Minor/Repaint: TR Octone: Kibble Reduction Mods

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  1. Agamus

    Agamus Not an Iguana

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    First thing I did when I brought this guy home was trim the ugly flaps out from under his chest panel:
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    The tabs underneath it were keeping it from sitting flush too, so I snipped them off as well:
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    The right leg panel is kept from collapsing all the way flat by the transformation slot (the tab on the left leg doesn't), so I trimmed the corner of it off:
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    and now his legs are (mostly) symmetrical:
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    Now here's my favorite part. People complain about the jet mode kibble, as it's obviously halves of a truck cab:
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    but if you cut a small notch into the inner left ankle:
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    and rotate the forearms 180 degrees:
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    the arms sit snugly against the fuselage, becoming relatively convincing turbines!
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  2. Lady Slipstream

    Lady Slipstream Has a cute hat.

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    While quite simple of a mod, the jet mode one is great!
     
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  3. MarinerPrime

    MarinerPrime Well-Known Member

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    I love stock mods like this.
     
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  4. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Excellent work!
     
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  5. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Nice! These are some of those "Why didn't Hasbro make it this way?" mods.
     
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  6. Shepard Prime

    Shepard Prime autobot

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    This is some high-level sorcery at work here. Great job! Love how natural a mod these are.
     
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  7. pilotmaster70

    pilotmaster70 Space Nerd

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    Dude! That's awesome! totally doing this to my Octone once I get him
     
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  8. Fuhzimota

    Fuhzimota Well-Known Member

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    nice work! I think I may do the same for my Optimus to reduce the plane kibble... Great idea!
     
  9. Prime Noble

    Prime Noble Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done. My issue with the mold is the Titanmaster not being able to sit in either the truck cab or the cockpit.
     

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