Masterpiece V2 Starscream Coming!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by PoweredConvoy, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. WinstoBot

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    I’ve Futured up my Starscream ankle (on the inside) for the second time with the same unsuccessful result…then I figured something out. As I moved the ankle forwards and back, I watched the pin head move as well. This shouldn’t happen, the big pin head should stay in place as the plastic cylinder spins. As I wiggle the ankle, the pin head also wiggles. It seems to not have been fired in deep enough at the factory. I dare not try to push it in further since we are dealing with crispy plastic that has already cracked in many cases.

    TLDR; put a few drops of Future into the big pin head. This is where we need the friction to tighten that pin.
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    He ded

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    huh..
    I LOVE IT
     
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    First transformation is kinda scary because of tight tolerance BUT DAMNNNNN 20210708_111540.jpg
     
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    I believe the pin moving with the ankle is the correct action. The pin holds the ankle/foot against the cylinder on the inside ankle. The friction needed for the ankle tilt is between the inside ankle cylinder and the peg from the ankle/foot into the cylinder. This can be seen from the disassembly done by @Jarrod. So I think the correct locations to apply joint tightening agent are the following two places:

    I'm pretty confident this is where the fluid needs to be for sure.
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    I'm not too sure if the fluid could get to where it needs to be from here, but it's possible.
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    Everyone need full attention on this , because he right , the pin does rotate along with his ankle!
    Im thinking of putting super glue into the pin head.. like how it worked on Zeta Blitzwing to stop the movement of the pin. Anyone volunteed?
     
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    Impossible! Apollyon is still the definitive G1 Megatron!
     
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    *sigh*

    Can't even enjoy a damned toy without people arguing over it.
     
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    if anything to brighten you up , I really actually like the figure , I thought I would be sad for sure.
    hush hush
     
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    Aren’t you an illustrator or something artsy? I think your crayon instructions would be fabulous.

    As far as parts counting goes, I’ve been looking over 52 and that is a lot of rivets and pins to prevents a lot of the figure from opening. I may have to actually pull out some pins this time around.
     
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    no! Everyone knows if you say something negative about a figure it means you absolutely hate it! Just like everyone knows if you say something positive it means you’re just a shill!

    :rolleyes: 

    anyways….
    I finally looked over the instructions a little better for this guy…what a mess.
    It’s readability is some of the worst I’ve seen done. It’s technically all there and shown, but you have to practically decode the images to understand what they are trying to show you because it’s all done with simple line work

    I’ll assume if you can read the text it’s clarifying some of what is being shown….but strictly as a picture guide it’s incredibly rough
     
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    Yeah , you can even figure out which step you can do first to minimize the headscratching feeling becausw following the booklet is such a chore
     
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    LOL word up. :lol 
     
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    You know, this really gets to the heart of something that frustrates me about socializing about this hobby on an internet forum. There's this performative component, where if you don't thread the needle just right, you get lumped in with the shit-posters as the latest heel characters on this week's episode of Shills 'n' Simps.

    Flattening of the human experience, indeed. The internet is where nuance goes to die.
     
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    I think it’s a good thing you didn’t since I think part of the issue may be that the pin isn’t actually long enough. Using Future to mitigate the looseness is a safer and non-destructive way.
     
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    That’s where I Futured up twice and it didn’t work. Jarrod even said he Kiki’ed that spot with no great result. Trust me, just rotate the ankle back and forth and you’ll see the round pin head rotate as well. It needs to hold still. To get Future into that spot, just dip a toothpick in Future and surface tension should allow you to hold a single drop on the tip. Touch the pin head and capillary action will suck it into the pin shaft. Work the ankle to get it inside. Wait for 24 hours.
     
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  18. crazee928

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    got my second copy today, no cracks anywhere just like my first copy. as others have said, the ankles are a little loose, but he still stands up to any pose i put him in so it’s not an issue for me. left forearm panel closes a lot better this time. second copy’s ankle pin has a slight white spot from the pin firing but it’s far from a crack.

    also… just a little gerwalk love to change this up a bit.

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    I futured the big pinhead on the outside panel and in between the cylinders inside the legs. It's been 3-4 days and only a single application. Its still holding tight and when I move the feet the pinhead moves along with it. I think that's normal?
     
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    I can confirm. Before I applied vallejo I noticed that the pin was moving with the foot as well.
     
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