Minor/Repaint: Flockmaster Flock Rod

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  1. Blueshift

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    Presenting the 2018 TMUK Christmas Exclusive - Flockmaster Flock Rod! The most luxurious Transformer of all, Flock Rod is powered up with fuzzy flocking!

    Eleven figures were made in total. Ten have been sent out, one will go on ebay after Christmas in aid of charity

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    But how to make a Flockmaster?
    Firstly, I had to carefully saw various joints to give extra clearance

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    Half of the Hot Rods were the 2-pack version with a different colour scheme, so I had to get rid of the yellow spoiler and hood, and paint a new red stripe down the side. I think the stripe came out really well! (the ones with hand painted stripes are #6-10)

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    Then lots of masking tape. Lots and lots of masking tape. Carefully cut out for every piece. I made ten of these. That's forty limbs!! After that, all the surfaces had to be sanded down

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    Then into the FLOCKING BOX where I coated them in special glue and sprayed flocking over them. Took about two passes to make sure they were perfect.
    Pro-tip OH MAN flocking gets everywhere even if you are super careful

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    And tada! Ten Flock Rods!

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    I decided I wanted boxes too, so designed, printed and assembled these beauties! And a badge, of course!

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  2. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    y tho?
     
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  3. King Glurch

    King Glurch I’m gonna miss you when I’m gone

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    Those look pretty cool. Be sure to post a link to the eBay listing later though! :) 
    y not tho?
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    I read the title, and immediately imagined exactly this.
     
  5. ReximusPrimal07

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    Is flock like fur?
     
  6. Blueshift

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    Yeah it's like fuzzy velvet, people use it to cover car dashboards sometimes, also the he man figures Panthor and Moss Man were flocked
     
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  7. ReximusPrimal07

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    Oh cool that explains a lot
    I really like the primal
     
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  8. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X i buy characters not collectibles

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    Waka Flocka Rod
     
  9. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The Other Black Repaint

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    I cannot imagine what madness inspired this project, but I adore it and am fascinated to see the eventual eBay auction.
     
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  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 OCP Police Crime Prevention Unit 001 Super Content Contributor

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    Love this, especially the package design!