Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime Ver. 3

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Retroheavy, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Cyclonus79

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    Im always amazed and super jealous of your abilities ! Awesome work man . Can’t wait to see his truck mode all lit up !
     
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    Excellent photos and fantastic work with the lights!! Those blast effects look amazing when lit, same with the axe. I always enjoy seeing your photos. I think these are among my favorites! :) 
     
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    Does anyone know how to tighten the pinned waist joint because mine is super loose
     
  6. Xaxis

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    I’ve been wondering the same thing. @BrutiKing, @Agent 539 do either of you have any tips on this?
     
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  7. Dev1160

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    It's not a fundamental solution, but how about putting a low-strength adhesive into a loose friction joint?
     
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    There is a way to insert the pin deeper using a soldering iron like the previous TE01 left ankle, but it is better not to do that.
    It is wise to use a friction agent.

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    "Liquitex permanent mat varnish" is generally used in Japan as a means of improving loose joints.
    It's not an adhesive, It's acrylic painting material.
    It is a water-soluble varnish.
    Although it is a little temporary, it's very popular because it is a very simple method.

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    Stir well when using, place a small amount on a thin stick, and insert into that place. Then move it a few times and let it get used to it, then leave it for half day- 1 day.


    Japanese, but easy to understand;) 
     
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    I guess follow the above post for now... I’m in the middle of actually fixing this, and it’s quite difficult tbh
     
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    I returned my mp-44 to AMZ JP. Costed $251USD to ship it back using DHL. Big reason is because of the loose and wobbly waist. That and the extra play in the hip ratchets. I am MP-44 less for now. I'll wait for the reissue, hopefully with some fixes.

    I guess you can fix the loose waist by winding some strings between the two parts compressed by the rivet. Just need some friction between them but I got tired of fixing things.
     
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    Why not sell it to someone here instead of wasting money to ship it back? o_O 
     
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    AMZ reimbursed the return shipping. Just a little surprised how much they have to eat for the returns.
     
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    Lol peanuts to a multi billion dollar company.
     
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    Don’t know!Can’t fix it,can’t push it back from behind!
     
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    Is there a screw there to tighten? I don't have mine in bot mode right now, so I don't recall.

    Also, Future Floor Polish is the way to go for all things tightening.
     
  19. BrutiKing

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    You can disassemble the waist to push it back from behind. The yellow pieces are all separate from the white pieces.

    It's a pin with a head, so it cannot be screwed in.
     
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  20. Soundwave3k

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    I tried the soldering iron technique and it barely made any difference. I think that something is stopping the pin from going in any further, even when headed up.

    As an alternative I was thinking of taking some thread and winding it around between the waist-piece and the part held by the pin. Any thoughts on whether that would be a good idea BrutiKing?
     
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