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Oh ok the pin in there just slides out easily. Ok guys as soon as I get the shoulder off I'm gonna start working on a shapeways replacement part.

My poor old Anniversary YF-19 (which hasn't fallen apart) is the test subject for all these shenanigans.

Whew! I dont have the original and got the anniversary edition. Last month while moving around my display valks all of them seemed ok

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Oh cool shapeways now has a thing that shows you the status of each part in each order. The 19 upper arm is a go! They said they'll ship in the 17th.

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My YF-19 will likely never be transformed and I'm not gonna look for problems. The only angle I like it from is top fighter anyway.

Me too. I love the 19 and the rest of the valks for their fighter modes and I too have never transformed any of em. I leave em all in the box most of the time cause I'm too lazy to dust em every week. ^_^

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Alright both parts printed and they're going to arrive Monday. Hopefully those YF-19s will get the right to bear arms again soon.

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Fingers crossed

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It needs some tweaking but it works pretty well. The only problem is the bicep sleeve doesn't fit yet. It's really tight and I'm not sure how much I can tweak the thickness of the bicep itself.

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Alright it turns out I just needed to sand down the rail the bicep cover slides up and down on so now it works perfectly. I will try to tweak the rail a little bit but it will probably still need some light sanding to fit right. It's better to start out with more material to work with in order to compensate for Shapeways printing tolerances anyways.

I should be able to get this part up for sale either today or tomorrow.

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you're a dear, veef. :) if this was the only issue with my own YF-19, then i'd be all over this like white on rice.

all being equal, the Yammie 19S has spoiled me so bad that i guess i'm really not missing the older 19 variant near as much as i figured i might.

at any rate, it's all good... :lol:

Edited by Shaorin

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I'm just selling it as a single. I actually went to check to see if it works on both arms and I discovered Yamato just used the same part twice so you can just get two if you need 'em!

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I ordered two, no problem with my YF-19 at the moment....but better to be safe than sorry.

Thanks VF5SS

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:D Great! Placing and order for 2 right away.

Edit*: What color should I order for them. I see 3 options. Kinda noob with this.

Edited by Froy

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I grabbed black, I figured it's not far off the original color and will be easier to paint over. I have mostly used the strong white but that has been for shoulder replacements on white Valks.

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Either white or black works well. Just be sure to do all your sanding before painting. I just used a sharpie marker just to demonstrate.

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The new part works perfectly when the arms are folded up too!

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I have just received this message from Shapeways:

"Hi Priss,

We're really sorry to let you know that there was a problem with your recent order. These design(s) could not be 3D printed in the material selected:

19 Bicep in White Strong & Flexible

Given the nature of 3D printing (converting digital files into physical products), every now and then we catch designs that will be too fragile to create in certain materials. Though we do our best to defy the laws of physics and try to find these issues as early as possible, some are only found during the manufacturing process.

You can reach out to the designer who created the model by clicking on the model name above to expedite the process. On the top right corner of the page linked above, you can click the "Contact Designer" button to start a conversation.

We have credited your account, which you can use to purchase anything on Shapeways. If you do not wish to order anything else at this time, please let us know and we will arrange a refund.

Amount Credited: $29.99

View My Credits

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Your continued satisfaction is our top priority, so if there's anything else we can do to help, please let us know!

Kind regards,

The Shapeways Service Team

Ralph, Maartje, Kevin, Christel, Joost, Michon, Mitchell and Gary

service@shapeways.com"

Damn it xDD

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Yeah I'll just try to fix it back to how it was. Stupid shapeways and their arbitrary printing tolerances.

You may have to use a longer screw than what's in the arm already though.

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Yeah I'll just try to fix it back to how it was. Stupid shapeways and their arbitrary printing tolerances.

You may have to use a longer screw than what's in the arm already though.

OK, boss.

You know Veef, You have given a second life to at least 5 of my Valks (3 VF-0, 2 VF-1) hahahaha

Now, let us know when to put the order again please!!!

Thanks again!

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Shapeways also sends me that same notice and says they will inform you when the product is ready. I'll be sure you let you guys know here as well!

It's good to hear your toys are doing better.

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Ok I went ahead and updated the part so that it should be fine now. I contacted Shapeways and informed them of this change so I would wait to hear a response from them before reordering.

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I received the same "unable to print" message, I will wait for your update on this thread and then try again.

I pretty much echo Priss's comments as well, I think this is about the twelfth set of replacement shoulder/arm parts you have helped me with!

Cheers

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I updated them and put a little message saying they've been changed in the description. I saw someone did buy another pair so I hope they work this time.

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I just purchased and received a used YF-19 from AE. Upon first transformation i discovered a crack at the joint located in the bottom rear in batteroid mode and in the back of the cockpit in fighter mode. Has this been reported previously??

I'm hoping I can either return the item or receive a full refund. The crack is bad and the cracked piece appears to be falling off soon. I'm not sure how to repair it, if AE won't do anything.

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I've seen at least one other YF-19 with that kind of crack in it, but it's not a common thing.

If you can't get your money back or return it, I'm seriously considering making an upgrade kit for the YF-19 to make it closer to the VF-19. It would probably replace a decent number of parts, and might fix that piece, so there might be hope for it yet.

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Any suggestions of how one might go about fixing it? If need be? I'm leaving the YF-19 in battroid mode for the time being to avoid applying more stress to the piece. It's ready to fall off any moment....

When I placed the order I was all ready for the common problems (even ordered from Shapeways the bicep parts by VF255), but wasn't expecting this.......

Any other input is welcomed. Does anybody have experience with AE ordering used items?

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Well if you soak that crack with superglue, it might hold for a while. Putting it in battroid might actually be worse though, because it might put stress on that hinge connecting the backplate to the nose.

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I just purchased and received a used YF-19 from AE. Upon first transformation i discovered a crack at the joint located in the bottom rear in batteroid mode and in the back of the cockpit in fighter mode. Has this been reported previously??

I'm hoping I can either return the item or receive a full refund. The crack is bad and the cracked piece appears to be falling off soon. I'm not sure how to repair it, if AE won't do anything.

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wow... must have took a good fall in mid transformation to sustain damage like that.

indeed, the plastic on these are pure crap... still and all, that isn't a place that should be damaged so under normal wear and tear...

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Ya. I hope i get a break from AE since that isn't a common problem with the 19.

Chronocidal, keep us updated with the upgrade parts you are thinking of doing. :)

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Well, that'll be a ways off, and might only be the front cockpit section. However, I'm considering a mod for the hips that would essentially make them just like the VF-19's, removing the intake details, and allowing you to pivot the hips. That's going to take a lot of work to figure out though.

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Big props to AE. They refunded after a few email exchange. :) great customer service!!!

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I dunno if anyone got their replacement parts yet but I got my copy of the revised piece and it works pretty well. I think I should probably fill in that gap that somehow Shapeways added to the part on the front. However, the screw now threads through the hole beautifully after a little bit of sanding for parts fit.

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I'm banging my head against the wall trying to fix what Shapeways broke on my model. If you got a "cannot be printed" message please stand by.

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