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

    57.1%
  2. Right Knee

    6.3%
  3. Left Knee

    17.0%
  4. Both

    19.6%
  1. cyclonus8

    cyclonus8 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, the room I was in is incredibly messy. Got open bags and boxes everywhere. I suspect it might have gone behind the bed and that thing is immovable. Spent 2 hours looking today. I’ll get back to it tomorrow. Just so damn frustrating to even have to have to mess with ratchets in the first place.

    Found it! I’ll definitely be more careful this time around.
     
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  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    So I was thinking about the Elvis hips that mine has, and I'm thinking that adding some MM thick pieces of plastic to the rotating hip panel would help alleviate this. I'll be checking that out at a later time, though.
     
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  3. anubis20

    anubis20 Well-Known Member

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    I had this happen to me yesterday with one of the springs at the hips. Spring hit me in the face and then it flew off into the unknown. Took me 20 mins and eventually i hit the spring with my foot and heard it rolling on the floor. But yea from now on im not taking any more chances with these springs.
     
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  4. Arie

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    I received my replacement from Amazon Japan today, a few days early. Both knees are fine now. To glue or not to glue, that's the question...?

    The new MP-44 has one issue, some blue paint on a leg. How easy is it to swap these parts with the other MP-44 which I have here and which I have to send back to Amazon Japan soonish? The only thing I ever fixed on a Masterpiece were Ironhide's shoulders...

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  5. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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    It is pretty easy to take off. The 4 screws at the back of the thigh and the one on the waist one. Test it on ur old one first.
     
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  6. Arie

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    Will do this evening. Thanks!
     
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  7. Temp1

    Temp1 Well-Known Member

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    TMan978 did a knee fix tutorial on youtube



    I might do this actually ...I don't want to warp/wear down the plastic inside.
     
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  8. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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    Nice! That should help people out even more, since videos with the visual cues should be clearer. Thanks @Tman978 for making a video for my fix!
     
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  9. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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    Let me know if it works out!
     
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  10. imest

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    So is the yellow paint an issue on this figure? Does it come off because of transformation? Is there a way to save it before it starts coming off?
     
  11. g0tht3ch

    g0tht3ch Well-Known Member

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    I just tightened the black screw holding the blue ratchets - that made a big difference on its own. One side was looser than the other, it's comparable now.

    Also, those ratchet peg springs are total bastards and will fly off. Hold them down when fiddling, or carefully remove. If you nudge the leg at all when you have them open they will *ping* and vanish.

    I got mine back after much swearing and angst.
     
  12. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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    You can try topcoating them and being careful during transformation.
     
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  13. Arie

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    I unscrewed the four screws on the MP-44 which I will be returning, like you wrote. I then noticed that the blue paint was on the front of the leg only, so I had to unscrew the thigh screw too. Did the same with my other MP-44, exchanged the front part of the upper leg, put all the springs back and screwed everything back together. The thigh spring was the hardest, but holding it in with one hand and then quickly pushing the cover on with the other worked easy enough. Operation was a big success I can say. Glad I did it. Thanks @BrutiKing! Now I'm wondering if I should do the glue fix or not...? What would your advice be? Both legs are fine now, but don't want to see them breaking in the future of course...
     
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  14. neurowing

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    For those yellow paint scratches, I suggest using Tamiya Camel Yellow. Make sure it's TS (lacquer), not PS (for RCs). Mask meticulously with masking tape. Don't handpaint to avoid brushstrokes, if you are a novice at painting. Top coat with Tamiya Gloss or Semi Gloss. Let paint and top coat dry and cure completely before playing.
     

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  15. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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    I would do the glue fix if/when it breaks. Don’t fix what ain’t broke I guess. Unless you want to. Then feel free to DM me if you do!
     
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  16. Blazing Mewtwo

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    I’m scared to get this guy now
    I’m still gonna get it but is there a 100% definitive way to fix the knees?
     
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  17. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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    I'd say the glue has worked for pretty much everyone I've personally helped out.
     
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  18. TJDetweiler13

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    Hi guys! Need some help, anyone would know how to remove a super glue stain/residue without damaging the paint???

    Thanks in advance!

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  19. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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  20. Blazing Mewtwo

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    Ok;) 
     
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