ROTF : Rampage Easy Elbow tutorial

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Over on another thread, Boggs mentioned the lack of articulation in Rampages arms. I had to grab mine and check. Whoa! that sucks!

    5 minutes later, I bring you one of the easiest mods to add elbows to this guy.

    3 basic tools needed; screwdriver, x-acto knift, disposable lighter.

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  2. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That is awesome! I was looking at that spot too but didn't think I could do anything about it. The more I play with this figure the more I love it.


    ...fire indeed hot.
     
  3. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Exactly what I did! I used my jeweler's saw, the hot knife trick is cool! I'm working also on a "bipedal" leg mod on mine, not screen accurate but more inline with my concept. Great job F_R, and good of you to share!:thumbs2: 
     
  4. Deceptigtar

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    nice very nice!!!! doing this as soon as i can!!!

    thanks for the tutorial.
     
  5. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Awsome!
    Thanks FR!
    finally Rampage has movment in his arms!!! :D 
    Now how do you do the Sideswipe Mode that involves the springs?
     
  6. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    i just took him apart at the waist to get at his waist spring, i removed it and the legs seperate by a peg, i did the exacto knife and heat method and cut part of the peg of so now each of his legs can move individually instead of both moving at the same time when ever you would move one. just need to add some super glue or something to tighten up the leg on the left.

    i can add pics later but with this and the elbow thing will make him much more poseable.
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Question. Do you think that will weaken the screw since it wasn't meant to be a joint?
     
  8. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    it's possible...another solution would be using a tack nail as a flat headed pin. drop some glue into the orange part, just a touch where the nail reaches into the hole, then put the arm back together and put the pin/nail in.
     
  9. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    nice mod f-r, Im gonna look into this tomorrow when I have the spare time.
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yes, add photos and we can resource this thread as a tutorial article.
     
  11. MoeSizzlac

    MoeSizzlac Newb Customizer

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    Thanks F_R. I was disappointed at his arms at first (especially for a deluxe).
     
  12. Auceps Prime

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    This elbow mod rocks!
    But it's looks like you stole my blue-prints on this mod because this the same mod I was talking about on monday when you start your other thread:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...055-definitive-rotf-reference-pic-thread.html

    Except for using the hot knife method it's the samething I did.

    And also this leg mod method works realy well to. After adding super glue to the pegs to tighten up the legs.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Aside from posting your intentions, where is your actual "blueprints" to your modification(s)?

    I don't think that's a "blueprint", per se. If you have wip photos or something more, I think we'd all enjoy seeing what you've done :) 
     
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    Read this thread, went and did it. Simple and effective tutorial--great find! I love the way Rampage looks now. I was drawn to this figure anyway, but this little bit of added articulation really sells him. :) 
     
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    Thanks for sharing!

    iDD
     
  16. baggzey23

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    might try this now
     
  17. Goaliebot

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    Thanks for the awesome tutorial F_R! I am tempted to do this elbow mod but am considering trying to create an elbow down further at the gear area instead. Or maybe I'll try both? Super articulated arms!
     
  18. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Thanks dude! now i can do a stopmotion reenacting the fight scene in Egypt! but i went a different route with cutting. Used a strong pair of scissors. That could be a substitute for people who don't like being close to fire while holding a blade
     
  19. Janeails22x

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    This mod does not affect the alt mode, does it? Does the arm try to "fold up" while the tread is stretched over it?
     
  20. frenzyrumble

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    nope. it keeps the arm the exact same length.
     

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