Non-TF: Legendary Defender Green Lion Head Fix

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  1. PaperSheep

    PaperSheep Well-Known Member

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    This is my first post here so I hope I don't break any rules. I finally found some limb lions, they yellow and green lion last night and I was so excited to open them up. Green is my favorite looking of the new lions in Legendary Defender. I really was dissapointed about the neck articulation and the underbite. So I decided to attempt to fix this. Thanks to jbvirus for the inspiration and showing the bionicle ball joint for the neck.

    It was surprisingly easy to do this.
    I used a dremil drill with the smallest drill bit and a saw attachement. I also used krazy glue and green pipe cleaners for the attachement.
    Now I just need to find the red and blue lions.

    Again, this is my first post here and my first full fledged mod that isn't just painting. If there is any way I need to fix the post. please let me know. Thanks.

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  2. jbvirus

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    Holy Primus! This is awesome! Great work on this mod dude! This answered a few questions I had about the green lions neck area, and I realize now the mod idea I had for the green lion probably wont work. This mod though is so much better then the idea I had and I seriously cant wait to try this when I get Red and Green. Super great job dude!
     
  3. PaperSheep

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    If you want a tighter jaw, you may have to drill new holes through the head, and insert parts on the sides of the mouth. Because the pipecleaners I used are mainly place holders. They hold a pose really well but they wouldn't be able to hold a sword, or my upcoming shield idea. just letting you know.

    Thank you so much for your comment! It means a lot.
     
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    No problem man, it is cool seeing other people Voltron mods. Seeing this has given me an idea for the shoulder area, looking forward to seeing your Shield idea.
     
  5. shinobi77

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    this is pretty cool. Though I'd upgrade to something stiffer than pipe cleaner steel. Those things are liking to fray and break on a moments notice.
     
  6. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Awesome!!
     
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    Looks really good man
     
  8. PaperSheep

    PaperSheep Well-Known Member

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    I will thanks. I was just using them as a place holder to mark where I need to drill the holes for the new pin. Would anyone happen to know the best way to cut a pin to length?
     
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    depends on how thick, use wire cutters for small diameter as thick as a paper clip, anything bigger maybe a dremel cutting wheel or hack saw with the pin mounted securely on a vise wear googles or eye protection in case the thing goes flying
     

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