Planet X PX-06 Vulcan (FoC Grimlock)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by HeyPiRon, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Sinanju13

    Sinanju13 Well-Known Member

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    Aight thx for the second opinion. Yeah I did notice that the chest is almost entirely new on Cacus. Plus knowing 3rd party companies I could be waiting years before anything comes out better than Vulcan.
     
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    I’m about to pull this big boy out of storage for the first time in a few years. I was wondering if anybody could summarize whether or not any QC issues were discovered in the past few years. I’m currently browsing the thread myself, but I’m not really finding anything and I don’t know if that’s a good sign, or I’m just overlooking things.
     
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    I got one that was misassembled and missing screws in his forearm. BBTS refunded me the full amount but told me to keep the figure without returning it. Which was odd. I was finally able to fix the misassembled arm but its still missing the screws and I have no idea what size they are or how to find out. They are small enough that home depot and lowes cannot tell me. He seemed to also not be able to transform properly too as I never could get him in dino mode. And his sword came with a stress fracture on the handle straight out of the box. So it put me off on ever trying to get another which was a shame because other than Triton (Paddles) I loved the other 4.
     
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    I got the standard and the metallic versions too. I think the metallic gold, red is a bit too much so i prefer the standard in robot and the metallic in t-rex mode.
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  5. grimtnt

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    Got mine today, does anyone else have issues with loose swivels in the arms, specifically the left one?

    He can't seem to hold the weight of the shield at all.
     
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    Yeah, both of mine has that issue. Right arm can hold it only.
     
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    Don't know if it will work for everyone, but I managed to tighten the joint by stretching clear tie band (ones that often came in old tf boxes) into the cap in the joint, pulling around and cutting the excess

    It can hold the shield perfectly fine now
     

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    How many of you broke the tail clips at the thickest section of the tail? Why do they seem so fragile? I have not but the stress on it is visible... Any ideas on how to keep it safe?
     
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    RameezTheElite Nemesis Prime Connoisseur

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    Could you send some pics so i can take a look?
     
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    RameezTheElite Nemesis Prime Connoisseur

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    Okay ouch yeah that sucks. I'd give it the heat treatment. Use a blow dryer on it from a good distance, not "too" close and it should get rid of the stress marks.

    It's being caused by the mold itself. The shell of the tail tends to 'cave' in and needs to be expanded, which it will over time if you leave him in Trex mode
     
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    Is the "heat treatment" method that easy? Is it something you can visibly see as it gets rid of the stress marks? I have never done it before so how can I mess it up?
     
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    Search up a youtube tutorial, it would do the method justice more than I can
     
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  14. GrimNemz

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    Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction.
     
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    Are you telling me that i'm making a mistake leaving him in dino mode? Cuz it'd be a shame if I transform him one day just for the peg t0 break. He's been in dino mode for months now btw
     
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    Oh no, you have the right idea leaving him in Dino mode. I noticed some of my parts were way too tight on my copy. I couldn’t flip his toes inward because his thighs were too narrow. After keeping him in Dino mode for longer periods of time the problems seem to correct themselves
     
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    Tried it out. Works like a damn champ. You can see the difference. Thank you so much, once again ! image.jpg
     
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    Interesting. I got a stress fracture on the sword weapon. I may have to try that. If I can find the right bolt size that goes in the forearms I'd have a complete Vulcan that ended up getting for free. He was misassembled and missing half the bolts in his arm and bbts didn't want it back after the pics and refunded my money. Was finally able to get apart and assemble it right with a specialty watch repair tool set. If I can fix sword he'd finally replace my foc t30s grimlock
     
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    good to know, thanks!
     
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