Sunday, 18 June 2017

Spinout Chest Fix from Printformers

 - Dorian MacQuarrie

Shortly after posting my article on Omnigonix Spinout I received some pieces in the post which aim to fix one of the more glaring issues on Spinout, the chest connection. 

Beyond all the QC issues the connection between the roof of the car and the neck assembly prevents any real handling of Spinout without having to constantly readjust and reconnect said neck assembly to said car roof. It may hold for a second or two but look at it the wrong way and pop, it's come undone. 

Thankfully there is a piece available from Printformers which rectifies this and boy oh boy, what a case of rectifying it is! 

Arriving in a quaint little brown box, these 3D printed pieces replace two silver neck panels, allowing for a much, much, much stronger connection. The pieces bare (bear?) carry the telltale granulation of a 3D printed piece but the black hides this well enough. It would be nice to have a more polished piece but their function far outweighs their aesthetics in this case and I quite like the black neck piece as opposed to the stock silver. 

Installation is super easy as everything is held on via a single pin and parts can be easily slid off/on as needed.

The result? A much stronger connection that can withstand handling and posing. The connection is strong enough to bear the weight of the whole figure, which yes, might not be such a grand statement but it is a remarkable step up from how the figure was out of the box. 

If you're interested in buying a set for yourself (and I highly recommend that you do) head on over to Printformers' Facebook page where you can see this and more examples of his great work.

Also check out this video for installation and further commentary from the designer of the pieces. 

Until next time, keep it #Refined

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