|04-14-2011, 06:15 PM||#1|
I Belong to Nobody!
Join Date: Apr 2010
Collection Count: Enough
So here is what we are going to try and accomplish today:
The first thing I noticed when I got Kup was how much I disliked his arm pads [as] they hindered everything. So, I sought out to fix it at any cost!
As much as I hate parts forming due to transformation, I couldnít find any other options. I am super pleased with the look, and who cares if he parts forms? He's Kup!
First, remove the pins from his forearms to take the door panel off (which would be in the photos below if I hadnít done it already, but pretend there is a pin here):
Now, take a soldering iron and place it on the top of that pin for 30-45 seconds (the goal here is to make the pin hot enough to make the plastic soft and if you go too long on this it may deform the plastic):
Once you heat the pin enough the door panel will come off with very little effort like so
Part two of this is to make a hole in the back of the leg using the 5/32 drill bit.
I have already done this on mine, and I donít have any pictures of it before the holes were made. Again, use your imagination. While looking at some of the detail on the legs, notice the things that kind of resemble mufflers parallel to each wheel. I used these for a starting point for the holes I drilled. On the outside half of the leg in the second notch down, take your X-Acto knife and make a starter hole so the bit will not walk during drilling:
Now that you have marked the whole drill it out:
Now test fit the panel to see if it works (and it should):
And that is it! You are fiinshed!! You should be left with this:
To transform him back to truck, put the panels back where they go on the arm (just donít put the pin back in):
[The] arm [should look] just like this:
Transform him the same way before the panels were removed:
None of this affects poseability either, so if you feel the same way I did, here is the means to change it!
(Guns graciously donated by RotF brawn)
Thanks guys hope you enjoyed and that it helps!
There is a tutorial on pin removal as well found here: How To Remove Pins And Rivets
I Still Function!!!!!!!!
Last edited by Superquad7; 05-16-2012 at 03:50 AM..
|01-08-2012, 03:05 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Nottingham, PA
Collection Count: It started with one, now it's 22
1. Just break the other door to match.
2. Using a pair of side cutters, trim the pin as short as you can.
3. Mix up some Dev-Con Plastic Welder to put the now shortened pins back into their shallow holes.
4. Disassemble his legs and glue a strong magnet in. Shows where I stuck the magnet.
When you transform back into vehicle mode, the doors just pop into to place. Hope this helps.
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