Shockwave Lab SL-81 Energy Sword for Siege Jetfire

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  1. ziltama

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    I received mine in the mail and ordered 2. Unfortunately, one of them snapped right away without doing anything to it. The other is working fine. Disappointing one broke. Otherwise, they look really nice, despite being 3d printed. The white base part is even painted over to match Jetfire's white, which is a really nice touch. I might have enough slack in the base to repair the other one.

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  2. John TheDestroyer

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    Sad that one's snapped out of the package. Does the unbroken one feel like it might snap easy?
     
  3. ziltama

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    No, feels solid so far *knock on wood*.
     
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    Your one solid one looks rad, FWIW.

    Mine's been sitting at the Chicago airport for five days at this point. Beginning to lose patience.
     
  5. ziltama

    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

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    I barely had enough slack in the base to fix the other one without visible damage on the outside. You can still see the cracked line and repair from the inside only.

    I would feel better about it if I could've done my normal pin and epoxy repairs (drill tiny hole to insert metal nail as pin, which then acts as new skeleton to handle stresses, and then use epoxy to bind everything together). The pin would've shown through the blade. We'll see if it holds up to my son playing with it.
     
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    Comm: Deliver in receiving for Jetfire!

    "What? Who would be sending me pack... OH!"
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    "YEAH!"
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    These things are bad-ass. Considering buying another set and attempting to dye them a bit darker for my "evil" Jetfire I'm working on, though not sure how that'd work out. I'll have to kick the idea around a bit.
     
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  7. ziltama

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    I'm getting sent a replacement blade, so all's good. TFSafari has great customer service.
     
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    Finally got this after it went all over the ATL:
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    unarmored jfblade and wfcss.jpg
    I'm kicking myself for not ordering two of these though.
     
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  9. ziltama

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    TFSafari has great customer service. Getting sent a replacement blade for the one that broke without doing anything to it.

    So far, the attempted repair is surviving my son.

    TFSafari got their restock.
     
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    Do you have reprolabels on yours? Would you recommend them? I'm on the fence about getting them. I got the blade and the black antenna thing for him and was looking to see how I could enhance the figure some more.
     
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    Yeah, that's the reprolabels set on my copy. I'm torn on it- I wanna say I like maybe 75% of it, but which 75% I couldn't tell you. I think it definitely enhances the figure, but I don't think I should have used all of them, because it looks a little too busy. I just don't know which ones i should've left out.
     
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    This is actually what I was contemplating on, I would like to use a few but not all of them. If the price was a bit lower I think I would get them right away. I have had the issue of not wanting to use them all but feel some sort of guilt for not utilizing the whole sheet.
     
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  13. Skyfire98

    Skyfire98 You can’t beat the original!

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    Can anyone show me where I can get it from besides \"TfSafari\"?
     
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    I saw a few available on eBay.
     
  15. ziltama

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    Received my replacement blade, which has been working fine so far.

    For the blade that I repaired (don't completely trust the epoxy bond), I'll try to change the color to the bluish purple seen in the show.

    Edit: Well, it's a dark purple now. It's so hard to change clear blue plastic to a different color, even the 3d printed stuff.
     
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  16. Skyfire98

    Skyfire98 You can’t beat the original!

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    Alright thanks.