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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:20 am

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If the material can be easily bent at room temperature (like rubber), applying any source of heat then, after bending it to the correct shape, "shocking" it with really cold water will do the trick. However, be careful with the temperature. Hot water, but not boiling hot, will do just fine. I've read somewhere that applying too much heat will discolor the part.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby that1guysittingthere » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:41 pm

Hi everyone, does anybody know how I can tighten Fall of Cybertron Sidewipe's ratchet joints for his limbs? All his joints have loosened and it's difficult for him to stand with his path blaster. His right elbow is already very loose (obviously from the weight of the path blaster), and his right knee joint is also very loose, making it a little difficult to pose him. Basically, how do I tighten a ratchet joint?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby that1guysittingthere » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:42 pm

Hi everyone, does anybody know how I can tighten Fall of Cybertron Sidewipe's ratchet joints for his limbs? All his joints have loosened and it's difficult for him to stand with his path blaster. His right elbow is already very loose (obviously from the weight of the path blaster), and his right knee joint is also very loose, making it a little difficult to pose him. Basically, how do I tighten a ratchet joint?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby that1guysittingthere » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:46 pm

ah whoops, accidentally posted twice. Anyone know how I can delete the last one?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Agamemnon » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:19 am

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Hey, anybody have a fix for CW Superion's antennae? They want to sit slightly akimbo backwards. I see that Ryan was able to get them to point straight up for his galleries. I'm betting I missed a comment somewhere in those threads, but they are now huge monsters.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby leakin' lubricant » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:55 am

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Agamemnon wrote:Hey, anybody have a fix for CW Superion's antennae? They want to sit slightly akimbo backwards. I see that Ryan was able to get them to point straight up for his galleries. I'm betting I missed a comment somewhere in those threads, but they are now huge monsters.

Thanks in advance!


What worked for me was to loosen the screw at the back of his head, I loosened mine about half way, and the antenna are now straight.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Cobotron » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:06 pm

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Mirage was my very first Transformer. Good news is that this is not that one. The OG lives safely with my brother's collection. This one, on the other hand, decided to do a nose dive of the shelf a few years back. Finally got around to fixing him.
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The peg that connected his waist snapped clean off.
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I removed these two screws which separates the two halves of his waist/hips.
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The break left a nice little divot perfectly centered in the bottom of the torso. First i used a push pin to make a little ding, centered in that divot. Then I took the point of an Exacto knife blade and spun it around in that ding to make a bigger pilot hole.
Than with a drill and a small bit, I honed out the hole. First by drilling the hole clean through, then rotating the figure around the spinning bit to hone it more. I kept doing this until I felt the hole was smaller than the screw, but big enough that the threads had some meat to dig into, but not stress and crack the plastic. I did the same on the hole in the torso so it could spin freely on the screw's threads.
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I used a screw to replace the broken peg. This one was 3/4 in. long and the thread diameter was just bigger than the hole.
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Using the pelvis half as a stop, I screwed the screw in until there was enough space to hold the to halves of the figure together, and left a little space so it wouldn't be too tight. Then reassembled him until he was whole again.

Whammo! Now he transforms just fine, and can get back in the action.
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