Minor/Repaint: Tlk Hot Rod wip

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  1. Razorquake

    Razorquake Well-Known Member

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    Like many others, I was disappointed with tlk Hot Rod, his lack of screen accuracy really put a downer on a great figure.
    So, I decided to alter him. Originally tried to keep him transformable, but as the work went on it wasn't possible. 20171009_181231.jpg I'd already modded his feet using he rotf red bumblebee repaint, a figure i would wind up using alot of. The colour was almost a match for hot rods red, here with everything that was going back on. 20171009_184625.jpg Gave him a ball jointed waist using lego. 20171009_192641.jpg Used the hip panels from the bee recolour to cover the wheels which I moved from his arms to his calves. 20171009_172439.jpg 20171009_203245.jpg here he just needs the chest, shoulders and hands attaching, before a small repaint to the silver and orange.
    The new waist makes him slightly taller, which helps the gorilla arms.
    The shoulder pads now fit into the wheel wells, making him a lot sleeker. More pics as the work goes on.
     
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  2. smiller0570

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    Ok this is looking very cool! Will be borrowing the bumblebee foot mod once I FIND a Hot Rod!! Keep it up
     
  3. Mizzinno

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    Went ahead and fixed that for you.

    I have a junker Cliffjumper, so I too will be borrowing that.
     
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    Neon Prime Stand for something or fall for everything

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    That's pretty sweet! I've been thinking of modding the feet on mine. Do you know if he'll still transform if I do?
     
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    Looking great! Can't wait to see the final!
     
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    WOW ! Is that going to be transformable ?
     
  8. Razorquake

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    20171010_160257.jpg couple of quick ones, here with a regular hot rod. The shoulders and chest aren't attached yet, both still need work. 20171010_160450.jpg ...and another showing his new 'dynamicness';) 
     
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    Nah
     
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    Holy shit :jawdrop
     
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    wow just wow !
     
  12. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 MPM-5, take MPM-3 down a peg or 2.

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    Great DMK Razorquake! Sorry to temporarily hijack your thread, but I was wondering if you could please help me and a few fellow members out

    I've been seething with envy ever since tons of these customs started popping out.
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    It's essentially TLK DLX Hot Rod, with his chest reworked to be screen accurate and still transformable. You have been the only person thus far I've seen who has done a public dissection of Hot Rod so I was hoping you could shed insight on his engineering. Could you please comment on what parts you had to remove to get the car bits off his chest, and speculate on what methods these customizers may be using to achieve this slanted look meanwhile retaining transformation? Thank you very much!
     
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    I'll try... 20171010_202443.jpg see those circles on his abdomen? The car bonnet/hood sections are connected by thick pins that go through them, allowing them to slant inward in robot mode.
    I heated the pins to push them out but BE CAREFUL - don't try pushing the pins themselves out or they'll go straight through the hood sections. Heat the pins then pull the hood parts themselves to separate them.
    As for getting them to still transform, I'm assuming they're using a double hinge similar to dotm bumblebees thigh armour, but I'm just guessing. All the customisers I've seen pull it off don't speak English, so...
     
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    20171012_170416.jpg 20171012_170611.jpg 20171012_170933.jpg 20171012_170640.jpg more pics. Almost ready to paint, just needs a few places tidying up. I'm not 100% on the shoulder vents, probably gonna change them.
     
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    Bro!....BRO!!!! So far this is the BEST CUSTOM OF HOT ROD I SEEN TO DATE! This custom i actually seen on youtube, but yours....WOW
     

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    Pretty much finished him off, amazed at how much the orange made him pop. Even less sold on the vents, now... 20171013_173332.jpg 20171013_173301.jpg 20171013_173233.jpg 20171013_173215.jpg 20171013_173139.jpg "ha!" 20171013_173109.jpg "so what if you can transform"? 20171013_171257.jpg 20171013_171327.jpg those vents have gotta go...
     
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    Fixed that for ya ;) 
     
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    Very nice! I plan on doing something similar after I find the darn guy
     
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