Customs: Universal ALT Hands

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  1. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    Here's a question for all you talented kitbashers out there.

    Do the WRX, Mustang, s2000, and Ram use the same mold for its hands? And if they aren't the same, could they be interchangeable? Are the sizes of the ball on the joint at the wrist the same size?

    I'm asking because I need to replace the left fist of my KP Convoy that I just got.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    when Nemesis Prime came out, I intended to switch out his left hand with Wheeljack's (because the hole in the Mustang hands are a different size, to accomodate the wider pegs of their weapons) because I wanted to use Wheeljack's sword. However, a friend of mine who had tried something similar told me the hands weren't interchangable. The ball of the Mustang is shaped differently or held in differently or something.

    I'd say it's likely that the other hands (Subaru and whatnot) are interchangable, though I dont know for sure. But the Mustang is out of the running.
     
  3. asphalt

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    the hands seem to be many different shapes and sizes. It can usually be fized with either a light sanding or a few applications of nail polish.
     
  4. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    If you suck at sanding plastic (like me) you can get that $20 dremel set at Walmart that comes with a few sander heads. One of them is perfect for trimming parts. Even for a rookie. Might be your new bef fren
    I can never find an exact match and need to customize a little
     
  5. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    the gt's are longer than the other's
     
  6. Razerwire

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    Yeah, the GT's weren't even considered in my question. I was hoping that the WRX, Mustang, s2000, and Ram had universal hands.
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Sorry, Razerwire, those Alts all have different hands.
     
  8. Razerwire

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    Crap. I guess I'll have to buy an ALT Prime just for his hands then.:( 
     
  9. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Maybe you can just swap out the index finger from another hand?
     
  10. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    an idea:-
    E-mail Takara, tell them you bought a Prime from them that was missing a hand, can they send you another?
     
  11. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    I couldn't find the email addy for Takara so I sent one to Tomy USA. Hopefully they can help.
     
  12. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    If not I was just at Target at Bayfair and they had 2 Alt Ops :) 
     
  13. Razerwire

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    Yeah, the Fry's in Fremont got like a million ALT OPs too. But I really want to avoid having to get another ALT. Cuz I wouldn't know what to do with that one once I take the hands off and replace them with my KP Convoy's.
     
  14. Razerwire

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    Well here's Takara Tomy's wonderfully helpful response:

    :redface2: 
     
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    have you considered jazz hands?

    JAZZ HANDS! JAZZ HANDS!
     
  16. Razerwire

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    Yeah, but I believe they might not be able to fit onto Convoy's wrists.
     
  17. tusko

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    How about modifying the sword?

    What's the best sword out there for Scourge?
     
  18. Razerwire

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    :confused: 
     
  19. WhiteMocha

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    Hey Razerwire! If you still need an extra Alt Prime hand, I'm pretty sure I've got one I can just give to you. I've got a junker Alt Prime that I kinda hacked apart as practice for doing a Nemesis-Prime-to-Trailbreaker kitbash. It's torn apart to the point that I don't think I'll really be able to do anything else with it... so the hands aren't doing me any good.

    If you PM me with your address, I'd be happy to mail 'em to you. It wouldn't even take long to get them, since I live right across the Bay in San Francisco.
     
  20. Razerwire

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    AWESOME! PM SENT!
     

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