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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Matt Convoy » Thu May 03, 2012 8:07 pm

Grabbed a loose G2 Swindle at BotCon that seems like one side was dropped in some soda and wasn't thoroughly washed off, and now the wheels are stuck. Any advice on cleaning out the axles?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Cutthroat » Sat May 12, 2012 5:36 am

Hi!

I have a couple of G1 Blades figures, and I'm trying to do a rotor blade swap. Does anyone have any advice for removing the pin that holds the rotors in?

Sorry if this isn't the right spot for this post.

Thanks!
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Hiboman » Sat May 12, 2012 1:20 pm

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I recently got Prime First Edition Cliffjumper, and one of the pins in his legs (the one that the window panel folds in on right at his knee) is not quite the right shape, so the plastic around it making up the joint is cracked.

How do I safely fix the joint so that the pin will still rotate?

I am having the exact same problem with my RTS Wreck-Gar, on one of his handlebars.

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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Optimus102697 » Fri May 25, 2012 5:07 pm

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I have the 20th DVD Prime also BUT my Prime fall a good 3-4 feet of a top self and the a Front headlight piece broke off do you know where to find a good head light piece can be found ? :grin:
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby crazyjeffy » Sat May 26, 2012 6:13 pm

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Halp :( I was transforming my First Edition Prime Bumblebee and the groove where the right bumper plugs into in robot mode snapped off. I tried to super glue it back on but the broken piece is so thin that if I apply minimal pressure it just falls off again.

Any advice? :(
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Drift082111 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:22 pm

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Matt Convoy wrote:Grabbed a loose G2 Swindle at BotCon that seems like one side was dropped in some soda and wasn't thoroughly washed off, and now the wheels are stuck. Any advice on cleaning out the axles?


Try dipping a q-tip in some warm water with a little bit of soap. It may take a while, but that ought to do the trick. Just wipe off the excess and let it air dry.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Drift082111 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:29 pm

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Hiboman wrote:I recently got Prime First Edition Cliffjumper, and one of the pins in his legs (the one that the window panel folds in on right at his knee) is not quite the right shape, so the plastic around it making up the joint is cracked.

How do I safely fix the joint so that the pin will still rotate?

I am having the exact same problem with my RTS Wreck-Gar, on one of his handlebars.

-Hiboman


I'm not sure what to do about the FE CJ joint. I know that I wasn't patient enough with my RTS Wreck-Gar and I eventually broke one of the handle bars. Since then I have been doing my best to handle my figures with more care. Maybe some slight glue could help?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby robotmel » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:56 pm

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My first post in this thread, so here goes...

I am sure many of you own a KO of the Fansproject City Commander/Shadow Commander which has the annoying loose shoulders and/or arms!

Can anyone be kind enough to direct me to a part of this thread or alt website where I can find various ways of modding/fixing the KO armour to prevent the parts from falling off?

I own both the original and KO version of the Classics Optimus Prime/Nemesis/Magnus figures, so alternate ways to fix the KO problems would be appreciated.

Are some of the KO armours worse than others despite coming from the same mold or are they all the same?

Hope the many fans of these versions will be able to guide me in the right direction with fixing these (what would be) great pieces of 3rd party (KO) add ons!

Thanks folk! ;)
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:26 am

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robotmel wrote::D
My first post in this thread, so here goes...

I am sure many of you own a KO of the Fansproject City Commander/Shadow Commander which has the annoying loose shoulders and/or arms!

Can anyone be kind enough to direct me to a part of this thread or alt website where I can find various ways of modding/fixing the KO armour to prevent the parts from falling off?

I own both the original and KO version of the Classics Optimus Prime/Nemesis/Magnus figures, so alternate ways to fix the KO problems would be appreciated.

Are some of the KO armours worse than others despite coming from the same mold or are they all the same?

Hope the many fans of these versions will be able to guide me in the right direction with fixing these (what would be) great pieces of 3rd party (KO) add ons!

Thanks folk! ;)


I just glued a small amount of epoxy resin into the insides of the shoulder armour, at the front, and then to the inside of the forearms, at the top. I put on some glue, waited for 30 minutes and then test-fitted, and built up with more glue as necessary. The good thing with epoxy resin is it remains slightly malleable for a day or so, so you can squeeze it into the desired shape. Once you are happy, remove the armour and let it set over a few days.

The other good thing is that the epoxy resin should come off in one piece if you decide to remove it. I use Araldite.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby kryslarry » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:26 pm

Hello, I am new to this forum, and have been looking for advice on how to fix my G1 Bluestreak. He has loose legs that, when he is in robot mode, slide down and make him short. Looks kind of silly. Any way to fix this? The feet are fine, and his legs stay upright. Just slides down as if you were converting him back to car mode. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby AdamPrime » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:18 am

Hello. ^_^

I've never actually fixed a loose-leggy before, but I'd guess the best way to do it would be to:

Disassemble the legs. Take the two sliding parts and inspect them.
You'll probably find that there's a clip or pressure-point that has worn away over time.
You can either rebuild it using a small piece of plastic, or just a blob of super-glue or epoxy, or perhaps coat the inside of the legs with layers of superglue to make them really tight.

Sometimes, when I have loose parts, I stick small pieces of paper or plastic film on the inside of the pieces. This often makes them so tight that the pressure alone holds two sliding parts in place.

Just be brave and take the toy apart. ^_^ You'll figure it out.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby kryslarry » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:52 pm

Just be brave and take the toy apart. ^_^ You'll figure it out.

