Minor/Repaint: Universe Springer - Sword Mod

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  1. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    Well ive been trying to figure out someway to mod my universe Springer to have a sword...... problem is i dont like to physically mod the base figure when i try stuff like this, i like the idea of something along the lines of an upgrade kit like City Commander and Superion upgrade appendages that doesnt change the abse figure better. so here was my attempt to make a little set of parts that i could use for Springers' sword.
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    Basically what i did was take the blue clips off of a junker transmetal Airrazor's wing pieces and the blue pipe piece off of a KO robot master bike. using those i kind of made a hilt to take any of Springers' helicopter blades and insert it into. its actually a really firm fit and exactly what i wanted. i didnt have to physically alter Springer at all which makes me really happy since i really didnt want to screw up.

    Ive attached some pics of how the pieces attach in his alt mode. the blue clips that hold his blade to the hilt attach over the pegs that normally hold his shoulders together in bot mode. the pipe i used for the hilt itself can insert into Springers' undercarage coming up through the bottom of his alt mode and resting between his shoulder joints and leg joints inside.

    So yeah being my first custom and all im sure its not that great but i like it and plan to keep Springer like this for a while. Comments welcome!
     

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  2. AndreyOfDoom

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    thats really creative! I don't hate my tm airazzor enough to take her apart but I really like that idea!
     
  3. jtfire

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    that really is a good idea. looks natural. great job.
     
  4. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    If memory serves, those blades will fit snuggly into the fist without any mods or additions. Seems like extra work for no reason. Unless you specifically wanted a hilt.
     
  5. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    actually they dont which is why i made this custom or at least they dont fit in the hand holes on mine, maye on other peeoples but you cant even force them into his hands on mine.
     
  6. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    i would blame mold shrinkage/wear/degeneration?
     
  7. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    The blades could never fit into the fists on this mold, people would just trim the base of the blades/widen the inside of the hands to get them in place. It's a simple mod but a mod none the less.

    As for the OP, it looks real nice, actually better then just sticking the blade in his hand. I might do something like this for my Universe Blades if I can find some decent pieces to hack up.
     
  8. maximus_primal

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    Cool, I like it.
     
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  11. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Sweet. I think i have that KO RM Bike.
     
  12. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    yeah mine came in a 2 pack that had a yellow one and a purple one, im pretty sure that pipe is from the purple one. i wanted to be able to mount the pipe underneath Springers tail fin in one of the screw holes but i havent been able to sand the end of the pipe down yet, when i do im gonna post a picture of that as well. for now storing it on the underside is just a quick fix hopefully ill have a new picture up this week
     
  13. Ashstar

    Ashstar Liberator of Toys

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    That's exactly what I did to mine too, trimming one side of the blade's base was all it took for them to fit like a glove. Admittedly though I'm a lazy mofo... :D 
     
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    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    i agree which is why i had to do something. but i didnt want to physically shave down the rotor so this was my idea, i aactually just made a little update that im about to post using a spare gun i had from an energon Prowl. now ive found a way to pretty tastefully store everything in alt and robot modes
     

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