Minor/Repaint: quick and easy deluxe Sideswipe ROTF mod

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  1. DJCHARTERS

    DJCHARTERS Well-Known Member

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    i dont know if anyone else has done this, i had a quick check through the forums but coudnt see any threads on it.

    what bothered me most about this figue was the feet. not movie acurate and i hated the car parts on the front. so i cut them off and glued them to the parts they attach to in car mode. this does not affect the transformation or alt mode and makes the figure look alot more movie acurate!

    some pics attached...
     

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  2. DJCHARTERS

    DJCHARTERS Well-Known Member

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    the title should read quick and easy ROTF deluxe sideswipe mod :) 
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    :thumb  This looks nice; thanks for sharing :) 
     
  4. len_d69

    len_d69 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of doing something similar but instead of glueing those parts to the car's front, I wanted to attach it to his arms just like the CG. But it would mean have to sort of parts form.

    By the way, thanks fof sharing :) 
     
  5. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    I considered gluing them on there too, but i just decided to transform his feet backwards instead.
     
  6. ninja prowl 94

    ninja prowl 94 autobot spy

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    what did u use to cut them off
     
  7. DJCHARTERS

    DJCHARTERS Well-Known Member

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    just a small saw and a craft knife, was very easy and took a few minutes. i noticed this would be possible while transforming his legs backwards. transforming them backwards looks better then the "real" transformation but i just wanted something 90% film acurate.
     
  8. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Looks great. You wonder why Hasbro didn't just do this. The "toes" were pretty much useless in helping him stand anyway.
     
  9. SentinelPrime

    SentinelPrime I NEEDED THAT!

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    Hm.

    One of those things that didn't bug me until I see something like this that's 100X better.

    Now I have yet ANOTHER mod to get to...thanks alot! :wink: 

    Good work, I always love a little more accuracy!
     
  10. transformer_78

    transformer_78 Well-Known Member

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    When will someone mod Sideswipe w/ feet! Just don't like those hind dog legs/ feet of his.
    I wonder if doing something similar like Bumblebee's feet would work?

    I vote for NO HIND LEGS!

    Sorry nice tip by the way.
     
  11. OPMEGS1.0

    OPMEGS1.0 I Dislike Hotshot's jam!

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    I'm not sure if I should leave my TF toys like normal, or buy another one and modify it...

    What should I do guys?
     
  12. DJCHARTERS

    DJCHARTERS Well-Known Member

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    i always have this dilema. i hate cutting into figures, after all money doesnt grow on trees. but if i know its just gonna be an easy mod then i go for it and hope for the best. its boils down to one thing. if the figure is gonna look alot better with the mods then id would without then id do it. personally i think this mod on sideswipe makes the figure look miles better and alot more acurate so i dont regret it
     
  13. The Bucket Kitten

    The Bucket Kitten Meow... TFW2005 Supporter

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    I just use your mod right now and it makes the figure look better.
    Thanks for the mod.
     
  14. jonatron26

    jonatron26 Well-Known Member

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    i need to get that toy. i got payed (paid?) today. i try pick him up tomorow
     
  15. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I want to do that! Nice mod, man.
     
  16. Jazz73

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    tht is genius
     
  17. megazt6

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    i fliped the feet aroung onmine ant he stands a lot better
     
  18. Dave_6

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    Sorry for the simple/dumb question, but what kind of glue do you guys use to glue those pieces back on? Regular model/plastic glue?
     
  19. DJCHARTERS

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    i just used ordinary super glue, i usually always use super glue.
     
  20. Dave_6

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    Thanks!
     

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