Minor/Repaint: Super simple DOTM Barricade leg mod!

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  1. LegoTFGuy

    LegoTFGuy Master Builder

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    Got a DOTM Bariicade today. Other than his stubbiness (is that even a word?) the first thing I noticed were his massive- uh, thighs? (The back of his upper leg, dunno if that's TECHNICALLY still the thighs, but whatever.)

    Anyway, I was fiddling with it, and realized that the transformation joint that connected the car backs to the legs weren't pins, so the could pop out, giving you a MUCH nicer looking Barricade (from the back or side, at least). For vehicle mode, simply reattach them.

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    Doing this will leave you with these two leftover pieces.

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    What you do with these is up to you. Here's a nifty way to add them to his back:

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    it's pretty delicate, so it may be more for display. To achieve this, simply insert the tab circled here:

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    ...into the space here (on the shoulder) and push into place. (If you position it just right, the little pegs on the side of the tab will correspond with a teeeeeny little square hole in the gray piece, helping it to lock in better.)

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    Another option is to use the little joint pieces on the 'leftovers' to 'clip' it around somewhere, such as the top of the shoulder, over the wheel/Mechtech port (sorry for the blurry pic):

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    And you end up with something like this:

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    This is really neat: You can use said joints as handles and, due to his articulated fingers, give him some boxing-glove like hand weapons.

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    Shot of the inside:

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    Or, if you want to add the mass to his calves, they'll 'clip' over his lower legs quite nicely (although doing so will hinder knee articulation):

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    Back view:

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    Here's where the joint will 'cling':

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    Or, the obvious thing to do is leave them off and blame it all on subspace.

    Try it out; if you find any other good configuration, feel free to post pics!


    Edit: After sone more fiddling, I figured out you CAN attach them to his shoulders by the pegs that hold his vehicle mode together, however, this is very loose and looks kinda wierd. A kitbasher could proooobably get it to hinge so it looks good, though.
     

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  2. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Lots of good options! Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Hoptimus

    Hoptimus How I roll.

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    Having those parts clipped on his legs looks a lot like HA Barricade, very cool. There's another Barricade mod that helps the stubbiness a bit, prob in the Radicons section.
     
  4. 2ndSndWve

    2ndSndWve Hen... Shin!

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    gah! stop making me want DOTM Barricade!
     
  5. BLK-OUT 4500X

    BLK-OUT 4500X Well-Known Member

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    cool mods man .
     
  6. sideswipe88

    sideswipe88 Stig's Asian Cousin

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    Damn, I just left him at walmart the other day, Now you put me over the line...
     
  7. Rayzilla Prime

    Rayzilla Prime I RIP ALL MY RAZE!

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    These. The bulkiness on the legs is why I'm a bit iffy on purchasing him, but now I kinda want him.
     
  8. Ultrawave

    Ultrawave Hey look, I have a title

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    The last configuration, with the pieces on the back of his shins/calves or whatever that part of his legs is called, is actually movie accurate. You can see the brake lights there on his legs when he's walking up to shoot Que.

    Now I have to set up my Barricade on display like this.
     
  9. Timesynch

    Timesynch Go For Broke! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice mods, super simple and offer a lot of options! I've been using the following mistransformation: simply turn his waist 180 degrees (his unpainted white butt becomes his new crotch XD), turn his legs around to face forward, and swap his feet (since they're poppable hinge joints); his arms I have the doors flipped up (and swapped so the "POLICE" markings are right side up when looking at him, but this is optional) and the wheels angled so they form more stable "clipped-in" shoulders.

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    He looks much more proportional and badass this way, I think. Granted it's not movie accurate, but he's not so stomach-less and stumpy now plus the trunk/spoiler pieces sit on the inside of his thighs for a slimmer look (rather than the outside which give him the impression of wearing huge board shorts, lol).

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    And here's a clearer pic of my mistranformation mods with Solrac333's custom "stealth black" repaint of Barricade (next to his Human Alliance self in alt mode).

    I really do like the trunk/spoiler pieces on top of his shoulder wheels, along with the pieces clipped on his calves; either would make for a more movie accurate Barry. Definitely going to try both on my figure and see which I like best! Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. LegoTFGuy

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    HASBRO now owes me for helping them sell Barricades. :) 

    Woah, I didn't know that! Sweet!

    Neat! I'll have to try the backwards legs on mine sometime.
     
  11. Moy

    Moy Constructicons!

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    wow!
     
  12. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Another cool mod someone posted in the Barricade feedback thread is to loosen the screws behind the two front, lower lights a little bit. Then you're able to twist them a little for robot mode, making him a little more movie accurate...
     
  13. shiftshock

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    you just made my dotm barry 100% better. thank you good sir.
     
  14. TFXProtector

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    Hate to bump this, but it worked. The pieces on the backs of his legs works the best.
     

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