Minor/Repaint: RotF Jolt

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  1. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Completed work
    - Applied Chrome Foil to vehicle mode.
    - Used paint markers to add detail, especially in vehicle mode.
    - Replaced stock whips with twist ties. Tutorial in Post #2
    - Added torso LED: Post #15

    Future work
    - Improve paint job, especially on whips and robot mode.
     

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  2. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Twist tie whip tutorial

    Jolt's whips were one of my pet peeves. I decided to try replacing them. I figured even if I goofed it up, having no whips wouldn't be that much worse than what Jolt already has...
    I've seen others give him much better whips, but I haven't seen any tutorials, so I thought I'd put one together...

    Using twist ties not only makes the whips longer, but also much more poseable. And if they're not too long they will in no way hinder transformation.
    I don't know how well paint will stay on these, though. I did mine at my job so I was only able to use paint markers to decorate them. Someday when I take him home and give him a better paint job I'll also paint the whips better...

    1. I recommend doing one arm at a time for glue drying purposes...
    Here's a pic of the arm before any changes:

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    First we have to remove the screws shown to take off the hood piece. This will make it easier to get to the whip...

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    2. Clip off the whip in two places as shown:

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    3. Using a 1/16 inch drill bit, hand drill a hole into the pivoting part on the arm as shown:

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    4. Put a drop or two of glue in the hole and stick one end of the twist tie in there. You can either use a really long twist tie and shorten it later, or check the length beforehand to make sure it will fold up into the arm space for storage...

    I highly recommend using glue gel. I fear liquid glue would leak too much and maybe get into the pivoting piece, ruining it.
    Set Jolt down such that the glue will dry with the twist tie in place as desired.

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    5. Drill a hole in the pointy piece in similar fashion:

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    6. When the glue is dry from step 4, go ahead and glue the pointy piece on the other end. Be sure the twist tie is the length you want and can be stored:

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    7. After the glue dries, screw the hood piece back on. To store the whips, just bend them over as many times as necessary:

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    And use the pivoting pieces to rotate them back into the arms:

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    I noticed on his left arm it took a little more patience to get the whip stored all the way due to a tab on the hood piece...


    And you're done, nice and easy! Let me know if you have any questions, thanks!
     

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  3. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

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    HELL YEAH
    i love rotf jolt
    my favorite rotf deluxe
    and your whip mod looks awesome
    cant wait to see it painted
     
  4. Huy WaH Woo

    Huy WaH Woo Bumble-HuY

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    Great work bro!
     
  5. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks! It'll probably be a while. I've got lots of TFs waiting to get painted :) 

    Thanks Tuan!!!

    EDIT: Adding original pics to this post...
     

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  6. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    4-19-13 update

    Spent about an hour painting Jolt last night. This guy's going to take several sessions to finish. I noticed a lot of detail in the pics of him I found, including some detail I still have to add to his car mode...
     

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    gorgeous
     
  8. Sydron Prime

    Sydron Prime Radbots Leader

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    s-weet ,wish i had one to try, but iv'e only got the dotm mold
     
  9. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks guys! If you can only have one, the DotM mold is the way to go IMO. It may not be screen accurate color, but I think it's a much better toy.
     
  10. savio-prime

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    Great work. I like this figure, and configure his back in the same way. I like what you have done.
     
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    Great job love the whips .
     
  12. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks guys!
     
  13. f-primusunicron

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    ok to be honest gorgeous was really the word i was trying to use but not enought for what i think
    that thins is just
    AWESOMEXPLENDIDTASTIC
    yeah i have the wings like that but not the feet, XD
    and yeah you have done an excelent job with this
     
  14. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Wow, thanks so much! I'm not even done yet, I hope I don't screw it up later on :D 
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    LED

    Added an LED to Jolt's torso :) 
     

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    good lord, that si beautiful
     
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    neat piece of mod, henry
     
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    This is coming along nice.
     
  19. the botmaster74

    the botmaster74 A Study in Scarlet

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    very impressive. i love how you put a led into his chest. much better then the cog that was in his chest originaly! and twisty ties as whips? GENIUS.
     
  20. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks guys! Actually, he still has the gears in there. I didn't have to take anything out of him, other than shaving off some flat plastic... Unless mine was a faulty one that was missing a piece... :) 
     

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