Heavy/Scratch: Jhiaxus (Beast Machines/TransTech) custom

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  1. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime

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    This is my thread for my Beast Machines/TransTech Jhiaxus. "TransTech" (maybe) because the concept of TransTech designs are Transformers with vehicular alt modes that have some design elements and influences of animals.
    In here I will post progress updates on this custom and as soon as it's finished a link to its gallery in my general customs thread where you can see all of my customs' galleries in an overview (link to that also in my signature).
    The base figure is R.I.D. Jhiaxus, a recolor of Beast Machines Deluxe class Jetstorm. I bought him without a head and put on Armada Rhinox' head because it's left over of my Beast Wars Impactor custom. Transmetals/Armada Rhinox' head looks so Jhiaxus-ish I wonder if the designer actually had him in mind and made this for customizers to use it. And another funny fact this head looks also very similar to Optimal Optimus' gorilla head.

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    Rhinox' neck before:
    IMG_20190831_144201.jpg IMG_20190831_144236.jpg

    Rhinox' neck after I shortened it (and with painted face):
    IMG_20190928_134638.jpg
    I just removed the balljoint inside of the head and glued it back in a little higher with Loctite.
    IMG_20190928_134317.jpg
    Rhinox' head is not screwed or glued together. There are just some small pegs. Best way to pry it apart is to start at the opening where the ball joint is and then carefully go around.

    Kabuki time (before painting the face orange):
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    This is an excellent little custom...Head swaps do amazing things :) 
     
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    Thanks, man!
    Would be even more amazing if I had the time to finish it :D 
     
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    Amadeus Novilium Low Effort Responses, All The Corn Syrup

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    I hate to say it but he looks like a FUNKY MONKEY. But really he kinda looks like he has optimal optimus primal head.
     
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    Absolutely :thumbs2: 
    I noticed this, too.