X-Transbots Krank and Stax (Masterpiece style not-Huffer and not-Pipes)

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  1. Cax6ton

    Cax6ton Insufferable Smartass

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    I painted the thighs white and added some detail, but even in his stock form he just looks badass
     

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    That looks great. How well does the paint hold up with the leg compression for transformation. Is there enough clearance or does it rub?
     
  3. Cax6ton

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    It rubs a lot on the front and the outside part of the upper thigh, I had to paint the thighs twice. I didn't want to sand the thighs because it would lose the detail, so I went after the leg channels instead. The second time I left the primer bare and did a lot of sanding on the inside of the calf channels until it stopped scratching the paint. It isn't hard to do, the inside of the legs are the perfect size for an emery board and everything is flat. The knee blocks use a spring to keep tension on the legs, so the legs stay firm even with the channel being a little wider.
     
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    That looks real nice. :drool: 
     
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    Thanks - I'm hoping to get better pictures and a Radicons thread done soon.
     
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    Great, thanks. Just what I wanted to know. I'm thinking I might swap the grey thighs form Stax to Krank and paint Krank's white for Pipes.

     
  7. Tryptlock

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    Does anyone else find themselves actually wanting to loosen the mid-arm swivels on Krank? I tried to loosen the screws on the upper arm but I absolutely couldn't get them to budge. I've never had that happen before. I wonder if the chrome has made everything really really tight and sticky.

    Can anyone suggest any good options for loosening the mid-arm swivels?
     
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    I've got him. I can't get over the fake wheels, but that is my only gripe. If you don't have that hang up, he could be good for you.
     
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    You mean on the biceps? The screws are probably just over tightened. Those screws will turn. They're just a little stiff. If you have a pair of vice grips, clip them onto your screwdriver and use them as a lever. That'll get 'em turning.
     
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    that looks fantastic!...I've been thinking 'bout adding some details to my Krank to match the boxart.
     
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    The fake wheels bother me more on Red Alert than him - perhaps as I fool myself into thinking they are cogs.
     

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    I tried that, and still didn't work, but I figured out what the problem was: In addition to the screws being quite tight, my screwdriver wasn't really the right shape for the screws. It's a small phillips head screw driver, but the end is too tapered I guess. Either way it doesn't really catch the screw very well. Sadly no other phillips head that I have is even close to small enough. For the moment I did manage to loosen the arms up a bit just by turning the mid-arm swivels around over and over for a minute or so. (I think some chome paint did get up into the swivels and gum them up slightly.) I'll have to see about getting an optimized screwdriver in case any other TF I get has these screwed.
     
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    Try any discount retail chain (Dollar Tree, Dollar General, etc..). They generally sell sets of precision screwdrivers for a dollar. Their Phillip heads should be small enough for any future issues/figures.
     
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    I like those sticker sets. Where did you get them from? Reprolabels?
     
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    Yeah, nice set too. I think it helped cuz I found Stax to be bland without some kind of detail.
     
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    If you can find a small Robertson screwdriver, those often work a lot better in a Phillips head screw than an actual Phillips.
     
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    So I grabbed stax last week and he showed up today,,

    Long and short - he is the biggest piece of shit I have ever held - I'm going to assume I have a dud, but the Arms joints are loose, the ball joint keeps falling out of the arm, the cab/backpack won't line up, and this right out of the box...

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    Shouldn't really judge from a dud. Get it replaced.
     

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