Without going into too great detail, I struck disaster within the 1st hour of work on my first custom. I was attempting to transplant Universe Hound's arms onto someone else (an Energon character- name escapes me. He's a jeep), however the ball joints were too different. Wondering the best way to proceed I decided to hack off the Energon's ball joint post and drill out the post. The hole was just the right diameter for Hound's ball joint post- too bad I cut them too short. Now, I mutter an obscenity occasionally- drop an "F" bomb when things go rough- nothing that I am proud of. However, I can't recall in recent memory saying that many "F" words that many times in succession. I decided that it was the perfect moment to call it a night. Not a bad idea either, since I am already thinking about solutions- short of buying another Hound off EBAY. Taking a step back makes me realize that Hound's post may never have been long enough to begin with, so the solution I am leaning toward is to completely remove the post from Hound's ball joint, just leaving the ball. Then I'll drill a hole the same diameter as I did in the Energon character into the ball and use some modeling sprue, or maybe even a nail- cut to length- to create a new post. Then I'll Krazy Glue the nail into the hole and the other end of the nail into the Energon character. Anyone have any better advice or tips?