Minor/Repaint: Protector Rodimus Prime Mod!

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Pudglor Shmormuff, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Pudglor Shmormuff

    Pudglor Shmormuff Well-Known Member

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    Protector Rodimus Prime is pretty cool to start with, but he's a bit too short to be a leader- so parts were taken from Maketoys's battle tanker set to make his legs and arms longer.

    Keep in mind: This was a permanent modification, as his new "boots" did fit pretty snuggly, but with a little shake they fell off pretty easily- so they were super-glued on.

    ONLY do this if you're willing to get another Protector set for his vehicle mode.

    Enjoy! This is him with my custom classics Magnus!
     

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  2. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    The Battle Tanker hands don't look right on this. I think the Protector armor works as is on the figure. Just my 2 cents.
     
  3. Big Dawg

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    looks weiord- his crotch is at City Commander's chest
     
  4. Pudglor Shmormuff

    Pudglor Shmormuff Well-Known Member

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    The way that Rodimus was depicted as growing taller and more mature in the movie is what prompted me to try this out- it's the fact that Optimus tended to tower over his troops in the animated series and i felt Rodimus should do the same.

    i can admit that the hands don't quite look right either- but frankly i don't have any other options at the moment unless i want to paint them or find new ones.

    i can also admit that it does look rather weird having him taller than Magnus, but frankly i don't mind it as it's kind of a personal plus because he's "the one."

    Kinda degrades Magnus a bit, but haha yeah it's silly ^_^

    i think he looks slimmer and not so super-blocky now- but whatevs, thanks for your input.
     
  5. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    TFXProtector TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think Protector is fine as is. I couldn't imagine ruining a 3rd party item such as this. I see what you were trying to go for, but it just doesn't work for me. Sorry. :( 
     
  7. Pudglor Shmormuff

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    i also factored in that his movie transformation included his trailer already being part of his robot mode, whereas his animated transformation was like Prime's- he transformed into cab mode first and THEN his trailer connected to him.

    if his trailer were already a part of him in robot mode, like in the movie (go ahead and watch his transformation- his trailer doesn't roll up and combine like in the animated series- it folds out from him as already being a connected piece)- wouldn't he be larger and taller?

    Where would all that extra mass go?

    i suppose you could call this a "movie transformation" modification. ^_^
     
  8. Murasame

    Murasame 村雨

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    Oh, these images in my mind... -.-
     
  9. roaddemon2001

    roaddemon2001 Mr. fixit

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    It's actually called the mass displacement effect
     
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    do those legs go all the way up?
     
  11. Pudglor Shmormuff

    Pudglor Shmormuff Well-Known Member

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    Right- so this would be a tad more sensible design-wise, yes?

    i really don't think i "ruined" my Protector set by doing this, because you can always buy another one- it's not a big deal.

    besides, i'm not really a fan of the animated transformation because it always threw me off how you didn't always see their trailers and then randomly at the end they would roll up out of nowhere like, "Yep- i was here- whole time- awesome battle- loved it." lol

    i'm going to chicago comicon this summer so i'll just hunt another one down there- no biggie ^_^

    This is more of a "robot mode only" kind of thing- i did the same thing with my custom Magnus.
     
  12. Dark Skull

    Dark Skull Well-Known Enabler Moderator

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    Its a nice effort for sure, but......to me.....roddy looks like he just turned into a really tall fembot. No offense.....
     
  13. roaddemon2001

    roaddemon2001 Mr. fixit

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    I don't think you ruined it . Its not bad, just a little out of proportion. I like it. Like you said ,Now you just gotta get another if you want trailer mode. It's for your collection . If you like it , who cares what others think.
     
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    Exactly! Thankya ^_^
     
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    Yeah, they do.

    When the idea popped into my head i was concerned with the "stilt leg" issue- but i figured what the heck- i can live with it.

    besides, i already tried to put him in some action poses and he actually looks pretty good- not bad at all.

    City Commander has sort of the same issue- he's got those itty bitty thighs, giant crotch plate, and giant legs, so his lower posability isn't exactly the greatest either.
     
  16. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Isn't Ultra Magnus suppose to be bigger than Rodimus anyway?
     
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    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    Yep.
     
  18. Pudglor Shmormuff

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    Yeah, but i like Rodimus more because honestly, every time i watch the movie i'm disappointed by how easily Magnus died- and with my Rodimus being taller i'd say it's well-deserved.

    i love Magnus just like everybody else, but what shocks me is that he was the Combat Commander of Autobot city and, even though they were severly outnumbered there, he went down pretty easily on the Junkion Planet.

    Yes- he was totally cornered- but still, for Magnus i didn't expect such a quick and pathetic death.

    Not only did i demote him to being my Secondary Commander figure, but now he's also my 2nd largest one too- sorry Magnus. lol
     
  19. mandiprime97

    mandiprime97 Junkion

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    Nice work
     
  20. Pudglor Shmormuff

    Pudglor Shmormuff Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! ^_^