New MPM Reveal: MPM-11 Ratchet

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by williammmw, May 27, 2020.

  1. ElekTriC

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    Got him today. Do the front headlights move? They are in a triangle positions but they need to be next to eachother in vehicle mode right?
     
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    There IS a transformation step going into bot mode that has you raise the two outside ones up a click. I've yet to read any posts of anyone's that actually stay up when you do so.

    It's such a small and subtle step, no loss skipping it.

    And fyi, it doesn't put them in a "straight line"; it merely raises the two outside ones up a smidge.
     
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    Yea they are kinda up but wont go down or up. They move but go back the old position
     
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    I don't bother with that step. They don't end up right in either mode. They don't go low enough for vehicle mode and they don't have a clip in point to keep them raised in bot mode so they just fall down.
     
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    Ok that would make sense why they move but wont stay
     
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    so after having ratchet for a day or 2 i can say he is great! transformation is not that hard. still need to do the arms/hands better but they tab in sooo thats good. window falls of very easy so i could glue it or something but not sure if i will do that.

    his vehicle mode rolls sooo smooth! its great! and it looks perfect. wish the weapon storage was better but what can you do.

    robot is just as good as vehicle mode. and all those ratchets! awesome! glad they didnt do ratchet for 1 of the first figures but later in the line because it really looks like they learned from the first mpm's to get this guy the way he is now.

    hope the next mpm will be as good as ratchet or even better.
     
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    i used it in store. you have to make a target account then add the offer to your basket. when you go to check out in store tell the casheer and they will give you an option to use your phone number to apply the discount right there in line. got him today for $95 after tax! great figure. had to heat the soft parts cause they were all warped out of box but hes my fave official sofar. 20201106_203108.jpg 20201106_203228.jpg 20201106_204807.jpg 20201106_204826.jpg 20201106_204855.jpg 20201106_204911.jpg 20201106_205303.jpg 20201106_212942.jpg 20201106_213141.jpg 20201106_215850.jpg 20201106_221320.jpg
    I was fiddling around with the fenders and I found that to me they look better turned in instead of out plus they don't get in the way of the shoulders anymore 20201106_223831.jpg 20201106_223859.jpg
     
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    Dude--THANK YOU for the Voyager-to-MPM comparison shots. Those made me happy. I've known he was taller than the '07 version, but I really wanted to see them next to each other in vehicle mode.

    If comparisons had already been posted by someone else, I missed them. So these were the first I'd seen.
     
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    4DE28609-18FF-4293-AA0C-4771812987E9.jpeg I like him very much! And really pops after some work on him. What do you think?
     
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    I think you need to post more pics if the paint apps.
     
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    Gave that shoulder roof rack tip a try and WOW does it not only make a huge difference, but I’m a little shocked they didn’t use this in the engineering to begin with. Plenty of room in there for the two bar pieces.
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    Thanks! Sure I will! Just a little more work to do before I’m done. Will update some pictures soon!
     
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    did the roof rack "hack" and he looks soo nice now!
     
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    Because Ratchet DOES have roof rack lights behind his head. I don't think they would have designed it that way at all if they weren't going for some semblance of screen accuracy.
     
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    Definitely a case of “sacrifice for accuracy” wasn’t worth it.
     
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    I love this mold so much, but it's shocking how much paint it's missing.
     
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    Yes! It took me for ever to apply everything! Will post some pictures soon...
     
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    Some extra pictures I just made. After some more work done. Think I’m pretty much done painting. He did needed a lot of work but I think he looks amazing now :)  what do you think?
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    what paint did you use? did you spray or brush it? did you thin the paint? did you take apart the head/ body to paint the face or just use a tiny brush? did you use a top coat? which one would you recommend? did you use primer on the parts you painted? do thr grey rubbery bits hold paint well? what i mean to say is excelent job and im aiming to do something simular just need some guidance as i dont want to mess this up. also thoughts on black(silver?)ing out the windows. hate seeing robo junk in alt mode
     
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    Thank you!

    I used a combination of hand brushes and my airbrush. I did took him apart so it’s much easier to work. I did part bij parts. So first legs, arm etc. I use Tamiya acrylic paints and for the yellow I mixed two Valejo yellow colours. The paint holds good also on the flex parts but in my experience it hold good after spraying not brushing by hand. Let me know if you have any other questions! Hope I answered everything you wanted to know.

    can always send me a PM
     
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