Minor/Repaint: Fixing TFA Blurr's neck

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  1. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    I've never liked how TFA Blurr's head and neck look. He's always got neck very straight and his chin down on his adam's apple (or whatever robot's have. Primus' apple?) and it makes him look very stiff and stoic. Or perhaps like he has noticed a bad smell. Either way, it didn't suit the character's personality, and personality is important, especially for animated figures.

    I took him apart and I think the neck piece is misassembled. If you flip it around, it doesn't affect altmode at all and gives him a much wider range of motion for the neck. Suddenly he can look DOWN, or just have his head in a more natural, relaxed position. I found this really improved the fig for me.


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    The Blurr on the left is unmodded, with his head and neck stuck in super-serious stuffed-shirt mode. The blurr on the right can assume a more natural position.


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    The blurr on the right has been modded and can look down.


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    To do this yourself, move his shoulder out of the way and extract the pin shown here.


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    This lets you get at his screws. Undo these three and the torso will pull apart.


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    Finally, knock this pin out, turn the neck around, and put everything back together. Now Blurr can actually move his neck in robot mode. Horray!
     

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  2. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    i'm doing this tonight. thanks dude!
     
  3. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    I was getting ready to pull him out of the cabinet...then i seen "remove pin" and i backed away.That does look way better.
     
  4. Atin

    Atin Well-Known Member

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    Any advice for a "noob" on how to remove the pins in a safe way?
     
  5. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Here's a vid that explains it particularly well:

    YouTube - ‪How to remove a pin: Mattersmasher Presents‬‏

    I have a 1/16" pin punch I use for the bigger pins, but for the smaller ones I just use a small jeweler's screwdriver.
     
  6. LemonPrime

    LemonPrime Greetings Programs

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    That looks great! Gives him that more stylized stance the Animated guys have. I think TCC Cheetor could use it too, but no way am I going to remove pins on him.
     
  7. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    I really like that pin punch. I mean, it's yellow, and really suits your squid-like needs. It's also pointy. That's awesome. The punch I mean.

    Oh yeah, the mod's cool too. :lolol 
     
  8. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Interesting. That looks like a lot of work for such a small thing but you can definitely see a difference in his emotional character vibe presence.

    Cool :) 
     
  9. kvnfln9000

    kvnfln9000 New Member

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    between which does mp-10 go?
     
  10. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    fixed :crazy: 

    anyways... to OP, looks good! ;) 
     

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