Minor/Repaint: RID Bulkhead wing mod/hollow sides

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  1. IcedPhoenix

    IcedPhoenix Well-Known Member

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    Got $5 bucks? Got a spare 10 minutes? Nice.

    Lemme rant first.

    So I bought RID Bulkhead to have one to "pose" lol play with and transform while my FE sits on the shelf. I love them both for there own reasons, but I noticed alot of people complaining (I really wanna say bitching) about him, fine opinions and all that smack but going around and making people feel bad for not being able to afford/find FE is stupid. So heres my tiny little addition to the community, I didn't know if this would work and I'll most likely
    Buy another RID bulky so I can get real step by steps. Enjoy!

    Base figure
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    I found these at a little gundam/hobby shop ran me $5
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    Gundam Y hinges... I guess? Lol

    Next we pop off the wheel/wing
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    we cut it right where they meet.

    TA-DA!
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    we should have this now.

    Now we cut the pieces we need of the spruce.
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    Then we trim off the little post.
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    Now pop the doors off his chest.(wee ball joints!)
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    Now we place and glue the hinge in between the doors like so
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    Crappy I know, never tought this would work.

    Should look like this now
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    Sweet huh?

    Pop your new hinged doors on
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    oooooooooooooo

    Side view
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    Not so hollow

    Before
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    After
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    Still transforms
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    Om nom nom nom

    Awsome pic for being awsome in there own ways.
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    Stay tuned, I'll try and find a way to transform the chest/hood :D 

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  2. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Cool. I might have to do this sooner or later.:) 
     
  3. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Dude that's awesome, thank you!
     
  4. HaZe

    HaZe Well-Known Member

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    Nice mod man.
     
  5. PkmnMstr

    PkmnMstr Well-Known Member

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    I actually really like this.
     
  6. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Great mod :thumb 
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yep, this is really cool :thumb 
     
  8. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    wow, no he's bad ass! love the groupshot!
     
  9. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    That actually makes him about 100 times better in my opinion. Nice work bud, :thumb 
     
  10. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    That is bloody fantastic. not sure If I have the guts to do it myself but that really really rocks. and that in the end it looks really seamless is also tops
     
  11. Tabiasprime

    Tabiasprime Well-Known Member

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    Now that we have seen your awesome modding:D ....where does one purchase such hinges from????
     
  12. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    ^ I did a search for 'wave option system y hinge 1' and got this: Home :: ACCESSORIES & MODEL SUPPLY :: Wave :: Wave - Y-Hinge 1 [OP-241]

    The really cool thing was, when I saw the side by side, I thought the one on the left initially was the FE version, not the RID release. You did such a good job with this mod. I'm not sure if I want to go that far with mine, I did just the wrecking ball, but seriously, this is an improvement that I wish we could have gotten without modifications.
     
  13. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Perfect! :thumb 
     
  14. wasp819

    wasp819 L-I-V-I-N

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    Fantastic idea, really like it,
    If i had the skills I would put 2 y hinges on the new door part - so it could fold back around his sides a little bit more,
    But I'm not brave enough and i know I'd mess it up,
    Would would be the best stuff to bond the plastics together?
     
  15. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Nice little mod.
     
  16. crazyjeffy

    crazyjeffy Hammertastic

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    Looks good. Two questions:
    How much do the hinges cost?
    And can his head not transform? Lol
     
  17. knightwind12

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    lol nice better then my idea i was gonna shave that little peg down and put a pin through it
     
  18. IcedPhoenix

    IcedPhoenix Well-Known Member

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    It cost me 5 dollars for like 6 of then on one spruce, his head transforms I just think it looked goofy lol
     
  19. Trikeboy

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    Wow, this fixes two of the three problems I have with the mold. 1. the large parts on his back and 2. looking hollow. If you or anyone can figure out a way to get those lights up higher then PRID Bulkhead will be awesome. It isn't a bad mold, the only reason it gets so much flak is because the FE one came first. If the FE didn't exist, I doubt there would be so much hate for the PRID.
     
  20. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    Looks good man.
     

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