Heavy/Scratch: Leader Optimus Removable Battle Mask

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  1. fleshling

    fleshling Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone! I felt that APS-01U was the perfect Prime with one caveat. He comes with his maskless face by default. I actually like both looks, so I was hoping I could come up with a solution to this problem. I did!

    Now you can swap out your Prime's face with no loss of transformation. You just need some magnets and both faces.

    1. Get the Pro Mag Neodymium Magnets (not a toy) from Michaels
    2. Get two Optimus heads. Just unscrew the one screw in the back and the two pieces come apart.
    3. Go ahead and paint his eyes blue while you have both of his heads apart. I think it looks better.
    4. Chop out the screw stem from the front of his face. You need to cut it out so that the base is as flat and level as possible. You will be glueing the first magnet here.
    5. Glue the magnet to the remaining stump and then put the eyes back.
    6. Glue the other magnet to the base of the screw hole in the back of Prime's head (no cutting required). MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT POLARITY. THE MAGNETS HAVE TO ATTRACT.
    7. Let it all dry. Then enjoy your swappable Prime faces.
     

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  2. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

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    That's not a bad idea!

    Prime seems to be fine. I never bothered to screw his head back together and the pegs hold it together firmly.

    But Lockdown is a mess. I might actually do this with him if I get a chance.

    Thanks for sharing that.
     
  3. fleshling

    fleshling Well-Known Member

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    I actually have a reasonable mod for him too. Check it out. It's different because the mask sits on top of his real face. I couldn't find a good way to make them swappable.

    Lockdown face mask
     
  4. Raiyuki

    Raiyuki Low Class Seeker

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    Give me my face!
    >XD
     
  5. fleshling

    fleshling Well-Known Member

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    Lol