PotP Predaking Customizing

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  1. Kaijubot

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    The Great Preda-Quest has begun! In anticipation of the upcoming DNA hands/sword/waist upgrades, I wanted to address a couple other items I wanted “tweaked”.

    First, and the most simple, was the stubby arms. Just rotated the waist and extended the legs down (Combiner Wars style) giving him the proper arm length and a much needed double-elbow joint.

    Second, arm cannon was too tiny. Used a spare cannon from TFC Ares (included in their Divebomb “Phobus” for around $30-ish), painted the tip and barrel ring black, and placed existing PK gun tip on top. (Second piece is on Rampage).

    Third, shoulder cannons were too short. Cut two 2&1/2 inch aluminum tubing (available in most hobby stores) painted them black and slide them into the existing barrels nice and tight.

    Next up is a little something I got planned for the wings. But that’s a tale for another post update... ;) 

    And the Reprolabels I’ve been patiently waiting on... (taps fingers...)

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    You gonna paint this bastard?
     
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    Combination of some paint & stickers. Waiting until all parts are ready and I have the stickers in hand. :) 
     
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    I'm gonna have to try that CW style extended arms thing. I didn't even think of that.
     
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    How long is that sword (blade length)? Might be a good alternative. I do love me some chrome! :) 
     
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    Well, guess my weekend plans just changed! Time to break out the tweezers!
     
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    nice!

    that looks like a good set.
     
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    I'm assuming those stickers are toyhax right? I need to buy that set really soon too cause they also have G1 Menasor sticker set.
     
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    I was surprised at the quality of the hasbro stickers he comes with. They were nice printed foil and not shitty paper for a change.
     
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    Loving this. Fully invested.
     
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    Toyhax stickers are done! Nice set, very “accent heavy” so expect hundreds of little stickers. Really adds a lot of “MMC-like” details for up close viewing. You could also call this the chroming kit as a good chunk of stickers are for switching gold paint into gold chrome. So if you don’t like chrome, this isn’t the set for you! ;) 

    Used all the stickers except for a few that replaced tampo logos with stickers (I like tampos), and the optional scar sticker for Razorclaw (don’t need Disney in my TF!) Surprisingly there were NO stickers for the gun, so I cut up some off the main sheets and made my own for the existing gun and my new one to tie them all together.

    Also added some adhesive rubber pieces cut to line up with feet details for extra grip/stability. (Also added piece to wrists for when they’re inserted into feet for individual bot modes or when my new hands come in. :)  )

    Next up are my new wings...
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    Yes, it’s the Toyhax set (Main set + Rampage). I usually use some Hasbro stickers as well, but I got this bot second hand and stickerless. So unless someone sends me their stickers, these will have to do. ;) 
     
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    Got any advice for a noobie that is not use to putting stickers on his transformers. I've still not done that yet cause I'm a little on the uneasy side with the wing stickers. I put all of my stickers on my G1 release and it's terrible trust me. I just did it by have

     
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    Practice, patience, and tools. Use tweezers, x-acto knife (flat handle preferable to avoid rolling), and sticker glue if you’ve got old stickers (or even newer ones) that have lost their “stick”.


    Apply gently (so you can readjust if needed), accept imperfections (battle damage!), and have fun with it. :) 
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    Thank you thank you sooooooooo much. I still have my metroplex from generation and fort max g1 encore and fort max titans return and Trypticon i need to finish.

     
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    I like the eyebrows on the lion head
     
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    Definitely heightens the badass factor.
     
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    ...and introducing WINGS!

    In my ongoing journey to put the KING into Predaking!

    Used set of CrazyDevy Wings, popped them open (they’re held together by a series of pin/tabs. Cut entry points to line up with Divebomb’s wings. Sanded inside of wing entry points and removed pin in the center to allow easy insertion of Divebomb’s wingtips. Added paint accents to match existing wing aesthetics, and BAM! We have a 21 inch wingspan worthy of Predaking!

    Just need to add some tiny warning/caution decal/stickers to them.

    Now I just need some articulated hands, waist filler, and sword...
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