Minor/Repaint: Small CliffJumper mods

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  1. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    I got my CiffJumper upgrade kid about a week ago, and I've been aching to get this guy done.
    He's a bad ass and one of my favs from the old G1 cartoon.

    The mods are pretty straightforward.
    I used alcohol/water and magic erasers to remove most of the paint apps.
    (DO NOT USE ALCOHOL ON ANY TRANSPARENT PARTS!!)
    I found this out the hard way with the first CliffJumper I tried to remove paint from.
    The windshield and lights literally crumbled in my hands.
    They are painted transparent plastic.
    I elbow greased the paint off of the lights on the second one.
    Bamboo chopsticks Sharpened to a point are great for getting into really tight spaces. There's something about them, that with enough friction, they actually remove paint, but don't scratch the plastic.
    I left the Silver paint apps on the cockpit area.
    The red paint would have gone with it should I have tried.
    Not that I can't paint, I just prefer not to.

    Some rather pedestrian panel lining.

    The small gun, surprisingly, fits inside the undercarriage.

    The trailer was the major mod here.
    I don't know what the piece is from that I used but it works well.
    The claw weapon and tripod like thing are kinda bonus modes. :) 

    Onto the pics.

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  2. shinobi77

    shinobi77 Fatbastard

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    Hey I like it, really fits with the character and the whole bit. Good job man!!!
     
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    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    finally something to do with that crappy trailer / jetski thingy
     
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    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    Looks great man but you should really paint the roof.
     
  5. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    I have some Tamiya paints on order, so I think I just might.
    I hear that the italian red, is almost a spot on match for ol' CliffJumper's color.
    Can anyone confirm this, or suggest something else.
     
  6. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    ^ If anyone can help us out,that would be great because I really want to paint the roof of my Cliffjumper too!

    Oh and is this that Beelzeboss Devil Horns kit? If so what did you think of quaitly wise?
     
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    Yeah, it's the DHK.
    If you PULL on those chops of his, they will break.
    The socket is completely solid though.
    The guns are hollow so it makes them feel cheap, but they are not.
    It's definitely worth it to get these if you wanna mod your ol' Cliffy.
    I wouldn't suggest it otherwise.
     

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