MP-10 Optimus moveable windshield wipers

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MP-10 Optimus moveable windshield wipers

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:01 pm

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I was tweaking the chest doors on this guy today, because they don't quite close all the way and have chipped the bumper chrome a bit where the windshield screws hit it. (Just remove that screw, shave down the mounting lug for that corner of the windshield, and glue it back in place.)

I realized that his wipers are separate parts, not glued in place. The pivot point turns freely, and the other end of the wipers are held in place through interference: a groove in the bottom edge of the windshield and a tab on the underside of the wipers that fit into a slot in the windshield frame.

Long story short, just shave down those tabs and slots and whatnot, and the wipers can be posed, thusly:
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Just thought it was a fun touch.
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Re: MP-10 Optimus moveable windshield wipers

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:09 am

Motto: "I asked Michael why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts than it was to train astronauts to hecome drillers. He told me to STFU, so that...that was the end of that conversation."
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Brilliant! Makes you wonder why they left them immobile in the first place.
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