Minor/Repaint: Titanium Grimlock - balljointy goodness

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  1. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

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    Thanks to TRU clearance and some Skeleflex action, I finally have some balljoints to play with. I thought Titanium Grimlock was awesome aside from his crappy arm movement and swivel head. I figured I would fix that eventually...

    When opening him up, there's plenty of room to work with inside.
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    So I started with the foot from the Stegasaurus kit and trimmed it to fit inside.
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    All I really cut off was just the toes and the back heel and enlarged the original head hole on his torso
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    To reinforce it, I grabbed a left over piece from Primus' shoulder... I could have used a lego piece but this was lying around closer.
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    It may not be pretty...
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    but it works.
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    Unfortunately, the head is soft rubber/plastic and is hollow most of the way inside -- so I haven't found a screw long enough to mount the ball at the end yet.

    As for the arms, I had to shave down a mount and stuck it in there. I also had to trim down the area around the hole inside the assembly as well as enlarging the hole itself
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    The top of the arm is in the way when moving up, so I'd have to shave that down in order to give it back its full movement.
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    I just cut off the ball from one of the legs and drilled a hole in to screw a screw in. Once it was in, I cut off the screw head and screwed that into a hole I drilled into the original arm mounts on his torso. I figured I had to keep those because they hold the chest plate in place.

    For now, it seems to be pretty good -- I might need to trim more down to get it a better range of movement. It doesn't seem to be as expressive as I hoped so far. Your thoughts?
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  2. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    Very cool :thumbs2: 
    When I ever get around to get another Titanium Grimlock I wouldn't mind trying this as well.
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    awesome.
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Nice! Great job on illustrating to us how you did everything!
     

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