Uranus 5 Change (Orig. Fort Max KO)

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  1. Solscud007

    Solscud007 Banned

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    I finally got my Headmaster Sized Fortress Maximus. Thanks to Gargunkle.

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    Here he is with the real Spike (aka Fortress) head master
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    As you can see the Ko is shorter. But the Ko has segregated knees.
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    Full opening cockpit.
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  2. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sweet! I want one of these!
     
  3. Pravus Prime

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    That's one of the funny things about the KO. For some reason, the Headmaster just seems so superior due to the individual leg pieces. The official Headmasters always drove me nuts when I was a kid; I couldn't figure out why they weren't seperate.

    BTW, on mine, the leg side gun/helipad broke off, so be careful.
     
  4. Solscud007

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    Yeah I dissasembled mine. but the PIA is that the screws are a soft metal and strip easily.

    I noticed with all the pictures I have saved from online, that there were assembly mistakes.

    The upper legs were flipped left - right. Also due to a screw shaft at the bottom of the leg, it is not possible to perform city mode perfectly. So I removed that part. I removed some extraneous plastic in the knee area so the upper thigh can swing more freely when transforming.

    Yeah the helipad part broke too. but I was the shaft that holds the helipad it self. not the hinge. so I glued the shaft back.

    the ramps are swapped over but without some serious mods its kinda annoying to switch them around. so I jsut said forget it.

    Im looked at pictures I have of the new WST FM and it has the hatch for the left breast (where the head goes in city mode) the center chest ramp opens. It has arm cannons and the middle elevator hatch opens. the only drawback to the new ones is the lack of a transforming head.

    which is why I love this version
     
  5. REDLINE

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    and lack of guns. but I have those coming to me, so I won't be missing anything 'cept a transforming head, which at this scale doesn't really bother me much.
     
  6. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    yo nick. careful of that hip hinge for the towers. looks like yours has NO stress marks,wtf.

    why are your pics so pixelated, autolevels? normally they are so clear.
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    that looks pretty decent actually.
     
  8. Solscud007

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    yeah I was dealing with incandescent lights. I dont have a really good setup. If I took them in natural sunlight with the shades down it gets better.

    even with the white balance on my camera set and the aperture is set open it still comes out yellow.

    and then I have to correct it and raise the gamma and brightness. and color correct it too.

    also I think I set my camera to a high film speed so you get graininess but shorter exposure time.


    Where did you get guns for the new version? I plan to compare the size of the new wstf FM non-transforming head and see if the size is similar. if it is, I may get Gort (highbrow's HM) or a repro spike and kitbash the FM accurate head on to it.
     
  9. REDLINE

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    from a junker uranus 5 :) 
     
  10. ambushbug74

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    That's the version I have. He sits on my desk, but I don't play with it cause the plastic is kinda fragile. Plus, he is floppy as all heck. He looks neat though.
     
  11. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    let us know if you have any success "tightening" that leg door
     
  12. Might Gaine

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    From me! :p 

    Still got one more pair left:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Mini-Fort-Max-Guns_W0QQitemZ120103789430QQcategoryZ4696QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

    I also have a ton of junked Uranus 5 Changes.... They're junked to the point I think I'm just going to trash them, though. With the new higher-quality Mini Max out, I can't really see there being any interest in junked versions of the lower quality Uranus 5 Change.
     
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    I'm not sure about that. I got one of the new mini ko's and although the quality is pretty good, there isn't a headmaster. The head pops off like a G1 combiner head and there's a tiny head underneath. The Uranus 5 change version looks alot cooler with an actual headmaster and all.

    Mike
     
  14. Might Gaine

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    Yeah, I guess there might be some interest in non-broken ones, but I kind of doubt anyone wants a junker. Ah well.
     
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    I would want them. I may be able to use the parts for a kitbash or something. I would pay you something for them, LMK.

    Mike
     
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    Not long after I posted that, I got a bunch of PMs, and the broken Mini Maxes are gone now. Sorry! I guess I was wrong about people's interest in broken Mini Maxes :) 
     
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    I'm having someone make me a headmaster, that will also utilize that tiny spike head, so he'll not be missing a thing. I did buy a set of the guns from uranus 5 from Might Gaine though!
     

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