Heavy/Scratch: Cliffjumper mp scale

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  1. Impactor666

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    Taking a little break from Deaths head as i got this damaged classics Bumblebee for a bargain price of £5 off Ebay. An official masterpiece Cliffjumper was out of my price range and i was hoping earthrise Cliffjumper would of been similar size to this classics version but no such luck. So I was left with 2 options pick up a cheap classics Cliffjumper or Bumblebee (same mold so need head sculpt work anyway) or grab another mp Bumblebee and re sculpt that in body and head to represent Cliffjumper. (Better articulation)
    Turns out I wasn't that difficult to add a waist rotation to classics bee, using a very thin long screw I drilled upwards through the 3 point as seen in the pics below, added the screw, hacksawed around the lower waist line until i hit the screw, tidied up with a craft knife then for added stability filled the rear walls with hot glue.
    The other thing I was desperate for was ankle tilt that took a lot more work as wanted to keep the front to back tilt of the feet and still maintain transformation (which most of my stuff loses when I do these mods)
    I never liked the jet ski/rocket pack that came with him and had no intention of ever using it so went at him with the wielding iron using moving parts from the jet ski. Basically I opened up all his legs and feet cut at a point low enough to act as an ankle rocker but not interfere with the other moving joints.there was just enough room! Instead of gluing I fused the plastic together with heat (I find this is a lot sturdier)
    Will tackle the right leg tonight.
    I was also amazed how many spruce Mark's were left hanging off the poor guy like a load of annoying skin tags so tided them with a craft knife then finally adjusted his head with the craft knife ready to resculpt with the putty.
    Still not sure what to fix the windscreen with ether some putty or a thin piece of plastic all the way across as will be painted in animation blue anyway.
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    Scarlet knight Leader of the Scarlet empire

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    He looks very good so far!
     
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    Thanks dude, I know this has been done many times before with a Cliffjumper head sculpt but wanted to fix some articulation issues and I am a sucker for waist rotation and ankle tilt
     
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    Despite trying to make sure both legs are adjusted to the same length, trying to replicate what I did with the left leg ended up being a nightmare last night and both legs are literally a couple of mm longer now causing transformation to be close but the extra tiny bit of length means the front wont close up completely and pushing on it too much more I worry about breaking the new articulation I've added. I guess it's the consequence of trying to squeeze something in where it wasn't before. Still I am digging his ankle tilt now. Onto the head sculpt and windscreen repair later. Also debating taking the door covers off his arms as they unclip easily looks better and more normal without them? 20200701_001635.jpg 20200701_005124.jpg
     
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    Fixed the windscreen tonight and concentrated on his head sculpt. 20200702_004112.jpg 20200702_004120.jpg 20200702_004134.jpg 20200702_004053.jpg maxresdefault.jpg cliffjumper-cartoon-head.jpg
     
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