Customs: Shortening a Neck Post

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  1. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Hi,

    I'm working on a custom involving the animated Arcee and find the neck is just a tad too long. I can't just cut down the neck because then I lose the ball, but if I cut the neck down I'm not sure gluing it is going to be sturdy enough. Anyone got any advice on shortening such a thing? Thanks.
     
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    I don't own Arcee anymore, but I think the neck post might be thick enough for this. Snip the post off, but make sure to leave a stump. File down the post you cut off to the desired size. I think the post can support a metal pin or some firm craft wire. Drill holes on both the post and stub and do a test fit for the pin/wire. You're going to be supergluing the post and stub, but the pin/wire will act as a form of reinforcement.

    The other solution is to cut off the ball and post entirely, drill a hole where it was, and transplant one from another figure. But I can't recall if there's room for you to reinforce it from the bottom.
     
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    This is what i did with mine, I took a spare ball joint from a junker.
     
  4. aledromo

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    I forgot to mention my thanks for both of these ideas, and state that I did in fact go with the second option. Seems so simple in retrospect. Thanks!