Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Spotter5 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:45 pm

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I'd be well worried about sanding too much/unevenly...
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby nycPrime » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:58 pm

Can anyone recommend any products to protect the paint on a figure? My Silverbolt's (Takara version) elbow paint is rubbing off where it rubs against the tab during transformation, and I want to make sure it doesn't get worse. It's yellow paint on black plastic, so it's noticeable.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby AutobotHibiki » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:11 pm

Just got Generations Roadbuster, and the ratchet in his left shoulder is extremely loose. Anyone know how to fix it?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Amelie » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:31 pm

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Kyleor wrote:It's hard to drill a hole in the same spot for both sides but it makes a strong joint.


A dot of paint where you are going to be drilling on one side, then taking the other opposing part and pressing together to "stamp" the dot on the other side solves this problem easily :)
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby minneapolis_guy » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:19 pm

Hi All,

First time poster. I have a Generation 1 Repugnus figure that's missing the screw holding in his left arm. Any suggestions for replacements other than buying poor condition figure on eBay and stripping it for parts? I'd love to be able to find a replacement screw online or at hardware store.

Thanks!
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:55 am

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minneapolis_guy wrote:Hi All,

First time poster. I have a Generation 1 Repugnus figure that's missing the screw holding in his left arm. Any suggestions for replacements other than buying poor condition figure on eBay and stripping it for parts? I'd love to be able to find a replacement screw online or at hardware store.

Thanks!

You could always super glue his arm together; doing so usually doesn't impede movement.

If you want a screw, see if you have a less liked figure with a similarly sized screw, and canibalize it from them. Perhaps there's a hobby/model shop near you that might sell screws that small? I've never seen them sold anywhere.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby fenrir72 » Sun May 08, 2016 11:32 pm

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Always heard it, always planned to get it but always forget once I'm at your handy dandy hardware store.

Recently Maz's article on flawed beauties made mention of "it"

"It" as in floor polish. I'm using what is called Pledge "Wipe and Shine" by J & J.

I used a syringe(2cc) to apply the chemical in tight spaces (i.e. UW ratchet joints etc). Just make sure you don't expel the liquid too much and get rid of the runny excess.

Mind you, I used them not to protect the chrome parts (supposedly it too can be used for that purpose). Just to tighten the loose parts.

I'll do a little practice run on the chrome protection later.

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1. MP Hotrodimus' ankles no more flopping

2. UW Menasor ratchet joints of the connector parts. Backwards lean improved 97% but it still can't fix the design flaw of the center of gravity issue

3. G1 Landcross reissue. His legs don't flop anymore

4. G1 Superion's thighs minimized the floppiness by 20% . Neck joints tightened when used as legs

5. United Straxxus kind of disappointing. Thighs still flops.

6. Encore Bruticus unification weapons all are tightly joined together

7. G1 Menasor limb connectors. All of the car's neck joints, especially when you use Breakdown and Deadend as legs don't flop forward anymore.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby WreckerJack » Tue May 24, 2016 5:18 pm

Weapon: Arc-Welders
Ideas on custom weapons for TFP Ratchet? I bought him second hand when I didn't know much about TF toys and he did not come with his weapons. I want to make something that will look nice maybe out of painted wood or plastic.

Also he is missing his left forearm panel on the inside of his arm, I'd like to replace that with something. I was thinking craft foam perhaps?

I have never customized a figure before, so I'd like some ideas of how to proceed.

Thanks!
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Cobotron » Wed May 25, 2016 1:37 pm

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Hey WreckerJack, you may get more response on these questions over in the Customizations Forums.
This thread is more about the repair and restoral of toys, than the customizing. Over there is where all the awesome customizers and DIYers hang out. It's a fun place.
Good luck and happy custom making! ;)^
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