So, from a while back on this board, I saw the thread of Radicons member Goosefish. He went to task modifying Generations Arcee to have a waist swivel. I decided to tackle this my own way, and after two designs (because the first one failed), I pulled it off. The first try, I bought Mecha Gray ball joints by Premium Parts Collection through HLJ. Let me just say--the sockets suck. I tried four times (two of which I got as far as installing) and they all cracked. I had to go back and find a new way to do everything. Thankfully, I had leftover Gundam tree parts, and one of the soft rubber sockets fit the ball joint from the PPC kit (I think 5mm for both). I had to design my own internal parts out of styrene sheets to hold the thing in place, but in the end it completely worked. I'll likely post a how-to later on. But for now, the results! She has a slight amount of ab crunch, though not much. I could have created more space to improve that kind of feature, but it would have created a greater gap between her two halves. Just didn't like the look of that. As a result, my mod may not have as much ab crunch as some might prefer, but I really like how this turned out. Here, you can see her lower front half is designed to be a bit higher than her lower back half to fill in a bit more of that gap look from the front. And a teeny bit of "side" crunch: So, as you may have guessed, her ab section has been cut and permanently attached to her lower half to create a full piece for the socket. As a result, the upper leg can't bend back past the picture below: Granted, you really weren't supposed to anyway, as doing so would have popped the abs out of its connector port. But it was still a bit of a cheat. Truthfully, it really does nothing to her normal articulation: "Gun's sideways! Kill shot!" You can actually turn her the full 360 degrees. I just tend to be careful with her considering this is NOT a factory joint. But so far, I've not had any problems with the ball joint popping out. So, underneath her upper half, I created a channel to fit the ball joint. It was a ball on a post, so I just drilled out the channel to get it to fit, then placed this styrene square on top (with its own half-channel running down it to cover the ball post). I cut the sides and bottom down a bit to give her chest plate room to fit. There is a natural gap between the hood/upper chest plate and the main body that occurs by design to give the original black piece that was attached to it enough room. Being I cut off the abs from it, I didn't need the piece at all, so I just removed it and glued the white underpart permanently in place. The gap really doesn't bother me much. You can see the plate here: One other thing is that you do have to swing the legs forward for transformation--no more going backwards (though I don't think I ever tried transforming her that way? If it was possible before, no longer...) And yes, she is still fully transformable--no partsforming. ANOTHER new thing...you used to connect the hands to the black gun's side pegs, then slot the gun under the body. That's been completely covered by the new arrangement. So there's one less gun for storage (the other gun still fits fine under the back end). The hands, though, can tuck in nicely underneath on each side. And, plenty of clearance. The feet in the original locked position are even closer to the ground than the arms/hands. Some group shots: (yes, I'm showing off my MP-10v ) I have no idea why she isn't holding a gun in this pic... A shot with the girls: And, some fun shots! Inspired by Goosefish's original mod photos: And one of my own: I should also mention, I really prefer the idea of Cartoon Arcee--a gunner. The sword concept that sprang from IDW isn't a bad one, but just about every iteration of Arcee, be it official or third party, incorporates those swords. I like having some of the femme characters with swords, but I've always pictured this Arcee as the gun type. If she's going to go CQC, I figure her to be more fist and feet--more like TF Prime Arcee (hey, there's ONE that isn't so swordy! Well, except those blade things...). But yeah, as a result, no sword pics for this one. And it's just how I like this Arcee to be. Hope you enjoy!