Need help with TF Universe Starscream

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  1. lobsterclaw

    lobsterclaw Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I bought a TF Universe Starscream today, and the transformation from jet to robot is giving me problems. I have everything solved except the fins at his feet. According to the instructions, I should be able to rotate the fin up so that he can stand on his feet, but I can't.

    It looks like there's a peg at the end of the fin that fits inside a hole at SS's ankle. It looks like the peg is fused to the hole but I don't think it is. I didn't want to pull too hard because the plastic looks brittle.

    Does it usually require a lot of force to pull the peg out? I just want to make sure I don't break it on the first day.

    ANy tips would be appreciated.

    thanks
     
  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    the modl is known for having tight wing joints but I only own Acid Storm and it doesnt have that issue so I cant help ya on how to fix it without breaking it I say just apply some added pressure to it its bound to move
     
  3. Napjr

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    dont bother with it, i prefer to not rotate the fins and i think it looks better that way :) 

    But still it doesnt needs too much pressure to get it done, there´s no peg on the ankle, just the one on the jet engine (wich is holded with a metal pin), try to use a little force there
     
  4. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    I think by peg he means the little tab near the tip of the wing that holds it in place in jet mode up against the leg
     
  5. lobsterclaw

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    Ok, I figured it out. The peg is in fact the base around which the fin rotates. (Fortunately, I didn't go crazy enough to pull the whole piece out)

    I just had to rotate the piece harder.

    But the fiture still has trouble standing... the lack of kneejoint hurt.

    Overall it still looks very nice though, except for a few botched paint jobs here and there. My figure for some reason was very sloppily done. There's red paint on even his face. A blushing Starscream LOL.
     
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    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    he should have knees
     
  7. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    musta found out that in one adaptation of the '86 movie, he was actually a she o.0
     
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    Yeah, they should have knees.

    But my Classics Starscream has tight rear fins, the ones that flip up. That was scary to do.

    Haven't had that issue with any of the other seekers.
     
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    As has been said, he has knees, have you pulled the legs all the way down?

    My Cl. SS (like most of them) has very poor paint apps. I've not got Uni. SS yet, but it says it all that I'm not too hopeful.
     
  10. lobsterclaw

    lobsterclaw Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah! You guys are right. His knees can bend. I just had to use a lot of force.

    By the way, is the plastic as fragile as it looks in some parts? Has anyone ever broken it during transformation?
     
  11. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    There's a couple of spots - the little wings at the back - that I leave alone on the various iterations of Classics Starscream. Usually tight and quite thin, I worry about them. The rest I've never had a problem with.

    That's the original one, though. I've not picked up the Acid Storm or 25th versions.
     
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    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've never broken any of mine and I have many versions and multiples of this mold ranging from early test shot to universe.
     
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    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    Even my junker acid storms don't have broken wings. That bar is stronger than you think.
     

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