Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Torque, Mar 29, 2011.
i can't get mine out of my Skywarp... what do i do if i can't get the pin to budge either way?
Is it a pin that has to come out? I only remove pins if I have to. If I can effectively paint around it (especially if it's really tough to remove).
the piece between his head and nosecone snapped, i was trying to replace it with a piece i'd gotten online. eventually i got the end to appear revealing i was on the wrong side, so i ended up hitting it back the other way. Skywarp ios now back in action!
Nice! I was about to say "hit it the other way"....but I'm too late... lol
I'm really glad you were able to get this to work out for you
Sometimes those pins are grooved in the center, which can make them even tougher to get out. One such notorious pin is the trunk/chest hinge on Alt Windcharger. I've removed three now, but I won't be forgetting about it
thanks-and while I never heard of grooved in the center, i can tell by the sound of it that that must have been brutal.
I was really nervous too cause it was my first pin removal lol. fortunately the piece on mine was from a KO, i had the piece that included the entire cockpit. there were plenty of pins to test on, but when it came down to the actual pin attatched to the piece, i couldnt get it out. i eventually ended up destroying the KO piece, but got what i needed, so the removal of the good pin on the good one was terrifying lol
i'd post a pic showing the results, but there's not much of a difference lol-if any
Yeah, it wasn't fun, as I still remember the torque necessary as well as the aggravation level. There are several things I can think of that stand out like that - one just doesn't forget them!
It's good that you were able to try that out on a KO piece. While it's not the same, it at least gave you some experience. Things like this are skills one acquires as one does more and more of these types of things
AHA! So THAT'S why I can't get that [delete-delete-delete] pin out of there...
Yeah, for real. Basically, I just used my pin punch and pliers until I got it out. The pleasant surprise was seeing the grooved end on the middle of the pin.
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