Customs: Removing CW Onslaught's backpack?

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  1. vm-01

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    Hey. I'm trying to remove Onslaught's backpack to see if I can use it on another figure.

    I thought if I removed the single screw behind his shoulders I could pull the backpack without altering the figure. Well I unscrewed and started pulling and think I as close to breaking the plastic as stress marks appeared.

    Any tips for me?
     
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    you have to unscrew every torso screw. there are two near the legs, one in the center, the two on the back, and the one directly attached to the backpack.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Also, the back pack is on a swivel pin. It can't just be unscrewed, unfortunately. I had to heat the pin up to be able to pull it from the back plastic.
     
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    can you elaborate further how this is done?
     
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    I used a wood-burner with a pointy attachment. Heat the burner up, hold the point against the flat part of the pin for a few moments, then pull the entire plastic piece with the pin in it straight out. The heated pin 'melts' the plastic the rough part of the pin holds onto inside the pin hole, allowing for it to be pulled.
     
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    Wishes he found this thread last night...

    You don't actually have to remove the backpack to get to the two screws holding the shoulder blade panel. You can rotate it flat with the wings open and you'd find a very specific notch along the forward edge of the "wingpack" that will let you put a thin screwdriver against it to get to those screws.
     
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