Customs: Where can I find ball joints??

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  1. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a TF Rollar, and he was loose as crap so I tried the super glue trick on him (to make the ball joints bigger to make things more snug!).

    The problem is.. The plastic couldn't accommodate the enlarged ball joints, and hte one that was on there snapped off!

    So now I'm wondering where I can find some ball joints so I might be able to disassemble this guy and make some new leg connections.

    Yay for having something for a day before breaking it accidentally.. :) 
     
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    Hobbylink japan sells some ball joints made by a company named "yellow submarine". They come in various size's and colors, although im unsure if they will help you though :S
     
  3. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    Cool thanks for the info!
    I'll have to see what I can come up with.. Darn cheaper grade plastics.. :( 
     
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    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Use an Asoblock set. They're loaded with ball joints, and they're stiff as hell.
     
  5. Demonss

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    Wow!
    That's a great resource! I may be able to salvage Rollar yet!
     
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    I was gunna say HLJ for the joints too but asoblocks look perfect. I'll try this. Also lego/bionicle joints on ebay are great.
     
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    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Just one warning with Asoblocks. They are pretty big, so you'll have to factor in there size. It probably won't work as well on scout or smaller figs, it's harder to hide the joints on such a small scale. Great for smaller combiners, though.

    Also, unless you happen to live in Hong Kong (and the rest of Asia presumably), where TRU stocks them, i don't know of many online places that sell Asoblock. And those that do charge a slightly higher price for them.
     
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    wat i do is just buy one gundam and that gundam would last my in all different kinda parts for a couple of customs... ball joints from the arms, head, legs, torso.. and then i would use body parts, guns and other materials too... ..
     
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    Yeah I've been contemplating finding one of the gundam models I may not have done as nice of a job painting back in my college years and tearing it apart for parts.. :) 
     

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