The TFC Toys Hercules Megathread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Tekmen, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Hyoumaru

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    I've got one en route at present, I'll let you know how it goes

    Where'd you buy yours from? I got the six set from BBTS, and I'm unsure of which editions the individual figures are since BBTS couldn't confirm.
     
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  2. w00t

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    I also got the set from BBTS, they were the second edition releases.
     
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    Silver boxes? I really hope so... Upgrading Herc is gonna be expensive enough without having to spend more money on parts and supplies to prevent the ratchets destroying themselves.
     
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    Yeah Silver boxes.
     
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    One thing to consider with the hip ratchets is to oil them up before transforming or posing Long Haul...the factory hips will likely last longer this way. There is some discussion about this way back in this thread just after the release but I'll spare you the hassle of looking and simply say that "Silicone shock oil" for RC cars seems to work well, OR alternately grease for RC car ABS plastic gears...for example Tamiya makes a few varieties.

    Welcome to the Herc club!
     
  6. Hyoumaru

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    Even on the second release? Alright, hopefully Michaels will prove useful for that since it's the only thing remotely close to a hobby shop nearby.

    Herc hasn't been delivered yet, the waiting's killing me.
     
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    ^^ I think so...again, I'd start with the oil, see how it goes...yeah hopefully Michaels has RC stuff (in Canada they don't, but our Michaels are kinda crappy)
     
  8. Hyoumaru

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    They're terrible here in the US too.
     
  9. Hyoumaru

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    Moment of truth time, silver or green...
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    Silver, thank Primus.

    Taking a look at Scrapper/Structor first, have to get to the others after finishing some other things

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    Plastic reminds me of Fancy Cell's Transportation Captain/Astrotrain, not Hasbro quality but above KO quality. I've read a lot of breakage stories so I'm trying to handle him delicately, the shoulder-mount and knee joints terrify me, but so far, I'm happy with the first of six.
     
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  10. Hyoumaru

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    Okay, got him assembled, Rage and all
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    I should mention it was EXTREMELY difficult to detach the arms and the Rage shoulders at all points after this, I'm going to have to shave the connection pegs down a bit.

    I also get the feeling the Rage of Hercules instructions leave out a lot. I've no idea what those additional pegs on the shoulder parts are for

    Overall though, I'm enjoying him. Now if only there were some way to attach the crane vertically as opposed to horizontally so as to clear the obstructions. Maybe some kind soul of shapeways has created some kind of fix for that, I'll just have to look around and hope to find something...
     
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    Pic request: could you please do another shot of Herc next to that PE-upgraded CW Bruty, but minus the Rage set?
    (PS Can I just say, that's a brilliant use of Swindle's HFG! Blends in so well, I almost missed it!)
     
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    Okay, I'll have to get to it sometime tomorrow
     
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    Any video tutorials on that?
     
  14. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    I highly HIGHLY recommend this Shape ways part from echo. It relocates the rage forearms in closer to the body. Echo Herc Kit v5 Elbows only by echotransformer on Shapeways

    Also, the part you're looking for to relocate the crane boom down Herc's back is here...Echo Herc V5 - crane only by echotransformer on Shapeways
     
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  15. Hyoumaru

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    That was a joke really but I appreciate it all the same, I'd been in contact with Echo already and I'll be ordering some parts for Herc soon.
     
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    I think Hercules is better without the Rage kit, using treads as forearms is just brilliant idea, plus without the kit Hercules' shape looks better.
     
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  17. Hyoumaru

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    The issue is without the shoulder parts, Hercules' arm articulation is a bit stunted, and his side-to-side arm articulation can't hold itself up unlike the ratcheted add-on parts.
     
  18. xueyue2

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    You could be right, I just have him stand there, for several years. :D 
     
  19. Hyoumaru

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    Okay, request granted

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    Turns out the shoulder connections without the Rage pieces are a bit loose after I shaved them down to fit inside the Rage shoulder parts better, bit sad but they don't fall out exactly, just come off a bit easier than I'd like. Oh well, won't be going without the rage parts anyway.
     
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    i never realized Herc was that small or maybe it's the DW/PE upgrades, i def don't have the extra guns on my brut like that but man that's crazy