Minor/Repaint: Fix your blitzwing arms

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  1. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Transformers Generations 30th BLITZWING ARM FIX!!! - YouTube




    Ok, I got mine with only one arm that didn't lock in right. I and others seen the same fix, but Im here to tell you this toy is now FIXED
    BOTH shoulders secure in place with a nice CLICK, and then its done, its LOCKED and it don't move until you want it to.

    Simple, You need an Emery board, or sandpaper with a block, and a small Phillips.

    1-Go Bot mode, Notice the front and back, just so when you put it together theres no questioning "where to face the nose" or anything.

    2-Remove Large Philips that's behind the legs, Right in The bot pooper. Remove Four screws that hold torso together.

    3-Carefully pull apart, you will have 4 Pieces, Legs (keep em together) /Torret/Torso/Arms and a half of torso, and the jet nose/head. You will only touch both torso sides.

    Get an Emery board, and if your left shoulder was WORSE, file down THAT ONE SIDE a little bit..take some off to even it. Then Take a sanding block, or use the emery board and sand down the torso ON EVEN PLANES!!. Like I said, Take some off one side if it was real bad 1st to even it, then sand down everything on the same plane, Like sand down both torso Screw posts, FLAT AND AT THE SAME TIME, same for torso..Then bottom screws

    The PROBLEM is that there is too much plastic in between torso halves from the factory. Its does not allow the two arm bits to get the designed friction.

    Once you took off some you can put it together, and try it..take more off...whatever.

    I sanded down my bad half, Then really hit it good once with some sandpaper and a little sanding block. Put it together and get this..

    BOTH SIDES CLICK INTO PLACE. Just like on Peaughs video, it does it on both sides, clicks in but even BETTER.


    You can see where I sanded...Easy peasy. Now both sides CLICK. I tan spin around the arm both ways with NO flip out of the bits.

    WORKED

    EDIT, Oh yea, it also made the two lil top flaps even tighter, reinforcing the area even more.

    Im tellin ya...NO ISSUES, Even tank turret is level, which was crooked on mine

    SO, Wrapping up, bringing the 2 torso halves together a bit, will make the arm locks engage with a click, and STAY IN PLACE, and allow the top bits to click in further reinforcing the arm. Modes are not an issue, transforms fine, my jet legs are even tighter now in plane mode.

    All in all, easy fix, now This easily puts him above springer for me.


    Dave

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    tb-1599 Well-Known Member

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    will try this as soon as I get home from work today.
     
  3. deliciouspeter

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    Cool. Nice work.
     
  4. Snake_eyes1975

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    Please let me know how it worked for you.

    And if you put it together and they dont CLICK in place, take a bit more off, try it again..you WILL get a satisfying click on the arms, and the top flaps will index right in.
     
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    I did a version of this last night, works like a charm. I'm glad you mentioned that "click", it makes it clear to me that this was always how the toy was supposed to function.
     
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    Just did this. Worked great! It can still come loose when some of the plastic flexes, but that's what it's supposed to do. It's MUCH tighter than before.
     
  7. JAEIII

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    You ought to make a youtube video on this. It would probably be watched by everyone on Earth that owns this figure.
     
  8. optimusfan

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    Absolutely fantastic. I just did this in ~15 min and it worked like a charm. Blitzwing's arms now "click" into place as described above.

    Awesome!
     
  9. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Thank you all for trying this and bolstering my claim that its fixed with just a bit of work.
     
  10. delta7890

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    I agree. Maybe it's just me being dumb but even with the pictures it's hard for me to visualize just what to do without actually damaging the figure.
     
  11. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Ok, I just did a video for you guys, Ill upload....Where should I post it here when its on Youtube? Im bustin my "Taking a transformer video cherry" here..
     
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    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Can anyone tell me how to post a youtube video to where it shows the screen and player right in the post?
     
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    Theprimeoflegen Til all are gone!!!!!!

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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    Great fix! You've got this one licked. Good video too. I enjoyed the swearing.
     
  16. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    LOL...sorry about the mouth...

    I gotta give the reviewer guys credit now, after doing this..its no joke to concentrate like that..

    I just rigged up a halogen light..That failed..My luck..but I hope you get the idea.
     
  17. delta7890

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    Exactly what I needed. Thanks dude! Got my Blitzwing coming on Wednesday so we'll see how much fixing he needs. :D 

    Just curious though if you've transformed him into his alt modes since doing this fix? This doesn't mess up any tab/locking alignments for his jet or tank modes?
     
  18. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Tried every mode, its actually tigher in jet mode. There are no problems with the transformations AT ALL
     
  19. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Bah...I cant figure out why the youtube thumbnail thing does not show up..sometimes it pops up when I preview it..
     
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    I thought you did a solid job with the video. The biggest gripe I always have with first time video makers is that I can't hear or understand them. You were very clear with both in what you said and showed. The light wasn't a big issue for me. And once again, great fix for what might be one of the biggest peeves of the TF community this season.
     

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