CAUTION: this post is PIC heavy!!! To order, please send me a PM. Include the following details: 1. TFW2005 username 2. Real Name 3. Mailing Address 4. Quantity Cost is a flat $26 (per set) for US domestic shipping. International pricing is $33 shipped first class mail. For orders of multiple sets in the same order add $15 for each additional set. Orders will be fulfilled once Paypal payment has been received. Please send payment via Paypal to: [email protected] I will PM you once I have a set(s) for you, and PM you again when I send them in the mail. Insurance or additional/alternative shipping requests may affect shipping cost, but are welcomed for your preference. Thanks to OMEGAPRIME1983 for putting the word out. I am now offering replacement sets for modding the wheel mounts that attach to the hips of ROTF Leader Prime. These newly designed wheel mounts allow the wheels to slide up the pin for bot mode, and slide back down for alt mode. The following are photos and explanations of how the parts are made, and how to handle the transformation. Originally OMEGAPRIME1983 approached me with the idea in helping him achieve his vision for his Prime! I CAD'ed up several versions of the prototype until I was happy with a design that allowed for the slide-feature. I spent many days troubleshooting and testing materials that would work. Some cracked under pressure, but eventually I hit the right design. So I figured the best way to get durable parts was to cast them in a very strong polyurethane. I fashioned pins to define the pass thru holes used for the wheel pins. Then I created the mold with the master parts + pins by pouring silicone over them. Poured the A half, then the B half of the mold. I also double check that the pin slot running down the length of the part with another pin matching the size of the original used for the figure. As of Tuesday, April 27th, I have been casting parts out of the mold for a week. Currently, I do have about 10 or so sets ready for purchasing! * * * Removal and Installation: Once you remove the pins holding the wheel mounts to the hips and the barbed pins holding the wheels to the mounts (hammer and pin worked the easiest for me), you must install the new wheel mounts using the original pins from the figure. To insert the barbed pin [through the wheel] and into the casted mount, use slow and deliberate pressure either with pliers or a press if you have one. You are basically sandwiching the barbed pin + the wheel + the mount in between the teeth of the pliers. Allow each barb on the pin to nudge its way into the part, so that the hole guides the pin in nice and flush. Here's a pic on how to insert the wheel pin into the new wheel mount cast: You can use anything roughly the size of the diameter of the pin head. I used pliers, a rare earth magnet, and attached the pin to it. The picture shows the set up without the wheel/tire so you can see how it's set up. Obviously, make sure to have the wheel in place between the wheel pin and the wheel mount. *The pin in the picture is actually a screw. I used it simply for illustrative purposes and don't have the actual pin on hand to photograph.* Use Caution! When applying pressure to squeeze the pin into the wheel mount be sure to take 2-3 seconds on EACH barb of the pin before proceeding on to the second, third, and/or fourth barb. If by chance you seat the pin completely wherein the wheel doesn't spin freely, note the pin hole is a pass through so you can nudge the pin back out at your discretion. Once done, then slide the hinge pin back through both the casted mount's pin slot and into the hip/hinges of Prime. * * * After installation, there are a few steps I'd recommend to aide in the smooth transformation of Prime. Let's say you are beginning from truck mode, so lift up the rear wheel covers first. You can see in the image below that the original function of the wheel mounts can still be preserved... the parts can swing out just like before. I don't know why you would want to, but it can. **NOTE** in this pic there is a left and right side to each mount, so be sure to have the inner pocket intended for the blue hip armor aligned to the forward direction of the vehicle! Before you are able to actually slide the new wheel mounts up for bot mode, you must rotate the legs down by 2 CLICKS. The reason for this is that you will have to make enough clearance for the wheel mount to slide up. Rotating the legs down two clicks allows the clearance you need to accomplish this. (This will also be true when transforming back into truck mode.) You can either push the mounts up the pin, or finish transforming his legs... either way. Please notice the wheel mount in the photo below is still in its alt mode position!!! Here is a close up pic of the right side mount in mid-slide: Once you slide the wheel mounts into their intended position for bot mode, here is what your Optimus Prime should look like (mine is a Buster Prime): In my humble opinion, this new mod gets an awesome figure even more awesomely closer to his CG design!!! OR... if you are partial to his original look, here you go... he can still pull it off! And lastly, I would like to say, "THANK YOU" TO aUtoBoT RatCHeT for helping Prime through this strenuous process of design and development... LOL... just kidding... Thank you so much to OMEGAPRIME1983 for getting this whole project started!!! Communicating with you is awesome, and you have been great to work with. Much props, homie. BTW... you may notice that my voyager Ratchet may also be a bit different than others... Thoughts? If you like it and want a set, read up on the next post for ordering instructions. Best regards, Savio Prime.