Help custom Onslaught CW.

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  1. Carlos Alexandre

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    Has anyone ever taken off the head of Onslaught CW?" I'm trying to take it and I'm not getting it, I'm afraid of breaking. Any tips?
     

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  2. Hotconvoy

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    How are you trying to take it off? The best way i've found for (most) Combiner Wars heads is to take a small flathead screwdriver and carefully pry it apart. Also you may want to soak it in warm water first.
     
  3. Carlos Alexandre

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    I tried with a wrench, but I applied a lot of strength and it did not come out. I'm afraid to break the balljoint.
     
  4. Hotconvoy

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    No, no, no, pry the half of the head apart (from around the ball joint).
    DO NOT try to pull the head off when it's fully closed around the ball joint, or you'll break it off.
     
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    Maybe you can try to heat it up... carefully. The plastic gets soft and then you can pull..
     
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    I wouldn't if i were you
     
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    This!

    Actually this technique works well, you don't have to heat it too much at all. The ol' "Boil and Pop" (boil some water, dunk him for a few seconds, pry/pop while it's still warm) works well and is non-damaging. My sink gets pretty hot, so I was able to pop these guys heads off just leaving him under the running tap for a minute or so.

    Of course, technique is everything, and YMMV.
     
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    Exactly!! Thats what i was talking about
     
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    I haven't done Onslaught but I did pry the head off Hotspot, just using a pair of needle-nose pliers inserted under the head (around the neck) and then push the handle of the pliers down (against the chest), which pushed the needle-nose part up, popping the head right off.
     
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    If the head doesn't come off easily, it probably has to be disassembled before you remove it. Most Combiner Wars heads are two halves glued together - front and back, with the eyes connected to the back half. What I usually do is carefully push a knife in between the two parts and hope I break the glue connection, then use a flathead screwdriver to push them apart. Sometimes it doesn't work and I have to cut all the way down from the top of the head to just above the eyes, if the peg inside is holding the parts together too tightly. I don't like doing that because it can damage the top of the head and make it ugly, but I might be able to make it look less ugly with sanding and paint.

    I haven't tried the hot water method before, but it sounds like it might work too. I think it's worth trying as long as you make sure the water doesn't melt the plastic.

    Maybe I'll try to split my Onslaught's head later.
     
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    What would you guys recommend for reattaching shapeways heads to cw bodies? Sorry if it seems off topic but it kinda of fits here.
     
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    Can confirm. :( 

    Can confirm. :) 
     
  14. Carlos Alexandre

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    Thank you all for the tips. I'll try to separate the head first before trying the hot water. The base of the balljoint is already marked by stress. :( 
     
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    @Carlos Alexandre, I was able to take Onslaught's face off and remove the rest of the head from there. I pushed a knife into the side of his head, then moved it across to the other side. This broke most of the glue, but there were two small pegs (next to the ball socket) glued to the front half I had to break. After, I used a screwdriver to pull the head apart and then the ball joint was easy to remove. I wish I could show this with pictures, but sadly I have no camera. Good luck! :) 
     
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    - Thank you very much, I was able to open with a knife by the side, was full of glue also inside.
     
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    Sorry for the possible thread hijack, but does anyone have any experience removing the PotP Elita-1 or Starscream heads? Is there any trick to it that won't permanently damage either the head or the ball?
     
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    It worked on all the CW/PotP heads i've tried exept CW voyager Optimus Prime's.
     
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    This isn't a custom post, merely one asking for help. This form is usually reserved for WIP (with noticable changes/progress shown,) and/or fully completed customs.

    Hope this helps.
     

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