Minor/Repaint: SS Hightower arms

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Hoptimus, Aug 13, 2019 at 6:07 PM.

  1. Hoptimus

    Hoptimus How I roll.

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    They had to go. Studio Series Hightower’s little T-Rex arms. I mentioned it in the Movie Toys thread, and Shmoptimus Prime mentioned Revoltech joints. In an amazing coincidence, just today I received Revoltech DOTM Jetwing Optimus Prime in the mail. Fantastic figure. He has these jointed control arms that can be attached to the jetpack and pinned to his arms. I won’t be using them, so I gave them to Hightower as his new arms.

    I cut the claw end off the original arms and drilled a hole to fit one end of the Revoltech joint. Then I cut the forks off the mount for the other end of the original arm and drilled a hole there as well. The new arms plug in and, with a little effort, you can get them to fold away in alt mode so they’re barely visible. The claws stick out of the rear at the end of the treads, but honestly they look like machine parts.

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    The new arm parts don’t blend in very well in robot mode, but you can use anything else similar in size and shape. I’ll let all y’all take it from here.

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    Hightower, wave goodbye to the nice people!

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  2. Shmoptimus Prime

    Shmoptimus Prime Za Warudo! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Love it! Haha he's even goofier now. Just spray the new arm parts black and they'll blend in fine. If I find something in my parts bin that I can use that's similar to the dotm Prime things you have I'll be doing this too. If not then I'll be looking in to just replacing the faux joint with a real joint and keeping the actual arms. I like how yours still integrate into the alt mode.
     
  3. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    What a ridiculous toy. You did good making him....less ridiculous? Or more ridiculous? Guess it depends on your perspective. I may try it when I get him.
     
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  4. Jazz210

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    Soo is hightower suppose to be a killer crab? Lol
     
  5. Hoptimus

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    Killer crab, evil mutant WALL-E, whatever does it for you. :cool: