Minor/Repaint: Modded Universe Powerglide

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  1. roykop

    roykop Cassetticon

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    Before Ultra Class Powerglide came out, I thought I would HATE this figure.. and I quickly learned to really like it.

    The only thing that bothered me was that neither Hasbro's nor Takara's versions were as G1 color wise as I would have liked. Well, I FINALLY got my hands on a decently priced red Powerglide, and did a little limb surgery.

    The colors aren't Perfect, but this is as close to what I was hoping we would get in the first palce as I can get, without heavy painting. Just needed a screwdriver.. and tadaa!

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    And here's a pic of both Powerglide, and his evil Bleached Twin (hey, I gotta store those red arms somehwere!)
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  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    it is cool to see him in those colors.
     
  3. roykop

    roykop Cassetticon

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    I didn't realize before posting that quite a few people had repainted this mold to achieve the same effect. While I could have evened out some of the grey colors with paint, I wanted a quick an easy method that would allow me to return them to their normal state at some point down the road if I choose.

    Plus, as much as I enjoy repainting figures, I like adding extra detail that would make him stand out from the crowd too much. In this case, I wanted him to blend in with the rest of the universe line.
     
  4. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Hey, looks good to me! I agree that releasing him in white was lil weird. He only looks right in the red, ya know?
     
  5. C16

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    You should change the hips, too. The two tones thigh look odd, sort of like he's wearing short shorts.
     
  6. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    How does it look in alt mode?
     
  7. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    I posted these a couple of months back when I first did the mod I think it was it in the Powerglide Feedback thread.
     
  8. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    the other advantage is that white powerglide looks even more like hot house now.

    you need to rotate the hips round though so we don't see the screw holes
     
  9. roykop

    roykop Cassetticon

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    I can't believe I forgot that!!! It was bothering me so much that they were in front, and my brain totally blanked on the transformation steps.. next time I'll check the directions, lol.
     
  10. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    who wears short shorts?
     
  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This.

    Please upload these photos to your first post :) 
     
  12. underwear-ninja

    underwear-ninja Eats Gobots for breakfast

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    That actually makes quite a bit of difference, and both figures pull off the swapped colors very well! I may have to borrow this idea :]
     
  13. roykop

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    I can't, they were links made by another user :) 

    If I get a chance today I'll take some more pics and upload them
     
  14. NeoZeRo35

    NeoZeRo35 Well-Known Member

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    Nice. I was thinking about doing this too since Powerglide is at a fairly good price on Amazon :) . If only I could find a good deal on the Henkei version too, hehe.

    Anyways, have you thought about switching the upper hips too (where the screws are showing :p )? That would be something I would try just to see how he looks if I ever get a chance to do this.
     
  15. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    They're mine. I tried to post the pics but the code wouldn't work it just made them into links for some reason.

    I was going to say something but I thought maybe you transformed him that way purposely.
     

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