|12-05-2008, 05:13 PM||#1|
Customizing mecha pilot
Join Date: Apr 2008
I just noticed quite a few people have modded their Matt Trakker, awesome! I was so stoked for this figure as it brings me back to remembering the cartoons.
So here's my take on modding the mask. It's nothing special but if you're a picky nostalgia fan like me you mod all your stuff, heh.
The vest is just lightly glued to the center of the harness so you can pull it off with little trouble. There's room for a small magnet on the front if you want it removable, those kind I use for my Halo 3 M.A.P. system would work. The Spectrum Mask, while awesome, was missing the collar. Cut some flexible pre-split headphone wire and you can glue it around the edges, you can bend it to fit the curves as well. Just make sure to carve a little of the mouthpiece flat so the wire lays flush against it. Basically you're giving the illusion the mask is shorter this way. Repaint a little and boom, oldschool version!
Boom, done, easy mod without needing to sculpt or anything. I am thinking of taking a styrene strip and enlarging the brow-plate however. Dunno yet as I like the sleeker updated look.
Last edited by Jin Saotome; 12-05-2008 at 05:16 PM..
|12-05-2008, 05:16 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
|12-05-2008, 05:21 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2002
yours is great too. no idea why hasbro just couldn't do this right t o begin with.
|12-05-2008, 05:24 PM||#4|
Ninja Force UK
Join Date: May 2008
great mod Jin!
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|12-05-2008, 05:26 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Nice update! Thanks for the ideas.
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|12-05-2008, 05:30 PM||#6|
Cold Slither's Roadie
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central Texas
Yeah, MUCH better...That's Old School. Now can we get a Jin custom Miles Mayhem too?
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|12-05-2008, 06:00 PM||#7|
Tiger Force Lover
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canton, MI
Yep, cool looking First thing I did when I opened him was pop that chest piece off.
|12-06-2008, 12:29 AM||#8|
JOES BEFORE HOES
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westland, MI
|12-31-2008, 05:21 PM||#9|
Official Hisstank Lurker
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hudson Valley,NY
So much better,looks just like the original.I don't why Hasbro couldn't have made it like this to begin with
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