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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Lango7 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:05 pm

I picked up Takara's MP 11 Starscream (first run) and the ratchet joint on the right leg at the hip does not ratchet, just swings freely. It not terrible but I'd like to fix if I can. Was this a common problem with this guy or is mine all alone? Any one have any ideas how to fix this?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Lango7 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:13 pm

Lango7 wrote:I picked up Takara's MP 11 Starscream (first run) and the ratchet joint on the right leg at the hip does not ratchet, just swings freely. It not terrible but I'd like to fix if I can. Was this a common problem with this guy or is mine all alone? Any one have any ideas how to fix this? I was thinking of dismantling one of my Sunstorms to figure out the issue.

Found the culprit, a missing part in the hip that catches the cog on the leg. I was able to access the hip once I removed the cod piece. Lucky for me I was able to grab a donor part from my Less expensive Sunstorm. Some surgery pics.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:28 am

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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Delta Magnus » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:19 am

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I have the little mini-Shockwave that came with the FansProject Bruticus second release. Now I've posted about the many QC issues I've had with this set, but this issue I'm struggling to fix.

Basically, the hip ball joint is attached by a very, very, very thin post, and whilst attempting to tighten his infuriatingly loose joints, one of them snapped. I've tried pinning it with a paperclip and gluing it (I've tried both plastic cement and superglue) but it wil not stay fixed.

What do? Is there a joint I could use to replace it (like a Revoltech joint or something)?

Also, FP Swindle's combiner port's ratchet is ridiculously floppy. I had the same problem with the shoulder blocks (and upon opening them up saw that the "ratchet" as nothing more than the joint rubbing against a soft plastic nub which seems to have worn down) and so the only solution was basically to pour Citadel Water Effects (basically clear resin) into the joint to build up friction- it doesn't "ratchet" but it is strong enough to hold up the arm in combined mode. Swindle's combiner joint, however, is "open" and is just sandwiched between 2 plastic panels with nowhere to actually get any of the resin in- and there's no way to disassemble the backpack it seems. Any ideas? Have I got a bootleg? It was from eBay, but it wasn't from China or anywhere like that- just from the UK.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Lango7 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:54 am

Can you post some pics? I work better with some visual aids.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Delta Magnus » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:08 am

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When I get home I'll take some pics, yeah. Only got a phone camera though so it may look a tad crappy.
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I know what you mean. It looks like they took 5 robots and combined them into one big robot. It doesn't make any sense!
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby WiseMan » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:19 am

I have a problem with my Olin Zarak headmaster. The leg joint is popped out of the socket. I've tried using pliers to squeeze it back in (with a rag around the grips so I didn't mark the plastic) but it didn't work. I'm guessing I might have to shave off some of the plastic around the joint to make it fit, but I'm not sure if the rivet (or whatever it is that goes through the legs) can be removed to fix it.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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