Customs: how to swap movie ironhide heads?

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  1. supernova222

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    i really want a perfect movie voyager ironhide figure. i have recon ironhide, whose added kibble gives him a slight bit more height. i added ROTF ironhides more accurate cannons to him, but the one thing that irks me a bit is the head which is the more common battle masked one. the best head for him would be the one from the ROTF figure, but that head is screwed into the body while the recon one is on a ball joint. does anyone have any suggestions about how to remove the head and make it compatible with the other figure.
     
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    Screwed in how? Is the ROTF head in two halves around a post, or is it screwed in from underneath?

    and is the ball-socket in the head or the body of Recon Ironhide?
     
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    Yes and on the body
     
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    Two halves and the ball-peg is on the body?

    If there's clearance inside the ROTF head you could try dremeling a socket into it, or swap the ball-peg and the swivel-peg by cutting and gluing.
     
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    i figured it out. i used a lighter to heat and flatten the ball joint, which also shortened it enough and it reached the point where it matched the peg the head from the ROTF one, so i just had to unscrew and separate the head and fit it over the reshaped peg. i also swapped the forarms of the two figures, so with those changes, plus the swapped weapons, i think i now have the best possible ironhide figure.
     

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    Nice.
     

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