Minor/Repaint: tutorial: articulating cyberverse ultra shockwave's cannon arm!

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  1. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    love ultra class cyberverse shockwave but hate the lack of articulation in his left arm? there's a fix for that! it's pretty simple, all you need is an exacto knife and the figure itself.


    PLEASE NOTE!!! this mod requires cutting and precision so PLEASE be careful if you are going to attempt this mod.


    all you need to do is simply cut along where the natural bend for shockwave's arm would be below the pin, once you've done so you should be able to go from this:

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    to this!

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    looks pretty good too!

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    here is a more up-close-and-personal example of where you will need to cut, once you have the base cut shockwave's arm will be articulated:

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    however, given it was molded without a bend some excess plastic will need to be filed/cut away so you don't stress the pin that holds the arm together over time, so once you've made your cut what i recommend is bending the arm back with the new elbow facing you so you can see what you're working with, then just file/cut any excess plastic as needed until you get a bend you feel happy with and won't break the figure!

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    enjoy fellas!



    (P.S: this mod in no way effects shockwave's transformation, hence why i lack any alt mode pics in this post)
     
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  2. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Nice. Dont have the figure but If im gifted one later ill be doing this.
     
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  3. macdougs

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    I just did this exact same thing on Monday and it works great. I was kind of regretting the purchase but now I'm quite happy with him. I also added a hose using a flexible LEGO tube that I drilled and glued into his backpack and gun arm.
     
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  4. dCon

    dCon mecha-former

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    Sweet thats why i love the fandom! Good idea ill definitely be doing this. Thanks for sharing broh!
     
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  5. Digger

    Digger ごはん は おかず

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    I knew this figure had potential. You’ve certainly proved my thoughts. I’ll have to find this guy on discount so it’s truly worth it.
     
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    The cutting looks horrifying, but he end results are so awesome. Well done!
     
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  7. macdougs

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    Actually it's not too bad, though I did use a hobby saw (just a different blade for a hobby knife) which let me make a slow and precise cut. The only thing stopping me from recommending this to others is that I'm not sure how the friction of the pin will hold up over time or whether the tightness will vary from case to case.
     
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