Monday, July 4, 2016

Mod: KO Oversized CW Powerglide Fists Modification

Somehow I can't get over KO oversized CW Powerglide fingers showing so blatantly in plane mode... think and think and think and think... many many ways appear to cover the fingers but somehow it just boils down to : no suitable material nor finishing to match the material/colour of the toy... in the end, decided to just try the strategy of swivelling the fists 180 degrees... at least the "fist-guards" will appear on top and fingers (below the "fist-guard") will not be too obvious especially when looking from the top... Started off by cutting the fists...


Centre of the parts are marked for the swivelling pegs and holes...


Even if marked properly, things still go wrong while drilling the holes (yeah, drill the left hand off centre...


Anyway, a round peg is secured (with superglue) on the fist to insert into a hole on the forearm...


Testing on robot mode... Ok...


And here's the comparison of the plane modes with original fists (left of pic) and with fists swivelled 180 degrees (right of pic)... To me it looks better this way...


Plane mode...


Robot mode is not much affected... still able to hold the guns...




4 comments:

  1. bro looks very nice, one question how do you fix the wings conectors and the legs?

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    1. Thanks thanks. I apply superglue over the connectors' pegs and inside the connectors' slots, leave them to dry, check if can peg in tight, and if not, repeat the process till the wings can peg in nicely. For (legs') ball joint, if you look inside the socket, you will find 2 little pop-outs at the sides. These are used to hold the ball-part tight. Similar process as the wing connectors, apply a little superglue at the pop-outs, leave dry, test fit, and repeat if need. Do be careful and not apply too thick of superglue per coat. Hope this helps!

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