Minor/Repaint: Transformers Prime Airachnid Mod - WIP

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Khaiern, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Khaiern

    Khaiern Active Member

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    Thank you very much for the kinds words and comments. I really appreciate them.

    Not that bad actually, taking out the arms did not hurt the alternate mode, she stays as a bike for now until I need more parts :eek: 

    I sucks at painting hence I'm still in dilemma whether to go for it.

    Part of the reason I used FE Arcee is because it can be easily found at retail here, and currently on sales :) 

    Yes, you guys are totally right about the arms being too long, I will try to reduce the length of both upper and lower arms.
    And other than the reason mentioned above, FE Arcee comes readily with double joint at the elbow, IMO making it easier to conceal in alternate mode.

    Thank you, I will try that should I can shorten the arms successfully.
     
  2. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Looks like she's holding her boobs up in alt mode. I don't have the figure so I don't know why she needed new arms.
     
  3. nicholsG1

    nicholsG1 Lord of Mini-Bots

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    Does airachnid have ball jointed shoulders, or did you have to do that yourself?
     
  4. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Easily available at your location?

    Methinks Singapore. FE Arcees and Cliffy's are like overstocked
     
  5. MovieGodOptimus

    MovieGodOptimus The Stand User

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    I'm wondering if it'll look better with PRID Arcee's arms
     
  6. Drsteam

    Drsteam Mech n Weapons Specialist

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    To bad i would I would have to Amputate a perfectly good FE Arcee's arms to make her look decent.... Major fail hasbro.
     
  7. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    You blame Hasbro, but the folks at Takara typically handle the engineering.

    While the folks at Hasbro may have requested things like the opening cockpit, it's really not the engineering team's best effort in realizing the final design.
     
  8. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I really like this mod. Very much indeed
     
  9. Khaiern

    Khaiern Active Member

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    Airachnid does come with ball joint shoulders.
    However for this mod I added another pair of joints for the arms.

    You are right my friend! Those 2 basically are all over the place now and sales are going on every where.

    TCracker's mod on Airachnid uses RID Arcee's arms, check it out, it is an awesome piece!
     
  10. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    I really like what you've done so far. Two things, I think if you reduced just the upper arm length, cut and reattached, it would solve the length, even though really, I think compared with a LOT of the other Prime figures (Wheeljack, Soundwave), long arms are NOT uncommon for the regular figures, so what if she has long arms, shes a freaking spider.

    Second, two ways to go for the panels. Either use modded RID Arcee's wings, or custom build from styrene. The latter actually would look smoother.

    Also, if FE Cliffjumpers are plentiful, you wouldn't happen to have a spare left leg? I have a FE Cliffy that's in dire need of a replacement leg courtesy of Hasbro's QC. PM me.
     
  11. LegoTFGuy

    LegoTFGuy Master Builder

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    Wow, the arms blend in surprising well in the alt. mode.
     
  12. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I actually really, really like this mod! The alt mode doesn't look bad at all! And I don't think the arms look too long on it. I just pulled the arms off my FE Arcee in anticipation of picking Airachnid up :p 
     
  13. TFPrimeReborn

    TFPrimeReborn Well-Known Member

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    Strangely I find the length of the arms appropriate, given her character.
     
  14. wasp819

    wasp819 L-I-V-I-N

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    Ohhhhhhhh
    I've got it,
    Why not use animated blackarachnia arms,
    Maybe bits of her legs too,
    She would also be well cheap on eBay,
    Better then using an fe arcee,

    Someone read this and do it,
    Think it could work.
     
  15. daelf1980

    daelf1980 Well-Known Member

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    i think the long arms makes her fit with the rest of the prime line and she looks much better. have you thought to make panels that connect onto the 5mm ports of the forearm? that way they are removeable and can maybe be handheld shield if you combine the two or individual shields.
     
  16. tigatron2002

    tigatron2002 Jess

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    this mod looks great, i might have to try it out if i can get a fe arcee
     

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