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Old 02-10-2009, 02:26 AM   #21
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Hmm. Doesn't sound terribly bad. But I'd also have to do it twice. I'll have to look at it. If it doesn't work, well, hopefully I'll remember to keep my receipt.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:03 AM   #22
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It'd be easy as pie if you can get the pin out. The problem is that the only way to get any leverage to knock that pin out is to set it on the outer tab, but any force whatsoever and said tab starts to bend and wants to break off. I'm sure there's an easier way, but I made up my mind to send it off without spending too much time figuring it out. But yeah, if you can get that ONE pin out from the hinge that attaches that panel to the bumper, it should a a SUPER easy swap.
Or just be lazy and give him a gray bumper.

I actually think he'd look better with a gray bumper, though I'd use it from a spare Ironhide and not switch them completely.

Then again, Ironhide would look nice with a gray bumper and a darker colored chest piece... I wonder if my strong grip method would work.

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:43 PM   #23
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Actually, I'm pretty sure all of the panels with the lines on them are interchangeable. You could put the double blip and blue lightbar on Henkei Ratchet if you wanted. I almost did it myself before I decided to give away the universe version as a prize.
Have you already give away the Universe Ratchet as a prize already. I'm still going with the Universe one with the heart blip deco on it and blue light bar as I said earlier.

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Another win for Universe, and another fail for Henkei, imo. Will definitely get Universe Ratchet when I see him.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:55 AM   #25
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It'd be easy as pie if you can get the pin out. The problem is that the only way to get any leverage to knock that pin out is to set it on the outer tab, but any force whatsoever and said tab starts to bend and wants to break off. I'm sure there's an easier way, but I made up my mind to send it off without spending too much time figuring it out. But yeah, if you can get that ONE pin out from the hinge that attaches that panel to the bumper, it should a a SUPER easy swap.
Just thought of something- Ratchet's red bumper is the same "red" of Ironhide's... hide, yeah? So you could just switch the entire mechanism out and it wouldn't look too bad, with Ironhide's already red front bumper and all. I'm sure it'd look a little monotonous though, with almost the entire Escalade being one shade of "red."

Good thing I keep him in 'bot mode anyway.
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dont the boxed samples have that red paint application on the hood?
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:53 AM   #27
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dont the boxed samples have that red paint application on the hood?
Yeah, a couple, but just about every test shot I've seen is missing it ( I have seen one or two that have it) which makes me wonder if that's another Hound/Cyclonus type thing.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:19 PM   #28
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Just thought of something- Ratchet's red bumper is the same "red" of Ironhide's... hide, yeah? So you could just switch the entire mechanism out and it wouldn't look too bad, with Ironhide's already red front bumper and all. I'm sure it'd look a little monotonous though, with almost the entire Escalade being one shade of "red."

Good thing I keep him in 'bot mode anyway.
Yeah, that's what I was talking about. Though I suggested doing it from a spare as I don't like the idea of of Ironhide having a red bumper.

But then again, I like Ratchet's darker chest piece... Blar. This may be the first time I get a Henkei figure, even if it ends up being just to swap parts around and have a better Ratchet.

Or I could get around to learning how to paint....

More likely I'll have a compromise with my wallet. It won't complain too much when I take out some money to get Universe Ratchet and I won't rip out all of it's innards to get a Henkei too.

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:29 PM   #29
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Oh that's right, Henkei Ratchet's bumper is the deeper red. Ah well. Might not match exactly, but they're in bot mode.
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Oh that's right, Henkei Ratchet's bumper is the deeper red. Ah well. Might not match exactly, but they're in bot mode.
But Henkei Ratchet has the silver piece, universe ratchet has the black inner piece and the matching red, so it would work.
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