Minor/Repaint: Sideswipe simple balance fix

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  1. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    We all know that ROTF Sideswipe isn't the most posable character due to his rollerblade-feet thing. Here's a simple solution to make the figure much more balanced. (I'm sure I'm not the only who figured this out, though)

    Pro's: No mods required

    Con's: None. Yeah you transform his feet different, but you don't have to worry about movie-accuracy, since the movie-Sideswipe didn't have feet at all.

    Solution: Transform his heels into his toes, and then level it with the wheel. Voila, solid foot.
     

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  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Just spin it around the other way then? COol, actually looks more accurate!:thumbs2: 
     
  3. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Yeah, it looks better to, not like he's wearing our trademark wooden shoes.

    I never looked at the instructions and transformed him like this in the first place. I always wondered why people were nagging about his balance, 'till I saw a picture of a custom with the feet the 'proper' way, and I was like 'Oh..'.
     
  4. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    Funny enough, that's how I first transformered him until I discovered I was doing it wrong ^_^
     
  5. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    i'm getting a hint that you repainted yours. did i miss that thread?
     
  6. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Yeah, I just didn't post it, because I want to re-repaint his collar-area.
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That's how I transformed his feet when I first got him. His "toes" just look weird pointing outward. Pointing backwards looks better. Kind of like winged shoes like Hermes.
     
  8. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    This actually still works whichever way you transform him. Just keep his weight on his 'heelspurs'.
     
  9. oddacidtea

    oddacidtea Well-Known Member

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    That's How I've been doing it. Accurate and saved my sanity.
     
  10. Computron34

    Computron34 Butt + Hurt = TF Fans

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    I have as well. Oops.
     
  11. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Works great! However I lost my sanity ages ago!:thumbs2: 
     
  12. HAIL_KING_PRIME

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    I tell ya what!!! I have NEVER done it with the front corners as toe's! mine actually didnt transform that way without actually having to forcefully "click" it past a corner of the hinge joint as if it wasnt supposed to go that way! AND YES i found it also stants well the way you have it(and I) but whats with the glued up joint! i have customed mine and glued the front corners of the car back ON the body sections and while doing so have found the gled up joint NOT to have been a working joint anyway!?!?!?!?!??! its just like a design fault that they had to fix last second! BTW glueing the front corner on douse NOT change transformation and it also dousnt REALLY make him anymore SHELLformer! i also glues and choppes the door tops to now be one smooth top panel! AND glued the roof section to the rear glass BUT thats a longer story as i had to cut glue and reinforce !!!!

    I'l do a thread on my mods as soon as the paints done!
     

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