Customs: Scratch building Ion cannon for Classics Optimus Prime

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  1. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    Hey fellow KB's.

    I was wondering if anyone has attempted or thought out making a proper looking G1 ion cannon for classics Optimus?

    The first place I can think of starting would be using the G1 cannon it's self and building off it or casting it in the expanding mold solution and making it a bit bigger.

    Anyone else having any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    I had thought of creating one from scratch,but molding and casting the G1 cannon in Hydrospan is a pretty good idea.
     
  3. QmTablit

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    I... wouldn't know where to start for parts to make one. But surely, if someone does, let me know. Because I would make one in an instant.
     
  4. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    I did a price check on Hydrospan,for 3 quarts it's $69.99.

    I'd be willing to place and order and cast off some for Classics Prime,if there was an interest.
     
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    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Anyone got a size comparison of the pegs?
     
  7. RodimusDawg

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    After a bit of researching I think the best bet would be to get a G1 Optimus Prime cannon and work from there.

    The regular skinny version I think is well.....too skinny. So after stumbling through the net looking for G1 parts and accessories I came across the Bloated G1 ion cannon. Which I believe would be an ideal starting point for this.

    Here is a picture of the different two. Pic credit to Transrepro.com

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    Along with it being a bit beefier there isn't much of a gap present between the front and back section of the cannon. I hope that with a little bashing and cutting this could turn into what I have been looking for. I would also switch the trigger handle and the post's places.
     
  8. Hooper_X

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    It may be too late for you to find one, but I gave my Classics Prime a rifle from one of those oversized LOC knockoffs. I think it was a giant Cybertron Hot Shot, but damned if it didn't come with a just-the-right-size version of Prime's rifle. I think I had to sand down the grip a bit and putty in some holes where they used a cheap mold with cut-outs, but the finished product looks pretty good. I'd probably be willing to loan it to one of the repro parts guys as long as I got it back in one piece (or at the very least a good copy of it).
     
  9. Napjr

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    try to get either the oversized Robotmaster Convoy or the downsized MP Prime, both are voyager sized and they come with similiar Rifles based on the original figures
     
  10. returnofplex

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    There was a series of "dollar store" Optimus Prime KO's that came with an ion cannon that was very interesting. It had a peg on the back that fir perfectly into G1 Prime's hand, or another handle that with a little shaving fits perfectly into a classics voyager. Here's a couple of pics of the rifle being held by the peg and the shaved down handle.
    http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd11/returnofplex/opsidebysideturned.jpg

    http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd11/returnofplex/kolaserprimerepaintnetreadyforposti.jpg
     
  11. rpetras

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    I bought a dollar store KO prime for his gun & axe.

    I had to fill manufacturing holes on 1/2 the gun since it was a simple cheap piece, but it only ran me a buck for that, a decent prime head and an LED I can use.
     
  12. RodimusDawg

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    When and where did you guys pick these up? I would try a big lots but the nearest on is almost an hour away, and the chance of going and it being a bust isn't worth the gas even with today prices being low again.
     
  13. Superquad7

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    I picked up quite a few of them many months ago. Alas, they've came and went here, though.
     
  14. Optimist_Prime

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    What about casting MP/Anniversary Prime's gun in Hydroshrink and resculpt the handle to a peg like on Classic Prime's two weapons?

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  15. Overhaulimus

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    You could do that Optimist Prime,though at this point I think it is cheaper to get a G1 Rifle or a RM rifle.
     
  16. RodimusDawg

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    I will to look into this. I know the expanding and shrinking resin is pricey but maybe make more than one and sell them. But lowered prices for my radiconian pals of course.:thumbs2: 

    And this on the other hand is the route I wanna take but just finding one to begin with or even a KO one at a decent size is impossible to find.:cry 
     

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