By Generation: RtS/United Lugnut Hand Modification

Discussion in 'Tutorials and How Tos' started by Rotorstorm, Apr 14, 2011.

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  1. Rotorstorm

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    Hi there! Since I first did this in February, I have seen a few threads asking exactly how I went about giving Lugnut full finger dexterity. So since I finally managed to get my hands on another, I thought it was about time I put this together so without further ado, here he is:

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    Hello Lugnut,

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    Now, as you can see his hand is going to need sawing through to make this possible. There are several ways to go about thisk, but first things first:

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    Remove the screw on his forearm (shown here), and pull off the wing tip that is attached as a friction joint:

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    Don’t worry about Lugnut; he should be fine for a bit without it. Jjust remember to keep the screw safe as it is needed for reassembly:

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    This is the piece in question that is going to be altered for the dexterity. You will need a saw and ideally a vice or workbench. If you have one, a Dremel; I don't so it's all done manually. DO NOT REMOVE THE PIN IN THE FINGERS! There is only one pin within, so that will need sawing in half as well as the plastic:

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    Now there are several ways to go about this, [but] I recommend you cut it like this rather than standing up, as this way you are more likely to get a straighter line when cutting through.

    With that out of the way, get your saw and get sawing (hand cameo!):

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    . . . .and here we have it! [Now there’s] one hand for Lugnut with full finger movement, and no effect on any other aspect of the toy. Now, you too can have a Lugnut whose fingers move like this:

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    I hope that's been some help and answered questions about how I did it!

    Both of the pin halves remain secure after the cut is made. Not sure why, but they just are since the pin is in them so firmly I struggle to remove either side with tools. Having done it to a previous Lugnut who was thoroughly tested, I can say that there is very little chance of them coming loose.

    Yup that’s all there is to it! [It's] incredibly simple but really effective - the best kind of mod.
     

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