Minor/Repaint: Optimus Prime Axe mod

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  1. Cranckasional

    Cranckasional Well-Known Member

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    So I only collect MOVIE figures, and I had NEVER owned a movie Optimus. Until dark of the moon, but I had a problem choosing between axe prime and gun prime. In the end I decided to get Gun prime.

    though after the movie my eyes were craving an axe prime, and then My girl gave me an idea; she asked as she looked at my collection: "Why does that dude (Fallen) has an axe through his head?",
    So We shall thank her for this

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    First, Grab your Voyager Fallen

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    Now let Optimus prime work;

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    Make sure you detach the following red piece, we will need that later.
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    Now cut these two bumps, The trick is to get the red out. So if you know how to remove pins or how to take it out without doing this; then be my guest
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    Now Cut the red part like this:
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    Now you will need 2 rods that are usually used with lego construction sets. The size is to your preference. This will serve as the axe handle. toss one to the side (we will need it in a bit) and glue the top to the red part, the axe head.
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    One last step, apply nail polish to the axe handle so that it fits in optimus hands.

    NO Optimus, YOU CAN NOT KEEP IT!!!
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    Now what about the Fallen?? You think I was going to make you waste a WHOLE fallen figure?? Well nope you guessed wrong.

    There are a few Fallen "neck" mods. But this one is simple.
    Get your second Lego rod, and cut it to the desired Neck size
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    Insert it to the red part that I told you to detach earlier like this
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    Now attach it to the body
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    And you are done. THIS MAY NOT be the GREATEST neck mod, but its easy and simple. you do get up and down head articulation though.

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    Final Product
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    The Scene we never got
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    Group shot from the cast:
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    So there you have it folks, Feedback will be appreciated alot. And if ever used on a separate custom, it would not hurt to give me credit :) 

    Thanks guys
     

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  2. THEdeathsHEAD

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    Thats truckin awesome! :thumb 
    I think I'll use this. :D 
     
  3. Cranckasional

    Cranckasional Well-Known Member

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    For some reason some pictures do not appear, Allow me to edit it
     
  4. Cranckasional

    Cranckasional Well-Known Member

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    Ok So for Battle Blades Prime, all you need to do is Shave the lego handle so it fits (which is an extra step for some of you guys, and might be difficult getting the right size) or I recommend you use a different handle?
     
  5. Cranckasional

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    Pictures that got cut out
     

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  6. Cranckasional

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    Could some one try the mod for battle blades prime and post pictures of it here?? So others can get an idea
     
  7. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Wait a tick...the arms in this Prime looks different. Did you remove the from grille and bumper? Looks better IMHO. I would like to know how..:D 
     
  8. Bumblebee92

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    How kickass!!!!
     
  9. Cranckasional

    Cranckasional Well-Known Member

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    YES SIRRR, those things REALLY bugged me, they are easy to remove and attach. I think It adds more to the figure by removing them. I also switched the place were the rockets go. Also makes him look better if you ask me.
     
  10. CodeXCDM

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    Considering Movie Prime has a strong penchant of chopping/blasting 'Con heads off... why not Use The Fallen as part of an Axe!?

    "Do you see this!? This is The Fallen... was a bad mofo back in the day... AND I RIPPED HIS HEAD OFF AND MADE AN AXE... What do you think it says about me?"

    Sadistic, funny, and awesome.
     
  11. vatarian

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    :lolol 
     
  12. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I might do this just for the Fallen neck mod!
     
  13. micky24

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    wow,thats a very neat idea..though i remember in the movie,primes axe handle isn't that long(or thats just me >_<)
     
  14. Cranckasional

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    Its up to you, how long you want the handle. I think I am going to cut the handle a bit on mine. But that is personal preference, I just provided the blue print
     
  15. Cranckasional

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    Yeah?? There is this neck mod in the tutorials for him. But I lack ball joints, so this worked for me. Am glad you like it :) 
     
  16. micky24

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    no i was saying that the movie prime's axe's handle i a lil short,again nice work,BTW,do you plan to make him a shield too?
     
  17. AlasOdin

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    Love the mods to OP's arms! Would love a tutorial on how you accomplished this. I've been trying to get the wheels off and it has proven to be quite difficult. Awesome fig.
     
  18. Warpshard

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    i think he should have kept the Fallens head and put it on his axe for a reminder that he killed one of the thirteen transformers.Reminding him that if he could kill an ancient transformer,he could kill Megatron & end the war.
     
  19. Cranckasional

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    its actually rather simple
     

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