Heavy/Scratch: SIEGE Optimus Prime front wheels fix/mod

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  1. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime

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    Here is a little fix/mod for the front wheels of SIEGE Voyager class Optimus Prime. His front wheels are always at an angle due to a design flaw I would say. Below I show a little picture tutorial how to fix this issue to have his wheels at 90° straight up.

    1. That's the edge which causes the problem:
    1. edge.jpg
    I don't know why it is there but it has no actual function. I did this fix/mod a couple of months ago and transformed the figure a couple of times since then and had absolutely no issues with it.

    2. Here you see how I removed it:
    2. how to remove edge.jpg
    If you don't have an electric dremel you can use an exacto/hobby knife or something else that gets the job done, too.

    3. Here you see what it looks like after removing the edge:
    3. edge removed.jpg

    4. Here what it looks like when the wheel is in position with the edge:
    4. before.jpg

    5. Here what it looks like when the wheel is in position without the edge:
    5. after.jpg

    6. And here's a comparison:
    6. comparison.jpg
     
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  2. Yaujta

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    I'm kind of thinking your copy may have had an issue. The front wheels on mine have lined up and snapped into place from day-one. The gray piece snaps in under the red part you cut off with an audible click.
     
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  3. Lunatic Prime

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    So they are not at an angle downwards or upwards?
     
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    They're completely vertical when locked.
     
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    Hmm...I didn't manage to get there with that edge I removed. And I tried a lot. The wheels have either been angled upwards or downwards. So even if I did something wrong before removing it it's easier now and I don't have any problems caused by the mod.
     
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    That's cool then, and kudos for finding a solution.
     
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    Mine has the same issue, I'll have to try this later

    What tool is that? Looks kinda like a Dremel...
     
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    Yes, it's a dremel. That's the term I was missing.