G1 Jetfire - gerwalk/guardian mode and rehab question....

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Codimus Prime, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    Guys,

    I've recently got a G1 Jetfire, and by far my favorite pose is the gerwalk or guardian mode. But it just doesn't seem locked in all the way.

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    With the legs at 90 degrees, the plane wings and jet top kinda point up and back at a 20-30 degree angle. Is that pretty standard?

    Most of the pictures of this mode online make it look like a perfect 90 degree angle between the legs and the jet body. But there are no good picture of the hinge point.
    Mine looks like this:
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    Here are some other shots to give you an idea of the condition he's in.... I'm still waiting on the armor that my friend has to find. No biggie... still a great toy!

    Do you think the canopy is fixable?
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    And whats the deal with this? He's not been repainted, is it possible to rub/transfer the paint on this guy?
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    Sorry if any answers have been posted here before, I searched and didn't find anything.

    Thanks in advance!
    Cody
     
  2. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    I have never understood why people like this mode...
     
  3. Prometheum5

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    The 1/55 VF-1 mold (Jetfire) does not really lock together in Gerwalk mode... you're looking at how it goes. There's an alternate Gerwalk the VF-1 can do with just the legs extended, and the arms still in fighter mode with the gunpod mounted, but that's about it.

    It'd say that canopy is in no way salvageable either... far too much compound-fracturing...
     
  4. Prowl_Delta_31

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    As for the shape just leave it and do a great battle damage version. The crack in the canopy looks great as it is.
     
  5. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    ...b/c it looks like it's ready to KICK ASS and take names. It looks even better on the Yammies with the swivel knee joints allowing for better A-stances.

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  6. Mutt12

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    I thought it was silly when I was a kid, I think it's silly now.
     
  7. Chaos Convoy

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    I really hope you mean "kick ass" pinoy.

    And as far as the paint transfer, yeah..it's pretty common to have paint rub off from the stripes and onto other places nearby on it. The swing wings are where it rubbed off on mine. Either a bit of sanding with a few emery boards (you know, the things file their nails with?) or a bit of rubbing alcohol should take the excess paint right off.

    For the canopy, it should be just a simple matter of unscrewing the fuselage, and then unscrewing the canopy from that and replacing it with an intact one from another Jetfire.

    A bit of paint to touch-up the nosecone and some reprolabels wouldn't hurt either.
     
  8. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Banned

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    Custom Max 1S? JEALOUS!
     
  9. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    Here's a little backstory about the Gerwalk mode.

     
  10. Prisoner1138

    Prisoner1138 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Even after reading that, I still find it to be the least appealing of the 3 modes. It still seems weird, and knowing that it came about from a defective prototype doesn't help my own pov on it much.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    it makes total sense to me. *shrugs* pilots landing in the middle of a hot zone dont have to sit and be vulnerable for long while waiting for their mecha to fully transform, but can instead only deploy the legs and be nearly instantly read to defend themselves or attack.
     
  12. Greyryder

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    I always thought that the gerwalk mode looked pretty cool. Unfortunately, the 1/55 toys look terrible in that mode.
     
  13. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    The VF-1 gerwalk mode is certainly better than some TF's main mode.

    Valkyries rawk and so does Alpha's :D 
     
  14. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    count me in as a gerwalk naysayer. it works for macross but i dont like it with TF. itd be like, bots being caught with their pants halfway down.
     
  15. Carl

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    No, it should be straight all the way back. There's a trick to gerwalk mode, you have to flip the bottom of the rectangular piece (that the arms are attached to) out, othewise it hits the pods and prevents the back from laying straight:

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  16. Prometheum5

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    I'm a Macross person, so I'm a big fan of Gerwalk, but to be fair, it doesn't make nearly as much sense for a Transformer as it does for a piloted mecha variable fighter...
     
  17. Kupp

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    I liked using gerwalk in the games I have played set in the universe.

    Cosmetically it is aqward, but hey cosmetics are not everything.
     
  18. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Nah...looks it malfunctioned and got stuck mid-way through transformation.
     
  19. Foster

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    It always looked to me like a malfunctioning transformation cog. But for piloted mecha jets it's cool. I wish it was more bestial, perhaps with claws or a cockpit jaw.

    I agree that cockpit is really sweet for a battle-damaged look.
     
  20. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    As a TF being stuck inbetween transformation Gerwalk mode sucks, but being a Guardian mode for pilots to quickly adapt to the combat situation where speed, firepower and maneuverability is needed it's a great mode.... but then again this mould wasn't originally intended for TransFormers.
     

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