The Masterpiece Appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Optimus Bruce

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    So KO red Bape Prime arrived today, and I think this shelf might be full now :D 

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  2. Maz

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    Well, I am truly head over heels. However, you may notice there is a slight misalignment and lack of flush sitting between door tops and roof. When he came out the box he was perfect, when I went to robot and back to car, still perfect. However on the subsequent 3 transforms back to car, I've never been able to line it up perfectly again.

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    All the best
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  3. elburrito

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  4. Maz

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    MP Sunstreaker update - trimmed a piece of plastic flash off a central piece, now the rectangular underside car flap clips up secure, car is now flush all 4 wheels against surface...and bizarrely, the roof and doors are now almost perfectly aligned again!

    All the best
    Maz
     
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  5. LipSmack

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    have a pic of the area? My right door has a pretty noticeable gap and I cant seem to correct it
     
  6. Maz

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    I'm not sure the bit I trimmed had any effect on the door alignment, just maybe I lined things up on the internals better this time. The difference being I clipped up the underside panel and the backpack clip much earlier, to stop waist rotation during the close-up...it's the first time I'd done that and it's resulted in a much cleaner and flush overall vehicle fit.

    The reason I trimmed the flash was to allow Sunstreaker to roll on all four wheels and not rock between wheels like a rickety table when pressure was applied from above, due to that flap underneath not clipping up.

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  7. Maz

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    Pre-fix photos...I think the rest of 2018 can just go home for me, this figure will be hard to top in my affections.

    Sunstreaker03.jpg Sunstreaker04.jpg Sunstreaker05.jpg Sunstreaker06.jpg

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    Pre-fix?
     
  9. Tony_Bacala

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    Yeah, before I cut the flash off the piece obstructing the flat panel under the car which was preventing my Sunstreaker's wheels from all touching the surface simultaneously.

    All the best
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  11. Maz

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    And post-fix, with coincidental and unrelated much better roof/door alignment:

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    *wink*

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  12. dmc2008

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    EPIC!!
     
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  14. DesertDog

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    I don't know if I've seen these two together yet. Until the next new G1 mould Red Sunstreaker is my most anticipated MP. I can't wait to be able to do this with reversed colours. [​IMG]Stone Cold Players by DesertDog76, on Flickr

    Sunstreaker isn't sure what to make of Sideswipe's recent Goth turn. [​IMG]Oh Brother what art thou? by DesertDog76, on Flickr
     
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    So, with Sunstreaker, does it look like Takara have tooled the hands in any way so that they could possibly be replaced with wrist rockets, like the G1 toy? I’m hoping that’s a feature that might turn up on the inevitable Diaclone recolours. That and a more toylike head and I’d be easily sold on either repaint.
     
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    No possible chance of a rocket attachment. @mcart did make a makeshift rocket attachment that looks pretty legit. But as far an option on any future Diaclone releases, no dice.
     
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  17. mcart

    mcart I'm not fat, it's Prime Armor

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    Thanks man!

    The way I could see Takara integrating this would be a sleeve that comes up hiding the fist and adding the rocket arm. No way at all I can see it happening without partsforming though.
     
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    @Dean ML , I don't think Megatron liked being sucker punched by Sunstreaker.
     
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    Suprisingly, Sunstreaker and Tracks are quite fed up with Hollywood.

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    Inspired by @mcart . Only thing left to do is track down a Tiger Track.
     
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