Customs: 5mm pegs, and help with making more

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  1. Lintlizard

    Lintlizard Active Member

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    I'm planning out a custom of a certain Decepticon with certain tiny minions, using a Cybertron mold and several Mini-cons. The trouble is, I need more 5mm pegs to graft onto the main figure (and a couple of the Mini-cons) to get it to work the way I want. Also, I want to be able to make weapons that the majority of my collection can hold.

    So does anyone know where I can find lengths of 5mm plastic peg that I can cut down to size? I tried Home Depot, but they looked at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears. And yes, I can (probably) cut off and move the existing Mini-con pegs to where I want them, but I need a few more.

    Any help is appreciated =)
     
  2. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    I'd try your local hobby shop. A while back, I picked up some plastic dowel type things. They come in various thickness, and were about 18" long. Pretty cheap too, only about $2 + tax for two of 'em. There's hobby sites online that carry them as well, but I can't post links on my PS3. Maybe someone else can. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Boggs6ft7

    Boggs6ft7 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Evergreen makes some styrene rods that will probably fit your needs. Real hobby shops carry that kind of stuff, you won't find it at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. Or you could just buy online.
     
  4. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    I happen to have those rods, and the closest they come to 5mm is 4.x mm so you might need to put a layer of superglye or something to get them thick enough.
     
  5. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

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    Round Rod 3/16x10'' (5) (pls90863) Plastruct Building Supply Plastic All Scale

    Those are 3/16" which is like 4.75mm. That and superglue or nail polish would probably be the best way to go. You can try to find something thicker like 1/4" (6 1/3mm) and try and shave it down but I think that might be more of a pain.
     

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