Accidentally stepped on my MP Laserbeak. Possible to swap out parts with MP Buzzsaw?

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  1. BenLeong

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    My MP Laserbeak fell off the shelf the other day. I didn't see it on the floor, and I stepped on it, breaking off both the tail fins, and both of the feet.

    I also have MP Buzzsaw sitting on the shelf.

    How possible would it be to swap out the pieces between the two figures?

    It looks like the majority, if not all, of their construction is connected via pins. I don't know how to remove pins, though. I think you just push/slide them out, correct? But what if you can't access the both sides?

    I've added some photos to show the damage. Any help would be much appreciated!
     

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    Also, if there is a better subforum to post this in, please let me know. I wasn't sure if this was the right spot or not.
     
  3. WEEGEE

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    I'd imagine since they're both the same mold, yes.
     
  4. BenLeong

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    Any idea how to take pins out?
     
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    No, sorry.
     
  6. BenLeong

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    I read the pin-remove tutorials posted in Radicons, but they all seem to instruct how to do it if both ends of the pin are open/accessible. I'm not able to hammer the pins out with Laserbeak, because there's only one side that's open for each of the relevant pins. The backside are closed off by plastic.

    Any help with extracting a pin with ways that don't include hammering it out would be great.
     
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    Only way to get those pins out it to drill from the other side so then you can get access to both sides of the pin
     
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    Yikes. Not sure I'm willing to damage the figure in that way--the cassette figures are fragile/thin as it is.

    Would a magnet work?
     
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    Not to be a Debbie Downer but you may have to cut your losses and try and find a loose one if you're unable to fix it. But I hope you're able to fix him OP.
     
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    Or...you can do what I did. I had 2 Buzzsaws and no Lazerbeak. So I painted the yellow red. Problem solved :) 
     
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    do you still have all the busted parts
     
  12. BenLeong

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    No--the seemed beyond repair. Snapped off, stressed, cracked.
     
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    That's a really great idea! Thanks for that. Seems to be the easiest solution. I appreciate it.

    As I go forward with painting it, if anyone else has any ideas regarding removing the pins, feel free to let me know. Thanks!
     
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    Well, there is a possible, but I would not recommend it with a small pin and thin plastic.

    You could hear up the pin using a soldering iron by touching the tip to the end of the pin. When it heats up enough, it will melt the plastic around it enough to use a neodymium magnet to pull it out.

    The problem is not getting the pin so hot it distorts the plastic and ruins the figure. And, avoiding touching the tip of the soldering iron to anything besides the pin itself. And then getting the pin back in.

    There are many, many problems is what I am saying. If I ruin a $15 deluxe doing this, oh well, I can handle that. An MP? I would hesitate a lot.

    But, for what it's worth, it's an option.
     
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    Buy a KO Laserbeak, and then use your broken one to make a WFC/FOC custom.
    Fall of Cybertron Laserbeak.png
     
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    Yeah, that. Buzzsaw was available in the cassette two-packs, which are relatively inexpensive, as opposed to Laserbeak, who's only available with Soundwave. So it's not too hard to get an extra bird, and then paint it red.
     
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    I would suggest painting Buzzsaw red and forgo trying to dismantle it for spare parts. These cassettes are very prone to breakage, so I would advise against drilling the wings/popping the pins. You may end up with two broken birds :( 
    You could also repurpose the broken Laserbeak as a decoy to go inside Soundwave, or for a custom. Good luck!
     
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    You can Clone/Mold the broken parts from buzzsaw, There's a short thread about it here: Heavy/Scratch: - cheap at home castings for about $3.50
     
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    Please use Creative General Discussion for discussing topical threads, thanks.
     
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    While it's arguably not a real solution, pretty sure I've got an extra KO laserbeak from a Soundwave custom not long ago. Realistically it's just going to sit in one of my overflow boxes forever. I'd just assume send it to you to keep you from messing up a perfectly good Buzzsaw if you don't have anything against a KO laserbeak. Or you could always tear it up instead of the Buzzsaw. Got some stuff to put on eBay anyway, so one more outgoing package won't be any trouble. PM me if interested and I'll dig through a box or two.