Minor/Repaint: MP-44 General Fix Thread

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by BrutiKing, Sep 3, 2019.

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Which knee on your MP-44 broke?

  1. None

    58.6%
  2. Right Knee

    7.4%
  3. Left Knee

    16.0%
  4. Both

    17.9%
  1. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    Nope. Once I managed to bend the knee one click, it worked for me.
     
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    If this can help...

     
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    Hey, guys, I could not find if this was already in the thread, but what red paint should I buy for touch ups? My back's been going out on me, it went out on me today when I got up with 44 in my hand and he crashed to the floor. Amazingly the only sign of damage was a silver scuff from the underside of his mouthplate left on the red neck plate. Just need to paint over it and he'll be good as new again. Thanks, guys!
     
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    Tried something very similar to those. Well-known-brand etc. doesn't make any diff unfortunately.
     
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    There’s a paint guide floating around on some board somewhere. I wish I could remember where though. If I stumble across the page, I’ll let you know.
     
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    Yeah, good to see a large number of people getting issue free figures. Also keep in mind there's people like me who voted "yes" on the issue, but have since gotten an issue free replacement. This means that even amongst those polled, the actual number of issue free figures is higher than what's reflected.
     
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    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

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    Waiting to see if Takara will ever address kneegate before buying MP44.
     
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    Officially at 60/40 % (no issues/knee issue) as of now in the poll. Out of 125. Defect-free owners are trending up. Hopefully this is a good sign.
     
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  9. Dean ML

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    Wish I could vote again since I have two copies, neither of them having knee issues. I've posed my play copy all day everyday for the last few weeks, finally turned him to a truck and back last night, and he's still solid. I even dropped him a couple feet to the ground!

    Not saying the knee issues aren't real, but it's such a shame that those cases have cast a cloud over my favorite figure. I can't gush enough about him. He's everything I'd ever hoped for and then some. Hope you're able to experience his majesty in the future, @AnonymousDwell !
     
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    @Jarrod what paints did you use for your paint touch ups exactly? I had someone ask me, and I wasn't sure what to say.
     
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    All Mr Hobby lacquers, brushed on by hand, just on the small chips:
    • Waist yellow: Orange Yellow, perfect match
    • Red: Super Italian Red, 95% match. (You might have luck with plain Red...looked too bright/vibrant to me when used as a touchup, but BrutiKing says its a perfect match when airbrushed)
    • Gray: 2 Parts Super Silver, 1 part Neutral Gray, 1 part Light Gray, with just a tiny bit of blue
    • Haven't bothered with the blue yet, since I haven't had any chips...but I THINK Character blue is pretty close
     
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  12. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    For the blue, I bought mr hobby’s navy blues (there’s like 2-3), character blue, bright blue, and cobalt blue and none of them matched up. The closest I got was 2:3 ratio of navy to cobalt
     
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    Any particular blue in the grey paint mix, or is it that slight that anything dark blue will suffice?
     
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    Sorry Ratchet....I mean @BrutiKing , but which colour do you mix with cobalt? You said navy, but above that you said there were 3 navy, one of which is cobalt. Do you mean character blue and cobalt, or bright blue and cobalt?

    Thanks
     
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  16. BrutiKing

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    Ok. I seem to have confused people lol. So, I’ll use the format I used before:
    Mr. Hobby FS15050 (2 parts) [this is navy blue]
    Mr. Hobby Cobalt Blue (3 parts)
     
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    Yeah, I used whatever blue I happened to have within reach, but it's so small that any darker blue would work.
     
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    Wow. Thanks. The detailed pics are great. I had figured out most of these myself, (I think) but I had no idea about the zig-zag. That definitely feels important for keeping things flush and straight all along the leg piece that becomes the truck side. I'm going to give it a try at home tonight and repost.

    There are so many well-designed interlocking things that I love about this MP, but it makes me wish there were instructions to transform back to truck to point these out because they are irrelevant for going to robot mode.

    Thanks again! I'm going to cross my fingers I can get mine as flush as yours is in the last pic.
     
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    Thanks for the knee fix. Did it on Friday and now both knees click on the full bend.
     
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  20. Bruticus88

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    So is the consensus currently that this is a design flaw... and that it is only a matter or time/usage that all the extended blue floating knee joint pieces will fail... or

    ... if it isn't broke, it doesn't need fixing? (As long as the rear blue knee piece tab is correctly slotting in to the white upper thigh slot)

    Judging by the poll at the top it's hard to say based on the results. Looking for some feedback from those that have opened up the knee joint in-person.


    And is the hair-dryer method the best for straightening the antennae? Or dunking the whole head in to hot water a better "safer" method?

    TIA
     
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