Minor/Repaint: ROTF/HFTD Voyager Ramjet WiP (Part 1)

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  1. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    For this project, I'm using of the 3 HFTD Voyager class (white) Starscream's that I bought on KOTOYS.COM a month ago.

    The tattoos have been removed/stripped and I am still in the process of gathering all the materials that I need to dye this figure in the same color deco/scheme as ROTF Walmart exclusive Voyager class Ramjet.
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    PART 1:
    I felt that in order for me to dye this figure appropriately, I needed to find ways to disassemble this figure piece by piece without causing any major damage. So I started on the most challenging part of the figure: his alternate mode's cockpit and nose.

    A) I separated the cockpit from the rest of the body.
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    B) Using a Dremel Rotary Tool Engraving Cutter, I carved off most of the front black plastic in order to better remove/separate the cockpit window.
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    C) Using an X-ACTO Razor Blade, I separated the cockpit at its 4 slot points (circled in red).
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    D) After separating the black plastic seat, I smoothed out it's carved areas...
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    and set the 3 parts of the cockpit aside for later.
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    E) Where the areas are circled in red, I carved/smoothed out the plastic...
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    so that the alternate mode has actual jet engine intakes.
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    PART 2:
    Now here is how I did Ramjet's most defining feature: the head cone

    A) I smoothed out the bridge that connects the nose to the rest of the body...
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    so that it could fold back further.
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    B) After removing the cone, I carved out an opening on the loop...
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    so that the cone would be detachable/removable yet function normally.
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    C) Using a Dremel Rotary Tool 1/16" drill bit, I drilled a hole into the inner top of the nose.
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    D) After separating his robot mode head, I sanded down the clear part, drilled a hole at an upward angle in the back, and Gorilla Glued in a right-sized rivet.
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    Once the glue fully dried/hardened, I removed/sanded off any excess.
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    E) I then carved a small ditch on the inner side of his robot mode heads back so that the back end of the glued-in rivet would fit in.
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    F) The modified/reassembled head's rod is where you insert the alternate mode's nose...
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    via the nose's drilled hole in order to form his trademark head cone.
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    G) In order to make the modified head fit in his alternate mode, I carved out notches on the areas of the loop of each of his "heels" where the rod meets.
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    Now, the rod on his head fits into the notches...
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    so that the figure can fully transform into his vehicle mode.
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    PART 3:
    Has you can see in the pics below, his vehicle mode nose fits perfectly onto the rod on his head as his trademark head cone.
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    All that is left for me now is to dye each of the parts one-by-one so that the figure has the exact same color deco/scheme as ROTF Walmart exclusive Voyager class Ramjet!
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  2. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Quite interesting!
     
  3. MaverickPrime

    MaverickPrime Mechanical Engineer-to be

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    Really nice!
     
  4. Shadowbreaker

    Shadowbreaker \/ /\

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    Looking great!

    It'll look greater once it's painted.
     
  5. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    Wow ! As a fan of this mold I'm extremely anxious to see the endresult. It's looking great so far :thumbs2: 
     
  6. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    Trust me, the endresult will be extraordinary! :thumb 

    As will the 2 other HFTD Voyager (white) Starscream's that I have when I turn them into ROTF Voyager Skywarp and 2007 Movie Voyager Thundercracker!
     
  7. 'purple-bot'

    'purple-bot' Well-Known Member

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    love it,
    great job fitting it into the transformation
     
  8. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

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    how did you separated his head? i cant do it on mine
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    anyway, aweosme work
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    like the conehead part
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  9. Stormvapor

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    I like it a lot!
     

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