Customs: How does a person disassemble classics Starscream's lower legs?

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  1. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    I tried disassembling classics Starscream's lower legs and while they split in the front with a little force, they won't budge at all at the back seam. It seems as though it's glued together in that place. Is there any way posible to split the lower legs in half?
     
  2. Miggytron

    Miggytron Slag Sucking Saurian

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    Strange. I've taken quite a few of those apart and have never found them to be glued. If anything it's the front that stays together because of the pin holding the foot onto the leg.

    Just pull a little harder.
     
  3. Razorclaw

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    It's the opposite in my case. When I used a screw driver as a lever, the halfs split at the front, and even the pin has disconnected from one of the brackets by 1mm. If I try to split them more than that, the lower leg starts opening up as a book, the halves still joined at the back.
     
  4. Overhaulimus

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    Take an exacto knife or hobby knife and scored the back seam some, then try again. I had the same thing happen on my Classics Screamer and thats how I got his lower legs apart.
     
  5. Razorclaw

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    I'll try that tomorrow morning. Thanks.
     
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    No prob.
     
  7. Razorclaw

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    Exactp knife helped. The damn things were glue together on both lower legs. White, powdery residue was clearly seen when I pried the halves open.
     
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    Yep just like mine, glad that I could help.
     
  9. plowking

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    I had an Acid Storm that was the same way. I had to end up "scoring" the line on the opposite side with an Exacto knife too.
     
  10. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    The one that I had to score was the original Classics release of the Seeker mold.
     
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    I echo what the two gentlemen above me mentioned. On the original Classics Starscream and Universe Acid Storm, you have to lightly score the legs in those areas that don't seem to let go. There is a tiny amount of glue holding them together.

    Good luck and I hope you get 'em apart, man.
     
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    Glad to know this as I have just painted a original first series released Starscream into Skywarp. And I need to get the legs apart to buff out some rub areas.

    I have a question and making another thread would be a bit pointless imo at this point being on the subject of SS.

    I am having trouble flipping the wrist out now that it is painted and to get them back out I had to use a flat head jewelers screwdriver to get it flipped out.

    Any way of fixing that? I was just going to sand the inside of the forearm a bit with my dremel. Any advice would be grateful.
     
  13. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Best bet is to sand down a bit of the inside of where it flips in at, if that makes any sense.
     
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    Yep that makes perfect sense to me. I have renewed my love with this mold. And a lot less rub areas and issues than what I thought it would be. Hahahaha.
     
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    Glad that it made sense to you, cause after reading it again, I'm not sure if it makes sense to me lol!
     
  16. Razorclaw

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    Hmmm, I'm in the process of painting up my SS as Thundercracker. I sanded the arms, wings and tailfins with a fine wet sandpaper, so the paint will stick better, but now your post made me think about the legs, as they're next.

    What areas on the legs should I sand down more so I don't get paint rubbing off during transformation?

    I'm thinking thighs and insides of the lower legs, where thighs slide in. Do I need to sand these areas lightly or more?


    This is good to know. So the forearm insides and the part of the fists that swivel inside them need to be sanded down. Again, do I need to sand these areas lightly or more? Any pointers from people who did these things before?
     
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    You just need to make sure you sand the joint areas down to accommodate for the extra layer of paint that you are adding.
     
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    If anyone wishes to take photos of this process, I can resource it in the Tutorials section :) 
     
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    If I had a spare Seeker, then I would do it, but no more for me, at least not until I get Gen Thrust.
     
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