Customs: Switching BT Prowl's lower legs.

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  1. Detour

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    I just got a BT blue Prowl today for a custom (not Nightbeat, believe it or not), and I want to switch his lower legs around for the extra articulation (and because it fits the character I'm making better).
    Problem is I have a knack for screwing up stuff on my first try and Prowl's too expensive to screw up on... So I'm curious if anyone might have a photo guide or just thorough step-by-step instructions on how to switch his lower legs.
    Anyone wanna help?
     
  2. Chaos Convoy

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    There's not really anything to it. You unscrew the screws, separate the halves of the lower legs and swap it to the other side. It's just the lower legs, though. Not the whole leg.
     
  3. Detour

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    Thanks, it worked, although now his right "lower knee" is floppy. :( 
     
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    If you take him apart again and use a little clear nail polish on the shaft of the knee, then once it's nice and dry, reassemble. Should get rid of most of the looseness.
     
  5. Detour

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    Thanks, I'll try that.
     
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    As an idea, if you have a dremmel tool, cut the folding panels down so that the cut spot lines up with the lower part of his upper legs. I did this to both my BT Prowl, BT Nightbeat, and ALT Camshaft. It essentially allows the swinging joint which folds the legs up to become his true knees and will allow for MUCH more dramtic poses.

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  7. Detour

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    Heh. Well if I do that right now my custom won't be able to stand up because of his floppy right knee, so I'll wait to get THAT fixed before I move on to any further mods of the legs.
     

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