Minor/Repaint: get rid of animated bb's rabbit feet

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Gatchaman, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    Did this one a while ago, but it's a quick easy one so thought I'd post it. I know I've seen a similar mod before, but it involved shaving down something whereas this mod involves simply removing the inner lining of the toe and repositioning it. No effect on alt mode, but the toes are now oriented with the headlights up and down instead of side to side, but with the sharpie coloring I've done, it's not as noticiable and I can live with it. Oh yeah, I did the stinger mod too, I believe the credit for that goes to Matt Booker.
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    pics of the parts to take apart:

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    So, you just remove that one piece & that's all it takes?
     
  3. Anti Spark

    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

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    Genius!
    Marvelous!
     
  4. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    yup, easy as pie
     
  5. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    thanks!
     
  6. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    ^This.
     
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    I prefer it the other way. More accurate and looks better.
     
  8. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    to each his own, thanks for the looking though!
     
  9. SMOG

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    Ha! I did this a while back too!

    I do feel a little dumb though, because I didn't notice at the time that the foot was constructed from 2 pieces, so I just cut away a bit of the corner edge of each inner foot so it wouldn't obstruct this positioning (it's an "invisible" cut, doesn't show or affect anything).

    But all I had to do was remove the screw, eh? :dunce 

    If anyone else is considering this, go for it! These pictures don't do it justice. It looks waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the absurd giant clown shoes in the official transformation. Since Bumblebee doesn't have boats for feet in the cartoon, "accuracy" is really a non-issue. It just looks undeniably, incontrovertibly better!

    ...and since it doesn't even require any cutting (d'oh!), it's a zero-risk experiment. :thumbs2: 

    zmog
     
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    ........oh wow. This makes my elite guard BB look a LOT better. Thanks Gatchaman!
     
  11. Matt Booker

    Matt Booker Fantasy Adventure Author

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    Glad you like the stinger mod, and thanks for the mention. :) 

    That really shrinks down the feet! I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for the mod!

    ~Matt Booker
     
  12. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the ringing endorsement Zmog! Don't beat yourself up, :banghead:  I only went with the screw as the path of least resistance and it just happened to work out. Your way took more skill and kanones! :thumb 

    Cool, glad it worked for you secretcode, you're welcome!

    Thank you for the stinger mod, and also the HA Skids mods, Matt. I did both mods and he looks great!

    You're welcome!:thumb 
     
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    Glad to hear it. :) 

    ~Matt Booker
     
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    awesome, love it,
    just did it, looks awesome, to some it may look less accurate, but the way his leg and foot flow together now fits with the animated look a lot more, in my opinion

    3 CHEERS FOR NO MORE RABBIT FEET!!!!
     
  15. Gatchaman

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    Cool, glad you like it! That was my thinking too. Thanks!
     
  16. konrathink

    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    Great mod! Just finding this now, but it makes the world of difference.

    Only downside is that by removing the piece on his left foot is that the black peg falls out that connects his feet together in alt mode.
     
  17. f-primusunicron

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    and no partsforming after that?
     
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    yup this is how i display all my BB animated. doesnt stickout and better display with others
     
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  19. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    that is true, but they seem to stay in position well enough, glad you like the mod.

    nope.