Minor/Repaint: Siege Optimus with POTP Trailer + Old combiner hand mod on POTP Combiners

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by EnderDovah, Nov 6, 2018.

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Did you find these mods/fan-modes useful, inspiring, or fun?

  1. Yes, it helps make use of spare figures/parts

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  2. Yes, i can use and/or mod these even more for posing/displaying

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  3. It's cool and all but i don't have the figures/parts

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  4. It's cool, but could use some work

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  5. Not really impressive or New

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  6. No, Vehicle/Combiner/Alt modes should never be displayed

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  7. No, I don't like or have the figures so these are useless.

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  8. Other (Comment Below)

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  1. EnderDovah

    EnderDovah Active Member

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    I just got my hand on Siege Optimus prime and Despite People already posting about Siege Optimus i though i would put mine up just to give people more ideas and options. First i would like to point out that the Axe he comes with can have the handle flipped and made to look like a awkward looking Guitar.
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    Next i went to my TF shelf and grabbed POTP Optimus, Ripped out Orion, converted it to trailer mode and plopped it on the back of truck mode.
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    Then i got even crazier and gave the trailer a "Anti-Everything" Tower mode witch is actually taller than POTP Optimus himself.....well almost.....i think. Any way it helps with city/fortress building and is a pocket/lego saving use if you just want Orion and already have ANY other Optimus (Minus Deluxe classic, nothing can save him, not even this.)
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    Also as a small tip for Combiner Enthusiasts you can use CW hands/feet instead of the POTP ones for the combiner hand after cutting the fingers free, while the POTP hands are great the CW ones have just a little more bulk and look ascetically pleasing. Yes you do need to cut them up a bit it is worth the cuts and scarred plastic. Some of you may already do that, or just don't like the CW hands or that mod and i can respect that. This is for those who don't care to bust up there figures a little.

    Here is a of the scale and the hand if you want a reference. Plus using Slug and Snarl as the legs for POTP Perfect Effect Volcanicus helps with pose-ability and looks nicer
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  2. EnderDovah

    EnderDovah Active Member

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    So quick Addition to this. If you do some very tiny carving you can remove the backpack of Optimus by the swivel joint. then unscrew the forearms, remove the extending headlight parts by their swivel, screw the forearms back together and you are done. Not only do you get a cleaner Optimus Prime in robot mode, but with some Styrene plastic wizardry you can get the G1 Truck cab! Witch i think is just amazing that i had just discovered this. Someone please make a tutorial on improving this mod. I Apologize in advance for the poor photo quality.
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    To do this just do what the photos below show.
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  3. King Glurch

    King Glurch Star Seeker Enthusiast

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    Alright, you have just made him 1000 times better. I am so getting him. :) 
     
  4. EnderDovah

    EnderDovah Active Member

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    Its not necessarily 1000 Times Better, but i have always wanted a G1 Optimus and could not afford MP-10, nor did Deluxe Classic look at all nice in truck mode. After figuring this out litterly minutes ago i could not stop smiling. I then figured it would be nice to share this discovery with the rest of the TF Community.
     
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  5. Vinjax01

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    Looks great! Question - can the "battle damage" be removed using isopropyl alcohol? I prefer my Primes with no silver spatter! :) 
     
  6. EnderDovah

    EnderDovah Active Member

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    I have yet to try and remove the paint, but i think baltmatrix said something about that in his review. I personally don't mind the silver paint, but i can see why its not liked. Though speaking of improving i might go back and try my hand at using Styrene plastic to make the truck mode look more G1 then look like i just tore off a bunch of pieces
     
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  7. Blackout32

    Blackout32 Anthrax - Persistence of Time

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    I'd say a great way to use older parts laying around not in use.
     
  8. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice mods. How does the truck look on top?
     
  9. C16

    C16 Space Nomad

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  10. Constructor

    Constructor Ghede 'er done!

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    Nice mod for Optimus! Though I've been doing the finger separating thing since Combiner Wars
     
  11. Metalwario64

    Metalwario64 City Commander

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    That still looks better than the classics deluxe Optimus' terrible truck mode. :lol 
     
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  12. EnderDovah

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    The top of the truck mode is pretty clean minus a small gap where the head flips out. But with some Styrene Plastic it can be cleaned up i'm just not sure how to do it.
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  13. King Glurch

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    Maybe it could just be a panel that would fit in-between there that would flip down onto his back.
     
  14. jimimus prime

    jimimus prime commander

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    I'm planning on cutting the light covers off the roof so it still covers the gap behind front windows and flips down for grill and bumper. Then trimming the rear wheel wells to show more of the wheels. Also want to make the stacks longer. Btw, the 3rd party trailer made for Hasbro Evasion Prime works well just need to make a connection.
     
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  15. Crim

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    Wow! Removing the stupid truck hat and side "guns" does everything to make me like this figure now!
     
  16. mbbreviews

    mbbreviews cybertonian mechanic

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    they did not need that top part for cybernetic sake
     
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