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Early Subscriber Gift

If you pre-ordered a subscription to this Fanhome 1:10 scale Optimus Prime partwork build-up, you should receive a FREE ‘Early Subscriber’ gift along the way. This is in addition to the normal FREE gifts sent with the regular subscription. In my case, I was sent this Backpack!

The pack is basic, measuring roughly 12.2″ W x 17.3″ H (31 x 44 cm) with a single main pocket and a mesh pocket on either side. It is printed on the front with a large color Autobots logo. I am a big guy so it is too small for me, but I have friends who are going to love it!

Free Gift #3

If you signed up for the subscription-based version of this Fanhome 1:10 scale Optimus Prime partwork build-up, you should collect four FREE gifts along the way. The first gift we received was a Posters Set. While the second one (a keychain) is still on back-order, we have just received the third gift – this Ceramic Mug!

This is a pretty standard pottery ware drink mug with a handle. It is glazed black with a printed white logo on both sides. Perfect for that morning coffee before going out to battle the robots of the day!

3-in-One Oil

If you are building any of the die-cast metal large scale models out there, you are probably familiar with the pain around driving screws into metal parts. In my experience, some of these screws have a tendency to bind up, strip threads, or simply snap off. Not only does it cause frustration, but it could cause a long delay in your build waiting for replacement parts.

For a while now, I have read about other builders that were using a little oil on their metal screw threads to help reduce the risk of damage and the effort needed to seat these screws fully. Up until this point, I had taken my time to carefully pre-thread metal screws, but it turns out they were on to something. I recently picked up some 3-in-One Multi-Purpose Oil (from the WD-40 Company) and it has changed everything!

I simply dip the tip of each metal screw into a tiny drop of this stuff and they go right in and without any drama. I should have done this sooner! If putting a little oil on the end of a metal screw is not feasible, you can also use a toothpick or other small tool to apply the oil directly into a screw hole before installing the screw.

To hold the oil, I use this fantastic 4 oz dispenser bottle with a built-in pump and metal lid. I fill it up and pump the lid when I need a little oil to work with. Additionally, it has a nice wide base to reduce the possibility of spills:

I highly recommend grabbing a bottle of this oil (or other similar lubricant). It will surely save you time and headache!