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HA Bumblebee

Postby Mykltron » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:56 am

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

Weapon: tea cup."
Awesome figure, rubbish paint apps. Not that they're messy - they're just wrong. Also, people complain about him only only having one hand so I fixed that and separated his index fingers from the others on his left hand.

Some of these pics are too wide for this forum so you'll need to right click and select 'view image' to see the full thing. So here we go, Bumblebee with one gun, two hands and three different colours of dirt:

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There are plenty more pics of HABB here so please take a look and leave me some comments!
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby shonenfan4 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:02 am

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Very nice, especially the weathering / battle scars effect! Really makes it seem more real.
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Convotron » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:35 pm

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Great weathering work! Have you considered doing the leg mod for HA BB to get a more movie accurate look?
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Mykltron » Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:26 pm

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

Weapon: tea cup."
Convotron wrote:Great weathering work! Have you considered doing the leg mod for HA BB to get a more movie accurate look?


I have considered it but although some people do it to move the wheels to the outside they should actually be inside the ankle. Also, the yellow parts seen on the outside of my repaint's lower leg would be on the inside. I think those details are more important than a wheel.

Is it still transformable after that mod?
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Convotron » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:34 pm

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Mykltron wrote:I have considered it but although some people do it to move the wheels to the outside they should actually be inside the ankle. Also, the yellow parts seen on the outside of my repaint's lower leg would be on the inside. I think those details are more important than a wheel.

Is it still transformable after that mod?


I believe it is still transformable with an extra couple of steps, which consist mainly of rotating the legs, I think.

I've been contemplating on getting HA BB because it looks like a great figure even without a great paint job like yours. :D
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Mykltron » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:28 am

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

Weapon: tea cup."
Convotron wrote:
Mykltron wrote:I have considered it but although some people do it to move the wheels to the outside they should actually be inside the ankle. Also, the yellow parts seen on the outside of my repaint's lower leg would be on the inside. I think those details are more important than a wheel.

Is it still transformable after that mod?


I believe it is still transformable with an extra couple of steps, which consist mainly of rotating the legs, I think.

I've been contemplating on getting HA BB because it looks like a great figure even without a great paint job like yours. :D


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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Doubledealer93 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:01 pm

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you made a good figure BETTER! i love this figure i might do this when school is done 4 me.
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Ouchimoo » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:27 pm

Love the paint job! What kind of paint did you use? I bought a HA Bee yesterday and I painted all the metal parts, but now I feel like I have to do the WHOLE toy so it can be good as good as yours. :P Although I think I want to get some yellow enamel paint and redo the car and make it look new and shiny. I hate that plastic look.

Anyways I REALLY REALLY recommend the mod. I almost didn't buy this figure because of the way the legs looked. If you look at some of the detail from movie Bumblebee, it fits better switched.

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Also the upper leg guards are more accurate in the flipped version as well. The tire hub is supposed to face towards the outside, and not the inside like it comes in toy. My pic didn't come through showing that so no pic sorry.

It looks like the prototype was originally switched which is why I think it looks better.
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The toy transforms just fine with the switch.

Sorry to argue against you, but what you did looks so awesome, and I think the legs look so stupid that way.
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Mykltron » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:03 am

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

Weapon: tea cup."
Ouchimoo wrote:Love the paint job! What kind of paint did you use? I bought a HA Bee yesterday and I painted all the metal parts, but now I feel like I have to do the WHOLE toy so it can be good as good as yours. :P Although I think I want to get some yellow enamel paint and redo the car and make it look new and shiny. I hate that plastic look.

Anyways I REALLY REALLY recommend the mod. I almost didn't buy this figure because of the way the legs looked. If you look at some of the detail from movie Bumblebee, it fits better switched.

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Also the upper leg guards are more accurate in the flipped version as well. The tire hub is supposed to face towards the outside, and not the inside like it comes in toy. My pic didn't come through showing that so no pic sorry.

It looks like the prototype was originally switched which is why I think it looks better.
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The toy transforms just fine with the switch.

Sorry to argue against you, but what you did looks so awesome, and I think the legs look so stupid that way.


I still disagree. The wheel looks better on the outside so I agree with that part but the part you circled on the bot is not a representation of the silver part in the other picture but a yellow car part on the outside. You can see it clearly in the part where Sam tells Bee to get back in the garage in ROTF.

But thanks for your compliments! :)
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:39 am

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what exactly do you do in the leg mod? how is it done? i was thinking about doing it.
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Ouchimoo » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:47 pm

Aww I haven't seen TF2 for a while, and the pic i pulled is old.

The differences will make our toys our own ^_^

The leg mod is pretty easy to do although I did it wrong the first time :oops:

Transform into robot mode and rotate the hip so you can reach the two screws in the back under the hood window. Undo those screws, and put them in Sam's hand so you don't loose them, heh. Then you pull the piece off and the front crotch piece and switch them around. Keep the legs as they are otherwise the upper leg guard won't be in the right spot. I donno, I did something weird the first time. Screw it back into place and your done. :)
The only issue after that is you have to learn a special way to rotate the hips around otherwise there's a clearance issue. I'm still new at transforming it so it takes me forever and I haven't found the sweet spots yet. I still can't get the head out without popping it off because of clearance, to my dismay my husband has no problems with it.
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Mykltron » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:56 pm

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

Weapon: tea cup."
Ouchimoo wrote:I still can't get the head out without popping it off because of clearance, to my dismay my husband has no problems with it.


It's a bugger isn't it?! Maybe you have his dashboard at the wrong angle.
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Re: HA Bumblebee

Postby Convotron » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:45 pm

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The problem with HA BB's head clearance during transformation arises when the hood is first bent and then you try to swivel the head up. How I transform BB is I disengage the front windshield from the hood(plastic tabs at the corners of the windshield help hold it to the hood) and also the section of the hood that covers BB's head. Now with the hood still level, I push BB's head up and it has perfect clearance and swivels up easily.
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