TUTORIAL: Animated Swoop's Flaming mace!

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Want to make that plain old mace:

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    Do something like this?

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    It's easy! First just unscrew the weapon and pull the halves apart. You'll want to trim off the tabs on the very bottom that hold the clear orange piece in place:

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    You can also trim some material away from the base of the screw posts to get a little extra size from the flames. Be careful not to cut TOO deep into the screw cavity itself, but you don't have to worry too much about being pretty, since it's all interior.

    Next, take the flat part of the orange bit:

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    You'll want to trim a bit off of the side tabs and remove a lot from the top to allow it to slide up. You'll also want to angle it more on the sides, so it doesn't get stuck on the inner curvature of the mace. When you're done it should look like this:

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    Now go to the flame side:

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    What you want to do here is cut down to the thicker bits at the bottom of the piece so there are grooves for the screwposts to slide in. It should look something like this when you've got it done:

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    Remember to test fit throughout the entire process as you're cutting. It makes a WORLD of difference when you're done, and helps prevent mistakes. It's the equivalent of saving in an RPG. DON'T LOSE ALL YOUR PROGRESS BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR WORK!

    Once it's done, you should have something like this:

    YouTube - Animated Swoop Update: Flaming Mace Mod!!

    It's not an earth-shattering difference, but it's still pretty cool.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. Vampyr

    Vampyr Shockwave loyalist

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    thanks!
     
  3. jtuarus

    jtuarus Prowls circutsu master TFW2005 Supporter

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    awsome peaugh when did u get him and was it from heero. nice mod too im definetly painting and modding mine.
     
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    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    Good job.
     
  5. Joe1

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    awesome job man
     
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    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thats an awesome job Peaguh. I am doing that when mine arrives I hope today.
     
  7. unicronsupreme

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    That's pretty sweet. I'm definitely going to do this as well as paint it. It looks to me like the flames were designed to pop out of the sides of the mace from the way they were shaped. It's a shame that there's not a simple mod to get that done.
     
  8. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Possibly. Unless we can get someone from Hasbro to answer that question, I guess we'll never know.
     
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    interesting, thx for sharing :thumb 
     
  10. Soundout

    Soundout Lost in G1

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    Cool.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    this does not go here. This goes in Radicons. Please repost it there (I'll even clean it up and place it in the tutorials section)
     
  12. kenm2474

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    Modded. Thanx Peaugh.
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    Aww, the pictures are gone...
     
  14. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    I saw a how to on how to make the mace flames pop out further than this. Anyone have a link to it? I have searched in the radicons but couldnt find it.
     
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    I'm so doing this to my swoop mace tonight!
     
  17. Matt Booker

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    Zombie thread, eh?

    *loads shotgun with longer flamed mace mod and fires*

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    Compare that to the picture a few posts up. Peaugh's mod works, but it doesn't let the flames pop out much. My mod's a bit more complex, but it's very worth it.

    MattBooker.info Blog Archive S.O.S. Dinobot! Part 1

    Hope that helps.

    ~Matt Booker
     
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    Yeah I suppose it is a zombie thread, but I found out about it by searching the forums after seeing a video (going through peaugh's animated reviews), so I was hoping to get some updated links to the pics or whatever..

    Plus posting in it subscribes me to it making it easier to me to find when I get home from work. :) 
     
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    Mainly I just wanted to use the shotgun reference.:lol 

    ~Matt Booker
     
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