Customs: Help with head swap

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  1. aledromo

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    Can anyone recommend a good approach for putting a Renderform Goldbug Head (based on the Classics Bumblebee mold) onto MP-21? One is a ball joint, the other is some kind of hinge thing. I’ve not done much plastic surgery in my life, but I bet I’m capable.
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    If you wish to use the ball joint head, then I suggest cutting the hinge assembly flush off the figure. Then you would have to find a ball or socket for the ball joint that that would fit the part you’re keeping.
     
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    Got any advice for connecting the ball joint to the recipient neck/collarbone area? I'm thinking like a screw if I can get one through from the opposing side.
     
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    Can you post pics of both heads and the associated mounting points?
    I have an idea but need a pic of the new head.
     
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    Certainly. I’ll get those up probably Friday. Working late today, and then I’ve got a thing to do in Downtown Philly for most of tomorrow!

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    I am talking about a super bowl parade.
     
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    Screenshot 2018-02-07 at 10.56.09 AM.png Here's a screencap from Peaugh's review. It appears to be the same as Classics Bee's original head, just snapping from the back onto a bog-standard ball-on-post.

    Edit: and of the neck.
     

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    Yep. That one is pretty typical. The MP Bee one has more going on. I’ll see if I can snap that later.
     
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    Thanks for posting those!
     
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    So here’s what we’re dealing with.

    The back half of the head is attached by a pin to a hinge mechanism that is pinned into the collarbone. I guess I could cut off the hinge and try to dig Classics Bee’s neck post into the base of the stump?
     
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    Depends on how the base swivel is attached. Is it pinned?
    Seems like it'd be a simple matter of replacing the entire section with a ball joint.
     
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    Filed the head off. Dremeled out the post. Cut some space for the neck setup from RTS Bee. Just need some epoxy to set this in there and it looks like we’ve reached the promised land.
     

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