Transformers PRiD Vehicon Knee improvement

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Transformers PRiD Vehicon Knee improvement

Postby paul053 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:24 pm

Finally opened my PRiD Vehicon that I luckily found a while back. Overall, a very fine toy especially the fantastic roof transformation. Anyway, I'm not here to review him. Even though already a fine toy, he still has rooms for improvement. Jin already showed us how to freely rotate the leg side panel. xyl360 also told us how to straighten the arms in the same thread. Here, I'm going to show how to improvement his knee movement.

Very easy, if you look at the back of his knees, see those 4 blue/purple panel things right below the knee joint? Cut the top off as much as you can as shown below.

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Now you can see the left knee can bend at more angles than original.

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From another side.

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Re: Transformers PRiD Vehicon Knee improvement

Postby Mykltron » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:59 am

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My only gripe about the figure was poor knee articulation but I did that mod to mine the day I got him. I removed almost all of the bars and now his knee bends to about 45°.
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Re: Transformers PRiD Vehicon Knee improvement

Postby paul053 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:25 am

Now you see how far behind I am now. :grin:
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Re: Transformers PRiD Vehicon Knee improvement

Postby MrMunkeepants » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:28 am

How much needs to come off? I feel like I'm cutting and cutting and not accomplishing anything. Currently the 3rd line in the black plastic of the back of his knee is just visible.
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Re: Transformers PRiD Vehicon Knee improvement

Postby paul053 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:02 am

MrMunkeepants wrote:How much needs to come off? I feel like I'm cutting and cutting and not accomplishing anything. Currently the 3rd line in the black plastic of the back of his knee is just visible.

Then you need to cut more. You may end up touching the knee part then you are pretty close. Few scratches to the knee part at the bottom is okay, just slowly and carefully cut the top of the panel off. Better use this type of craft knife since the tip is thinner and sharper. If you use the regular one, better remove the tip when it is dull.
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