Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Oct 25, 2014.
I might, check you PMs.
got my C version today, nice hefty piece and easy transformation, only issue I had was the pin that holds the wheel on didn't go through both holes so I didn't want to push to hard on it to transform it. got out the tools and pushed the pin through the right way and all is good now. overall, nice bot that looks the part.
Still needs more something... something...
... What could it be?
That would be awesome to have. But I’d say chances are slim these days.
so what scale would you guys guess this guy is? like 1/24 or something? it's been a few decades since I built models so my mental scale chart is way off.
1/24 tends to be 7 inch cars right? mp carbots are usually between 5 n 6 though I think so 1/32 is probably closer.
Only model cars I have are a bunch of very old 43's and one 18.
Yeah, but mirage is a Formula 1 car which is much smaller than a normal street car, yet Sphinx was built with his alt mode the same size as MP street cars. So he probably is closer to 1:24 than the others. Somebody would have to take measurements and do some math to be sure though.
I mean even if it’s not a mass release...do a pre-order or something!!!
Sadly, yes, I agree
This is a crowdfunding program that I can get behind. Too bad they've only done 4 of these and it looks to be staying that way.
They are certainly a convention debut PSX exclusives I would purchase.
I've figured most of the car bots are intended to be between 1:30 and 1:36 scale. That way they all size well enough for childhood nostalgia.
But you know, sometimes it’s okay.
Now that I finally have Sphinx in hand I must say that he's in my Top 5 Favorite MP styled Transformers. Yes changing his face out was a NIGHTMARE but everything else about the figure to me personally is prefection.
My nightmare’s ongoing. I finally got the old helmet off with a spudger so I could swap faces, but now the head is just a floppy mess. No matter how tight I screw the two halves of the head, the bottom parts that create the hole for the ball peg don’t stay together.
Is there a trick to it, or am I stuck using floor polish and hoping for the best?
I actually measured some carbots recently and put the numbers against real world dimensions of the cars and found that the lambo’s and the datsuns are 1/28 scale. Mp-10 is 1/35 btw so the carbots are too big. Bumblebee is 1/35 as well so that’s a realistic scale to prime. I haven’t measured Mirage yet so I can’t give you that scale. It looks to be a bigger scale though because realworld f1 cars are much smaller than normal cars.
Take the head apart and screw the screw directly into the receiving end post as far as it will go in to pre-thread it...then remove it and put it all back together normally. If the issue is due to parts not being together tight enough, that should help greatly. If it's just too loose, then floor polish or put a little layer of tape on the ball maybe. With any luck, though, just pre-threading it will be enough.
Thanks! That did make a little difference, but there’s still looseness, so I’m gonna double-team it with the polish.
If it's a ball on a socket in there and it's a closed socket (I haven't taken mine apart), you could always put a bit of tissue paper on the ball up inside the socket and close it up that way. One thin layer should be enough to "tighten" up the action on the ball and if you do it right, it shouldn't show.
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