formation they will be in in 'bot mode.

    Waiting for the Green Stuff to cure and I need to loosen the tops of the leg joints in order to get the formation right though.

    Tomorrow I'll attach his hands - I'm repurposing Darksteel's claw hands so won't need to have them retract when switching between modes, just reposition their ball joints and thumbs between flat on the ground claw and gripping claw - again, using mushroom peg housings taken from another figure, Darksteel, and work some more on his legs.

    I'll be constructing, gluing and painting detailing to the front of his legs and building out the sides at the bottom parts of his shins with cut-to-shape plasticard. All that's left then is to attach the wings to the area between where I've added the second set of arms, factoring in a rotating part so he wings can flip around between modes, and work on his head.

    Once I have some money I'll order and add the Iron Factory kit, repaint the stomach area in silver and add a dragon mode faction symbol, but that can wait. It'll have to!

    I must say, I'm VERY pleased with this one so far.
     
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    Fitted Deathsaurus' wings today and reattached his forelegs to his, now considerable, backpack.

    All that really remains for me to do on the top half is attach his hands, attach a small cover over the peg holding the wings on - they will rotate on the peg so they can be switched around between 'bot and alt modes - tidy up paintwork and detailing and work on his head.

    The front of the legs needs detailing, I need to add some bulk to the bottom of his outside calves, tighten up some leg and knee joints so he won't topple over when freestanding - he's okay atm so long as I pose him right, but I want to be safe - work on his tail and see if I can do more with it, and, again, tidy up paintwork.

    Finally I need to extend his alt mode head and add crests and detailing.

    Phew!
     
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    This is in violation of the no porn rule please stop and deliver the finished product to my house immediately unless you want to be banned.
     
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    Iron Factory FOC Grimlock add-on arrived and I'm just trying it out before painting it. First fitting above.

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    Figuring out the best position for the open panels so they won't interfere with transformation to 'bot mode.

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    Dino head and neck folded back and into position for 'bot mode, panels folded up and to the sides, behind the arms.

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    Dragon mode forelimbs attached and folded up into 'bot mode positions, behind opened chest/torso covers.

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    Wings attached.

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    Top view showing extent of backpack with all parts now attached.

    Now I've added the chest/torso covers I can finish up. They and the wings and legs will be getting sprayed silver, I'll tidy up the rest of the paint work, attach the hands and work on his 'bot mode and dragon mode heads and faces.
     
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    This is looking great! Can't wait to see the finished product, and what his Alt-Mode looks like!
     
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    I just busted out the silver spray paint for the first time so I can spray his tummy doors and wings....FUCKING HELL IT'S SILVER AF O_O

    I've already done a cursory transformation before installing the IF mod flaps and his dragon mode is a bit ungainly to say the least. I'll take another look at it once the 'bot mode is done and see what I can do to fix it up a bit.
     
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    Just ordered a Molotow Chrome marker to touch up the silver parts that I can't spray.
     
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