Minor/Repaint: My BB Bumblebee arm mod

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  1. The Bucket Kitten

    The Bucket Kitten Meow... TFW2005 Supporter

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    Battle Blade Bumblebee is the best, and my favorite representation of the character. The only problem I had with the figure was his gantlets, they were too big for my liking, (I know they had to look the way they do due to the gun and axe gimmick), so with a Cannon Bumblebee I had and a screwdriver, I came up with this mod:
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    I was able to take Cannon Bumblebee's lower arms and swap them out with BB Bumblebee. The only downside to this mod was part of the gantlets were sticking out from the bottom of the car:
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    I was about to put Cannon Bumblebee's arms back on him when I notice the hands were a separate piece with a hoop in a shape of a Q. I basically turned the Q into a C, so his hands can come off for transformation, sorry, no pictures of the hoop before:
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    (Don't worry about the hands, they can be store in his alt. mode)

    Due to the mod, Bumblebee can't use the weapons he came with, but I'm working on a few ways to attach his weapons to him, if anyone has any suggestions on how to do this, please let me know.:) 
     
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  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    First two picys no worky :( 
     
  3. The Bucket Kitten

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    There working with me.
    I'll put them below in the attachments.
    Pic 1 is Bumblebee's robot mode
    Pic 2 is his car mode
     
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  4. closetrat

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    I don't know if modding the gauntlets was worth the parts-forming & the original gauntlets really aren't too big...

    Check out the pics from OMEGAPRIME1983's thread:

    CGI Model:
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    vs.

    Battle Blades BB:
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    Don't get me wrong - if you like it, that's really all that matters; but I think the original gauntlets were fine - maybe the cannon could've been hidden better though...
     
  5. The Bucket Kitten

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    To be honest, I've never notice the gauntlets were that big on the CGI model :eek: . When first bought the figure, I try ignoring the gauntlets, but there size (plus the not-so-hidden cannon) were too much of a eye-sore to me. OMEGAPRIME1983's Bumblebee door wing mod looks awesome. (Too bad I don't have courage to try it on mine :( )
     

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