Customs: Removing WFC Megatron's Head

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  1. Kaiwera05

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    How do you do it? I removed the screw holding his head together and I can't seem to disassemble it or muster up the force necessary to pop the head off. I saw a cool customization the other day that used this head, and I just can't get the damn thing off! Comments and pics/vids are welcome :D 
     
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    I could use the help too! I heard it was hard to remove, but geez, It's harder than I thought.
     
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    I heard a while back that it's glued.
     
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    you need to cut it carefully, i needed 1 hour the first time
     
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    I have ADD one hour on one head aint happening LOL im glad i caught this thread i was planning on doing this too.
     
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    once you take the screw out you have to CAREFULLY heat up his head so the glue melts and you can split the head, i've only done this once
     
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    Does this apply for both hasbro and takara versions?
     
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    I put mine in hot (not boiling) alcohol for paint removal, and it worked pretty well for head disassembly, to boot.
     
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    WFC Megatron's Head

    Hey, fellas.

    I never really liked the Galvatron that Hasbro gave us in Classics 2.0 and I'm thinking about doing some simple mods to WFC Megatron for a custom.

    I removed the screw from his head, but it seems like the pieces that comprise his head are glued together. How have people been removing the head from this guy for sculpting and painting?
     
  10. ironjazz

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    yea answers now!
     
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    It's been a while, but IIRC mine just split apart with minor prying.
     
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    take a blow dryer to it thats what i did
     
  13. soymonk

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    Oh, I tried that, but it wasn't really working. How long did you blast for with high heat?
     
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    try 8-10 seconds if that doesnt work bump it up by intervals of 2, i did this with mine
     
  15. soymonk

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    Ah, okay. I'll give that a shot, thanks!

    I've also heard hot (not boiling) water works too, so I'll try that method out as well.
     
  16. Superquad7

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    I've not worked with this particular head, but usually when I come across this instance (two parts held together by superglue), I use an X-Acto knife to pry between the crack, and just keep working on the pieces until I can pry them apart using a flat head screwdriver or something.
     
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    wil it go back together again
     
  18. Superquad7

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    If you glue it back on . . . ?

    If you screw the screw back in . . . ?
     
  19. soymonk

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    Haha, I don't trust myself with an X-acto knife. If I have time today I'll try using the hot water method.
     
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    I removed the screw and used a knife, it worked but was not to pretty after :) 
     

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