Minor/Repaint: ironhide neck fix

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  1. DJCHARTERS

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    what you do is, cut away the plastic between the neck plate and the plastic tube underneath. be careful not to cut to far along or it might weaken the hole at the back of the neck. then i simply jammed a piece of plastic into the gap which forces the head and neck plate up higher and hey presto it sits flush with main body.

    remember to be careful when doing this, to much pressure and you could end up with a broken ironhide

    also if your careful there wont be any stress marks and it defo doesnt effect his transformation

    edit: more pics added (and spelling and grammer corrected too) :) 
     

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    still can't read it...
     
  3. DJCHARTERS

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    sorry bout that didnt realise it was as bad as it was. have redone it
     
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    that's cool, but do I need to put this plastic part in every time?
     
  5. DJCHARTERS

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    no it wedges in and (on mine anyway) is in tight so that its in there permanently.
     
  6. Matt Booker

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    Interesting take on the the situation. :)  A few more pictures would help.

    Does wedging the plastic cause any stress on it? Probably not much to worry about there, though, as it's fairly thick.

    ~Matt Booker
     
  7. DJCHARTERS

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    there ya go more pics added
     
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    I was working on my ironhide earlier...and I suspect that this may cause a problem during transformation. There is very little clearance when the head folds down when converting into alt mode. Have you had a problem with transformation?

    A somewhat simple fix I found was removing the rear bumper entirely, and leaving the wheels swung forward in bot mode. This makes it level and look good. The only down side is the fact the the car mode doesn't have its rear bumper, which doesn't look as bad as you might think.
     
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    thanks a ton for posting this. this issue bugs the crap out of me. i mean hell, he's the guns of the autobots - how the hell is he going to shoot if he's constantly looking down. lol. anyway thanks for the post
     
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    no problems at all with transformation, it was the first thing i checked for :) 
     
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    nice thanks for the pics.
     
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    nice, and thanks for sharing. Now to await the mod that adds in clearance for the tires.
     
  13. Matt Booker

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    Actually, this looks pretty close to what I did. Well, everything but the head issue.

    He just didn't mention it. Look closely at the two screw holes on the sides of the backpack. That's the main difference between what I've done and what I've seen everyone else do.

    You also have to carve a piece on the roof section that lets the backpack hinge. You can see that in the pix above, and a bunch of people have done that much already. There's also a clearer shot in my post on page 15 of the feedback thread.

    Blar. Though serves me right for dragging my feet at the guide. :/

    Still going to put together one, with all my usual stuffs, talking about the balljoint head, and the positional issues with his hips. But you can find the gist of it in the pictures above. Nicely done, DJCHARTERS. :thumb 

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    Cool mod. Thanks for sharing. :) 

    Admittedly, I didn't care for the neck being so far down either. I resolved this personally by not 'packing' the tire segments into his backpack (someone mentioned doing the same earlier) and instead opting to leave them slightly transformed at his sides. They only slightly get in the way of his arms, but it allows the body to fold down just a tad bit more comfortably. I'll have to try this mod out to go with it--looks easy enough so long as I'm careful.
     
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    Before the mods that's the way mine was. Still might come out on occasion as it reminds me of some kind of hover pack. :D 

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  16. DJCHARTERS

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    for the back pack i took out two of the screws and left the middle one in and then shaved off the 2 pieces of plastic that were left from the missing screws and then the tires fit in the backpack no problem.

    i also had to cut a bit of the plastic that holds on the back pack. you can see it in the second picture i think. just makes the backpack sit flat against his body
     
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    Yup. I'm thinkin the extra screws might've been added on after a drop test or something. They really aren't needed, because the molding keeps the backpack from rotating, and they just get in the way of the tires.

    ~Matt Booker
     
  18. DJCHARTERS

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    yeah i thought that. at first i thought i might have to glue it to keep it steady coz of the one screw but its pretty sturdy without them
     
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    Yup. And once modded, the backpack now swings around and clips securely up against the gray middle piece, as if it were meant to do that.

    ~Matt Booker
     
  20. DJCHARTERS

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    regrdless i LOVE ironhide and i love this figure. i cant wait for the henkei release. im gonna dye the one i have now and add some g1 reprolabels and turn him into into trailbreaker (with a new head)
     

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