Minor/Repaint: Making Universe Tankor rock the house.

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    I just got done with this sweet little mod:

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    It's a little addition to his back flap. Modding the back of the waist section allows it to still fold down and not get in the way of any alt mode positions. He remains fully transformable:

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    The reason? Well, by doing this, you can now tab his claw weapon to sit behind the wings in robot mode:

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    SO much nicer. It helps evoke the silver-wings-on-back of the G1 figure more strongly, AND finally gives you a place to stick that damn thing without having to make him hold it or set it to the side.
     

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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Okay this might sound dumb as hell, but did you a dremel or didn't? Because this isn't a bad mod at least now he doesn't have to put his weapon aside or something, he'll have it with him. Like you said.
     
  3. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Nope. I would've pulled the dremel out, but the wife and daughter were both asleep by the time I worked out how to do it and got started. It was all done by hand with a hobby knife, a pair of pliers (just to hold things) and some super glue.
     
  4. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Another nice mod Peaugh :thumb 

    Thanks!! :D 
     
  5. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I see. Doing that without waking up people..geez that took some incredible skill and patience to pull that off.
     
  6. Bumblebee78

    Bumblebee78 Well-Known Member

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    Nice job. Where did that plastic piece come from? Sorry if it is obvious but I do not have mine with me to compare. Thanks!
     
  7. tentagil

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    Looks like he carved a chunk out of the back of the crotch, then added a little clip area to the white waist cover to clip the silver "wings" too.

    So with the waist cover up in a horizontal position you can snap the little tab at the base of the tanker cover in place, the bottom of the cover hides the back of the legs live the waist cover usually does, though I'm guessing there is a little gap their, nothing to bad though.

    I'd like to see a side view to see how it looks. But i think i might try something like this. Should be fairly simply and based on the pics he does look alot better. Plus it gives a purpose for those damn claws.
     
  8. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    hmmmm im not sure I like it I love my Octane as he is he looks so damned cool with that sheild in his hand even if it is a bit cumbersome
     
  9. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    No problem!

    The added bit is made from the plastic clip off of a fat pen cap. I just cut it to the rough shapes I needed and glued it together.

    Heh, I think more luck than anything else. I found a couple of design flaws during the process, and it looks a little different than I had originally pictured it, but I'm still a bit surprised at how quickly I was able to get the job done.

    That's pretty much it in a nutshell. I'm likely going to clean it up a little bit, and paint it to match a little better. I took those pics almost as soon as I'd finished last night, so it's still looking a little rough in the photos.


    Fair enough. Although he can still hold it in any of the ways he could beforehand, this just gives him one more place to store it if you don't want him holding it in robot mode.
     
  10. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Peaugh- Sweetness. I get where you coming at about those flaws, I dont have Octane/Tankor, but I might do something different or leave it as is. So its all good.
     
  11. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Brilliant!

    zmog
     
  12. tentagil

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    Any chance of a side view pic to get a better idea of how it looks and where exactly everything fits?
     
  13. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Those are the best I could get right now.
     
  14. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Great mod!! Tankor/Octane is just a pretty okay mold, this may make me change my mind!! I'll have to do that to mine!
     
  15. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Ya know, I really wanted to like this piece when it came out but something just wasnt right about it. You pegged it! Spot on bro, even the way you transformed the arms.
     
  16. shockmatter

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    hey if its not to much trouble, can you put a tutorial on youtube? come on we all wanna know how to do it the 'peaugh' way :D 
     
  17. shockmatter

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    please :( 
     
  18. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Really great mod...his claw weapon always looked too big for him imo...your mod makes it fit him a little better...good job...:thumbs2: 
     
  19. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    I'll see what I can do. :) 
     
  20. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    the original G1 toy had a shield, and I like the shield (I just ignore the "claw" mode). But its a cool mod as a way to "store" his shield when he's not wanting to wield it.
     

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