Omega Supreme

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  1. Asher Tye

    Asher Tye Cassetticon

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    So I just recently got my hands on a g1 Omega Supreme nearly complete except for its small leg shields. The motor even works and the tank part can putter around the base track with a swiveling cannon and lights. Unfortunely, while trying to transform it, one of the little drums inside the tank tread that allows him to walk in robot mode broke off. He still stands and he still motors around the track, but obviously he's not walking any time soon.

    I'm wondering if this is a break that can be fixed without too much trouble, or if I'd be better off just calling it a wash and letting him stay put as a still robot? I still have all the pieces that broke, but if he's that brittle, I'm not sure I want to try unscrewing or wedging anything in to attempt to fix him. Especially since the cylinder has a little loose bit that need to stay loose to facilitate the transformation and the walking.
     
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    Ahhh shitty man. Yea, transforming those g1s is always a bravery test. You might be able to find a loose/cheap omega on ebay you can salvage the part from
     
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    I haven't looked in a while, but I know at one point this problem was prevalent to the point that fans were making molds and reproducing copies to replace those drums. Might want to ask someone with a 3D printer to help. I'd imagine it'd be quite easy to replicate it using one of those.
     
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  4. Smitty.1981

    Smitty.1981 Rusting...

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    Some pictures would help.
     
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    Okay, well, there's the parts that fell off, and the second picture is the other side for comparison.
     
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    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    I can't remember what part of that Mech broke on mine that I repaired a few years ago, but I was able to glue something in that area and it works fine. Surprised my OCD hasn't driven me to track down a replacement yet.
     
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    Hard to see the full attachment in the pic, but if the peg snapping is your issue, a small screw whose head is similar in circumference would work fine for moving the mechanism.

    You could also drill a hole the size of the peg and buy a pvc rod of the same size. Insert into hole and seal with epoxy
     
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    Smitty.1981 Rusting...

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    Is it possible to take him apart? If so start by doing that and pulling out the broken part. Then repair it like @solarstorm suggested.
     
  9. Matthew Dooley

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    The 3D printer option sounds intriguing. I could not see the pictures but am guessing the individual is referring to the opaque-white cylinder that can be found on either front side of the two tracks? These seem to have the awful habit of cracking where the square metal piece is inserted in. I digress, I have picked up several g1 tanks and three of those plastic pieces were cracked. I am beginning to wonder if people are cannibalizing the tanks and then reselling them for parts or repair but with the most breakable parts already switched out. I digress again, the person that has access to one of these mysticle 3D printers and specs for that piece could them maybe sell replacements online. God, that would be nicer than buying a tank for its parts when those parts are as broken as the one you are trying to replace...
     
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    I have taken the tank apart but am unable to separate the two halves that are connected to Omega' ahead. Am wondering if anyone has been able to do this. One of the clips that hold each side of the housing to the power switch is broken. These means I have a tank that totally functions but is difficult to turn on and off. I was debating the efficacy of a large gob of modeling or super glue. Any ideas or comments would be appreciated. I must apologize if I violated some policy by not beginning a new stand with my second post... I just got very excited to see people talking about the many inherent issues plaguing my favorite transformer. I am beginning to wonder why Devastator did not just kick Omega in one of his many weak spots to make him crumble to the ground in requiring the transformer equivalent of orthopedic surgery...
     
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    I just did this with my Omega I got. If the top torso portion with the switch is not coming apart easily after taking out the two screws, there a good chance someone already tried that fix and got superglue in the crack, which is why it might not be coming apart. If you can get it apart to get out the red chest cover, you can glue the switch in from there using some long reaching tools.
     

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