Minor/Repaint: MP32 Optimus Primal Gorilla Arm Panel Fix

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by maxxzander, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. maxxzander

    maxxzander Well-Known Member

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    First of all Im not sure if this has been posted but if it does, dear mod pls feel free to remove it.

    1) Please do this mod at ur own risk. If u're not confident enough or unsure then DONT do it!
    2) It is a straight forward mod and quite easy.
    3) U will need balls of steel to perform this surgery. Once done make sure to put back everything and screw it. Do the same for the other arm panel.
    4) It is a permanent mod / Irreversible!
    5) End result is satisfying! Check out the before and after pic.


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  2. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

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    ¬_¬ takara could have done that from the very beginning, instead people have to mod an expensive figure
     
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  3. reluttr

    reluttr Well-Known Member

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    Actually, if you look at the test shot photos they actually were like this. My only guess is that they accidentally switched the arms to a earlier model before production or they had to change it to meet safety guidelines *cough hasbro us release cough* or they felt the part was to unstable.
     
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  4. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

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    at least someone discovered a fix, because honestly it is wat bothered me the most
     
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  5. Massasoit

    Massasoit Combicon

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    Thanks for posting a dedicated thread for this. A link to a similar mod has already been posted, but its buried in the 100+ pages of the MP Primal thread.

    I received my Primal this past week and just performed the mod. Its quite easy and there is not a whole lot of risk to damaging your figure since all the cut pieces will be hidden by the shoulder pads anyway.
     
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  6. DJsCustoms

    DJsCustoms Well-Known Member

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    The shoulders didn't bother me much at all.
    And then I saw the end result of yours. And now mine's shoulders REALLY bother me.

    Great mod, great thread, you have both my respect and my annoyance.
     
  7. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The Other Black Repaint

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    Just finished this mod. Very easy. Works great. Improved one of the two minor flaws in an otherwise great figure.

    Has anybody tried to mod the bot mode kneecaps to allow them to rotate?
     
  8. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Nice work on this tutorial. Helps the beast mode a lot.
     
  9. BWfan86

    BWfan86 Well-Known Member

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    I don’t understand why stuff like this consistently happens. Would have been very simple for Takara to do this as evidenced by this solution and solutions to other issues that fans come up with
     
  10. LizardbotHero

    LizardbotHero I am a warrior

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    Just tried this and it worked beautifully! Thanks for the tip.
     
  11. Mykltron

    Mykltron Well-Known Member

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    Worked like a charm. I also trimmed a bit off the outside of the screw channel nearest the in the shoulder pad so it can close a tiny bit more.