Pimp My Bug! Customisations for Generations Skrapnel

So, a while back, I acquired Generations Skrapnel. He looked like this:

In G1 I had a distinctive vocal tic, tic, tic. It was incredibly annoying, annoying, annoying.

Hasbro stock photography of Generations Skrapnel.

If you’ve read this blog at all, you know he didn’t stay looking that way for long. He and his little pal Reflector got the Reprolabels treatment…

Skrapnel with an upgrade from Reprolabels.

Skrapnel with an upgrade from Reprolabels.

So, here he is with stickers in place. Note the chrome antennae, golden chestpiece and the stripes. The tips of the antennae were a pain to put in place – they have some slight peeling issues that required me to add some more glue, which isn’t something I’ve had to do with reprolabels before.

Skrapnel brandishes his new blaster.

Skrapnel brandishes his new blaster. Note the annoying peeling on his left arm.

Of course, Reflector’s a bit unwieldy in gun mode for Skrapnel to wield, and has loads of air-gaps in him, so I felt it appropriate to replace him with something a little more size-appropriate: the Bug Electro-Zapper by Tresob. I obtained it in “Purple Strong and Flexible Polished” plastic, which photographs horribly, but looks quite nice with Skrapnel in natural light.

His insect mode now has red go-faster stripes, and shinier antennae.

His insect mode now has red go-faster stripes, and shinier antennae.

Reflector with some shiny purple patches added.

Reflector with some shiny purple patches added.

Reflector in camera mode has some shiny purple bits added, which makes his hinges and robot kibble less obvious. Again, I had some peeling issues with these stickers, visible at the top of the camera lens. I’ve not had this problem with any other reprolabels products, so maybe I just got a duff batch? The default reprolabels stickers have a G1-accurate “REFLECTOR” written across the top of him (given that his robot mode resembles Viewfinder, the middle piece of the original Reflector, who was a three-robot combiner, and that when Takara designed him they were homaging the old toy more than the old cartoon in everything except colour-scheme), which I’ve replaced with a plain chrome piece and simple Decepticon sigil.

Reflector In robot mode.

Reflector In robot mode.

Reprolabels’ sticker for Reflector’s shiny central disc-like feature was markedly too small, with a almost 2mm ring of purple plastic around the edge. I happened to have some sticky chrome foil with which to replace it, meaning that his chrome “lens” is entirely chromed. Finally, Reflector enables me to make this picture:

When browsing faux-Cyrillic fonts, the rubric is "Glorious Red Fox is jump over stupid capitalist pig-dog!"

When browsing faux-Cyrillic fonts, the rubric used to show off the letters is “Glorious red fox is jump over STUPID Capitalist pig-dog!”

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