Minor/Repaint: Decapitated! Armada Hoist as Titanmaster Transtector

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  1. greboguru

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    Recently I've been taking some of my less-than-favorite TF toys and modifying them to serve as Transtectors for the many Titanmasters/Headmasters that don't have full-scale TF bodies they can control. (Naturally, I'm saving the removed heads for use on other customs.)

    Armada Hoist (or reformatted Smokescreen, or Micron Legend Grap, or whatever) is one of the very few Armada toys that is actually a decent action figure. Reasonably posable, fairly interesting and unusual. Never liked the "I'm not Dinobot" head though, never felt any love for the character nor the show, so off with his head!

    I cut the head off from the folding panel and then cut down said panel to accommodate a Titanmaster driver for vehicle mode. That space in the back which is normally reserved for the head makes a pretty great cockpit. Anyway, I also drilled a hole in the roof and crammed in a Zoids Blox/Z-Builders rubber socket and voila -- a fully-functional Titanmaster neck port.

    (Hoist's Minicon, Refute, makes a halfway-decent mini-mecha for a Titanmaster to ride/control. I'l probably look around for a better match, though.)

    I've yet to find an out-of-the-box Titanmaster whose colors work well with this body, so for now I'm using Skytread (even though he's a 'Con and the body is clearly marked as a 'bot). I'd like to get some of those great custom Titanmaster faces off of Shapeways and paint one up to match this body. I'm a lazy/sloppy painter, though, so that might not happen. Nevertheless, I'm pleased enough with how this custom turned out that I'm probably gonna buy a TF Universe Ransack and give it the same treatment.

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  2. deliciouspeter

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    Looks great. Like the head was meant for this mold.
     
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    I like this idea...nice clean work too. It does look like it was meant to be as DP said above.

    I think I have a headless version of this mold somewhere...might have to do the same thing.

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  4. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    Thanks! I know, right? But then there's all that purple. And the mismatched factions.

    Many thanks sir!
     
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    Wow, Flywheels head works really well with this figure!

    Another awesome idea.
     
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  6. greboguru

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    Thank you sir!! Yeah, I was surprised by how well the face worked with the body. I might have to switch out Flywheels' purple parts with parts that wholly match with the transtector body. Of course, at that point I'd have to either replace Hoist's Autobot with a Decepticon one, or repurpose the customized Titanmaster as a new character. (One named Skytread, I guess. Though that doesn't suit the body. Again.)
     
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    Cool!
     
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  8. Rumble02

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    Brilliant!
     
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  9. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    Thanx guys! :D 
     
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    Sticking Clobber on there could be a reverse repaint to pre beast era dinobot.
     
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  11. greboguru

    greboguru Psychedelic Brainchild

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    Heh! Good point. Although I'm seriously considering getting PRID Grimlock and putting Clobber on him...
     
  12. greboguru

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    I'm about to put up my FoC Whirl transtector...
     

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    Jesus. I just realized that TF Universe the recolor of this toy, Ransack, has the same colors except that the white is purple.

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    That would be a an almost PERFECT match for Skytread's colors! Gonna have to get Ransack and do that...

     
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