Customs: Big Ball Joint?

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Shadowbreaker, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Shadowbreaker

    Shadowbreaker \/ /\

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Posts:
    2,428
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +6
    So I'm making a ROTF leader Megatron Custom, and doing some research, frenzy_rumble used a ball joint for the Murder Arm, and I was wondering what ball joint would be big enough.

    F_R says he thinks something from beast wars, but can anyone shout out any ideas of what toy(s) I could use?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jaicen

    Jaicen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Posts:
    1,824
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +2
    Lego Bionicle joints work well, the big ones are 10mm.
     
  3. VBBN

    VBBN The Awakened

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Posts:
    1,204
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +1
    Yeah Bionicle is best for larger balljoints, I think the only thing I've seen that's larger is the ball joint on ROTF Leader Primes feet, but even then it has that weird socket and such.
     
  4. Shadowbreaker

    Shadowbreaker \/ /\

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Posts:
    2,428
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +6
    I totally forget about Bionicles! I'll try that out; Thanks!
     
  5. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Posts:
    5,700
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +9
    Pick up some Struxxs from TRU, Huge ball joints work great!
     
  6. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Posts:
    8,657
    News Credits:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +50
    yeah, the bionicles are a good size, but make sure you buy a set w/ black.
    The BW (i think) figure I used was some sort of crab with claws and rubber treads...
     
  7. UnicronHound

    UnicronHound Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Posts:
    3,062
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:


    It was most likely Rampage[​IMG], I also have a question, how would you attach a ball joint to something that's never had a ball joint before?
     
  8. Shadowbreaker

    Shadowbreaker \/ /\

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Posts:
    2,428
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +6
    I already cut the arm in half, and I'll put the ball joint on one end and the socket on the other.
     
  9. UnicronHound

    UnicronHound Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Posts:
    3,062
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:


    Thanks, I was think of trying it on an extra G1 tf I have
     
  10. Hakka

    Hakka Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Posts:
    422
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Check out Sorlac333's megatron, he used a ratchet joint from movie scorponok. Its probably the cleanest megatron arm mod I've seen.

    I used a balljoint but will change it to the Scorponok joint when I get a chance.

    Just checked Scorponok, the joint doesn't have a ratchet because there are some mechalive gears in there. That shouldn't make any difference though. The shaft its on also rotates so it has motion in all directions.

    I used a balljoint for a Starscream hand mod, it was way too small so I glued 2 rubber O rings to the socket to tighten it up.

    Hakka.
     

Share This Page