Minor/Repaint: Twinferno (Doublecross) Wrist Mod (another one)

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  1. Tom_Servo

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    Huge thanks to @Massasoit and @blastpak for inspiring me to do this. I liked both of their solutions, but I wanted to try it with Revoltech joints. I have a lot of them in my parts bin from doing action figure customs. My first idea was to set them into his wrists, and make a mount inside of the head/hands. I got the wrists drilled out and set pearler beads into them as sockets for the joints. Pearler beats are perfect soft plastic sockets for Revoltech joints, BTW. I made the mount inside of the wrist for the Revel joint, I relaized that I had accidentally made a new joint. Along with the wrist swivel that made a pretty good universal joint. I removed the Revoltech joint and replaces it with a simple peg, and I think it all came together nicely. The heads still have their original posts, and I was able to sink them all the way back in by using a punch and hammer, so he can still hold his guns! I didn't really like the guns until I saw Doublecross holding them with his new wrists.
    My big question going into this was how to remove the pins and how they were in there. Each dragon head has two pins- one going in from each side. I brute forced the first set out by wedging a small screwdriver into the hinge. I ended up breaking the jaw that was. Luckily, I was able to glue it back together and smooth the surface over with the tip of my soldering gun.
    For the second head, I used the same process- only heated the pins up with my soldering gun first. (There's nothing like breaking something to remind you to be careful)
    I'd like to come up with something to keep his hind legs more stable in beast mode. For now, I'm fairly pleased with how it's working out. I'm still considering my detailing options.
    All comments and crits welcome.
     

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    Here are some pics of my aborted first design with the Revoltech joints.
     

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    Cool mod, thanks for the shout out :) 
     
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    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    I really wish there was an easy, quick fix for this shockingly poor design by Hasbro...
     
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    Oh, yeah. I like that. And as an added bonus, it looks like he has a flamethrower inside the dragon mouths now.
     
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    Thanks guys! I'm glad you like it!
    Thanks! And on that note- I've added little barrels in there to make it official! I also did a subtle black wash to bring out his little details- especially on those white areas. I also washed Daburu so I can see his little kitty face.
    For my wash I used Tamiya Flat Black and I thinned it with Liquitex matte medium. I originally bought the medium for non-figure painting, but I tried it, and it works really well for washes. It gives the paint a nice thick consistency. If you use a lot of medium, you can get a nice transparent quality to the paint too. dc08.jpg dc09.jpg dc10.jpg dc11.jpg dc12.jpg
     
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    Also, I noticed this weird face on his crotch.
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    The wash makes it look likes he's covered in ashes. Nice. :buttrock 
     
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    That's man! I wanted to make the barrels nice and crunchy. He is a dragon after all.
     
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    How did you get the dragon heads off?
     
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    My mod was to make the cut at the elbow joints. Drill holes & add screws to connect both ends, voila!
     
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    I heated them up with a soldering iron and then I worked a screwdriver in between the jaws and the wrist. I actually broke one of his jaws doing it, so it isn't the safest process. You can reference my first post for a diagram of how it's put together.
    I considered doing something similar. Feel free to post a pic.
     
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    That's what I ended up doing. Soldering iron. I just wanted to see if there were other options I hadn't thought of doing. Then I cut the wrist off & used a screw to reattach as a swivel joint.
     
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    Why...why was this not standard? Turned out very well.
     
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    Thanks! It really does add so much play value with this figure, it's hard to believe that they hadn't at least considered it.
     

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