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

    58.5%
  2. Right Knee

    6.9%
  3. Left Knee

    15.4%
  4. Both

    19.1%
  1. Tortugatron

    Tortugatron Well-Known Member

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    I ended up selling my KO to a friend. I got a pretty good deal on the Authentic MP-44 which i couldn’t pass.

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    That’s the tiny scratch I’m looking to repair when it shows up.

    I agree, I’m half attempted to do the same. The way the metallic blue catches the light, it just POPS.

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    Congrats! The official is so much better! Hardly slept tonight as I couldn't stop handling him. Mine needs a bit of lubing in the wrists and a few screws to be loosen. I just love it so much though!
     
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  3. Tortugatron

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    Well now that it showed up, I’ll have to test before I start applying. 152BC583-0B5B-4899-A784-29468AF47B5A.jpeg
     
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    Soooo I wouldn’t call it an EXACT match. Maybe as it dries it will lighten up, but I’m doubtful. It’s just a tad darker than the yellow used by takara. In a passing glance I wouldn’t notice, but looking at it you can see the pass I made as a straight line in contrast to the original color.

    Not bad...but not exact.
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  6. AndyPurro

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    How on cybertron did you manage to smoothly dismantle the round head?!

    when I tried to dismantle it, it fought me and wouldn't budge
     
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  7. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Everything, right now, shining in hope.

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    What went wrong? I just took it apart, and it just comes apart.
     
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    Well when I tried to dismantle it to paint tge eyes, it was hard to pry the back half with all the screws out, I assume on my copy they used too much glue or something, ended up using a toothpick and a safety pin to paint the eyes
     
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    Interesting. There isn't any glue on my head though?
     
  10. AndyPurro

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    That's just my theory tho
     
  11. AndyPurro

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    So does anyone have any alternatives to the Pledge Floor gloss polish? We don't have that in Australia and I'm looking for good alternatives
     
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    Reviving this thread: Has anybody attempted to cut the spring for the lower knee ratchet? It seems to be way too strong.
     
  16. God Orion

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    I don't remember anyone having to do so. Are you sure the spring is the issue?
     
  17. Collector20

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    Just got my official mp 44 and the waist won’t tab in. I saw shartimus prime had this issue and shaved the plastic but I’m a little hesitant to do something like that. Has this happened to anyone else and if so how did you fix it?
     
  18. BrutiKing

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    I would be hesitant to shave it down - the first few times, it takes a bit more force than you may expect. Not sure if this helps but try angling the torso a bit forward as you push down-
    you may find that it would click down easier.
     
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    Thanks I read somewhere in this thread that I needed to tab the back of the waist first then it would work. I did that and the waist is fine. Also can anyone tell me if the antennas are painted? I want to do the hot water trick but don’t want to risk messing up the paint.
     
  20. BrutiKing

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    I... Don't think it's painted? Probably? When you shine it under a light, it appears to be very translucent like plastic. When you paint something, it's not necessarily opaque with something this thin, but I'd imagine that light would pass through more than it does here. Also, I don't think you need to heat it up. Since it's nylon (I think I recall someone mentioning that) it should be flexible enough for you just to bend it towards the opposite direction until it retains its shape. (that's what I did) Hope that helps!