Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Scaleface, Feb 20, 2016.
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Was messing with my OM Grapple the other day and I hate it.. Absolutely hate it. Yet I really like OM Inferno. He feels a lot less premium than inferno, the orange looks cheaper than the deep red and the head sculpt is bland.
I think visually it may be the clear windows to making him appear cheaper than Inferno.
So I picked this one up on sale, and have been fiddling with it for a few days. I also can't get that hood to rest flush. It's got that little gap in the back. I've messed with that black rotator piece, too. Any other know fixes for that?
Any place to actually find the proper transformation instructions for the head hood? I have the gap and can't figure it out either.
the official instruction video, maybe.
So I need to add a MP Grapple to my collection. Is this the way to go? Or is Takara the better figure?
if you want a figure with some toy based cues in it, this is the way to go. if you want more of the toon look, go official or KO.
Girder is the way to go in my opinion. I have OX Max Girder & Backdraft and Takara MP Inferno. The OX Max figures are heavily detailed and have lots of chrome and diecast . They are the better value. Plus each are on sale on the usual transformer web retailer sites. Half the cost of official MPs.
I went with Oc Max Girder and Backdraft when they were initially released. I dont have the official versions, too simple.
I would have preferred that the OS versions were based on the Ocular Max versions, but what you gonna do??
in Robot mode there was trick to get the hood/canopy around the head to sit flush. I think you had to slide that entire shroud back. I'm not home to actually check. This step wasn't in the instructions that were provided in the box.
Here are some comparison photos.
Thanks for the advice guys and thanks for the comparison shots fury! Yea I’m usually a sucker for the toon look but there’s just something about Girder I like.
There was this on their FB page a while back. Not sure if this is what you were asking but it's missing from their official manual.
That's it! Works perfectly! Thanks!
So for anyone curious why the back end of this thing wont peg in all the way. It's because of a design flaw and its NOT something you're doing wrong.
To put things simply, on the inferno mold there is a gap in the feet to accommodate the head wings in alt mode. On Grapple this gap was not needed, so they added filler pieces to the feet to close up the gap. What MMC forgot about was the black spine that runs down the back of the alt mode, you know, the thing that holds the crane assembly on the figure, this part was designed to ALSO use that gap.
So by putting in this filler piece and not leaving a cut out for the spine, it does not peg into the feet correctly, which means the whole assembly gets pushed up ever so slightly, which in turn means IT WILL NEVER SIT FLAT, NOR TAB IN!
Luckily this issue is super duper easy to fix. On the spine there is a slanted piece just under the hinge holding on the orange part, behind the slanted part is two tab slots, then behind that is a sculpted area with cut outs. All you have to do is take a flat needle/diamond file and sand down the slanted piece up to the tab slots until it matches the cut outs on the sculpted area.
Now the tab slots will fit into the feet correctly and allow the spine to sit as intended.
I got him for £44 at robotoybase. I like this mould a lot, I think I'll get XTB's Hoist to along with him
My copy was super tight, I was scared I was going to break him at one point during transformation.
My only complaint is that his hands SUCK. His weapon doesn't peg in no matter what I do. He can only hold it loosely with friction.
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I just got MMC Girder and Backdraft, used but complete and perfect, for $90 shipped, from a fellow member here.
This is a fantastic mold! The heft, the details, the articulation, all just excellent. And the rubber tires are a sweet touch, I'm a sucker for rubber tires on TFs. A few Sharpie details, some decals (maybe Reprolabels), and they're perfect.
Definitely a nice mold. I'm actually hoping to find a Roadcrane someday at a reasonable price...
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