|01-16-2011, 01:34 AM||#1|
We're only human.
Join Date: May 2003
Location: East TN
News Credits: 11
Hopefully the images will be self-explanatory:
I hope you enjoy my little repair tutorial! If you have this figure and want to try this, just be careful! With a little, basic skill using a rotary tool, you can help Skyhammer and the Autobots win a victory at least against the War of GPS!
My major concern with my Skyhammer was that the parts that make up the feet (all 6 of them) were waaaayyy too tight. I didn't want to transform the feet sometime in the future only to have them stick, then chip or crack apart. What I've done here at least alleviates that some for me.
At least this way, I felt that I was in control somewhat instead of being a helpless victim. Like you said, though, it provides no guarantees. It does help me relax a bit though
Also, I think it's important to note that everything I've described may sound more aggressive that I actually treated these parts. My Dremel was on a low setting, and I've certainly used my Dremel enough to know the difference on delicate work versus shredding plastic all to pieces.
I really don't want to be misleading with this "fix". Nor do I want anyone to assume that I ripped apart a figure vigorously and started just drilling away with my Dremel. Notably, I've used rotary tools for quite a while and have built up my skill set some. The main thing for me is that I handled this thing with baby hands and was very careful. I've around $120 or so poured into this one figure, and I tend to handle my "collectibles" very delicately, as such. Shelling out for TFs (especially the "vintage" and the "Masterpiece" style TFs) isn't easy for me either, as I have limited expendable funds.
That being the case, that was part of my motivation. I didn't want to be transforming the feet and have one chip off just because of some unnecessary tension. Regardless of this fix, I'll still be handling these toys very gently
Last edited by Superquad7; 12-14-2012 at 06:03 AM..
|Latest News & Rumors Posts|
|Machinima Preview Video – Prelude To Transformers Combiner Wars|
|UW-07 Unite Warriors Bruticus Color Images|
|Unite Warriors Victorion Possibly Confirmed|
|Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Chromia Alt. Mode For Sale|
|Latest Toy Discussion Posts|
|The -NEW- END ALL BE ALL Masterpiece Speculation Thread|
|Titan Returns Appreciation Thread|
|Combiner Wars Appreciation Thread|
|The Big Bad Toy Store New/Restocked/Shippe...|
|Let's see some cool stuff *2016* TF Edition **Rules In First Post**|
|Latest 3rd Party Posts|
|Badcube OTS-08 SunSurge / Sunstreaker|
|Third Party wishlist|
|Fansproject Lost-Exo Realm Severo / Grimlock|
|A knock off Green Giant|
|Oversize KO Combiner Wars Powerglide|
|Latest Radicons Posts|
|Make Hot Shot Great Again(WiP)|
|Energon cube cupholder (glowing)|
|trailer for CW Prime, CW Motormaster, TFP Prime, etc|
|Transformers: Decide: Tripredacus Rises!|
|DX9 Tyrant/MP Galvatron minor mods|