Step 4 – Touchups
What’s this? No MURDERation of the title?
Rampage? Where –
Well… I suppose that was going to happen sooner or later. Might as well have been during the superglue step.
“Good as new!”
You made it worse!
“Why would I want to fix a decepticon!”
You’re a doctor, aren’t you? An enemy is still a-
“Do I look like a liberal to you?”
This is that rhetorical thing, isn’t it?
“Feh! Fixing ‘Cons… Bad enough the things I have to fix on Sunstreaker.”
I can imagine.
“Do you know what a pineapple is?”
“Well I do! And I can’t tell you how much I hate them now.”
So, Rampage… Ball joints?
“Heh… Just the head, kid.”
*one trip to walmart and several mods later*
So! Now that we have a fully modded Rampage, it’s time for-
“PUPPIES! PET THEM AND THEY WILL PURR!
Hmm… Maybe he’s defective.
“FEED. THEM. THE. FLOWERS!“
Eh, it’s an improvement. Less cleanup this way.
So is there any actual modding to be done in this post? Yeah, but it’s just a couple tips on touching up some things. More superglue fun!
First up is one that most people should know about already, but just in case…
Add glue to the tabs colored green in this picture!
Those plug into the shovel of the bulldozer when in botmode, and a thin layer of superglue will tighten up the connection enough to add more stability to Rampge.
Next up is one that I’ve not heard anyone mention, but should be a near essential step for any Rampage owner. Rampage has a block on his chest, and the yellow chest piece attached to the pistons clips onto it when in bot mode.
Or rather, it should.
Here’s a picture of the block.
“THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR JELLO!”
Well, for this we really only need glue on the sides, as that’s the part that the other chest piece will grip onto. Here’s a close up, with the sides to be slathered colored in green.
Be sure to apply thin layers. The object of this is the same as tightening a joint with superglue. You just want to build it up a little bit to make it fit tighter.
And there you have it. I have a few other things in mind for Rampage, but this guide got the most important ones out of the way.
Also, props to Jin Saotome for coming up with his own Rampage elbow mod. It’s pretty much the same as this one, but his was several days after mine was posted. ;) Jin’s a great customizer, so I’ll take that as a compliment that we were on similar tracks about it.
Expect more from me for Rampage, but I’ve got a couple other things to work on first.
“FLUFFY BUN- Wait, really? This step didn’t really talk about much, custom-wise.”
“Perhaps we could-“