Minor/Repaint: Correcting Classic Grimlock's Arms

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  1. viper2391

    viper2391 Well-Known Member

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    I got bored last Sunday and guess what... no not that dirty deed! ;D Anyway, I was looking at Grimlock as he was proudly displayed on top of my TV cabinet and I noticed that the screws that was visible on both his arms can be corrected as I've seen somebody do it and so I decided to do my Grimlock some fixing he deserves.
    Anyway, I don't have the before picture but most TF collectors know that Grimlock's arms was assembled the wrong way because if you take a look at its packaging you can clearly see at the back in robot mode that the screw fitting is on its backside however, when you take Grimlock out of the package and transform him in robot mode you'll see that the screw fittings are in front and not at the back.
    So if you have Grimlock and want to correct him then you might probably want to continue reading.
    This is not a detailed instructions but you'll figure it out. ;D

    1st remove Grimlocks arms and limbs! (oh so cruel)
    This is easy pop-out both his legs from the ball joint socket so you can work better when you push the pin the connects both arms (this is quite tough but the hammer is tougher!)

    And viola!

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    2nd Remove both arms buy pushing out the connector pins. I tried to just unscrew both upper arms hoping that this would do the trick but no you should swap arms and fist to correct it. Ok once you get the pins out take the arms apart and switch arms and hands so it will be in the correct position and then screw it back into position.

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    3rd Attach the arms and legs and there you go.

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    If you transform it to the T-Rex mode here's what you get.

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    Thanks and hopefully this sort of helps

    I also did Classics Megatron some justice by removing the "wings" on his back. Now getting the pins out is quite tough so be careful if you decide to do yours.

    Megs looks good now and not to mention easy to balance. By the way, if you transform Megs into its Blaster mode simply snap the wings back no big deal.

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  2. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Aw crap. And here I'm thinking you fixed his dreaded black shoulder tabs!

    Anyways, nice job!
     
  3. Thundercracker

    Thundercracker Contemptuous

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    Yep, that looks a lot better and I've been meaning to do that to mine for a while too. Nice work!
     
  4. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I did that to mine back when I first got him, I think it looks loads better.
     
  5. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    Yeah, but now the screws are showing in Rex mode. This is more of a no win situation in my opinion.

    As for Megatron, if you're gonna display him with the cannon over the arm as you show it, best to tuck the hand back up into the forearm and extend the cannon forward at the pivot. Yeah, he'll have no hand, but it's better than the inverted "thumbs down" look.
     
  6. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    Yep same here I even posted a how too as well :D 

    Looks great and I believe looks a lot better this way as well :thumb 
     
  7. Bumblebee78

    Bumblebee78 Well-Known Member

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    To hide the screws, I put some cylinder silver beads in the holes and glued them there. They now look like guns on canons.
     
  8. viper2391

    viper2391 Well-Known Member

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    I tried to fix that too but to no avail. I took Grimlock completely apart trying my best to come up with the solution but I could not find it. The locking mechanism on the black shoulder is not enough to put a lock on the hallow spots on both arm (to which it was supposed to lock-in). Something must have happened during production that really messed up the locking mechanism of the arms in bot mode. Hope they fix this in the near future (repaint).

     
  9. viper2391

    viper2391 Well-Known Member

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    We'll that really depends on which do you prefer to display classics Grimlock more. I prefer the bot mode because the T-REX is not good enough for me so I decided to hide the screws in bot mode. It's not a no win situation but a matter of choice in my opinion.

    By the way, thanks for the Megatron tip.

     
  10. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    I wanna do that to my Grimmy, too, but the pins scare me.

    Megs' back pin took forever to get out, and I scratched the h3!! outta the hinge it went into...
     
  11. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    The arm pins on grimmy are pretty easy to drive out, so no worries...
     
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    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    Cool, thanks.
     

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