Fixing broken pegs and other fixes? (BW:TM)

Post all your customized Transformers here. Whether it's a small mod or a true kitbash, we'd love to see it!

Fixing broken pegs and other fixes? (BW:TM)

Postby Afterlife07 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:19 pm

Motto: "Nothing is Impossible"
Weapon: Sword of Fury
I'm doing touchups to my Transmetal Optimus Primal where I can (repainting faded/scratched paint etc) after pulling him out of storage.

I noticed one of the pegs that holds his forearms had snapped. It holds well enough in robot mode, but flops around loosely in beast mode (which is odd. It's not gravity, since the piece forms the upper half of his arm in beast mode, but thats another matter entirely).

Is there any fix I could do to add a 'new' peg or something else? The flopping is driving me insane, I can barely touch the figure in beast mode.

I've attached an image of said peg.

Also, while I'm here, his chest also doesn't hold as well as it used too. Not a problem in beast mode, but when I plug the chest/back pieces together in robot mode, moving his arms cause the chest to open up again. I've cleaned the 'plug' and 'socket' on the upper innards of his body, and theres no wear on either end, it feels almost like it's an air pocket pushing it apart. This isn't that bad, but if there's a fix I'd really appreciate any advice here. I feel it's just the figure showing it's age but I could be wrong.
Transmetal Optimus Primal's arm with broken peg
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:27 am
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 7
Skill: 10+

Re: Fixing broken pegs and other fixes? (BW:TM)

Postby Skyfire77 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:27 pm

Motto: "Science can't move forward without heaps!"
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
To replace that peg, what you'll need to do is drill out where the broken one was, then glue in (epoxy would be best) a new peg, either metal (a cut down nail or pin) or stretched sprue.
User avatar
Posts: 1126
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:03 pm
Location: Bethel Park, PA
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 10+
Speed: 10
Endurance: 6
Rank: 7
Courage: 8
Firepower: 8
Skill: 10

Return to Customizations

Ending Soon On eBay

VINTAGE 1985 TAKARA HASBRO TRANSFORMERS G1  DIRGE PLANE 100% Loose Complete - Time Remaining: 6 days 12 hours 39 minutes 47 seconds
Hasbro Transformers Cybertron Leobreaker SEALED MINT Voyager Class - Time Remaining: 5 days 15 hours 26 minutes 43 seconds
Transformers G1 1988 OVERLORD figure powermaster masterforce takara - Time Remaining: 6 days 18 hours 27 minutes 4 seconds
G1 Vintage Transformers Autobots - Red Alert (w/ Weapon) - Time Remaining: 6 days 12 hours 27 minutes 56 seconds
Transformers Classic deluxe RID Action Figure Autobot Spy Bumblebee MOSC Seald - Time Remaining: 3 days 20 hours 29 minutes 54 seconds
Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-21G Bumblebee G2 Goldbug - VW Bug AUTHENTIC - Time Remaining: 1 day 21 hours 24 seconds
Transformers Bot Shots Battle Game 3 Pack Nemesis Prime Megatron Acid Storm NEW - Time Remaining: 7 days 13 hours 45 minutes 24 seconds
Takara Tomy Transformers First Edition Shining Optimus Prime Tokyo Toy Show 2012 - Time Remaining: 7 days 13 hours 1 minute 26 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #157 - NYCC 2016
Twincast / Podcast #157:
"NYCC 2016"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, October 9th, 2016