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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