Heavy/Scratch: RotF Jetfire

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  1. hthrun

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  2. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    LEDs

    I was planning on doing a big Power-up Optimus project, but decided to wait and see what the Fans Want It jet pack looks like. So I figured I'd try installing some LEDs in Jetfire.

    Big thanks to Matt from RED for the parts!
     

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    7-17-14 Update

    I did a little painting on Jetfire last night. Probably can't really tell unless you closely compared him to the stock toy, but I painted in some details. I tried dry-brushing his face a little but got too much silver on. Next time I think I'll dry brush more of his body and dust some black on his face to counter the extra silver...
     

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    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    This is awesome!
     
  5. Barricade24

    Barricade24 The Decepticop

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    I keep forgetting I have Jetfire. I don't go into my aerial Autobot bin too much, so those guys are unfortunately left alone a lot. I can't seen a whole lot of paint changes just of yet. But those electronics make me cringe, I would have no idea how to even start getting those in to figures. Anyway, it will be interesting to see where this goes.
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks Chris!

    One of the original circuits broke, so I replaced it with the battery and case linked in this post:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/774584-nano-chip-leds.html
    Those make LED work so much easier!
     
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    Somehow missed this thread when it was originally posted, so I'm glad it got bumped. Nice modifications hthrun! I'm going to have to consider the knee mod for my Jetfire. I like that the stock knees give him that frail look, but it is a bit of a pain to stand him up and the modified knees do look good. After doing the mod, is it possible to have him stand in his original pose, or does it necessitate clicking the knee joints all the way forward to have him stand more upright? I'd really prefer the option of doing either way.
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks LemonPrime! I'm still able to get mine to stand in the old pose, he's just harder to balance. But yeah, he can still stand without posing the knees all the way forward...
     
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    Brilliant!
     
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    Cool. Thanks for the response.
     
  11. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    You bet, thanks for posting!
    Thank you too!
     
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    Some really nice work there! I like the light-up engines!
     
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    Thanks jack!
     
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    EnergonWaffles Autobot's Head Chef Moderator

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    Thats some slick paint work. Very nice.
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks Waffles!
     
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    You planning on giving the same dry brush treatment you gave to his face to the whole figure? Or just touching him up?
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I think I'll start dry brushing the whole thing next time I work on him :D 
     

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