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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby RodimusConvoy89 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:53 am

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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby SkyWarpsGhost » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:47 am

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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Lazerface » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:16 pm

Does anyone have any tips on tightening G1 Ravage's leg joints. Not the "shoulder" part, but the "elbows". Is there some sort of tool to squeeze the metal clasp together?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Turbine » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:55 pm

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I got a G1 megatron recently and his cannon fire button is stuck. how can it be fixed?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:48 pm

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I'm looking for replacement parts for my Laser Rods Sizzle. The parts that everyone want's to get for laser rod figures really. Need a sword and new LED setup. I got Sizzle a while ago and at first the LED worked, but now it's not doing what it should do. So I gotta replace it. Anyone here who can hook me up or who knows where I can get myself some replacements?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Nemesis Cyberplex » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:31 pm

Hey, haven't been on Seibertron's forums in a few years, but I had a problem that I can't seem to find a fix for via search engine. Simply put, I have a leader-class Animated Bulkhead, and the Headmaster unit won't work. It's something I could possibly figure out myself, except I can't find the switch that activates "Total Ownage" (I know...why would I want to?....but that's a different problem). I've noticed what seems like a switch in the headmaster plug hole nearest his right arm, but it doesn't do anything when pushed...perhaps a combination is needed, or it is the right switch and it's broken, I can't tell. I was wondering if anyone that has a working Bulkhead could tell me what it takes to activate the Headmaster unit without the Headmaster so I could get a better idea of what's wrong with mine. In the meantime I'll keep tinkering, perhaps find it myself.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:13 am

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Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone here knows how to remove the clear headlights on TF's. Certain ones like Movierverse Swindle and RTS Bumblebee have tinted headlights, which is cool, but they look fake because the plastic underneath is showing through.

In order to paint the undersides up, I naturally need to remove the headlights but can't seem to find a way to do so. I'm hesitant pry it for fear of damaging the plastic.

Can anyone help?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Manterax Prime » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:51 pm

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The ratchet joint inside my Sentinel Prime's left ankle is broken. The small square peg that held it in place inside the leg portion snapped. I attempted to glue it back on my self but I have not been successful.

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Any ideas what I can do about this?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:55 am

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My Masterpiece Megatron has "cosmic rust" on the two feet parts. All I've done with him is take him out of the box and displayed him away form the sun. never even transformed it. Any way of fixing this "cosmic rust" issue?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:25 am

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Anyone have a walk through on how to fix the factory defect with bendy Ultra Magnus. They swapped the sleeves on both his arms and I can't figure out how to get them off to swap them back. I couldn't find anything on YouTube. Thanks in advance.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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