|12-09-2008, 10:49 AM||#1|
victoria fortis elegit
Join Date: Sep 2008
I have always been a huge fan of the MOBAT, and it has always been the primary armor for my Joes. There is of course the "riding high" issue, which has always been bothersome to me going all the way back to childhood.
One can simply punch out the bottom of the cupola piece - however the cupola is the switch and there is virtually no clearance under the cupola piece, and to complicate matters worse, the only screw that holds the cupola in and thereby the entire turret, is on the bottom. If one wanted to extend down one would have to gut the motor drive and switch housing; and on a childhood MOBAT with a conked out motor this is precisely what I did.
The 25th figures ride even higher; however double knee articulation and ankle articulation present new options. By using offset windows in the front and back of the cupola (see pics) the legs can fold using an absolute minimum of internal space. The fig can go more realistically down to the armpits. The drive function is completely preserved and (for all you purists out there) only one piece has to be cut. you can procure an extra for the mod easily and keep the uncut.
I first performed this on another non-functioning original MOBAT where I worked out the bugs. The first perfect one was my 15th anniversary MOBAT over the summer. I have now done a few of the UBP MOBAT's and this is why I am now posting, with so many MOBAT's in our midst. I can vouch for the efficacy of this mod on all generations of MOBAT.
I caution about the ankle holster and boots that are present on a standard Steeler. They require the removal of a great deal of plastic and can compromise strength. The more limited ankle articulation also can present some difficulty and it is recommended that a custom Steeler, with standard 25th Joe boots, is used.
Last edited by Steinberg; 12-09-2008 at 02:55 PM..
|12-09-2008, 12:02 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2008
Definitely looks a lot better.
|12-09-2008, 12:09 PM||#3|
JOES BEFORE HOES
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westland, MI
looks much better...thanks for work'n out the bugs for us
|12-09-2008, 01:28 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Hutto, Texas
Now that is a hell of a idea, and it looks great! Nice work Steinberg and thanks for the pictures as well.
|12-09-2008, 01:36 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2002
ooo. nice one. i must do this to mine
|12-09-2008, 01:53 PM||#6|
Good times abound.
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Scott AFB, IL.
That's a great modification. I may give this a try.
|12-09-2008, 01:54 PM||#7|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Nice. Thanks for sharing.
|12-13-2008, 01:07 PM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2008
That looks SO much better! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|The Mauler turret||IronMan76||G.I. Joe Toys Vintage Discussion||16||12-27-2009 03:18 PM|
|Gundams for sale/ Want a DTC h.i.s.s. tank gun turret||nic28||G.I. Joe Buy Sell Trade||35||11-04-2008 11:10 AM|
|Issue with profile||snake.eyes||Tech Support and Forum Rules||2||09-12-2008 01:12 PM|
|FS Terror Drome Turret Platform Bottom||DESTRO||G.I. Joe Buy Sell Trade||0||08-23-2008 07:16 PM|
|FS USS FLAGG Gun Turret M-4070-2||DESTRO||G.I. Joe Buy Sell Trade||0||08-22-2008 04:58 PM|
|Outback, Falcon, and OG13 Scarlett|
|Doc and Lifeline|
|Hisstank RPG Game Forum/ Battlefield.|
|New G.I.Joe 50th 2016 Assortment Discussion Thread|
|IDW G.I. Joe Comic Book Sales Figures - Read Order|
|POLL: What is the 227th greatest G.I. Joe vehicle or...|
|Is ARAH coming to an end?|
|Official G.I. Joe Command Team Recruiting Thread|
|Arkansas G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Best figure poll 2016 retail release|
|Virginia G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Duke and Tombstone 2 pack|
|The 458th Greatest G.I. Joe Character of all Time!|
|Announcing Chicken Fried Toys Dime Novel Legends...|
|Gi Joe Modern Era Upper Hip Gap|
|Illinois G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Maryland G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Takara Tony's Retro Toy Meet|
|Custom Desert ODST team|
|Bullet Proof by francis2064|
|Repacker Thread and Rants|
|What is Hasbro's movie/T.V problem?|
|FSS Blackout minor tweaks|
|1982-1994 ARAH Hauls|
|Georgia G.I. Joe Sightings|
|Recent Off Topic Threads|
|Anyone using Game of Thrones Ghost (Wolf) for Timber?|
|Transformers Masterpiece Thread V2: A New...|
|Mattel 4" DC Comics Multiverse Line Discussion|
|The CORPS Megathread|
|Recent B/S/T Threads|
|Toys for sale(some SDCC/Con exclusives)|
|Yojoe77 bst list|
|Postage Increasing for Parcels again in 2017|
|My Custom Baron Bloodclott|
|Un_Chakal's B/S/T A lot here...|
|POC Cobra Commander Test Shot w/ Hasbro Build Sheet|
|FS: 2009 Movie Cobra Commander w/ Hoses|
|Cobra Commander PaintMaster on eBay|
|The deadpool !!! --- sdcc|