Minor/Repaint: quick fix for Kup

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  1. ichnach

    ichnach Predacon

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    Just got Kup and he looks great, but 1 thing really bothered me: his backpack. It sat a little too high for my taste so i fixed it. It's a super easy mod, only takes a couple minutes and a hobby knife.

    Just cut away the little nub on the circled area of this hinge. All you Have to do is round it off. It is already cut off in the pic but it is obvious when you look. It is just enough of a bump to keep the backpack from sitting lower and looking a lot better in my opinion.

    Pic in the middle is modded, pic on the right is unmodded.
     

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  2. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Looks better. I'll have to try this...if I ever find one.
     
  3. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice. I tried it on mine. 30 seconds and DONE. I also thought about shaving the inside of his lower calf panel for more ankle movement but I haven't tried it yet.
     
  4. legolas grof

    legolas grof Cardboard Industries CEO

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    sweet job dude, looks great
     
  5. adconx2

    adconx2 Cybertron D-Block

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    Thanks, going to do this to mine when I get home.
     
  6. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Nice work! I did this same mod to mine a few days back--looks much better. I may try to do something with those doors on his arms though. That's the thing that nugs me. Love the mold and character though!
     
  7. ServO

    ServO Seeker (I look for stuff) Moderator

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    Any mod that helps a figure look more streamlined, or helps it hide kibble is a good one...I'm personally a little mystified though...looking at my Kup up on the shelf, his backpack is already lower than his shoulders...looking at him straight on, I can't even see it...so I'm wondering if mine is somehow mis-transformed, and that is what's hiding his pack???
    Good job tho!
     
  8. DavidLoPan

    DavidLoPan Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure this mod is even needed? I just got mine today..transformed him to robot mode and my Kup looks just like the middle pic.
     
  9. Bigbot3030

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    i did this mod the other day as well. it really makes a difference. how I even thoguht to do it was I was looking at the pics for the iGear head, and i noticed it's backpack sat lower. 5 seconds of investigating, 10 secs with a hobby knife, and done.

    R!
     
  10. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    I posted this awhile ago back in Kups feedback thread. I never thought to post it here.
     
  11. ichnach

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    It looks like some of them have the bump, some don't. Mine had it and it does make a difference. If i tried to push mine lower before the mod it felt like it was gonna break.
     
  12. Jbarb78

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    I'll have to investigate this a bit when mine shows up tomorrow, does look better lower.
     
  13. UltraMagnus2008

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    weird I got mine to go down that far just by putting pressure on it and it locked in place..might just be a minor flaw but I think its supposed to go that far
     
  14. JinSaotome

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    Done! Thanks, looks great now
     
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    Did the same thing and it looks much better now. Thanks!
     
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    just did it nice..
     
  17. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Mine went down that far normally upon first transformation. No knobs back there that I can see either.
     
  18. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Just found Kup and did it! Thanks!

    I used a blade to trim just a little. It locks it into place perfectly too.
     
  19. CATALYST_PRIME

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    Yeah me too there hasn't even been the first wave of RTS around my area
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Some of you guys have been posting that you don't feel this mod is necessary, while others are posting contrary. What's the verdict here?
     

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