Minor/Repaint: Transformers Prime Deluxe Ratchet Ankle mod.

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  1. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    A minor mod that improved his poseability for me, Removal of the white front fender flare, followed by minor filing to smooth out roughness at the cuts.

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    With one drawback that might not make it worth while.
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    I think it's an even trade off as I plan on getting him repainted completely to TARDIS blue, black and yellow or white, particularly helped by a few minor flaws in factory deco.


    First mod I wanted to show off in case someone might want a tiny bit more articulation in his feet, sorry if it's not that good, apologies for lighting conditions and camera quality, if you need better pic, ask me, and i'll take some..







    This mod is well worth doing as well. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/635296-improving-tfp-ratchet-s-head-movement.html
     

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    What did you do?
     
  3. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    I snipped the white fender bit off his feet, and then removed more fender due to 3/4 of a fender flare looking worse than what I settled on, the scuffs in the red are factory flaws. :eek: 
     
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    Step by step Pics of this mod would be useful.
     
  5. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    Reference pics added to First post, does that help?
     
  6. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    Let me know if you try it on yours, or find it helpful.
     
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    Nice, thanks. :)  Might not do it on my Ratchet, but I will do it to the one that gets converted with WheelJack's custom Swerve parts...
     
  8. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    added a link to a mod of similar usefulness.
     
  9. simonatmac

    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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    Okay, guys, so what Ellamin did was this:
    He cut off the part of the fender that´s molded on Ratchet´s feet:
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    Then just glued together the piece to the fender in car mode gives Ratchet a better look.
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  10. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    Fairly much, I also sanded away the rest of the front fenders, my fenders weren't needed as I plan on a total repaint for him that will change his look a bit, making the exposed tires look better.


    thanks for the better pics though.
     
  11. Ellamin

    Ellamin Heroes protect Freedom! not safety! BAKA!!

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    my version of this mod would probably work alright on the BH retool of the figure, if one of you try it on that version, let me know how it works out.
     

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