Non-TF: Refurbished Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Series 1 Morpher

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  1. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    I recently found my MMPR morpher and sword gun packed up in the basement.
    I'm 21 and PR just had thier 15th anniversary. I never felt "old" until then. The morpher was in rough shape. The paint was damn near 80 percent gone, the stickers were barely there, and the batteries hardly worked(thank god they're cells). I also noticed thatReprolabels had startded doing Power Ranger stuff, and had been making some different morpher sets. I ordered up the original and thus the project began.

    I started by taking of the mopher "faceplates", and used a hunk a Goo Gone gel to get off the old stickers. I then soaked 'em over night in some 91% alcohol to get off the remaining paint and then the they were given a good wash

    Afterwards it was a 3 day process of laying down thin coats of Tamiya Silver spray paint. I used a method I have before here. The silver was very shiney after all the thin coats(I personally have found if you apply it right you can almost get a mirror chrome like finish). In order to flatten the silver I sealed the face plates with regular Tamiya clear coat. IMO it gave a Bandai factory like finish

    I changed the batteries, put it all back together after a good 7 days of curing, and there's another one for the books. I'm probably gonna put this on eBay in the near future.
     

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  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    damn that brings me back to when I was a kid and had one of those great work man it looks brand new but its not enough to get me to like Power Rangers again
     
  3. transmetal2dinobot

    transmetal2dinobot Sub-Commander

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    i wish i still had my morpher
    half of my original megazord is missing too, which sucks because it would have made for a great dinobot combiner template
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    nice work man. I never did get into the PR stuff.
     
  5. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Thanks for all the great comments guys!
     
  6. repair_bay

    repair_bay Scramble Power!

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    NICE. I'll have to post my Green Ranger Morpher sometime.
     
  7. autobotblaster

    autobotblaster Y U NO!?!?!

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    you sir, are awesome :thumbs2: 
     
  8. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    wow, looks great. i just rediscovered some of my old MMPR season 1 zords myself.

    then i sold them off ebay for a few bucks :) 
     
  9. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Wow!!!! Never thought that I'll ever see a custom Power Ranger accessory! Way to cool man! Used to have Megazord, Dragonzord and Titanus aka Ultrazord. You've really brought many memories back. Thank you!!!
     
  10. Butuman

    Butuman Well-Known Member

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    OMG I ENVY YOU!!! Had one when I was 7 and 2 weeks later it was stolen. I've been wanting a morpher for quite sometime, the ones on eBay are just too high priced. Great job on the restoration.
     
  11. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    I was into my teenage years solid when MMPR came out... I caught it now and then for AJ Johnson, of course. <3 Ah, to be an adolescent again.

    Nice job! And if you're younger than I am, you're not allowed to "feel old." Please.
     

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