Heavy/Scratch: Turorial: Hip/Stomach-Fix-Mod for DOTM Voyager Ironhide

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  1. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    2 Days ago I got my DOTM Ironhide. I was so exited about him sinc ei Saw the first Pics that I said to myself: This will be the Best Movie Ironhide till yet - but I was wrong!

    The Figure himself is Amazing, But his Hip/Stomach has a very annoying issue: It pops out permantly! I was so angry that I fired a junker Movie Blackout against a Wall! So much frustrating! Posing without popping out his Stocmach part: Impossible!

    So I decided to use my Dremel and 10 Minutes of Work (You'll need less than 5 Minutes!) to make his:

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    Into This:

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    There are mostly only 4 Steps to do:

    1. Cut the Black Chestpiece right Behind this piece:

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    If neccesary yet, drill this hole (be patient, i you cut to much, it will get weak and could be broken!)

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    2. Right under the Hood there are 2 small grey hinges which can be moved, they are very tough, but its okay! When you look in front of Ironhide, start with the Left one. Push the Grey Hinge to the Right and carve it out (No need to do this on the Right hinge, it perfect there!):

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    3. When you're done, push the Grey hinges to the inner Side of the Hood:

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    4. Put all together and now the final part: Push the Stomach-Pin into his Chest!

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    This is it! You're done! No Pop-Out anymore! Transformation and Altmode are untouched! Transformatio is only extended with this!

    What do you think? No it's an really Awesome toy! In my notes he jumped from an E to a B! I Love it!

    I think it's amazing and so easy! Hope Hasbro did this with the final version, so the Kids could play ith this Awesome Guy!

    Now i've to clean up the Cutparts ^^

    Pleasse leave comments and critics!

    And sorry for my bad english, i explained it as good as i can! :) 
     

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  2. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    W00T! Our first DotM Tutorial! :) 
     
  3. Sabrina_Ng

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    You fired a blackout into the wall out of frustration????! So funny! Blackout must be wondering why me??!
    Okie. Jokes aside. Thanks for the tutorial. But i'm trying to 'spot the difference' with the 2 diff pics. Which part has changed? Again, awesome effort on the tutorial.
     
  4. ThinkTank Customs

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    Hallo Sabrina, it was a Junker Blackout (No Head, Arms, legs)

    Look at The chest please, you'll See that The Parts are Not so Close to His stomach And cannot Spring out of their place
     
  5. Ironkorr

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    Wow this will be helpful, thanks man. And good job! This does look like an awesome Iron Hide.
     
  6. rmac-69

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    Hopefully we won't have to go to the trouble. But if we do we know were to come for help. Thanks man! :thumbs2: 
     
  7. ThinkTank Customs

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    hello mates,

    i talked with nearly 20 people which are having this toy. (some of the incl package)

    and all of them (except one (username: -user deleted-) have this stomach-issues on this figure.

    So i must say: mostly all of you had to do this if you wanna play with it :( 
     
  8. Superquad7

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    Yep, it's definitely an issue with mine. I haven't done the mod to mine, as I'm still trying to weigh in my feelings about the toy itself. The good thing is that you've posted this tutorial, and it's been resourced for everyone who wants to do it :) 
     
  9. f-primusunicron

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    wow really nice, but still wondering how abot shoulder movement?
    i mean, it looks like he only can move his forearms, and nothing more
    anyway great mod, when i get ironhide ill try this
     
  10. ThinkTank Customs

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    The arms are well articulated
     
  11. Toby

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    Really a useful mod, I just saw this. I'll do with mine too. Thanks LimeWire!
     
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    This is great. I'll try it out on mine. :bowdown: 
     
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    So glad this got bumped up, goin to try it right now!
     
  14. KnightHawkke

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    Ok, spotted it, had to look twice, but if I do get one I will be sure to look back here!
     
  15. Rattrap

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    Just finished this mod. Its a PAIN without a good dremel. Mines battery sucks, so I could barely use it, and had to use a razor. It sucked, because the places you have to cut are in such awkward angels that its hard to cut them with a knife. But alas, I got it done. It works great! My one problem is the gap in his chest, but I have a mod for his bumper that I plan on doing that should help with that a bit.
     
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    axl6533 Anarchy Is Your Freedom

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    srry to say this but i cant make heads or tails on pic 1 and 3
     
  17. ThinkTank Customs

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    Thx guys :) 

    Uh? Dunno what you want to say, sorry :-(
     
  18. Rattrap

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    Yeah, took me a while to figure it out, but once I did, it worked great!
     
  19. Superquad7

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    Is there something about those photos that can be clarified with a little more explanation?
     
  20. ThinkTank Customs

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    if you want i could take new pics, maybe this will help?

    do you need other ankles?

    please tell me and i'll see what i can do for you!
     

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