Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Oct 21, 2017.
Progress. The car shell is printing right now.
Will you be selling the forearm blocks by separately as well?
Got the limb boys to swear their allegiance. I usually prefer a uniform look but the white outline symbols didn't look right on Dragstrip and Breakdown, and the plain ones didn't look good on Dead End and Wildrider. So I decided to go with a mixed look.
I could if there is interest.
The engine block slits on Dragstrip, the roof slits on Deadend and a few other of those slits were too narrow on my copies. I just used a knife to bring them back to their intended size and all fits well now.
I did also turn around the hands on Deadend in the transformation as it didn't seem to fit with the hands in their normal position.
Yeah, I do as well. Makes me think that is the intended orientation.
They really are the best 'Con emblems they have. I just wished they'd do them smaller.
Be careful when attaching Dead End to Menasor. The grey paint on his abdomen is prone to scratching.
Gonna have to buy some paint to touch this up..
Hmmm, I don't think I bothered turning the head 180° when I transformed him.
It's not in the instructions or promo pictures, but it was the first thing I tried when transforming him. Hated having his head poke out of Menasor's shoulder
I have the same issue with wildrider actually.
Guess who's gonna merge a beautiful robot today.
Spoiler alert: Deadend quality is MEH.
Be careful, the biceps and wrists of my Deadend was totally stuck, nothing that the magic of Bayer Silicon Spray can't handle . Fixed in less than 10 seconds, but it has visible stress marks from manufacturing. Also has marks and scratches of a bad finishing. Nothing important, he's gonna be an arm. And the feet are VERY loosed, I can fix him with Vallejo sorcery (look at my signature).
Dragstrip is superb in everything, I think it's totally made in Nylon except few pieces. No issues, no stuck pieces, not marks or scratches, everything perfect except a loosed knee... Again, Vallejo sorcery will do the thing.
I hope you didn't mean WD40, because that will melt the plastic.
Never happened to me in all my life
WD40 affect on plastic?
WD-40 Where to Apply & Where Not To?
Not to be a wise ass, but:
Crystalline materials are unaffected by the hydrocarbons in WD-40, you can spray them as much as you wish.
Most of Magic Squares are made of nylon, which is a crystalline material.
It however is recommended not to use it on amorphous plastics. These includes styrene, ABS, PVC and polycarbonate.
And even with ABS and styrene I haven't had any problems.
My preference would be "handy oil" or sewing machine oil. (So much less messy than a spray)
If you want to be 100% safe; use silicone based oil.
That's not being a 'Wise-Ass', that's informing me that I was wrong.
I freely admit that I don't know about what these are made of, I just thought they were made of the same stuff as 'regular' tf's.
(I had a g1 second hand Soundwave chest door melt when I put some WD-40 on it. Not much, just a light mist. So that's why I was scared he used WD-40)
Just out of curiosity, why would MS use Nylon? Instead of ABS or PVC?
I guess because Nylon gives more flex so tolerances can be smaller. Maybe it's also cheaper?
Sucks about the Soundwave though, in this you taught me a lesson.
A mild polishing compound would remove the mist by the way.
Now I checked and MY BIG MISTAKE, I didn't used WD40, I used a silicon spray called Bayer, don't know why I wrote WD40 . I'm so sorry, fellas.
He's cool, and I do love that I was able to transform everything with basically no instructions, but man those tabs were not how they should have set up connecting the limbs. How do you turn the legs around so the cars on front?
How do you attach those silver pieces that came with arm guys around Menasor's head ?
Amazing piece - quality feel and fits perfect!
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