Studio Series Leader Grimlock

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Thatotherguy, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. gbm

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    yeah, for sure.

    I tried to give bot mode more head articulation as well by dremeling off some of the plastic on the back/bottom of his head.....looked like it was preventing it from looking up. I couldn't manage to make any difference in the uptilt, so I just stopped before I ruined it.

    In the end I figured, when would Grimlock have to look up anyway? lol
     
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  2. Yaujta

    Yaujta Chill dad. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, the bot mode head articulation is decent, and can get a good range of motion. I am just disappointed in the dino head in that it has a static position that looks weird in anything other than the default pose.
     
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    right, and oddly enough, if you tab the front uppercut arm correctly, it actually kills the only rotation you can get from the upper part of the dino.
     
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    Yeah he isn't a good figure, and I think prime would look cool with grimlock, now to find him lol. I was too busy deliberating I missed the stock on amazon.

    EDIT: Nevermind, stock just came back up and I bought him. Stoked!
     
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    The articulation in Scorn’s spinosaurus mode is one of the reasons why it’s such a good toy. Wish it could have been accomplished here as well with the head and tail but I guess they’d have to completely redesign the figure for that. I guess I’ll be happy with what we got.
     
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    Yeah, having good articulation in both modes would be ideal, but given the choice I think Bot mode was the way to go.
     
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    Think I got a copy that may be missing a ratchet joint in the knee, or else it is really, really weak. Haven't been able to take the legs apart as I have had vertigo since I got the figure, but hoping it is just something mis-assembled and not missing inside the knee. Otherwise, great representation of the character, even if it isn't the greatest movie design IMO.
     
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    Sorry if this had been posted earlier in the thread.

    I got my hands on this guy yesterday but am wondering if mine might have an issue or not. Both shoulder hinges (area where shoulder pad transfers to torso and that allows the top half of his Dinosaur mode to do crazy 360 spins) have strong ratchet joints and I have no issues holding a pose, but I have noticed that his left shoulder hinge joint is a tiny bit looser/flimsier than his right one. Has anyone noticed this on their copies of this figure or are each of yours about the same firmness?
     
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    Just got this guy. Anyone try doing some additional dry brushing? Wondering what colour would match what is already there?
     
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    I used Tamiya blue and green, (Flat) on top of a layer of Gun Metal. (Also flat)
     
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    In the films he was barely in bot mode at all. I think the dino mode should have definitely received preferential treatment instead.
     
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    If that's what you'd prefer, I'm not gonna' argue with you. I prefer to display my figures in bot mode. This is a pretty badass design. He didn't have a major role in the films either way.
     
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    Just got this figure a couple days ago and wow! The robot mode is just beautiful. The dry brushing, the color, the detail, and sculpting just destroys its predecessors. Dino mode isnt bad, definitely better than the leader class, but I like the voyagers dino mode a bit more.

    If I had to rate this figure out of 10, it would be an easy 8.Im just very impressed with how this figure looks. It just goes to show that if Hasbro has more time with designs, they will get it right.
     
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    Did you repaint the whole figure with a base gunmetal? Also did you mix the blue and green? Any photos?
     
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    Quite literally did the entire process in under 5 mins.

    Just stroked a bit of gun metal as a base, allowed it to go on streaky and wherever. Then poured some blue and green on a plate, dipped my brush into both, then blotted it heavily on a paper towel, and with whatever was left just randomly applied a few brush strokes:

    All these areas were the flat unpainted gray, it's now this:
    (some areas show the blue/green better than others, and depending on the light too...but it's there!)

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    Looks great!
     
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    D6971444-0F6C-43E2-88DB-F782E5376621.jpeg 8DF54D68-2B76-4021-BA7E-B2FAB31B3B70.jpeg I went a little more extreme on mine , what you said was right , adding blue into the blend helped
     
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    WOW awesome guys! thanks!
     
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    dry brushing was easy , getting that hue of green took awhile lol trial and error
     
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