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Love this toy as well

Jetfire is also my favorite Transformer and I've been giving him all sorts of extra weapons, including the rifle from Crosscut (the Skids repaint) and the tail-fin guns from FOC Topspin (the Blast Off repaint). Splitting the Classics Jetfire gun and assembling it on the forearm points gives the jet mode a vague Valkyrie head turret look.

If you grab the Jida R Arms Micron off of eBay (the red cat Micron), you can curl the legs around the rear of the booster's core and turn it into a block that looks kind of like the booster cockpit. I also ended up disassembling the Classics Jetfire backpack and added the top of its center section to the Micron to make the booster look better; it's all 5mm ports for assembly.

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Posted by atom smasher on 29 December, 2014 - 08:14

That sounds really cool! Do you think you could post some pictures of your customizing?

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Posted by Ginrai on 29 December, 2014 - 15:10
Just a real world note...

...there actually *are* some modern military aircraft that have "false" canopies - though painted on rather than actually functional. Canadian F-18s are the ones I remember; they're designed so that it in "The Danger Zone" of a close-up dogfight it becomes more difficult to tell which way up the aircraft is and thus what its going to do next. Maybe Jetfire felt it would give him an advantage against Decepticon Seekers...?

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Posted by F-ZeroOne on 29 December, 2014 - 14:12

I did not know that! How interesting! Have Canadian F-18s ever actually sortied?

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Posted by Ginrai on 29 December, 2014 - 15:11
If you mean gone to war...

...I have no idea, sorry. Though frankly, having visited a couple of times, I'm amazed Canada needs an air force, I'd have thought the mosquitoes would simply eat any aerial intruder first...! :-)

Getting roughly back on topic...! Jetfire really confused me for the longest time as to why the toy and the cartoon character had different designs (and names!); this got worse when I found out about "Robotech" and "Battletech"; it wasn't until years later I found out the truth. International toy licencing in the 80s was an incredibly strange thing...

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Posted by F-ZeroOne on 29 December, 2014 - 15:43