Minor/Repaint: Leader Class Striker Optimus Modifications

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  1. savio-prime

    savio-prime Autobot

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    Three key modifications:

    Shoulder Modification: this page first post

    Rear Wheel Covers Backpack Modification: Post #50

    Corrected Elbows Modification: Post #69


    Shoulder Modification below...

    Are you annoyed by how obstructive Leader Class Prime's shoulders and swords can be? Really don't like how low his shoulder armor and air tanks sit? How about an easy mod to remedy that?

    Newly modified shoulders in less than 30 minutes!

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    Super easy, but you have to be willing to do a little cutting!

    Remove the 4 screws from the back of the upper arms, and pull off the backside.

    You can use a dremel and cutting wheel, easiest for me, and cut along the outer contour of the circle, in between his shoulder and "tricep" area. The picture below shows the backside of the arm now cut into two parts.

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    Reassemble the lower portion first to the rest of the arm, then connect it all back together. What are we left with, but a Prime that looks even closer to his movie counterpart! Using the main shoulder joint screw as a vertex, the air tanks/shoulder panels can swivel higher and out of the way thus giving him a beefier more intimidating sense of stature and better range of movement for the sword-version Prime! This will work for any RotF LC Prime, and any other iteration of the mold.

    Here is a picture of the right shoulder shown in the new raised position, and the left shoulder unmodified. There is close to a half inch difference in height and clearance:

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    Only downside: having to lower/raise their position when raising/lowering the arms outwards/downwards. Lol.

    BONUS: *This mod does not affect the transformation!* Woohoo!
    Enjoy!

    Picture of both shoulders modified:

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  2. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Does he still transform?
     
  3. savio-prime

    savio-prime Autobot

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    Yes indeed!
     
  4. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I don't have my Prime on hand... In the close-up pic of the shoulder parts, was that all together and then you just cut that one part off the other?

    One of the shoulder panels broke off mine and I had to use magnets to get them to stay back together. I don't know if I'll still be able to do this mod, I'll have to take a look...
     
  5. savio-prime

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    Hi! Yes it is one whole part, and I cut it into two parts. It holds real well and shows no stability issues at all too.
     
  6. Bangman009

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    Great idea but can you add some images please I don't get the idea clear :) 
     
  7. CooljazCustoms

    CooljazCustoms Autocon/Deceptibot

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    I met up with Savi at lunch and saw this in person, it looks great!! Doesn't effect transformation at all and u can't even tell the figure was cut(but Savi is a master customizer so I'm sure that's why his came out so nice lol)

    A def recommend for the figure...... And his hip mods too! :) 
     
  8. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I hope I can do this... Maybe it will even allow me to fix the broken part without magnets!
    Thanks for sharing, savio!!!
     
  9. jemi

    jemi Well-Known Member

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    pure genius from you sir.it works perfectly.also you get rid of the clicking sound from his shoulders.thank you
     
  10. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    I get it....That a damn good Idea. I would do it but I dont fancy cutting on my Buster prime. However this mod would allow for the Blue door pannel on the shoulder to rotate higher on the arm and it would also allow the air tank to store in a better position. Very well done sir!!
     
  11. luap184

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    Fantastic mod! Simple yet very very effective :) 

    Thanks for posting this, just working on it atm.
     
  12. SantaClaus

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    Genius!
     
  13. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    I have gotta try this, but on parts first, :thumb .
     
  14. CooljazCustoms

    CooljazCustoms Autocon/Deceptibot

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    Well I tackled this mod myself on my custom Prime... What a dif it makes!! Ill upload a pic after I transfer them to my computer. For some reason i cant upload them from my phone lol
     
  15. cheetor71

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    Nice simple mod. I will have to try this on mine.
     
  16. CooljazCustoms

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    It maybe took 7-10min for each arm. Thats taking the arm apart, cutting and putting back together. I went a lil slow too because my Prime is fully painted
     
  17. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Just got done with this using my flush cutters and a knife. What a brilliant mod! How in the world did you ever think to try this, savio?
     
  18. OptimusPrimal13

    OptimusPrimal13 Dutch Radicon

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    I did this mod on my Prime and it looks great. It's very easy to do. Thanks for sharing.
     
  19. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    what gun is he holding?
     
  20. savio-prime

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    Thanks everyone! The gun he is holding is the Striker Optimus gun.
     

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