Crankcase Question

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  1. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Explosions?

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    I bought Crankcase today, to take advantage of the Target sale. I like him, but I'd like to remove his dreads to avoid bending/breaking them.

    Is there any way to remove them safely, and be able to reattach them?
     
  2. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    If you disassemble the head, it will separate into 3 pieces, and you can easily remove the dreads.
     
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    there's a screw to take off the face. Then part of the translucent piece comes off also to allow you to take the dreads off.
     
  4. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Explosions?

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    Hey it worked! Thanks a million!
     
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    I was wondering this myself... had actually already removed the head screw but didn't notice the translucent part was two pieces. Just tried again and got it. So thanks from me too!
     
  6. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    For anyone else considering opening the head to do stuff with the dreads I posted this photo of the head parts in the Feedback thread a short while back. I'll stick it here as well in case anyone might find it useful to see the parts involved. Just be very careful when taking the dreads off the little red posts as the posts are very easy to snap.

    [​IMG]
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Good to know they are so easy to remove i like the figure but i am torn on the dreads. They look cool but also make him more of a paint to transform.
     
  8. Soundwave338

    Soundwave338 Broke College Student

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    I tried this and my dreads were actually glued to the red posts.
     
  9. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    How does he look with them off?
     
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    Are you sure that it's not superfluous amounts of paint?
     
  11. xion14

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    It's the paint. It has to be slowly loosened and tugged off.
     
  12. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Yeah, the gold paint is actually the main problem with the dreads being stuck. What I did was take a thin blade and use it to get between the dread ring and where it was stuck to the flat of the red part. I slowly and carefully prised them apart to break the seal where the paint had stuck the dread to the red part.
    Then to help everything move a bit more freely when reassembled I filed a tiny bit off all around the red pegs (and I do mean a tiny bit). Also I filed the paint off the top and bottom of the dread rings to remove the paint on those surfaces. Finally I carefully pushed a nail (of the metal hammering kind) through the hole in each dread to widen it, with the nail being a little bit thicker than the red pegs are.
    That was just me doing several things together so I wouldn't have to take the head apart again if things were still tight to move, but just breaking the seal where the paint has stuck to the red part would probably be enough for most people.
     

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