Heavy/Scratch: Optimizing Optimal Optimus

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  1. Chefprime

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    Twenty years to get some ankle tilts!!!!
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    So I did my Tm2 megatron recently, and I was pretty happy with how that came out.
    Naturally it was time to fix up OpOp.
    The biggest thing that needed change was his retractable guns in bot mode.... I cheated, he will have interchangeable parts for that.
    I had to add neck articulation. Witch brings me to my question.
    I have an assembly worked out so the back pack can fold down more in the back. Its just going to be more sanding and grinding and a little bit of paint. Also the wheels may have to come out for the pack to sit lower.

    Also....his shoulders are sitting way to low now for screen accuracy so i may have to rebuild that assembly as well.

    ....and maybe ankle tilt.

    Heres where he's at. Let me know what you think!

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  2. Leopard5

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    Definitely ankle tilt if possible
     
  3. MrSoundmeister

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    Maybe some Improved Thigh Articulation while he's at it? Also on the manner of the Cannons, you considered making a telescope-like set up for them?
     
  4. Unicron9

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    Interchangeable dinnertangable. Who cares if it has to parts-form to get those guns retracted! It looks great! All I ever felt this figure needed was some way to display him with his guns retraced and some ankle tilts. I always loved this guy. Looking great already.
     
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    Woah! Awesome!
     
  6. Chefprime

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    Im going to do it. If i cant find bionicle joints it will be something random from the parts bin.

    Im happy with the thigh articulation TBH.
    I worked on the cannons for a while but the main problem is there is not enough space in the housing to retract the the cannons far enough for the cockpit to move in front of them.

    Thanks alot, im very happy with the interchangeable parts. I spent way to much time trying to jam the guns into the housing to no avail.
    I grew up with BW and OpOp has always been one of my favorites too.

    Thanks alot. Ankle tilts on the way !!
     
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    They said it already. But he looks pretty good.
     
  8. geekatron prime

    geekatron prime The guy that taught Megatron everything he knows TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looking good so far. Nice.
     
  9. Chefprime

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    Thank you

    Thanks! updates coming along.

    So I was able to move the shoulders up to a more screen accurate height. Also helps the giant arms look better.
    I still have to shave some plastic to male them a little tighter. Still working on more updates.
    Second pic shows how much the differnce is.

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    Ankle tilts are going well. But my dumb ass stripped the screws. So i have to drill them out. Im pretty happy with how simple the ankle was. Good articulation.
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    Almost there!!!!!

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    Excellent work!
     
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    It's nice to see this guy getting some 'custom' love. These improvements are awesome, and have been greatly needed.
    Nice job, and keep up the great work!
     
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    Thank you.

    Thanks. Im slowly working on alot of my BW guys. Always been my favorite, and for the most part the figs were great to start off with.
    Still just have to finish some details.
     
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    So i think im on to detailing' other than his rifle that im not sure what to do about. He never used it in the show, and i dont have an extra original.
    Either way heres the breakdown.

    Articulated neck
    Interchangeable guns
    Ankle tilts
    Higher shoulders
    Back pack folds down
    Fully transformable

    The only thing i could add is rotating leg wings.

    Let me know what you think.

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    Well damn. You made him just about perfect.
     
  17. Chefprime

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    Thanks a lot. I think the size worked out well with my custom megatron too. At least based on this size chart from the forums here.

    I going to work on more beast wars trying to be true to the screen.

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  18. setsuna

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    Well THATS JUST PRIME!

    Love the Optimal toy but always wanted to paint his eyes transluscent green :) 

    and Megatron's face needs to be purple... yyYYeeessss..
     
  19. cyberpredicus

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    Awesome work man, I love it. I wish I had the balls to modify mine
     
  20. Chefprime

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    Thanks. It took me a long time and practice to get the confidence to improve my favorite figures.
     
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