Heavy/Scratch: MPM-03 simple mini-wing mod

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  1. savio-prime

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    This isn't a "perfect" mod, because that would mean the two mini wings would have to be flipped around to their correct sides on Bee's back!

    Instead, I designed a way to have them swivel so that the outside of the mini wing faces outward. In addition, I removed excess plastic from the inside of the mini wing so that it could be angled by spinning on its screw.

    Take a gander! This is my first prototype.
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    The two halves are connected via a single screw. Here are a couple of photos of the parts, one that shows them assembled and one before drilling the holes to their correct sizes.

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  2. CooljazCustoms

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    Oh man!!! The Bumblebee Mods by Savio-Prime have begun! Cant wait to see all the crazy stuff you come up with for this figure!
     
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  3. savio-prime

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    In terms of improving the transformation, there really isn't much I'm dissatisfied with.

    There's only one other thing I don't like more than the original mini wing set up, and that's how far outward the front wheels sit behind the arms. I'd probably change that if I could figure out how to open that section of the kibble up!
     
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    nice :) 
     
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  5. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 I MET BOTH MPMs IN STORE TODAY. THEY EXIST!

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    Mass produce, and people will buy this. I certainly would
     
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  6. savio-prime

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    Working on it! I have 3 extra sets that I'm doing a bit of "post production work" on that will be done today I can offer up.

    Already drilled all the holes to spec. Just need to assemble them with the screws.
     
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    Another Bumblebee mod by savio-prime. I will be excited to see what you come up with:popcorn 
     
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  8. savio-prime

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    So the bottom "ledge" on the inside of the clear mini wing plastic must be removed in order to do this. Otherwise you won't be able to spin the part around.

    Aside from that and removing the pin that keeps it connected to the door, it's a very straightforward swap of the factory part with this new modified part.

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    These 3 sets are up for grabs. PM me if you want them! I'm hoping to have another 10 sets finished by Friday.
     
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  9. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    The front/shoulder wheels bother me as well. I've been trying to figure out a mod to remedy the issues I have with them.
     
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    Put me down-to-earth an order
     
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    I'm interested!!!!
     
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  13. tonysandlin

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    Oh yeah! I'd love to try these out once I get my Bee!
     
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  14. savio-prime

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    Did the test fit for the transformation into car mode to make sure there's no clearance issues. Works like a charm! Everything lines up beautifully.

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  15. Gepard

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    Any chance these could be produced in black, or dark silver?
     
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  16. savio-prime

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    It would have to be painted.
     
  17. Gepard

    Gepard Well-Known Member

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    Alright.

    Put me down for a set, please.
     
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  18. savio-prime

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    Orders have been shipped, now working on the next 20 sets!

    I'll be drilling out the holes to size, assembling them with screws and then painting them in black like the ones in the upper right corner of this photo.

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  19. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 I MET BOTH MPMs IN STORE TODAY. THEY EXIST!

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    Aww, sick mannnnn!

    Expect to hear from me on Thursday or so, still interesante in the BB-Qool wings
     
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  20. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    I want a set or 2....
     
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