Haslab Unicron

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by bearytrek, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. WyldeBill

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    I emailed Hasbro Pulse today asking for at least an ETA on ship date. I’m not having this hanging over my head vis a vis trying to travel and looking for a house sitter to receive these things.
     
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    BBTS unfortunately also collects sales tax, as they're mandated to by law.
     
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    Nice. I just noticed you’ve painted the grey shoulder connector pieces. Beautiful! What type of paint did you use?
     
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    I wasnt happy with the orange of the maw I repainted so I tweaked it a bit

    it was looking too reddish orange and not enough yellow orange

    here are the before and afters

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    Wow, great match. Love it!!!! Did you get a new can of spray?
     
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    Regarding the screw hole covers, I haven't placed mine yet. For those who have, do they fit in tight and they never come back out again? Or is there a risk of them falling out and being vacuumed up never to be seen again?
     
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    Haha for a second I though you put a sock on the spikes in the pic on the left!!! Space is cold man. The updated paint looks really good. How are your gears handling it?
     
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    I considered gluing them in, but they all stuck in there real good like.
     
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    This is absolutely true. Another member here used Krylon’s Sunflower the other week but the results were not as well matched as yours. That orange base did the trick. Life is STRANGE. Two slightly off solutions combined to make one perfect solution.

    How did you get coverage for the little gears?
     
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    the gears are perfect, no issues cuz i went real light on them and they still came out nice, the key is just letting it fully dry in between coats so it took hooours but it was worth it
     
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    And still no info for international buyers. I hope they won't cancel my order or ask for outrageous shipping fees.
     
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    I masked them off so I could do the rest first then i reversed it and masked the rest when it was dry and just did the gears alone open and closed
     
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    I would suggest priming the surface with white or light grey before applying the top coat. That will certainly help balance out the final color.
     
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    I wasn't gonna say anything about the orange since you seemed happy. That said, your second attempt is several orders of magnitude better and it looks really sharp. Nice work.
     
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    For the most part, they're all super snug on my copy. I did glue the ones at the tips of the horns though, since they'd fall out whenever I rotated the horns. But other people I know haven't had that same issue with their Unicrons and were fine with no glue.
     
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    I just took those off. They're not really needed.

    I think their purpose is keep the hanging spike strips in place. The ring on the spike strips can slide along the wing connector sticking out of his shoulder, you push them down flush against the shoulder in planet mode and pull them out in robot mode so they can spin freely and hang down no matter the position of the shoulder. The gray pieces stop the rings from coming all the way off as they slide along the connectors. So since I took the spike strips off, they had no real purpose anymore.
     
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    Wow! My mind is blown. We don’t even need that piece? Thanks for dropping the knowledge brother.
     
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  20. Ektris

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    I mean, they're kind of useful in robot mode too for creating friction so the hanging piece doesn't just flop around. It's not just to provide a stopping point.
     
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