ROTF : Jetfire (wip)

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Let's start off with an easy mod for his hands. Out of the box, his fingers are as one. The hand opens and closes, but the ring, middle and index fingers are the same piece of plastic
    Use the technique as seen on my Rampage thread.
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic.../239571-rotf-rampage-easy-elbow-tutorial.html

    Heat up your x-acto blade with a lighter or candle, cut into the plastic around the pin, this gives each finger independent articulation.



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    BAM!
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    Now he can more comfortably scratch his but.
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    What's jetfire without jet fire?
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  2. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sweet. I was thinking there should be a hot razor for slicing plastics. But this works just fine!!!!

    Glad to see you working on!!!
     
  3. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    you know, I am going to commission Big Hank to make me one. Nothing cuts better than a thin hot wire. In a sign shop I worked at, the guy somehow rigged wires up which get heated up to cut through sintra/PVC...

    I'd imagine heating up a nice steel guitar string on a small hand saw would be a very beneficial tool for us.

    edit: looks like they are already sorta out there...
    I want a more "hand held" mini-version

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    here's sort of a tutorial....
    http://www.hhhh.org/~joeboy/resources/hotwire_foam_cutter/hotwire_foam_cutter.html
     
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  4. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    just like an egg-slicer? damn cool!
     
  5. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    hell yeah, a heated egg slicer with 1 wire, perfect.
     
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    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    FR, will you be combining this Jetfire to Prime?
     
  7. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    nice
     
  8. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Dude, that's great, such a tease though. I wanna see more! What kind of progress do you have for prime? I'd like to see a wip thread for him too. I'd like to see what you did for the silver lines, like if you went with the etching idea, or just made decals.
     
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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    yes, this one I am using another prime with, they will both have nice battle damage (in robot mode only)

    thanks

    The first prime I'm doing is about 90% complete. I was waiting on the read view mirror add-ons which arrived by mail today. They are from the Revell 1/25 Peterbilt 359 model kit, which tinfoil turkey and xeno-something (forgot his name) used on their primes back in 07.
    I ended up painting primes silver lines.
     
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    I LOVE it when people find these kinds of tricks! Very nice--I'll be doing this for sure. :) 
     
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    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Yesssssssss.....(goes gets rubber ducky) This is the first thing im doing when i get my Jetfire!!! :D 
    Any other mods you got for this guy FR?
     
  12. IF_IR_IE_IE_ID

    IF_IR_IE_IE_ID USAF Seeker

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    Nice. now he can carry his old crusty ass with his cane even better!
     
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    Oh man f_r, I'm guessin your hands hurt like hell when you finished. Can't wait to see that finalized though! Anyway, great job on jetfires hands though! Can't wait to see him finished either!!
     
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    It's good to see that the pin is the whole way through and allows for this kind of mod.

    They make hot-wire cutters for insulation/craft foam that get pretty hot. I'd bet if you replaced the provided wire with something thinner and more cunductive to heat it'd be perfect.
    I've also used an X-acto in a wood burner for miniatures that worked wonders as long as you didn't leave it touch the plastic for too long (unnecessary melting on an expensive kit SUCKS).
    Another option is a jewelers saw, which is essentially a tiny toothed wire.
     
  15. ultra magnus 14

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    you guys can use piano wire to do this too it can heat up for a long time and thats what we use for electrical fences around here
     
  16. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Nice mod.
     
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    That makes him so much better, nice job. Now do the knuckles. ;) 
     
  18. frenzyrumble

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    That looks awesome. Are you gonna add clear paint to that ; maybe it can become more red towards the inner circle ?
     
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    The light in the thruster is a great touch.
    This will be a high dollar figure at auction.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the final masterpiece.
    Well done!
     
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