Customs: Anybody ever fully disassemble a siege sideswipe mold fig?

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  1. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    As long as that mold has been out I’ve been thinking of swapping those shoulder pieces with other mold mates to better color match in car mode. Just wondering if anybody here attempted it yet.

    on a side note, I just got a Netflix Deep Cover(the blue guy) and was baffled to find that his blue parts are actually all painted blue on gray plastic. Why wouldn’t they just cast him in blue plastic in the first place?? I was gonna remove his battle damage with rubbing alcohol, but now I worry I’d strip it down to the gray plastic by accident
     
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    I was trying to remove Deep Cover's windshield battle damage with alcohol and couldn't get anything to come off! As far as disassembling the mold goes, I got it down to just the pinned pieces (of which there are many), and I hate removing pins. Replacing the pins afterwards tends to mess up my paint job a lot.
     
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    I was thinking of removing the windshield damage also. There’s always the option of getting a different mold-mate and just swapping.
    Also, I wonder if there’s a way to remove the battle damage from the chest without taking the blue paint off underneath. Doubt it. I need a good matching blue paint for painting him up. But I’m no painter. Just spraypaint…

    as for parts swapping, I just went “F it” and dug into it. I was able to totally disassemble them and swap whatever parts I needed. Had a little trial and error but I’ve got it down now. I plan on doing more when I get kingdom sideswipe and red alert.