Minor/Repaint: ROTF Longaul canopy/bar mod

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  1. Deceptigtar

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    He can transform back now!!!

    Cant take full credit as I saw Tamo post the beginning of this so I took it a step further! It was in the ROTF Longhaul feedback thread.

    Real easy though....

    I just cut off the canopy at the shoulders and made the posts shorter and reattached them back on. You do need to do a little carving and shaving to get the fit right but it works.

    Also I cut off the posts on the wheel part that plug into the chest it alt. mode. Really no need for them as the weight of the vehicle keeps them in position and also helps that part lay more on the chest.

    This is probably the farthest you can get without drilling and adding holes and more pins for mobility, so cant wait to see what FR has in store as well as Tamo!!!

    Also, I cut his hands in half so he can move his fingers and add some motion to them. If you do this one side will come right off the pin, so a little superglue for friction and all good!
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    Awesome! Knew I'd see this soon enough. How are the wheels in altmode? Not effected?:thumbs2: 
     
  3. Deceptigtar

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    crap yeah they are, its soooooo close......
     
  4. Cody2003

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    looks like you could trim a little bit away from the chest/shoulder area right in front of the bars to allow it to swing more and peg in. Wouldn't be that noticeable.
     
  5. Deceptigtar

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    that part cant swing, the bars coming up from the shoulders are straight up only and attached in side the chest.

    the only thing i can think of is maybe make those bars coming off the shoulders shorter?
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Nice!
     
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    i much prefer my "uncutted" version, but if other like deceptigar's version it's really okay - but dangerous for the toy
     
  10. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Deceptigtar is definitely the most screen accurate. Maybe not the most practical, but most accurate.

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    all better.
     
  12. whiskeytango

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    Looks great. Does it affect transformation at all? Any vehicle pics?
     
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    nope it doesnt, just waiting for the glue to dry.
     
  14. whiskeytango

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    sooo... all you did was cut the posts down and glue it back on?
     
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    It's only more accurate if your focused on the wheels only. The cuts stop the back of of the truck bed from sticking up over his head as in the concept art. kinda a pick your poison type situation.
     
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    well i'd say the wheels are a much more prominent feature than the bed on the actual cgi model. Not to mention that this makes the whole wheel/canopy bar thing just look a lot better.
     
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    Alternate temporary mod:p 

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    I'm looking at a way to keep the shoulder bars but lower the whole backpack
     
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    wow, how did you do that? AWESOME
     
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    This guy is deff interesting and fun to mod, Tamo how did u get that bar all the way down?

    I've found the tires can be deceiving as the real longauls tires are thinner and wider where the toys are shorter and thicker. I mine you can move the tires in a lil more but it will raise the bar a bit but I was thinking if u painted it, it would help fill him in more and give a lil more bulk behind the head like in the art.
     
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    edits added.
     

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