Transformers PRiD Vehicon Knee improvement

Post all your customized Transformers here. Whether it's a small mod or a true kitbash, we'd love to see it!

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.

Image

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

Image

From another side.

Image
User avatar
paul053
Godmaster
Posts: 1553
News Credits: 2
Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:02 am
Location: Plymouth, MN
Buy from paul053 on eBay

Re: Transformers PRiD Vehicon Knee improvement

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

Motto: "If I win again I'm still the champion. If you win HAH! that's just impossible.

Weapon: tea cup."
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°.
Image

Why not take a look at My TF Repaints? Updated 23rd January 2015
User avatar
Mykltron
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6206
News Credits: 10
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:43 am
Location: Nearby. Watching.

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:
User avatar
paul053
Godmaster
Posts: 1553
News Credits: 2
Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:02 am
Location: Plymouth, MN
Buy from paul053 on eBay

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.
selling all my Alternators, like new in boxes; PM me for info! I have LNIB RTS Grapple, leader Starscream, Windcharger, legends Megatron! Also: TF07 Allspark leaders
MrMunkeepants
Minibot
Posts: 117
News Credits: 1
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:56 am

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.
User avatar
paul053
Godmaster
Posts: 1553
News Credits: 2
Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:02 am
Location: Plymouth, MN
Buy from paul053 on eBay


Return to Customizations

Ending Soon On eBay

34376 TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS AUTOBOT CLIFFJUMPER Hasbro LAST ONE MISB IN STOCK - Time Remaining: 4 days 12 hours 20 minutes 53 seconds
Ultra Magnus original Transformers near complete Vintage Hasbro G1 - Time Remaining: 5 days 51 minutes 31 seconds
Transformers Generations Titans Return Autobot Blaster Twin Cast Leader Class - Time Remaining: 5 days 15 hours 39 minutes 17 seconds
Transformers Titans Return Master Wave 1 Set Loudmouth Crashbash Terri-Bull Nigh - Time Remaining: 20 days 20 hours 9 minutes 28 seconds
Transformers Angry Birds Telepods Autobird Jazz Vs Deceptihog Brawl - Time Remaining: 2 days 4 hours 26 minutes 37 seconds
Transformers Taiwan FOURSTAR SHOCKWAVE g1 Vintage Loose Rare - Time Remaining: 5 days 2 hours 13 minutes 59 seconds
Vintage G1 Transformers Figure Lot Ultra Magnus, Scourge,Astrotrain,Sandstorm - Time Remaining: 5 days 59 minutes 1 second
Transformers Beast Wars Predacon RAZORCLAW Recolor with HTF VHS Video Sealed MOC - Time Remaining: 4 days 3 hours 29 minutes 57 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #155 - Pillarboxed
Twincast / Podcast #155:
"Pillarboxed"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Saturday, September 10th, 2016