Good advice. Thanks so much!
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Nemesis Destron » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:41 pm

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Okay I really need help! I recently bought a used Binaltech Shockwave/Laserwave and I love it. So after I recieved it what looked like a tiny piece of styro stuck on the bonnet was a tiny nick so I scratched it making it bigger. :BANG_HEAD: Now being a die-cast surface and not the plastic Alternators line is there paint for a die-cast surface or not necessary? Also the shade, does anyone know if that type of shade (purple/lavender etc.) and if available? Thanks for the help all. :BOWDOWN: :VEHI:
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Soundwave__Superior » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:01 pm

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I recently purchased a BTS-04 Sonicron figure that has a problem. The tape door will not open in alt mode. It works perfectly in robot mode, with or without cassettes in Sonicron's chest, but won't do a thing in alt mode. Any help would be appreciated. It also seems that just making the tab that presses the eject button longer won't do it, as the hand would not properly fit in robot mode if this was done.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Ebonsaber » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:56 pm

I just purchased a 2nd TFTM Skyblast(Energon Skyblast mold), and noticed both of them have reversed thighs. How do I separate the lower legs from the thighs so I can swap and fix them?
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Need Help With G1 Optimus Prime

Postby okame » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:01 am

I'm restoring the cab to an old G1 Optimus Prime I've got, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me where to buy some cheap spare parts I need. I need a Diaclone cockpit, so that his head doesn't flop around so much. I also need the ORIGINAL silver smokestacks. Ebay only has the 25th Anniversary ones, and all I found on a 'spare parts' website was the white Powermaster ones. I also need a full grill with bumper. All I have is the grill. Any help in directing me to someone or a website would be appreciated.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby primerez » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:32 pm

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I recently got the AM-21 Optimus Prime but left shoulder joint is loose and can't even hold more than one micron without sliding down. If it was a ball and socket joint it would be an easy fix but I can't see how to get into the joint.

Any help you guys can give would be appreciated!
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby saucerdo » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:01 pm

Acrylic paint is really good, i do not know wether or not the brand is sold at every wal mart/office depot worldwide, but here in Mexico, there is a brand, Dietrix, which is very strong, it only falls off if you scratch it reeeeeaaallyyy hard, not just by touch, has a mate finish, if you mix brown/red/black, and make it thinned with water, can be used to simulate rust.

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Anyway, to start it back up, I have a question.

I recently bought the new 20th DVD Prime, and I want to paint the gun black instead of having it blue, yellow, and gray.

What would be the best type of paint to use for this>
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby warzon3 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:34 pm

This is probably been discussed before, but my the white paint on Classics Prowl doors is becoming discolored is there away to clean that with out messing up the pain job? It doesn't seem soap and water really does the job.

Also looks like the Autobot symbol on his chest is is fading away over time and now looks orange. Were there some paint flaws when this guys was produced?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby AdamFett » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:20 pm

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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:47 pm

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Just a general question here. I have an Acidstorm who's arm broke off. The hinge joint on the shoulder broke in a way that the peg on front panel with the yellow stripe on it snapped off of it's base. I put some crazy glue on it to give it a fix and let it dry for a couple of days. Just tried to reassemble it now but I get scared that it'll break again when I try to move the shoulder.

My question is: does anyone know of a good bonding agent I could use that wouldn't be too prone to breaking again?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:16 pm

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Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Just a general question here. I have an Acidstorm who's arm broke off. The hinge joint on the shoulder broke in a way that the peg on front panel with the yellow stripe on it snapped off of it's base. I put some crazy glue on it to give it a fix and let it dry for a couple of days. Just tried to reassemble it now but I get scared that it'll break again when I try to move the shoulder.

My question is: does anyone know of a good bonding agent I could use that wouldn't be too prone to breaking again?


While I can't make any guarantees it'll work, you might want to try Tamiya's Liquid Cement and Semi-liquid Cement, or Mr. Hobby's Cement. These basically work by melting the plastic on the two parts you want to stick together and bonding them together.

Should work better than the usual CA-type glue.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Hiboman » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:16 pm

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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:40 pm

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warzon3 wrote:This is probably been discussed before, but my the white paint on Classics Prowl doors is becoming discolored is there away to clean that with out messing up the pain job? It doesn't seem soap and water really does the job.

Also looks like the Autobot symbol on his chest is is fading away over time and now looks orange. Were there some paint flaws when this guys was produced?

This guy had serious issues with the paint apps on his doors and sometimes his roof. I tried soapy water myself, and ended up with wet paint on my hands. So to fix the problem, I scraped as much of the paint as I could off of his roof and doors, and replaced it with Testors brand acrylic gloss white and black. Now that it's dry, it hasn't given me any of the trouble it used to.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby amtm » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:00 am

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I have an MP-04 Optimus Prime with a broken trailer hitch piece. I also have a regular Hasbro Masterpiece Prime with an intact trailer hitch piece, but the rest of the toy is in rough shape (missing head and several pistons, beat-up paint).

I was thinking of trying to replace the broken hitch on MP-04 with the one from the Hasbro edition, but could not figure out how to get the pin holding it in out--needlenose pliers and such have not worked, and I don't want to risk breaking it by using brute force. I've attached pics of the pin on the Hasbro version (a little fuzzy, sorry).

Anyone have any ideas on how to remove it (and of course, install into the other toy) without damaging the leg where it's seated, or trailer hitch?

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