X-Transbots Savant (Masterpiece Skids)

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  1. stevej

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    I'm still waiting to find out whether there's an easy mod were an existing Takara face will fit on Skids. I don't care who's face.

    Also wondering whether some silver paint on the back of the line that's the plug on the headlights would make the cats eyes less obvious.

    Without those issues I'd have ordered this months ago.
     
  2. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Possibly a manchildren...maybe?

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    That ain't bad at all. Nice work.
     
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    These two go together pretty well on the shelf
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    I thought that was a cool story with the Charlene character in Marvel's comic as well so I remember him from that. The TV show didn't do much with him but I do remember buying him as the g1 toy and thought he was a really cool looking bot so I have some attachment to him there as well. :) 

    Anyhow, I really like him. A new face would be nice but Ibot said he was working on that so I'm not worried. Even without, it's clearly Skids and I don't see me replacing this one.
     
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  5. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

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    Well, I noticed a few others have chipping on his knees like I do now. Seems that's a thing...

    And I must be doing something wrong, as I can't get him back to alt mode. I think the legs need to click one more time but don't have the clearance or something. I can't get the doors and stuff to tab in. I also got the Ollie reissue. ... both remind me why I don't buy XTB stuff. =\ Fine enough display bots, just like Apollyon, but awful toys. If Savant's windshield wasn't the toughest and scariest thing to tab/untab, and I can sort out why the legs are being weird, it might not be so bad.
     
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    It has to do with the orientation of the double jointed knee. Sorry, I don't have an image showing the correct orientation, but someone posted it up thread if you want to dig back and look for it.

    Edit: here you go:

    X-Transbots Savant (Masterpiece Skids)
     
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  7. songrobin

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    Oh, I forgot to post this. Here you go for those of you who are interested.

    Here's a tutorial video on LED modding using Skids (X-Transbots Savant). In this video, I cover the following:
    1) Mod: LED eyes,
    2) Mod: LED headlights,
    3) Mod: LED Scooter,
    4) Mod: Scooter Gun,
    5) Upgrade: Posable Hands,
    6) Fix: Face/mouth,
    7) Fix: Loose Arm,
    8) Fix: Loose Abs,
    9) Fix: Canopy Tabs.



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    Great work, as always.

    Please, can you tell me wich autobot logo did you use?
     
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    I'm pretty pleased with mine overall. I also cut a scalpel line where the mouth should have been, and it improves the look a lot. The only issue I have is with his left shoulder. It was fine at first but is definitely loosening. I removed the wheel to get a look at it all and unfortunately it's a bolt as opposed to a screw that's holding it. I tried prising it tighter but with little effect. Am currently letting some Future dry in and around the tiny ratchet teeth hidden away up in the shoulder to see if that helps.
     
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    Thank you! I've gone through almost every type of logo there is out there (paper, plastic, water slide, dry rub, matte, glossy, chrome, etc. -- you name it). In the end, I've personally decided that I like the look, quality and the feel of the OCEAN METAL (CLEAR BORDER) DRY RUB logos the best. They are by far the most premium & quality feel logos I know of that are available in varied sizes, and they are now the only logo I use on my MP/3P figures.

    They are also the most expensive logos I know available (Other than the 3D raised ones from reprolabels, which are also very nice). They are $20 a sheet, but as they say, you get what you pay for. Truly a masterpiece logo for a masterpiece figure in my opinion. At this time, only the Autobot logos are available in METAL CLEAR BORDER. I've only found the Decepticon logos in METAL SILVER BORDER and MATTE CLEAR BORDER.

    2017 New version Ocean Metal Autobot Logo Dry Rub Decals (Clear background)($20)
    2017 New version Metal Autobot Logo Decals,(Clear background) | eBay

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    2017 New version Ocean Metal Decepticon Logo Dry Rub Decals (Silver background) ($20)
    2017 New version Ocean Metal Decept Logo Decals,(Sliver background) | eBay
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    2016 Ocean Decepticon (Matte) Clear background Logo Dry Rub decals ($18)
    2016 Ocean Decepticon Clear background Logo decals | eBay
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    Those are my favourite for MP-style toys as well. For Classics-style, I just cheap out and use Reprolabels. But the dry rubs are the closest you can get to an official tampograph seal.

    It's annoying that BBTS doesn't seem to be stocking them anymore, though. That made it more convenient, to grab an extra set with a PoL or whatever.
     
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    Went ahead and customize the head light after the first transformation

    Cut and remove the fugly peg
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    Add some reflective foil tape to the back
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    Test fit
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    Paint the lamp shrouds to matt black, I think this one important feature of the Honda City.

    Draw the mouth with mechanic pencil, and now Skids looks so much better!
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    Alt mode, no more anaconda eyes!
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    How did you remove the peg so neatly? No matter how hard I look I see no sign it ever existed on the headlight without it. Was it just a lot of sanding or is it a separate piece?

    This looks amazing BTW!
     
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    Cut and sand, that’s all I have done. I use double sided tape to put it back. ;) 

    The hardest part was to remove the lamps from the housing since they were glued on, one of them popped easily, but the other side I have to use a rubber hammer to get it done.
     
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    Thanks! I may have to do this as well.
     
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    I wonder what scale this guy is. Maybe we could use headlights from a model kit easier than removing that peg and sanding
     
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    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Aren’t the pegs on the convex (or is it concave?) side of the headlight? It must have been difficult to sand since it’s not a flat surface.
     

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