FansToys FT-08 Grinder (Masterpiece Grimlock)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by wildfly, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. malware5

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    Agreed and thanks!

    Soak it in a container filled with bleach overnight, all the shiny chrome will come off, you can then use a tooth brush to remove it when it softens. Ordinary bleach, like domestos will do just fine. Then you apply the paint.

    Thanks man, Grimmy's eyes in robot mode had to be done three times because bubbles kept appearing but the end result proves it was all worth it.

    :thumb 

    Tell me about it, why on earth FT didn't make it all red or at least include an all red head since toon accuracy is their thing is beyond me?

    :rolleyes2 :rolleyes2 
     
  2. ChromeMagnus

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    Just ordered Grinder D. Now the wait begins.
     
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    Yeah its a double edged sword. Kind of like getting on someone at a restaurant for messing up before you're done eating. You could...but do you really want to? I get where you're coming from though with the mail but it's one of those things that makes me go "which is going to be the lesser evil for me here?". Guess I'm just not as ballsy as you and your brother :) 
     
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    For bot-mode eyes how is Tamiya X-7 red?
     
  5. kaszal

    kaszal Well-Known Member

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    I'm reluctant to use bleach on plastic, I wonder would soaking in 90% isopropyl alcohol do the trick as well? It takes off paint.
     
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    Finally ordered the X version here, I initially was thinking Robotoybase, but sold out by the looks of it. Lucky to find one at Toy Dojo. I was so relieved as I have the X head in my PoL.
     
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  7. ChromeMagnus

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    You'll like it.
     
  8. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Just opened up my all blue Grinder G that arrived from baba. The gold really goes well with the blue. I'm impressed as I imagined I'd be.

    Question: If I want to swap the red eyed robot mode head with the blue eyed robot head how do I do so?
     
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  9. jdbrewer

    jdbrewer Knight who says "Ni".

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    Finally got around to opening Grinder, wow! This guy is everything I wanted in a Masterpiece Grimlock, now comes the part I didn't want, which is telling the Wife about the other 4 I intend on buying.o_O 
     
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  10. ChromeMagnus

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    Just say you won the other 4 in a drawing.
     
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  11. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    'Tis better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.
     
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  12. jdbrewer

    jdbrewer Knight who says "Ni".

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    Going to need a Secret Bank Account.
     
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  13. ChromeMagnus

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    SBA. Not bad.
     
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  14. keef

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    You need to loosen the two screws in the back of the head to get it off, then do the same to the other one before putting it on. I think I've seen some people just pop them on and off, but it seems to me like that may be a bit hard on the ball joint.
     
  15. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    But then you're going to have to figure out how to get money into the SBA, and unless that's cash, you have a paper trail.
     
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    jdbrewer Knight who says "Ni".

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    Great point. Beginning to think just telling her might be less work.
     
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  17. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Just do what I do and wait for her to notice. :lol 
     
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    I usually go ahead and buy, and then blame my cats
     
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  19. ChromeMagnus

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    Can anyone confirm swapping the robot head/eyes by popping it off the ball joint works just fine?
     
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    GeneralLeeSpkng Purveyor of Futility

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    I usually just go with "look what I bought with my money today".
     
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