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Tiburon assemby
« on: 07 August 2018, 21:50:09 »
Oh my. The Tiburon takes the prize for fiddeliest assembly by iwm. 3 pieces for each foot, two for each leg, and nowhere to pin, too small.

Maximum posibility though, but of my the swearing when assembling the feet
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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #1 on: 07 August 2018, 22:35:03 »
Easily in the top 5 most frustrating assemblies for me

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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #2 on: 07 August 2018, 23:42:49 »
Easily in the top 5 most frustrating assemblies for me

Yeah, but I can make it pose just like the tro, and very few can do that. But it is delicate
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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #3 on: 07 August 2018, 23:52:14 »
I saw it the other day and thought, "What a gorgeous mech!" and then looked at the blister and thought, "Nope."
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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #4 on: 08 August 2018, 09:23:03 »
I saw it the other day and thought, "What a gorgeous mech!" and then looked at the blister and thought, "Nope."

16 pieces. It certainly is complex. But it look sweet
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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #5 on: 08 August 2018, 14:42:55 »


It certainly looks worth it.
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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #6 on: 08 August 2018, 20:43:57 »
You see that little piston-looking bit at the back of the foot? I’m pretty sure the designer was having fever dreams sent by mighty Cthulhu when they came up with that. I now have a grey hair dedicated to each those pieces...it aged me.

The rest of it isn’t terrible, just broken up into more pieces than it probably needed to be, but those feet...I still have the nightmares.

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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #7 on: 12 August 2018, 22:15:14 »
I won't lie, it was a small personal achievement to finish that thing.  I still have a second I've been meaning to put together, but I keep telling myself 'NO' every time I see part of the foot assembly in the blister.

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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #8 on: 15 August 2018, 01:42:37 »
The Tiburon is the only mini that I've ever actually quit on.  Just couldn't the stupid feet assembled- the pieces are too small, they get glued to everything but each other.

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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #9 on: 15 August 2018, 22:51:11 »
Wasn't the Tiburon's design pretty well dictated by the ClickyTech figure?
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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #10 on: 15 August 2018, 23:01:25 »
I think so, yes.

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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #11 on: 16 August 2018, 11:22:22 »
Sorry for the poor quality photo, but I finished assembly other than a base. I made the tro pose.

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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #12 on: 16 August 2018, 14:07:07 »
For the next fan funding thread, I am seriously considering ‘One piece Tiburon feet’ as one of my votes.

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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #13 on: 16 August 2018, 14:51:11 »
For the next fan funding thread, I am seriously considering ‘One piece Tiburon feet’ as one of my votes.

The problem is that how they are laid out, it isn't possible with the molding. The holes and gaps and loops make one piecing it near impossible for the feet unfortunately.
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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #14 on: 17 August 2018, 02:14:18 »
Too bad we can't get a mini that's up to its ankles in water or something.

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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #15 on: 17 August 2018, 12:46:42 »
The problem is that how they are laid out, it isn't possible with the molding. The holes and gaps and loops make one piecing it near impossible for the feet unfortunately.

I would accept some amount of artistic license here. You can just paint the ‘empty space’ black, and fill all that in.

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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #16 on: Today at 12:23:39 »
I found the best way to put the feet together is to attach the lower leg to the foot and then put points of glue on the foot and leg where you’ll mount that rear piston hydraulic bit (don’t put the glue on the bit itself). Use a pair of tweezers to place the bit where you want it. Also, don’t be afraid to file down the ends in order to make it fit properly.

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Re: Tiburon assemby
« Reply #17 on: Today at 14:30:25 »
My process was:

#1: Fit hydrolics to feet (I had to widen the rear foot slightly)
#2: drop of glue in each rear footwell
#3: drop of glue in front footwell
#4: drop of glue on rear of ankle where hydrolics will meet
#5: put foot on flat surface, hold hydrolics from side with tweezers and fit into rear footwells, lay ankle in, using tweezers to align hydrolics.
#6: press gently down and back on ankle, to seat everything.
#7: Let dry overnight.

Then can put together the rest of the legs.
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