Earthrise Optimus Prime chest problems

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  1. ChotoLatte

    ChotoLatte Active Member

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    Hey guys could use a little advice/help. Finally found an earthrise Prime but he doesn’t seem to want to go back in to bot mode. His joints and everything are really nice so I don’t want to try and find another but want to just fix this one. What would be the right type of sandpaper to use for sanding his chest down a bit?
     

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  2. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Not exactly sure what part you're having a problem with. The panel between shoulder and head? It's tight but you just manually force it to go. It'll eventually loosen up.
     
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    It's a reported issue... the fix is to sand/file the correct part just enough for the part to align correctly... I can't remember where it was mentioned, but someone did, and fixed it doing just that.
     
  4. NOCV

    NOCV Cretin of Kaon

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    Can anyone help me out with this measurement?
    x-Transformers-Earthrise-03-picsay.jpg
    From the bottom of OP's foot to the bottom of the recessed rectangular section below his knee, above his shin fins.
     
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    just apply a little bit of force I know it's scary but it works for my copy..
     
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    Check out EmGo's review he had the same problem.
     
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    If you absolutely do have to sand, then I would recommend a relatively finer grit, maybe 6-800, and to go slow and check often so you don't take off too much. Anything coarser will leave harder to remove marks and might end up with you taking too much off. I often use the wet/dry sandpaper in the auto section of walmart.

    This is my general experience from building too many models and doing the occasional little fix on toys.

    Edit: It's about 4.7cm from bottom of foot to bottom of the recess.
     
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