My mad repair skills, YO!

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  1. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    This latest repair has me kinda proud of myself. So I figured I'd share it here so I can get laughed at, and brought back down to earth! :) 

    I bought this in the for sale thread ($40):
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    $2 and 1.5 hours later
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    He came with all the pieces from the arm joint (broken shaft, spring, locking gear, and screw). I ran a longer screw threw the base of the arm and ground it as flat as I could get it, and sealed it with gorilla glue. Then I recessed the back to make sure it folds over flush.
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    I couldn't find a screw with a small enough head so I ground it flat, and scraped out plastic from the "armpit" so it can fold flat when transforming.
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    This is the only position my work is viewable from.
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    Here he is all put back together now
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    So what do you think of my handy work?

    I'm thinking he will be my prime candidate for trying the wing/leg mod.
     
  2. unicronsupreme

    unicronsupreme supremest of unicrons

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    very nice! Good job! Just be careful with using gorilla glue on your TFs because it can expand and crack otherwise functioning parts.
     
  3. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    Thanks. Actually thats exactly why I used gorilla glue there. So it would fill any play in the screw hole. The screw got damn hot when I was grinding it down, and loosened up the whole a little bit. The gorilla glue fixed that right up.
     
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    Alright, you seem to know what you're doing. I just thought I'd give you a warning in case you hadn't considered it. I'd hate to see a repair go wrong, especially on a masterpiece figure. (although I think 40 is a bit steep for a broken figure)
     
  5. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    I appreciate the effort. As for the price enh... He was complete with box. The sale price was $30 + shipping, and the seller sent it USPS Priority.
     
  6. Red Alert

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    did you touch up the paint? he sure seems awfully pink.
     
  7. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    No its the original paint. My guess is crappy basement light + digital camera.
     
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    That's some great work, congrats on a job well done!
     
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    if you are ok with repaired toys $42 is a good deal I guess? great job on the fix!
     
  10. Red Alert

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    i got a wm screamer for 35 and all it took was some tlc and now he looks new.
     
  11. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Nice job.

    But yeah, I wish someone had warned me about Gorilla Glue before I used it. I did the leg swap on my Alt. Prowl, then decided I liked it better the other way because the panels in his legs that open up wouldn't sit flush in alt mode. So I switched his legs back. Noticed one leg was loose as hell at the not-quite-knee joint and found the peg that attaches the lower leg to the upper leg had broken. Used some gorilla glue (without a clamp, too, ouch!)... screwed that piece up real good... luckily, since I didn't clamp it, the glue didn't hold it together too well... so I pulled it off and tried to super glue it... not realizing how much material I was actually adding between the two broken pieces. The glue wouldn't hold, cause there were no flush pieces to hold together... so I gave up. Now, that side panel just won't sit right.

    I'm gonna have to just get another one that I feel comfortable transforming one of these days. Mine still looks good, if you don't look for flaws, but since I know it's there, it bugs me. Plus his leg is loose as hell. :( 

    Yeah, I learned my Gorilla Glue lesson. ;) 
     
  12. juise

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    Ouch thats a harsh lesson to learn that way. I'm sorry to hear it.
     
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    Gotta luff busted Screamers. I snagged a WM one with a cracked wing joint, and all it cost me was a deluxe Animated Prime. XP

    I wish I had a Greenscream, though. =(
     
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    Very nice work.
     
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    Why is this SS blue...?
     
  16. juise

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    Thanks.


    It's the original Takara MP-3.
     

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