Customs: Articulate Fingers/Hands for Leader Starscream...??

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  1. qwerty

    qwerty Well-Known Member

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    does anyone know how to make articulate fingers/hands for leader starscream??...I'm a total noob at customizing..
     
  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    A lot of people have done it, but I don't think there's a tutorial for it though. Someone should make one :) 
     
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    it's not something that really calls for a tutorial. You're cutting up the fingers and adding new joints. How can that be made into a tutorial?
     
  4. Megatron31

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    i dont care so much for the finger joints but i would like to know how to add the ball joint to the wrist
     
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    still unsure what you mean. There's only so much you can show in a tutorial. You really need to get into some mods head first to "learn" how to do them.

    Adding a ball joint to a wrist is the perfect example. You...add a ball joint to the wrist. done. How can I (or anyone else) make a tutorial for that? you might want to reinforce the ball joint with a pin or screw....

    I still to this day get lots of people asking how to add a ball joint to Leader Megatron's elbow. Even after the close up pic and description. Other than actually doing it for them, there's really nothing more to elaborate on.
     
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    i guess i dont really need to know how as much as where did the ball joint come from (who did you take it off of) im not looking to be spoon fed im just curious
     
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    off hand, I have no idea. but I can tell you that you'll need one that's small enough to fit on the hand. search your junkers if you have any, if the size is close, try it.
     
  8. Megatron31

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    ive been meaning to try and figure it out but ive been stuck on my constucticon stuff like most things i will get to it someday hahaha
     
  9. Hakka

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    By . . . showing someone how to cut up the fingers and add new joints. I certainly agree with . . . .

    . . . . this, there's always a limit to the extent that something can be illustrated. However, often times, we resource tutorials for the simplest of things. A good example is showing someone how to alter the legs of Alternators Prowl so that the windows face front. If one has done this, they know how ridiculously easy it is (unscrew the panels, slide the legs off, swap the legs, and screw them back on). That being the case, sometimes members here like to see things as much as they can before they go hacking away or even altering their figures in the slightest.

    Like the Alternators Prowl I mentioned, the figure was only common at a certain point in time at retail (bubble box/wave revision), and even that was brief. If a figure is hard to find and/or costly (and that can be relative to the artist, as a $10 figure might be "expensive" to someone; you never know :) ), sometimes members just like to see as much as they can. Radicons has always tried to cater to members here whose skills are at any level, even if they've never popped off a ball joint or unscrewed a single screw before.

    Even this is another way of showing someone how to do this.

    Yeah, while I can still see what you're saying, I can certainly see how a member with little to no experience could even be in question on adding a ball joint, especially if the person had no prior experience to taking a figure, taking another figure, cutting off said ball joint, removing the appendage or object requiring the bally joint, taking a pin or a screw, and attaching the pin to the ball joint.

    That's why we've always encouraged less experienced members to start out small and continue to build their skills. Honestly, making customs isn't for everyone. It's not like drawing where one takes a sheet of paper and a pencil (both very common in most places), draws, then figures out for whatever reason they don't like it. The loss is very minimal versus spending anywhere from $10-40 on one figure, plus materials, etc.
     
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    im sure i could have figured it out but it is nice to know where to cut

    thanks hakka
     

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