Heavy/Scratch: PotP Rodimus Prime custom arm joints and face mod

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  1. toypl

    toypl New Member

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    I'm generally happy with PotP Rodimus Prime, but I just wanted to improve the arm/shoulder articulation a little bit. I made the new biceps joint with plastic plates and a ball-joint. Now, Rodimus can open arms (but not too much) without raising his shoulders. In photos, you see the custom parts in gray.
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    (they were still work in progress)
    Here's the close-up view of the custom joint:
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    In action:
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    My copy of Rodimus Prime had almost no eyes. They were just narrow, black slits. When I opened up the head, I found that Rodimus did have painted eyes, attached to the back of the head. The holes on the face were just too small to show that. So I cut the front piece a little bit to make the eyes visible, and I put some metallic stickers I had at home for extra visibility. The head parts were held together by a screw and also a pin. When I opened the head, I broke the pin, so if anyone wants to attempt the face mod, just be careful.

    Anyway, in alt-mode:
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    I made also a cover to hide the space between the arms.
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    This cover piece can be stored in the backpack in the bot mode (hence the funny shape):
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    Now I need to polish the parts a little bit more and clean them up, and then paint them in red.
     
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  2. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Looking pretty good so far!
     
  3. johnnysamson

    johnnysamson Well-Known Member

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    nice work!!
     
  4. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Nice! Your mods definitely help the figure.
     
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  5. Shepard Prime

    Shepard Prime autobot

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    When you say pin, is it like when they make the pin a neck for the head?
     
  6. toypl

    toypl New Member

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    Thank you all for the feedback. Now I'm working on the cosmetic side. I added some pla-plates.
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    When I said "pin," I meant the broken part that you see in the photo:
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  7. Shepard Prime

    Shepard Prime autobot

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    Oh, wow, that's weird. First time I've seen a pin I think used on the head like that. Usually it's just a screw.

    Great mods btw! Looks good.
     
  8. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    I need these so bad haha.
     

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