Heavy/Scratch: WfC Soundwave with articulated head

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  1. simonatmac

    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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    For my stop motions it´s important that the TFs can look up and down.
    So I´ve decided to replace the neck with a ball joint. I took it from a spare Gundam.
    Note:
    If you follow these steps, the weapons cannot be placed inside the toy´s chest.
    Warning:

    If you decide to follow this tutorial, I do not take any guaranty in no way. I am not responsible for damages or pain or cuts on your hands or in any other way!

    Because of limitations fo pictures upload, there will be more than 1 post from me now...
     

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    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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    The following tools are required:
    *Dremel

    *X-Acto knife or scalpel

    *Hot glue

    * ball joint

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    1.Cut off the neck of the toy with the knife.

    2.Unscrew these 2 screws with a Phillips screwdriver:
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    3.unscrew this screw:
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    4.This hole needs to get bigger. Cut it with a Dremel or knife.
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    5.Drill a hole into the head, but make sure, there is no hole visible from the outside
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    6.Try to fit the joint:
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    Head should move from this position[​IMG]to that position[​IMG]


    7. Take apart the upper body:[​IMG]

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    8. Cut off a small amount of plastic. This will cause the head´s increased movement
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    9. This is where the lower part of the joint should be glued to:
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    10. Use hot glue to connect and stabilize the joint. In my case, there would be no need for glue...[​IMG]

    11. Fit the parts together
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    Scratches can be repainted, so don´t worry...
    Now you can put back the screws and arms. That´s all.

    Be careful using the tools!
     

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  3. Transfan76

    Transfan76 Autobot

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    I love this Idea man . it's always the best solution when doing updates .when I find mine I'll have to do the same.if i find him or megs.
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Cool man! Ball joint necks should just be standard.
     
  5. simonatmac

    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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    Signed!
     
  6. jrod9165

    jrod9165 Well-Known Member

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    can u tech me how to make foc jazz to look up
     
  7. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    I'm going to do something very similar. Great mod.
     

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