Minor/Repaint: RID/MTMTE(?) Ratchet detailing and door unflapping

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  1. ubertenorman

    ubertenorman Well-Known Member

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    So like I lot of people I was a bit disappointed in the lack of paint on RID Ratchet and the lack of a decent MTMTE Ratchet. Turns out you can sorta solve both problems at once. This toy actually shares quite a few similarities to Ratchet's current design in MTMTE

    One thing I couldn't stand was the door wings. I accepted them on Strongarm since she sorta has (way smaller) back wings but Ratchet has never had them as far I know. I did a minor mod to get them to fold flat on his back

    My paint work's a little sloppy but eh. Oh, and I gave him a nose.

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    lotsa space for trunk junk
     
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    SteamShield Well-Known Member

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    Very clever!
     
  3. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    top notch! Very industrious work and it paid off in spades.
     
  4. Furnace

    Furnace Ant-droid at a picnic

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    That door mod is BRILLIANT! If you don't mind my asking, where are the ball joints/sockets from?
     
  5. ubertenorman

    ubertenorman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    They're the front grill pieces and ball joints from FOC Optimus but I think any armature should work. It swivels at each end on the screw so I can put the doors higher on the back. You just have to make sure whatever you use fits in alt mode by his thighs.
     
  6. Galva12

    Galva12 Galvatron's "YES" Men

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    Well done!
     
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    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Awesome!
     
  8. Effion

    Effion It's also a gun

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    I love this idea. The wings are definitely weird, and changing them into back panels looks SO much better all around.
     
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    Furnace Ant-droid at a picnic

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    Thanks for the info! I'll have to try that now!
     
  10. Galva12

    Galva12 Galvatron's "YES" Men

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    I am glad to see the love for this Ratchet, it is really the best one for the classics lineup.
    I've added some paint accents to mine, trying to bring him to life. I was also trying to imagine a way to manipulate those back wings.
    I got so excited when I saw this.
    Again, well done sir!
     
  11. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

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    Awesome!

    Love the colors on him.
     
  12. Bitstream

    Bitstream Nobody's side

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    I look at those "doors" on his back and imagine them opening up, full of medical tools, like a medicine cabinet backpack. Really neat mod!
     
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  13. Ethan personaff

    Ethan personaff Well-Known Member

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    What kind of paint did you use?
     
  14. ubertenorman

    ubertenorman Well-Known Member

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    Testors enamels. Been meaning to try acrylics but I've got everything for enamels already + a bunch of colors.
     
  15. Ethan personaff

    Ethan personaff Well-Known Member

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    Okay. I will try to make custom armada Red Alert with this figure once I get it.