Minor/Repaint: Scalpel Leg fix

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  1. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    I really hated how Scalpel's legs were propped up in a permanent arachnid ballerina pose. I wanted him to be more spider-like in his stance, so I carved out a few grooves in the socket joints. While it's not perfect, I prefer the leg positions that I got with this mod much more than the original leg pose.
     

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    Nice little mod....I too was always bugged by the position of his legs. He looks more natural like this :thumb 
     
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    I just tried it! It works nicely. Thanks!
    On mine, I popped the eyes out and painted the top of the stem with clear red, so that he has glowing red pupils.
     
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    Holy crap; any pics of this?
     
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    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    I don't want to thread-jack. I'm still cleaning up the paint job. I'll post pics soon- with this leg mod- and proper credit given.
     
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    Did you use an X-acto/hobby knife or Dremel?
     
  7. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    I used a fine point attachment on a wood burning tool to melt the plastic, then trimmed the melted plastic goop with an exacto and filed it down with a small file.
     
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    whoa - nice trick!
     
  9. frenzyrumble

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    very cool, wondering if you were to cut even more into the back end of the socket if the legs can go even further upwards.
     
  10. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    I was tempted to do that, but I didn't want to get into the little detailing "spike nodule thingy" on the socket.

    BTW, thanks to everyone for all the kind words about this mod. I've done customs before - Brimstone to Swoop, Wreck-Gar from a weird little ko type motorcycle and a Joker figure, Classics Seekers and Coneheads, etc. - but this is the first one that I've felt comfortable with posting. Thanks for welcoming me!!!
     
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    I see your point. ball joints are tricky, some are made only to allow the pegged part to move to certain location, others are more free moving.
     

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