"You can't fix it ? UPGRADE IT !"
These, were the words I had in mind after spending multiple hours trying to fix this old boy, unfortunately, it turned out being impossible... So, as an artist, I thought it was time for me to start something new, custom figures ! Ladies and gentlemen, let introduce you the cyborg Hobgoblin (1.7 version) !
The first step was (obviously) to make a new arm, by using some metal elements, I managed to build an arm with the same articulations as the original one ! The only difference is the elbow, not having a double articulation, but, bending at about 135 degrees which is definitely an improvement over the original arm ! For the hand, I reused the original one, I just had to remove the pumpkin bomb (which was super easy !).
Later on, I decided to modify the wrist connection so that the hand can be easly removable, this little feature can act as a launching fist attack.
One con I had with this figure is the satchel, the mold used doesn't looks good in my opinion because of the angle between the satchel and the lanner (being flat) I solved this con by cutting the lanner off and fixing it back with an articulation.
Then, pilot goggles. Why ? Why not ?!
Because this figure is pretty old, the knees articulations are wobbly, but I succeed to replace the pins and make the knees stronger. Even more cyborg I guess ^^
And now it's time for some accessories !
The first accessory I made for my cyborg is a katana, made from a nail with a scabbard made out of wood. I feel like this weapon is a little short compared to the figure but it looks nice so I don't really mind.
Last but not least, I built a detonator to go with the pumpkin bomb.
So, this it ! I hope you liked it, if you do have any feedback or suggestion, do not hesitate to comment this post (p.s. I already planned to work on the glider next).
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