Minor/Repaint: City Commander head fix

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  1. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Last week, I accidentally snapped the head off my City Commader. Either the ball joint was too tight or maybe it had a different set up from the Shado Commader. I was pissed but I didn't panic. Since I just started doing actual mods and kitbashing I thought I would try to fix this. It worked! :D  Here's what I did. Basically I melted a tiny hole in the neck and another hole in the head. Then I sanded down the back end of a missile thin enough to fit in the holes and then glued one end into the head creating a ball joint pin. The other end just slides in the neck just like the Shadow commander.
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    The rest of the missile I used will be part of another project I am working on...
     

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    wow snapping his head off suxxxxxxxx. But definately nice fix =)
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Yes it does.
     
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    I know the feeling, my Washing machine knocked my 200x MOTU Whiplash off my shelf snapping his jeg off. and if you know those MOTU toys have no screws, they are glued or melted together. I fixed it using TF parts, essentially making his leg connect into the crotch, yet letting it pop off if he falls again.

    great job making this work for you. I don't have the fig/mold so I dont know what he has to begin with, but that looks like he just has a rotating head now, too bad you couldnt have made it a ball-joint.
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Actually, it is a ball joint IN the head and the pin slides into the neck. Now if I can fix my MP Megatron.
     
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    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    uh oh, what happened to it?
     
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    bbbbut, City Commander never had a ball joint in his neck...it's a swivel joint...


    Nice fix man. I think I'd burst into tears if I broke my City Commander :p 
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Whatever was in the neck, broke. The one in the head is a ball.
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Some of the tiny tabs broke and one piece inside the chest broke. That one was painful.
     
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    But that suggests that City Commander's head can move up and down as well as side to side?
     
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    Yes it can. But be careful, mine broke off too. I replaced mine with a ball joint from another kit. Works a lot better.
     
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    Wow, I never truly knew this! I'd suspected considering the quality of the set, but didn't wanna test it after hearing about a few people snapping the heads off theirs.


    It's good to know, but I'm still not gonna risk it :p 
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Like I said, it was too tight. When I added the black part to the head, I noticed that it is a ball.
     
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    The shadow commander head comes off easy because you can switch faces. I assumed it was the same for the City but that's when it broke.
     
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    hmm, maybe if I just play with it a bit, keep turning the head...
     

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