Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Transformers DOTM Voyager class Sentinel Prime

Since I'm taking some time off for the Chinese New Year, I have lotsa time to spare. Anyways, remember after watching Transformers DOTM movie, there was a few new characters that everybody was dying to get a hold off. For me, firstly it was Shockwave and second it has to be Sentinel Prime.

Though there was a leader class version of Sentinel Prime with accuurate blade weapon and shield, I still decided to get the voyager class one, mainly due to size. The bad news is the voyager class version lacks the blades and shield.

So I decided to give my Sentinel Prime a shield and blade.
This is really quite simple, the shield is just the claw armor plate of a Zoids Genobreaker while the blades are just Transformers United's Drift's twin blades. All it needs now is a nice silver paint job.

Viola! You have a Sentinel Prime with weapons although I would like it more if the shield was a tad smaller but it doesn't look that bad. As for the double blades, the peg fits on each fists nicely but for them to get into the fists holes underneath the fists, some filing on the handles of the swords would help.

There's no way to store the sheild but for the blades, any of the mech tech ports are quite useful, for me, I put on both sides of the mech tech weapon.

With a weaponised Sentinel Prime, he's ready to do battle with Optimus or gut Ironhide....or wreck anybody who opposes his will to save his kind......or even Megatron......what an ending that will be.....

Transformers DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime with blades?

During the mid-autumn sale at departmental store OG, I stumble upon a big box at the toy section, it was huge, it was alluring, it was Optimus Prime, Ultimate Optimus Prime to be exact. Though never appearing in the movie, the sheer size was quite attractive and with the sale price what more can a geek ask for.

Not a bad figure with exceptions to the Optimus Prime's arms transformation, this is a nice rendition of the movie verse Optimus. Figure aside, given the fact that the trailer transforms into a huge armor armament for Prime and a giant cannon, there is another issue about this toy is the lack of weapons for the Optimus Prime cab.

Well, I decided to give mine a upgrade, taking the mech tech weapon from the deluxe DOTM Optimus Prime and customizing blades from Zoids Genobreaker (shown on top) and the blades (below)

The blades are easy to custom, just file down the pegs as it's too big go into any mech tech ports then cut blades into the desired shape. Do take note, don't sqeeze the pegs into Prime before you file it down, if not, you might crack and cause stress marks on the pegholes.
When finished, you have an Optimus Prime ready for battle.

As for storage in robot mode, I prefer it to be on the back as the back transformations covers the blades really well.

In vehicle mode, I guess just peg them to the sides, the other positions look abit awkward.

The blade can be pegged on the deluxe prime too!

Monday, January 23, 2012

ROTF N.E.S.T Ironhide

I know most of my friend's ask me too, why not the original Black Ironhide, I do have a Deluxe Ironhide in original colours. It seems that black covers all the details on the figure unless viewed in closeup or with really nice light coloured highlights, the N.E.S.T version really is a better choice in terms of figure-wise, being grey the details are much more visible, the head, arms and legs are still black though and the only downside is the new weapon, a giant Gatling gun, don't get me wrong, BFGs are good but only one? It would be cool to have 2 BFGs.

Hi, once again, this time, I gotten myself an Voyager class Ironhide from N.E.S.T line added some reprolabels Autobot insignia and swopped the head. (Apologys for the low quality pictures, cam still doesn't work right) So I got a cheap clearance Fast action Battlers Ironhide which has a head sculpt I prefer more, unscrew the head, remove the ball joint connector and pop the head on the body, now there's a Ironhide to be happy about.

 Original Ironhide head (top)

Fast Action Battler Ironhide (right)

A real simple modification to beef up your Ironhide, the remaining head fits on FAB Ironhide but kinda hinders transformation. Next up, I'm gonna get more  GUNS for Ironhide...till next time....

Friday, January 20, 2012

Updated Coloured Pictures of XTransbot- XP-01 Devastator Upgrade

Yes, this is a sweet upgrade but bare in mind it was mainly made for Encore #20 Devastator, unsure if it will fit Generation 1 or knock offs. Available for preorder at Tfsource now.....Can't wait for it to arrive.....