Minor/Repaint: Universe Prowl modifications.(Complete!)

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  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Here I have IDW'ed my Classics Prowl. I initially did not like this fig and still don't hold it too high in regards, but I'm proud of my mods I've done here.

    First, I removed the neck stub. It does not sit completely flush but it sits much lower. But hey, at least he's not a Giraffe anymore! (Disclaimer: I like Giraffes)

    I repainted the headlights to look more like the IDW Prowl's Nissan 350 alternate form.

    The biggest mod was removing the headlight/bumper part from the hinged fender. The fenders are now more descreet behind the doors and the chest is full and not chopped up looking. He transforms fine and does not need to be disassembled for conversion. He is flush in vehicle mode, I just took the pics without making sure he was properly lined up.:eek: 

    I still have paint touch-ups to do, but I am saving them for tomorrow.
     

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  2. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    Nice mod and well done!
    Can't wait to get my hands on those new universe
     
  3. onesock

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    Looks good, but you may want to touch up the white paint on the clear plastic part of his bumper.
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Thanks! I deffinately recommend picking up Sunstreaker first. Octankor is great, too, but I haven't found him yet.

    Deffinately. As I said, I have a few touchups left.

    The white paint does not photograph well. I hate the way the brush marks so up but there is a way to make them go away. I will never match it perfectly, but I can match it to the white factory paint on the fig which makes it look a little more "official".

    As far as touchups go, I've added black to "seal" the gaps. and remove the little white line at the bottom. I've also painted the thighs and gun silver. (a silver that very nicely matches the face and hip "lights")

    Imay mod the shoulders as well. They're double hindged for transformation, but the actual should joint stops at 90 degrees. I'll have to disassemble for that but I'm not sure I'd want to.
     
  5. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Nice job on this one, bro! I just did the exact same mod last night on an extra Prowl that I picked up (I hacked the front fender and kept it attached to the front of the car and hood).
     
  6. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    looking good so far man.
     
  7. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    OMG! I was planning on doing this exact same thing with my Prowl! We're on the same wavelength dude!

    I'm glad someone beat me to it, so I can see how it works before I start chopping up my Prowl! :) 

    I was wondering if you can give us a couple more pics of the robot mode. The up-close torso shot makes it a bit hard to judge how the new chest proportions look with the whole body.

    zmog
     
  8. plastic surgery

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    Great minds think alike:D . I did a nearly identical mod to my prowl. It has a more G-1 ish feel to it. Keep up the good work.
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

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    Don't worry, I plan on posting plenty more pics as I've started and finished most of the touchups. I just have to do stuff like second coats and whatnot on the thighs and finishe painting the black gaps.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

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    Edited first post with slightly out of date but more up to date pic.

    Modifications I've made since:

    Lightbar touchup.
    Fists silver.
    Thigh details black.
    Inner leg details white.
    Bumper touchups.

    Will post more recent pic when completely finished. I have other projects I'm working on.
     
  11. Sportimus

    Sportimus Well-Known Member

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    That looks soooooo much better. Really nice work there. I doubt I can do that.
     
  12. SPLIT LIP

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    Updated with three more pics of completed product!
     
  13. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice work...I really like this figure and plan to do some touches on it (TOO WHITE!) and adding some color to the wheels.
     
  14. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Thanks. This fig is growing on me. I love the gun. Kinda reminds me of Rattrap for some bizzare reason.:rock 

    I considered paint the rims, but I tested it out on one and didn't like the way it looked.
     
  15. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    Can you show pics of the mod you did to his neck so it would sit lower? I want to do that but not sure how low I can shave it and the metal pin.
     
  16. Christopher-2

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    This is one of my favorite customs on the net. I have followed the thread since you started it and am overjoyed to see Prowl finished:thumbs2: .
     
  17. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

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    Thanks for posting this, I was wanting to do this, but had no clue how it would turn out. How did you fix the neck thing?
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

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    I dremeled down the black disk underneath the neck with a metal tip. (to shave down the pin) now it closes all the way. Not quite normal but better than Giraffe neck Prowl. (Disclaimer: I do like Giraffes)
     
  19. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    hmmmm he looks good but bland around the shoulders without the launchers
     
  20. Xhairs

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    great mods he looks alot better.
     

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