Minor/Repaint: Siege Crosshairs Big Wheels 2.0

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by POSSESSED_DIGIT, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. autobot prowl

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    This one is definitely better. Good work!
     
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  2. POSSESSED_DIGIT

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    Added a ‘tutorial’ on both threads.

    Here’s what I did with the Codee pieces. It’s really easy if you have the proper tools. Depending on what wheels you want to use to mount to the Codee pieces, that may differ and you may have to alter the wheels accordingly. But the actual codee mod doesn’t change. The wheel is just getting mounted to it. Anyway I quick rigged one up(took 3 minutes) so I could snap a few pix.

    First, here’s what a Codee looks like. Colors vary. I used red.
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    Your grand total usage of these things will be 8 codees pieces. 4 will be modified. 4 will remain totally unmodded.

    Pick 4 Codee pieces. Take 1, and cut the “hoops” parts down to the square part. repeat with the other 3.
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    take the cut pieces, and drill a small but deep hole thru the centers.
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    depending on how you want to mount whatever kind of wheel you got, you’ll need a pin or screw to mount thru the wheel rim and onto the Codee thru that hole you just made. Not too tight-you’ll want the wheel to be free-spinning. But not too loose or it’ll wobble. When you’re all done just pop the codees together with the 4 remaining Unmodified pieces, like so.
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    Then take the contraptions and push a set into each of the open wheel wells on crosshairs. They hold in by friction but are not too hard to remove. Just mount them so the hinges will fold the way you want them in robot mode. All done!

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    (the last 3 pix I just used my current modded wheels to illustrate how they mount onto crosshairs. I have modded red on unmodded black pieces for mine. Sorry for any confusion)
     
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  3. Scott_XIII

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    Looks great!

    I'd be very surprised if some kind of 3P kit doesn't pop up soon.
     
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  4. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    maybe I should just whip up a bunch of my mods and shill em here:D 
     
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  5. trence5

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    You have singlehandedly inspired me to not only buy this guy that I was going to skip, but print up a new set of wheels and all the necessary hardware to upgrade him.

    I bought him today - modeling starts tonight. I wasn't impressed with the quality of the mold when he was Ironhide, but they really improved the tolerances this time around. No panels flying off.
     
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  7. rikkomba

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    Well done, I just bought my first G1 figure since... since... G1 Overlord!
     
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    OK, I got G1 wheels, Siege Crosshairs and the... thingies. How do I slice the plastic off the thingies? Anything I can use to drill into the thingies which to into the wheels?
    I am not a DIY person, but I really want to make this!
     
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    I used a dremel tool with a cutoff wheel, and small drill bits also with the dremel. And a soldering iron to take the G1 wheel pins off. The red parts of the G1 wheels are separate pieces tabbed to the wheel. Pop them off with a flat head screwdriver
     
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  12. rikkomba

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    so, something cheaper and simpler?
     
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    You can go to a local hardware store and see what they have. Maybe ‘try’ them if they have displays.

    I can’t recommend this anymore, but back in my youth I used exacto knives and screwdrivers to cut and poke. That’s how I got the Nubby Thumb
     
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  14. rikkomba

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    Thanks for doing this. I tried following your example, but I couldn't drill decently enough to make pin holes and keep wheels spinning.
    So, after weeks of hiatus, I combined Codeex pieces with some LEGO wheels:

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    Thanks, really happy about the end result!
     
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  15. valguerra

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    Where you get the pins?
     
  16. rikkomba

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    Codeex pieces
     
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  17. valguerra

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    Order some
     
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