Minor/Repaint: another op from rotf!! but with awesome hands

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  1. jclauterback

    jclauterback Well-Known Member

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    hey guys this is my first post here, and my second custom its still a work in progress. all i have done is add some detail in the chest and the blue on his feet, but what makes this guy awesome are his new hands! i just need to figure out how to tighten ball joints then his hands will rock. so if you guys have any suggestions on how to fix the loose ball joints that would be awesome. and let me know what you think thanks.
     

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  2. caitlindevi

    caitlindevi Sculpticon

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    tightening loose ball joints
    - pop the ball from the socket
    - carefully with superglue put a tiny dot of glue at four points around the ball and one on the top of the ball and wait for them to dry.
    - don't make them too big or they'll run (thicker superglue is best for this) try to keep the spots as hemisphere drops buldgeing on the surface
    - once they're dry to the touch, leave for another 10 - 20 mins to fully dry
    - pop them back in the socket.
    - If they're too tight work them around in the socket and they'll loosen off or if mega tight pop out the socket and lightly sand the dots with a fine grade paper until the joint moved firmly but not to stiff
     
  3. jclauterback

    jclauterback Well-Known Member

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    thank you. that seem like it would be fairly easy to do, ill have to give it a try.
     
  4. Anti-Venom

    Anti-Venom Well-Known Member

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    You could also dip the ball joint in future and let it dry :) 
     
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    Wow... those hands are awesome. Which mold is the hands come from? they are really very nice!
     
  6. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    It's from the 00 Gundam Exia 1/60. I did that before and very few people noticed. Anyway, here's the link.
     
  7. jclauterback

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    yes sir you got it, i love the hands they look awesome on op, and i just saw your op the other day and you know what.. it rocks harder then stone. but i was looking at the hands on op and he really looks bad ass with these hands,
     
  8. mampy

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    Or you could just brush some Future into the joints while the whole thing is assembled. :)  Works wonders and you don't run the risk of permanently sticking parts in place or making them too big to fit into the sockets, etc.

    Those definitely are some awesome hands (like what TCracker did) but they are way too big for the figure. Look at how he can almost palm his entire head. :D 
     
  9. selsonliew

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    this is 1/60 gundam exia hands
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    The hands look great! The seem a little too big those are some good face taking hands.
     
  11. Hotwire

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    Do the hands interfere with transformation?
     
  12. jclauterback

    jclauterback Well-Known Member

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    yes they do, they are ah little big, but i plan on attaching the hands with neodym magnets that way you can transform him
     
  13. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Not really, the hand can swivel downwards. the joint that connects the wrist and the hand us actually single jointed. transformation is a bit of a squeeze, but manageable.
     

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