Fanstoys FT-17 Hoodlum (Masterpiece Hot Rod)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. ChromeMagnus

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    Cool. Keep us posted.
     
  2. daddytron

    daddytron Your mom is an oversized CHUG

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    Anybody have suggestions for tightening the rivets for the panels containing the headlights? One of them became wobbly and now that panel likes to fall out of the side of his belly. It's kind of hard to reach. I was thinking about heating a tiny flat head screwdriver then pushing in on the offending rivet. Would that work?
     
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    So as I expected, the tabs serve no purpose besides to more secure the arms in alt mode. That being said the part that the tab pegs into still pretty much clips around the shoulder vents and holds it in place perfectly. Very solid. So, I guess, #cutthetabs

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    I think I love you. Can I see more pics of where you cut? Did you have to fill in the grey at all?
     
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    I could not get my copy of Hoodlum to fully tab together in car mode. The arms on the sides would not tab in to the body fully and securely. See the BSF Hoodlum review YT video at the end. Exact same issue he shows.

    I completely feel Hoodlum is FT weakest release to date. Looks nice as a robot statue... but that's it.
     
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    No grey needs to be filled in at all. Here is a semi tutorial.

    Also this does make transformation easier.

    Start by removing these screws to separate arms from chest.

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    Then unscrew the three screws here (screws were already removed before pics)

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    The peg will be here and need to be shaved off. It is not weak plastic and took some doing with a sharp box cutter. A better tool could probable be used.

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    This is the other side of the shoulder with the grey.

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    I just looked at the video he has numerous alignment errors. I’m relatively confident that it can be remedied with correct alignment. I have two copies and no issue with tabbing.
     
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    Yep, the general consensus is that BSF is rather ham fisted when it comes to transformations.
    I really haven't heard of anyone else having tabbing issues.
     
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    You watch BSF for a transformation guide :lol ???
    I love his commentary but I always pray for the figure's soul that he doesn't break anything while doing the transformations.
     
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    No. I actually prefer Emgo. But I do watch BSF, Benscollectibles and some others to get a general consensus of the figure. In this instance BSF had the exact same issue I did. The arms will not tab in to the sides of the car in alt mode. No matter what. The body/torso on mine also rocks back and forth in bot mode.

    Hoodlum is a hot mess.
     
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    I had that problem initially as well. It’s all about having the legs collapsed in the correct position to allow the arms to clip in.
     
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    Can someone also do the same with:
    Hoodlum/XTB Crackup
    Hoodlum/DX9 Montana
     
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    DUDE thank you so much for being brave enough to attempt this. I just did this and he looks SO much better. Vehicle mode hold together fine as well for me! I also tightened up the fender pieces that were loose on mine.

    Half done for comparison:

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    And the finished product! LOVE IT!

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    Nice. Are those red tabs really that easy to file down? How long did it take to do that? What tool do you use to file them down?
     
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    I took the arms apart. I then used a pair of cutting pliers to take the bulk of it off, then an exacto to shave what was left down. Then just sanded it a bit.
     
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    Awesome. Did you find that it made that part of transformation easier? I certainly did.

    Also added some head articulation. Not much but enough.
     

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    Ya it's a bit easier tab the arms in vehicle mode now.

    How did you change the head articulation?
     
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    I just got Hot Rod/Hoodlum a few days ago and I love it. My only real issue is the orange clips on top that hold the chest together. They don't hold securely at all. But my question is this...is he in scale with the other carbots? He seems kinda tall...
     
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