How To Get TF Prime RiD Dreadwing's Gun To Stay In "Open" Position?

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  1. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Volcanicus Torso

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    Just like the title reads is there a way to get Voyager Dreadwing's gun to stay open.?

    I need to know before a open it up and possibly break something.

    THANKS in advance!
     
  2. combaticon164

    combaticon164 Warlord of Floriduh

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    I added a piece of clear two sided sticky tape inside one side of the gun so it would stick to the other yellow piece.
     
  3. GrimlockAutobot

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    That's not a bad idea.

    Does someone out there know if there's a way to mechanically do it?
     
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    With all of my Voyagers, I took the large plastic piece apart (the side with 3 screws) and then cut the metal hook off of the circular metal spring to keep it from pulling back. Dreadwing is designed differently, since he has a small spring in his. I just pulled the spring out (it will DESTROY the spring, stretching it out...but it comes out eventually).

    Mind you...the guns are loose doing it this way. Dreadwing's weapon appears to lock into place, since he's holding it (arm down) and the weapon is aligned as it should be. If you were to move the arm up, the gun would probably slide back into it's normal position. If you wanted to keep the gun extended the whole time, a small drop of crazy glue would work.



    EDIT:

    Forgot to mention this. My method keeps the light from being on ALL the time. With the first four Voyagers, the light will come on if you press slightly down on the back part. Dreadwing's weapon won't though, since it is different in design. So yeah, you could just glue the weapon down into place...but the battery will die very fast (if you care about the light gimmick). Also, if you don't want the light on all the time...you can remove the batteries.
     
  5. Wheeljack_Prime

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    I just use the small clear rubber bands that come with the toy for the Powerizer weapons.
     
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    Crazy glue would be the best choice if you want to use the gun.

    Now if you were good at working with Legos, could do what I did and just get a new gun:
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    Unscrew it, take out whatever springs are inside, and superglue the parts together.
     
  8. Nordh

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    wow! thats just plain awesome! :D 

    Otherwise I think that a clear rubber band would be best...
     
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    Wheeljack_Prime Searching for the Infin-Honey Stones

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    A lot of people think it is, so I was just throwing it out there.
     
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    The two sided tape is the best way to go without modifing the gun. Take the batteries out so the light wont stay on.
     
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    Same here. Worked really well and no need to disassemble or superglue anything, other than taking out the batteries.

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    Wow, that is awesome.

    Thanks for pointing it out!

    I threw the gun Dreadwing came with in the garbage... that thing is a POS in both looks and functionality. I've got him with some Arms Microns just now but I'm definitely going to take a closer look at this gun.
     
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    Jaller8240 Refuses to Believe

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    I made a thread on this, basically, what you need to do is insert one of those Lego Exo Force Robot hands into this little hole in the bottom of the gun, after that, you have a pretty stable gun. You may need to fiddle with it to get it to stay in his hand, though.
     
  16. GrimlockAutobot

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    Thanks for all of the input everyone!

    I opened it up, took the batteries out, pulled the spring out, and super glued the barrel to the gun. It looks great.

    That shapeways gun looks fantastic....just wish it didn't cost $30 though.
     
  17. depthcharge82

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    i do have a pic request:I want to see what Dreadwing looks like holding DOTM Laserbeak's mech weapons(combined form)
     
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    DUUUUUDDEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE! I JUST GOT FINISHED SHOOTING PICS OF THAT AS YOU POSTED THIS!!!!!!!! :D  :lol  :D  :lol  :D  :lol  :D  :lol  :D  :lol 

    Edit: In that pic, I have the wings positioned higher up, allowing easier storage of his battle sword. I REALLY like this fig! :D 
     

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    That's exactly what I did too.

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    Still needs some touch ups.
     
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  20. rattraprules98

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    No problem!

    Fakebusker does what he can to make it as inexpensive as possible, but some things just cost a bit.