X-Transbots MX Series Berserkars / Monolith (Stunticons/Menasor)

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  1. fury413

    fury413 Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to thank all TFW2005 members who purchased my leg fillers for their XTB Menasor. For those who are new and just received their XTB trailer and are having trouble posing Monolith consider my custom 3d printed pieces to aid in the stability of this combiner and keep the legs rigid. Also make sure you tighten up the screws in the ankle area as they work loose as you rock the joints. Check out my video and photos below.

    Ebay link: X-transbots Monolith (Menasor) 3D Printed Leg Filler Pieces (1 set) | eBay



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  2. kamifushou

    kamifushou Well-Known Member

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    Totally vouch for the fillers. While I didn’t have any trouble with posing or standing the figure, these definitely make the legs much more secure and solid. Gives me a ton more peace of him the legs won’t just give out and have him tumble to his death 7 feet below
     
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    mlgpapalouie The King of Bad Luck

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    if this was already posted my bad but: 018CB5F1-15F5-4780-A6B6-E2DB1AA39124.jpeg
     
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    Deadend youth version on sale for the next 3 days @ Terry's for $49.99 and shows 10 available

    X-Transbots MX-15T Deathwish Deadend Youth Version Monolith

    TFS Express has put up Wildrider reissue for preorder @ $56.99. They also have the Deadend reissue preorder for $56.99 as well. Shipping for both is $21 for a total of $134.98.

    I had my preorders elsewhere and was waiting for them to add Wildrider to verify pricing. Now I've canceled my other preorders and switched them to TFS Express.
     
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    I’m really shocked no one (that I’ve seen) has made a Motormaster filler for Menasor yet.
     
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    I plan on making one once I get my trailer. :D 
     
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    I would think the easiest thing to do (speaking out of my bum on what would be “easy”) is to form Motormaster into his cube, carefully wrap it in cellophane to remove gaps and unnecessary details, then scan or cast a mold of that.
    Ideally a lock of some kind between the cube and the waist would also be designed in to keep the torso from springing forward out of its hip teeth.
     
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  8. MV Steve

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    That is one way but a little over doing it, imo. I'm planning on using plastic block and sheet that I have. Hes got a fairly easy shape to cover on the back so map out and cut the sheet to shape, using a heat gun to warm and bend it where needed, then creating supports to go inside using the block. Glue together and shoot black paint to finish it off. It should cut down weight dramatically and still act like MM lock him together the rest of the way.
     
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    Sure, but that’s a one-off. I’m talking about something 3D printed or otherwise easily replicated/produced.
     
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    Yeah that makes sense. 3D printing would be a relatively long process using a lot of filament. Take the way I described then cast it in resin/silicone for a mold then it becomes repeatable. If anyone has the mold materials I would forfeit what I make or make another for the cause if it is what people want.
     
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    I don't have the trailer in hands, so I don't know quite what to expect, but for me I'll use calipers to measure everything then build it from scratch in 3d. Test Print, adjust, test print, adjust. I don't see this being a block of material, but again I need to see it in hand.
     
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    That is normally what I would do as well, but with the huge gaping hole to fill only in the right places and having just a panel to cover the back, I figured I would measure everything, sketch it out, and make it by hand on this one. So many ways and none are wrong. Normal for me would be draw in cad, program with cam, and have a machine make it, but since I'm thinking of a more shelled out part to keep weight down, it's not really an option.

    Today I received the two G2 members I was missing and they look awesome! 7 days from order to my door, amazing! G2 Deadend looks a lot closer in color to the original than I figured so he looks pretty good imo. The fat yellow stripe on the roof kinda breaks things up but for now no big deal. Wildrider looks amazing in yellow and since there is nothing he needs to match, he fits in perfect! I took some pics all around and with the shells on for the hell of it. Sorry for the blurry pics. One day maybe I will get it righto_O 
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    Finally got around to getting this thing combined, managed to snag it from Showz when it was on sale. Not going to lie, the beginning of the transformation was no fun for me. It did get better toward the end.
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  14. MV Steve

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    Nice! I felt the same, and mainly caused by myself. I kept trying to flip the wheels through the chest and lock things down while holding the chest plate down in its position and it was the most frustrating part with everything loose flipping around. From that point on it all felt ok.
     
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    So it's been a few months now and ShowZ sent me a box which was supposed to contain replacement parts to fix my Gravestone Trailer. However, it only came w/ 1 of the 2 things needed. I got the wheel cover replacement, but I did not receive the more important item... Whatever is needed to attach the waist of my Monolith :( 

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    Tried messaging ShowZ on Facebook and he told me to email [email protected] about it. Now I gotta wait some more. I wish I never ordered this thing.
     
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    $100 says there a small screw in the waist assemble that fell out of the hex post. Like how the knee joint is assembled. Just a guess
     
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    That's what I'm thinking too. If that piece was missing from the start I think it would have immediately fallen apart having first starting to open things to begin the transformation. If it was holding so far into it and then came apart, I bet the piece came loose and is stuck in there. The central waist area needs to come apart to fix it so I would suggest open it up and see if the pin is sitting there.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I will check out the waist and see if I can take it apart. Hope it's not too complicated.
     
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    Same for me. $160 was a reasonable price considering it forms the whole combiner body but wouldn't have paid more. This was the most annoying transformation I've done in a long time but somehow I managed to get to bot mode in around 90 minutes. Some elements are straight forward but the mess of a chest is just insane. Luckily I've been following long enough to know the trouble spots and didn't break anything.
    I'm wondering if XTB plan on lowering this trailer and sticking a fire engine grill on the front for hotspot?
     
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  20. MV Steve

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    Maybe we'll see some similarities but it should be very different because Defensor is a combiner using the 4 small vehicles as the limbs rather than on them. Eliminating the arms and legs from knee down would be half the trailer. So if they want to stay true to the source material they'd better start from scratch on new parts.