Minor/Repaint: Adding Magnetic joints to Junkions?

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  1. StBrianofMinneapolis

    StBrianofMinneapolis Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone experimented with using magnets to supplement joints in a transformer? I want to make some repainted, blast-apart and reassembling junkions.

    I am mainly inspired by the scene in TFTM where a junkion crashes, gets back up and reattaches his forearm and keeps fighting.

    I am hoping to do this with elbow joints my gluing one of three of the following magnets into an elbow. Two would be stuck in the side s of the joind formed by the upper arm, with the third glued inside the elbow joint hole of the forearm.

    I havent done the precise measurements, but I think the size in the link below would be close.
    K&J Magnetics - Products

    I might also add a magnetic knee joint if possible, but the removable ripped off forearm is the first victory I need.
     

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  2. kaiserlisk

    kaiserlisk THIS PLEASES GAGA

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    Go for it! And while you're at it, you could try making different arms to attach to the Junkions for added play value. Just a suggestion.
     
  3. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Well, just be sure to only use devcon plastic weld and the right magnets. Mini magnets you can get at Michaels cost around $3 for 6 of em or so.
     
  4. blastpak

    blastpak Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried magnetic joints but your idea sounds cool. You could even mod the parts so that each one is unique making the junkions slightly more asymetrical
     
  5. Stuntastic

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    I was planning on doing this, but haven't found the right magnets. Hopefully it works out for you, so I can commit to doing this, myself!
     
  6. Kenjo_Cybertron

    Kenjo_Cybertron Stalk him, tear him apart

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    just a thought but a simpler way might be to cut the forearm a bit further down from the elbow joint and put a magnet in the 'stump' and 1 in the forearm.
    you would then get the same poseability of an added 'post' joint and I think it would be easier than what you are proposing.
    just a thought, maybe play with both ideas and see which you like because I dont own that figure to experiment on myself
     
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    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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  8. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a fantastic idea! I'm eager to see how it works out.
     
  9. Valkyrie Hunter

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    Great idea, I suggest using magnets like these: Neodymium cubes. The cubes can be super glued to any right-angled corner with ease. Judging by how strong the bond was between two cubes, I think they can support a good hunk of plastic like a junkion forearm.
     

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