FANS HOBBY MB-15 Naval Commander (Armada Optimus Prime)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by blitzjoans, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    Forgot to say make sure it’s pressed down against the plate and not extended for the extra movement. @perfectdrago
     
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  2. BlueAngel_Bolt

    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    I'm echoing the statement of them rushing it out for Chinese New Year honestly. It's just even weirder that it's only the core robot having most of the issues. So far Sparkplug and the trailer have been completely perfect. Even the back skirts of the trailer have given me zero issues (the ratchet mechanism is just right, not too loose or tight).

    Fanshobby did get back to me and said they'd let me know of replacement schedules. And so far the super glue seems to be holding for me too.

    If anything the whole super mode chest assembly feels slightly too thin/flimsy for what it's expected to do
     
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    Unfortunately not, no. Hopefully they get back to me soon or there’s some more official channel to getting in line for a replacement.
     
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    Ah that sucks. Here's going they get back soon for your sanity
     
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    green_machine Sure do hope Bandit gets announced soon.

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    Ok so mine is about to be delivered in the next day or two and I’m just ~preparing for the worst~ but could you walk me through putting super glue on it and ensuring that it won’t glue to the bar inside?
     
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    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    Okay so basically you want to use the end of a toothpick. Dab it into the glue then sort of run it along any cracks you come across.
    If you get a crack on the hinge for the super mode chest, you just wanna dab a small amount into it and let it sit. It holds together really well and didn't make it stick on the bar for mine
     
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    Can confirm this has worked very well on my copy too.
     
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  8. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    How in the hell do you get his back skirt to split and rotate out? I'm clearly missing something.
     
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    ShadowOfSilver Element 47

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    Cancelled my pre order and maybe now I'll just buy someone's first run if the price is right or wait on the second run. Rooting for Fans Hobby to make it out of this QC nightmare.
     
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    I'm just going to wait for Armada Megatron and get Optimus after I get him. I'm sure all the QC issues will be fixed by then hopefully.
     
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    Just found out that prime can hold his smokestack as a weapon 20210224_085531.jpg
     
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    Feel confident enough that the repairs I did to this guy on the cracks will hold for the foreseeable future, and I had some free time so came up with a fan mode for the core robot to give Sparkplug more to do.

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    Pretty happy with how this turned out, he’s quite secure if you position the feet just right. I’m hoping Fanshobby do something like this with Overload except it goes on top of the container where the Mini-Con ports are.

    Has anyone else noticed that Mini-Con connection hard points are really loose? Takes little to no effort knock off Sparkplug and it’s annoying. The old Armada Mini-Cons and WFC Micromasters fit perfectly however.
     
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  16. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    I really hope so, it would make him shine. Especially if it adds some details to the base mode like screen stickers. That garage bay that Prime stands in looks pretty dull.

    It looks like the old Armada adverts in the toy magazines from back in the day for me. I did get a flyer with my Korean Optimus I bought on eBay two years ago. If I find it I’ll attach an image here to compare.
     
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    Even with the QC issues the waiting sucks.

    These amazing pictures aren't helping matters either.
     
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  20. Matrix1981

    Matrix1981 It's Hot Rod's fault...

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    Just paid off my preorder @ A3U. I cant wait to kid glove the crap out of this!
     
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