Minor/Repaint: Quick & Dirty Voyager Ratchet from OS Aurora

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  1. ubertenorman

    ubertenorman Well-Known Member

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    Based on this digibash by catch22: Digibash: - Classics Ratchet

    Just painted most of the blue pieces red and modded the neck so the iGear head would fit. Alt mode is unchanged. I might do some detailing or add a lightbar but he's good enough for now.

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  2. captainnedloh

    captainnedloh Nugget

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    okay wow this is nice.
     
  3. funkatron101

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    Yes! I thought I was satisfied with the RID2015 Ratchet but this!!!!! Would love to see it with other bots and how the neck mod was done.
     
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  5. icanfly

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    Like it. How's the quality and size of this guy? Been considering grabbing one
     
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    Very nice
     
  7. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde 狡猾の死神

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    Impressive!
     
  8. Unicron9

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    Oh nice. I like how some parts look even better than the Igear, like the legs, even if they are less like a traditional Ratchet.
    Can't really say much about the overall custom aside from that though because you didn't post alt mode and I don't know what the f%@k OS Aurora is. I tried to google that and it just brought up some hipster looking band.
     
  9. shiftypenguin

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    Cool! It's a nice modern take on the character.
     
  10. ubertenorman

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    Thanks!

    I don't have the original Toyworld version but I have no real complaints about the quality. There's a couple joints that are slightly loose but no worse than most other third party figures. There's some size comparisons below.

    Sorry, I forget not everyone spends time trolling Sirtoys.com and eBay. It's an OverSized version of Toyworld Aurora, which is a third party take on the throttlebot Searchlight.

    The original joint is just a mushroom peg. I cut away the top until it was roughly the size and shape of the ball on Medical Specialist and then took a dremel to the neck of the peg and thinned it to fit in the head socket.

    Here's some comparison pics:

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    Wow he's a good size. Appreciate the reply, might have to get some of these after Christmas
     
  12. cobrala76

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    You gonna do Ironhide?
     
  13. Storminator

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    Been wanting to try this for a while! Any recommendations for a different head that would work well for Ratchet/Ironhide? I don't have the iGear figs and would rather not spend the money just for the heads
     
  14. ubertenorman

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    You might be able to use the kreo Ratchet head with some mods. Otherwise there are a lot of deluxe scale heads on Shapeways and usually the creator will upload a voyager size version if you ask nicely
     
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  15. SMOG

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    Wow... so obvious! It works so well! Great idea!

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  16. Razorquake

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    Just ordered one of these and the Jeep wrangler who I think will work great as ironhide. Cheers for the inspiration...