Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Zigholtul, Sep 29, 2012.
Looks cool trough!
Just checked on youtube, he's got normal windows in car mode too, so the SS version shouldn't have those nets. I actually kinda like them though, when matched with his other little body kit upgrades.
So.... I bit the bullit and bought myself the Leader class DOTM Megatron.. it might take some days before I get him here but I started doing my research since he obviously is NOT going to remain stock...
By the look of things there are 2 things that need to be reworked in order to be good enough,
- his cab/aft-secton in vehicle mode,
- and his legs in Robotmode.
My idea would be to use a Mixmaster cab and legs to solve the cab and make it into the backpack witch would obviously also solve his (way to) bulky calves and gives me a little room to improve that area.
Since that area is empty in botmode I think I can give him slightly better looking legs there.
Is there anyone who has seen a good custom DOTM leader Megatron? I am curious to see if anyone else tried fixing him.
On a sidenote, This probably has been shown here before but by the looks of things at timeindex 13.32, The Triplets seem to in scale with both Bumblebee and Soundwave (I am not bothered with that Hotrod thing) and judging by the size of the tank of Elita one, they are in scale in vehicle mode to making them a must have!
I am really happy with this!
So what kind of paints does everyone use? I'm going to pick up some Tamiya lacquer paints but do I need any special types of brushes or primers or anything else? And is the painting as easy as dipping a brush in paint and applying it?
Do you have any calculations to prove it? Just curious, since the triplets from what I've seen seem to be more in size with hypothetical SS figures of the Twins (the Ice Cream Deluxe from ROTF as well as Legends figures of the Twins are perfect matches, 7-8cm closely equals 10ft when multiplied by 39!) than their on-screen portrayals.
So, are the DNA upgrade kits for Jetfire and MPM Ironhide worth the price of admission?
I’m a Tamiya Acrylic person myself, but regardless painting is indeed just that easy. Dip it in, wipe off any excess paint into the pot, apply and leave to dry
I always have at least one thin brush for small details and a thicker one for dry brushing. Otherwise the only secret is to clean your brushes properly when you’re done to keep them healthy.
Has anyone figured out an easy mod for Hightower to give him his cables?
It seems like the attachment of them is the difficult part.
Irohide's kit is great and fixes the few issues most people had with him while also adding guns and knives to the mix which could potentially you save money on buying the possible DotM version of Ironhide.
The Jetfire one... if you have two Jetfire figures then I think it's worth it, otherwise it's too involved of an installation for just a few of the added bits to power up Prime and articulated hands for Jetfire.
That's my opinion on both.
The Jetfire/Jetpower prime DNA kit looks like a pain in the ass to install
Is the installation hard the first time, or do you mean that converting from Jetfire as a robot/jet to jet armor is a real pain? I wouldn't mind it if it's a hard first-time installation and parts swap, but I wouldn't really want to make transforming him permanently unfun.
DNA Ironhide is an absolute must have.
Yeah no disrespect to hasbro I love all the MPMs, but UT did a crazy good job with lockdown. To make a car turn into such a humanoid design is insane. But yeah it could improve on some articulation. I’m still more than pleased.
So these would work without having to prime the surface or add anything to the paint?
It is as easy as dipping the (tip of the) brush, (never use to much paint) and aplying. Just clean the figure properly (degrease) I rarely use primer.
no, I need the real figures to measure them to know for sure, they look promising trough.
they are exactly the ones I use ;-)
tea this is why I'll only be getting the Ironhide and Grimlock upgrade.
It's time consuming for the first time install, but there are quite a few things that need to be changed for the transformation. Admittedly, I haven't done it yet, nor do I plan to. I already had an extra Prime and Jetfire for display, so the kit was perfect since I have no intention transforming them.
@savio-prime and @PrimeVsPrime might be able to share more about the transformation after installing the DNA kit.
Just got Toyworld Green Hornet today and he is pretty impressive for his size. He also has a decent amount of articulation.
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