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The Mechanical Arm (TMA) from Studio Sundowner

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This was their first release and only offering that I have from them. I hope their quality has improved since then as I had to give mine a complete overhaul as loose joints and poorly assembled Mechanical Arm that kept falling off was just too annoying for me to leave as is or to get any other offering of theirs since then.

I had used an Soldier story base body that had a broken right arm and the size made the perfect donor.
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Studio Sundowner should have used ball jointed socket / pegs instead of just the brass rods to connect the arms so that had to be dredone. Did a bit of drilling and added my own ball pegs and sockets instead since they did not.
BEFORE :
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AFTER
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Cut and threw out the resin hand but kept the rest. I then attached it to a bendy gloved hand.
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With the Renner sculpt from Soldier Story's FBI set.
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Changed the boots and swapped out gray leggings added some light weathering.
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Soldier story's excellent articulation makes for a much more an enjoyable figure now.
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Side by side comparison.
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That's all folks !
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I like your version MUCH better. I always kind of skipped past this figure as being more or less a combination of cliche and cheese ( and I LOVE cheese! ) , the sculpt didn't inspire and the arm looked out of place. The mods you made create a whole different feel that works well. The new sculpt humanizes the arm and the boots and hand changes make the figure more believable.
Nicely done!

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Very nicely done. Must feel great to make it work properly and end up with such a complete look.


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Wow ! Great Job on the Figure ! Like the posable fingers, the Robot Arm is Great

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Actually really did like the look of the original Sundowner release, and it's a shame that there were the production issues there were. I feel like it's hard not to run into those kind of issues with a studio's 1st release. But your updates look slick as hell, and I really dig the more realistic look you went with. And the improved articulation really just takes it to the next level. Super cool!


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Pontiacivan wrote:I like your version MUCH better. I always kind of skipped past this figure as being more or less a combination of cliche and cheese ( and I LOVE cheese! ) , the sculpt didn't inspire and the arm looked out of place. The mods you made create a whole different feel that works well. The new sculpt humanizes the arm and the boots and hand changes make the figure more believable.
Nicely done!
ReverendSpooky wrote:Actually really did like the look of the original Sundowner release, and it's a shame that there were the production issues there were.  I feel like it's hard not to run into those kind of issues with a studio's 1st release.  But your updates look slick as hell, and I really dig the more realistic look you went with.  And the improved articulation really just takes it to the next level.  Super cool!

Thanks Ponti & Reverend - if I had a choice, I would almost always go for as much realism as possible. I'm not really a fan of some of the more "cartoony" / caricature-like look some companies have (like threeA or the Gangster's Kingdom line) but I would have been okay with it if not for the problems I had with this one.

GubernatorFan wrote:Very nicely done. Must feel great to make it work properly and end up with such a complete look.
Thanks Gub - it's always satisfying when a plan works !

Ephiane wrote:Wow ! Great Job on the Figure ! Like the posable fingers, the Robot Arm is Great
Thank you Eph !

Thanks again for dropping by guys !


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Pontiacivan wrote:I like your version MUCH better. I always kind of skipped past this figure as being more or less a combination of cliche and cheese ( and I LOVE cheese! ) , the sculpt didn't inspire and the arm looked out of place. The mods you made create a whole different feel that works well. The new sculpt humanizes the arm and the boots and hand changes make the figure more believable.
Nicely done!
ReverendSpooky wrote:Actually really did like the look of the original Sundowner release, and it's a shame that there were the production issues there were.  I feel like it's hard not to run into those kind of issues with a studio's 1st release.  But your updates look slick as hell, and I really dig the more realistic look you went with.  And the improved articulation really just takes it to the next level.  Super cool!

Thanks Ponti & Reverend - if I had a choice, I would almost always go for as much realism as possible. I'm not really a fan of some of the more "cartoony" / caricature-like look some companies have (like threeA or the Gangster's Kingdom line) but I would have been okay with it if not for the problems I had with this one.

GubernatorFan wrote:Very nicely done. Must feel great to make it work properly and end up with such a complete look.
Thanks Gub - it's always satisfying when a plan works !

Ephiane wrote:Wow ! Great Job on the Figure ! Like the posable fingers, the Robot Arm is Great
Thank you Eph !

Thanks again for dropping by guys !


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Pontiacivan wrote:I like your version MUCH better. I always kind of skipped past this figure as being more or less a combination of cliche and cheese ( and I LOVE cheese! ) , the sculpt didn't inspire and the arm looked out of place. The mods you made create a whole different feel that works well. The new sculpt humanizes the arm and the boots and hand changes make the figure more believable.
Nicely done!
ReverendSpooky wrote:Actually really did like the look of the original Sundowner release, and it's a shame that there were the production issues there were.  I feel like it's hard not to run into those kind of issues with a studio's 1st release.  But your updates look slick as hell, and I really dig the more realistic look you went with.  And the improved articulation really just takes it to the next level.  Super cool!

Thanks Ponti & Reverend - if I had a choice, I would almost always go for as much realism as possible. I'm not really a fan of some of the more "cartoony" / caricature-like look some companies have (like threeA or the Gangster's Kingdom line) but I would have been okay with it if not for the problems I had with this one.

GubernatorFan wrote:Very nicely done. Must feel great to make it work properly and end up with such a complete look.
Thanks Gub - it's always satisfying when a plan works !

Ephiane wrote:Wow ! Great Job on the Figure ! Like the posable fingers, the Robot Arm is Great
Thank you Eph !

Thanks again for dropping by guys !


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