Minor/Repaint: rotf Arcee body mod

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by ichnach, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. ichnach

    ichnach Predacon

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    For anyone (un)lucky enough to find this figure I have found an easy way to make it look less like the hunk of garbage it is. According to the instructions her lower torso is a twisted mass of awful, and they meant it to be that way!! I tried for quite a while to make it look decent with the hinges/joints that were built in, but I found nothing but uglier poses, so I decided to fix it. The fix is super easy, 1 cut to a ball joint socket and she looks tons better.

    just twist her into the position you want and decide how far you want the body to lean and make a small cut to the socket that attaches the wheel section.

    here are 2 views of the spot to cut, it cuts easily with a exacto knife and is very stable, with no effect on the transformation.

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    here is the results

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    side view.jpg

    what do you think?
     
  2. newguy

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    looks good
     
  3. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    you killed the fun of accuracity :-/

    but good job
     
  4. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Both of this.
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think you should attach your images :wink: 
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I don't care for accuracy. That looks better. Now she only has minor scoliosis. Nice work.
     
  7. Vampiros

    Vampiros Well-Known Member

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    Nice. This way she won't look like T-2000 being blasted by a granade launcher. I'm gonna do this after I bought the triplets.
     
  8. Snoopy Magnus

    Snoopy Magnus THE FLYING MONKEY!

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    I love the new look, but is it going to mess with the 3 cycle combo? But then again, that is probably going to look like a hunk of junk anyways so go for it!
     
  9. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    Don't you mean T-1000?

    heh, I think she looks okay, but I'm not modding mine if I ever find her simply because that's how HASBRO intended the toy to be.
     
  10. reluttr

    reluttr Well-Known Member

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    I dont think there is going to be a "official" combination according to hasbro >.>

    I'm glad someone did this mod, arcee's horrible posture was really bugging me.
     
  11. JinSaotome

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    Nice work, she looks normal now in bot mode!
     
  12. ichnach

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    thanks for the feedback. This was driving me nuts from the minute i opened the package. The good thing about it is you can still transform it the way hasbro "meant it" to look (like crap) with no issues whatsoever.
     
  13. ladimus prime

    ladimus prime Well-Known Member

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    yeah man, id rather something look good than be accurate any day. that mod has made me want to buy the figure now
     

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