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Offline GrandMoffNick

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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #1170 on: September 13, 2017, 08:58 AM »
I forgot to say thank you gentlemen.

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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #1171 on: May 8, 2019, 03:03 AM »
I got an ATTE in a nearby town thatís not so nice, and it has all but one leg, and the cannon barrel, driver hatch, and the launching projectiles (of course).

So overall complete really, and itís a custom project anyway (Imperial Era updated ATTE).

$20 so a fair deal.

However, upon getting it, I noticed it was covered in pop in the central area which has the vent into the electronics...  the electronics worked but it was the stickiest of the icky.

So tonight after I got home I embarked on a complete teardown and washing of everything.  I was in for one hell of a job.  This thing is so insanely complexly engineered, at least for a toy.  I am fairly mechanically inclined but even I had to start being extra careful to put the screws back in where they cane from after I got a section apart, because there are quite a few different sizes and there is an absolute ****load of screws overall.

Iím mulling over modifications to the interior and breaking out the ICS.  Iím going to get the missing leg right away.

Ultimately Iíll be right back tearing it down (I mostly put it back together once cleaned and dry to keep things together) in the future to repaint and rework things, but the experience of doing it once was quite a learning experience.  This was $100 11 years ago.  I cannot fathom this costing less than $300 now, minimum, and I am probably grossly underestimating that.  I wouldn't be shocked if it em was $500 and they took out the lights and sounds.  Iíd dare say the Barge isnít close to being as complexly designed as this is.  Larger sure, nice yes, but not as complex.
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #1172 on: May 8, 2019, 08:32 AM »
That's cool Jesse, I never even took mine out of the box. I have thought about doing a similar custom project to create Rex's ride from Rebels. Daunting tho.
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #1173 on: May 8, 2019, 02:20 PM »
Itís a definite headache to do so be aware before you go in haha. 

I have a couple already but this one is ideal for what I wanted to do ultimately.  And hey, $20 is cheap for even one missing parts now.
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