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I decided to just make a new topic for this, since it went a tad beyond just painting his eyes clear blue. :P


First, alt-mode!


I really didn't care for the metallic-white paint they put on him, so that's gone, and I added black accents. I also painted the headlight wells silver.










Yet again, Hasbro molds pieces in clear plastic, then paints them; in this case, BB's tail lights. They're the same clear plastic as the windows, but for whatever reason, they were painted opaque red. I cleaned that paint off, painted the wells silver and the lights clear red.







Behold, teh shiny new side mirrors!






I'm gonna print up a license plate for him later; I'm thinking something like "BMBL B".


Next post: bot-mode!

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And here's bot-mode!



I've given him a proper Autobot symbol on his chest, and relocated the rub-sign to the inside of his roof.







And here, again, Hasbro molded his eyes in clear plastic, but didn't do anything with that. I've painted them clear blue and installed my own light-pipe into the back of his head. (I'll add a couple pics of the inside later.)






As a bonus, here are a couple pics of my modded Waverunner! I sanded the sides of the top-half's nose narrow, and the point below the nubs that lock it into the bottom-half, so it's hinged and can swing up. I'm trying to come up with a simple way to turn the water-ski into a weapon that he can hold now. :)







And there you have it. :D


This light-piping project has given me ideas for adding piping to both my Super Starscream project and my Classics Starscream (though the latter is gonna be a little tougher, since the head is a single piece)!

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I made one more change--now, he has a 'Bot symbol on his hood. :D






I'm sorry; I said I was gonna post pics of the inside of his head, but I forgot and it's glued together now (no more screw hole, 'cause the light-pipe went down directly in the way).


But, here's a shot of the back of his head, showing where the pipe went in, and the total lack of screw hole.



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Great work, I have done a few similar things to my BB. Question, how the hell did you get the tail lights out and what did you use to remove the paint?

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Great work, I have done a few similar things to my BB. Question, how the hell did you get the tail lights out and what did you use to remove the paint?

The tail lights are held in by the same long pin that holds the trailer hitch (it goes all the way across the car).


I couldn't get the stripes off, so I just painted over them with Krylon Fusion Sunbeam Yellow spray paint.

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Phase one of turning the Wave Runner into BB's gun is finished (installed a handle)!






I'll be mounting barrels on the front-bottom of the trailer, which will be able to rotate, so the muzzles will be hidden in alt-mode. I've also got two configurations worked out; I'm thinking the straight-ahead mode will have a regular blaster function, and the forked mode will be some sort of harmonic-resonance generator mode.







Phase 2: adding the barrels, patching gaps with epoxy putty, cleaning it up and repainting.

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