Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Bystander, Nov 2, 2017.
Here is a good one. Hot off of youtube:
Thanks for sharing this!!!
Makes me cringe so much seeing people lever plastic joints with metal implements... nylon or carbon fibre spudgers are cheap, strong enough, and won't gouge the plastic you're using as a fulcrum.
Shame it doesn't show installation of the hip or cabin parts. Wonder if that's why he's using the "damaged" Scrapper, since it would already have that upgrade fit?
Misuntransformed shoulders. The articulation must be hidden in the gap.
I use a Lego brick separator. Works like a charm, and was made to be used on plastic without doing damage.
Huh. I just plain can't separate the two halves of the replacement cab piece. The top half of it just doesn't want to come apart and I really don't want to break it by forcing it.
Keep working on it, for me this was the piece that made the combined mode useable.
There is a screw half behind one of the windows, make sure to get all 4
I haven't even tried to get the current one off. I couldn't get the replacement part to open up. You're right that for some reason it DOES have a single screw buried nice and deep in there though. Huh.
Edit: And to confirm, that was the trick. A single screw that seems threaded to not fall out entirely. Got that undone and swapped parts over ezpz. Does seem more stable afterwords between that and the new waist/hip piece.
I had the same problem. I ended up not using it because I really couldn’t see any noticeable difference. Do you notice a difference in the connection or something?
Thank you for the video! I was able to upgrade all the parts with the kit but did have a question - there are 2 small rings in the baggie. What are those for??
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The knee joint seemed a lot more stiff to casual movement, but once I had the leg extension plugged in it moved fairly easily with firm movement but didn't wobble any. Not sure what actually changed, to be honest. I looked between the two pieces repeatedly trying to figure it out.
Those are the new ratchet joint pieces for the hip's swing joint for the part where you're moving the old hip parts to the new waist block. There's currently light grey pieces on the posts that plug into the swinging joint, and you replace them with the darker grey pieces.
Thank you! Is it the step below in the instructions? I didn't see in the instructions when I have to do this.
I think that's supposed to be what that indicates, yes. The rings have 4 little ratchet joint notches on one side and are molded on the other side to line up with tabs on the actual hip pieces to hold them in place. Just slide them onto the big post with that section seated firmly to the raised areas at the base of the post so it locks in place and push it into position so the teeth are pressed in against the ratchet joint-y teeth on the hip's swing joint.
I’m going to check that out tonight. Thank you!
I'll take another look at the piece and see if I can split it apart.
So, I noticed that the stock waist had "clicky" ratchets, and the Upgrade Kit waist was silent. Because I'm curious like a cat and that's why my friends call me Whiskers, I took both apart to have a look. (Also, I wanted to check for mis-installed ratchets). Turns out the new piece is a solid mushroom post. Seems like this is what improves the stability, replacing the multi-part floating ratchet pieces that allowed flexing in the waist.
I didn't bother with Scrapper's cabin, since I haven't had problems with the knee joint. But he is loads more solid now with just the new waist assembly.
Also do all releases of the upgrade come with the waists or do they only do those with the preorders for the green release?
"Comes with everything you see here!"
But why are they circled??
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