(During the posting of this thread originally, some discussion took place that can be beneficial for those wishing to attempt this project. Those comments can be found below. ~Superquad7)
Originally Posted by frenzy_rumble
on a serious note. I am liking those lego knight connectors. They seem to have grooves in the peg's holder, so I am assuming that the position is clicked into? I saw a few sets of the lego knights on ebay, anyone able to differentiate which would have these types of connectors?
I think all Lego Knights have the same connectors..but I have not been seeing those in stores anymore. I got 4 Knights for the connectors but I took what was available to me. I tried the Neo Shifter joints and they work fine but they are not ratcheted.
EDIT: Keep paint out of those grooves.
Originally Posted by Mr Ray
Thanks for sharing!
I too have nearly finished my Ptitvator and have incorporated all the joints into the individual bots. My only problem is when he is in devastator mode, grindcores backpack bends over due to it's overall weight and topples him over. Did you face this problem?
Yes so I added some bulk behind his head. When in leg mode, I rotate the head 180 degrees...face backward. The extra bulk behind his head keeps the backpack in place. Landmine's joints are alot stronger than Grindcore...Mold degradation I guess? If Grindcore's arms can't support the weight, it's possible to make them stronger, but don't over do it.
Originally Posted by Viagra Prime
enough to keep the weight up since I've only completed the legs but maybe you can give this a try (turn the head around) and let us know if it’s enough (or maybe others who have done this custom can share their experience).
Yeah, the original head should work fine by just rotating it. I forgot that I modified mine
Sorry..I missed some replies
I only took 1 Lego Knight to do Dev as there is about 4 joints that you can take from it. Why would you want to remove Baricade's combining pegs? Anyhoo, you'll need a soldering irong and heat the metal you see on top. Heat it for 15 secs and try to pull it out. If it does not work, try again for another 15 secs...eventually, it will pull out.
Originally Posted by project9
How many licks does it take... heh, sorry.
I'm not sure but you should be able to tell via Ptitvite's pics up top. I think one set would be enough, since there's only 4 sections where they were used - to connect both arms to the shoulders and the shoulders to Hook. I think there are a good amount in one set.
If you look at my wip thread, you'll see that I went with Neo Shifter joints instead. To me, the lego ones didn't feel that strong but I did have to modify the NS joints to make them tighter -- so maybe my choice was wrong. haha.
Have no worries, like any toy, the joints can become loose. As for Lego Knights, it applies but you can easely make them tighter. I tried Neoshifter joints but I was already used to the Lego Knights...Didn't see any reason to change the joints. For sure, I'll be using my NS joints on something. I should have used NS joints when I articulated my G1
Dinobots..they do take less valuable space.
Everything was mostly spray painted. If I can't remove a part, I tape it. Areas that can't be spray painted are painted by brush.
F-R, may I add this pics in the "how to" ?
Originally Posted by GridironProject
agreed. getting the brush in those hard to get to areas is sometimes a task, but is sometimes the only resort.
what did you use for barricade's toes?
Seems like it!!!!
Originally Posted by mrclean08
Ptitvite, did you paint with acrylics or enamels?
I use spray paints for base coat, they are not acrylics. They are mostly enalem and urethane based. For detailing, I use brushed acrylics and finishe the job with a sprayed protective coat.
Originally Posted by megacyber
Hey, folks looking for lego knights joints:
There's a website called BrickLink - Unofficial LEGOŽ Marketplace
where you can buy individual lego parts. I just checked the price on a few, and it looks like you can get them as cheap as 2 cents apiece. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
That's the same one. The way I found it was to go to "wanted" then "sets" then just pick one of the knights and click "view catalog info" and when that link comes up, click "parts inventory" and pull it out of the list.
links for the parts: BrickLink Reference Catalog - Part 47454 BrickLink Reference Catalog - Part 47455
Originally Posted by johaneggink
I also collected Lego for a while and you can buy lots of loose parts on BrickLink - Unofficial LEGOŽ Marketplace
You don't have to buy a complete set for just a few parts..
I hope this saves some of you money
Originally Posted by reddragon162
Just bought the recommended parts from that Lego site. I've been hording Neo Shifters for a while now, so with those I should be able to figure something out. I was able to get my hands on 2 incomplete Unicrons for pretty cheap, somewhere in the teens. After seeing some other customs I decided that I needed a Primus too for the arms. I bought a Devastator head from Hal Zucati. Needs a lot of clean up work, but will totally kick ass when done. Anyone know where I can get the proper construction vehicles (non transforming) in either 1:24 or 1:25 scale?