Minor/Repaint: Animated oil slick hand mod.

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by bacems, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. bacems

    bacems Well-Known Member

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    This is already a pretty old figure, so not sure if it is still relevant, but i suppose i'll just roll along.

    Animated oil slick is still on of my favorite toy, but the palm that crooked upside makes me feels iffy. Upon inspection, apparently it is made that way only to accomodate the useless "attack mode".
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    The hand is only secured with one screw, so i took it apart.
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    The part that keeps that hand stuck in crooked position is this square peg.
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    So i just shaved the corner and rounded it as much as i can, so that his hand can rotate and straighthened.
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    The peg is consisted on upper section and lower section. The lower section has teeth that jut out like a star. Don't harm that section, as it is the one that keeps the wheel to roll freely. Only smooth out the upper part.
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    Tada, the hand can move to proper position now.
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    Looks much better!
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    That is all, Hope this helps.
     
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  2. Tom_Servo

    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    I love it! I just used this on mine!
    Oilslick's one of my favorite figures. I love the excuse to spend some time with him.
     
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  3. warhawk

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    Way to bring up a classic. Great idea.