Head Joint Problem
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Head Joint Problem

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I saw AiPresents custom Iron Man and thought it was genius. So I wanted to make my own. Only problem is the head joints don't match up. I want to put ML1 Iron Man's head on XMC Avalanche's body. Any suggestions?



Posted by DrSean
on Tuesday, March 27, 2007
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Tom-Tom -
Sunday, April 1, 2007
cut the peg off from whoever's head your sticking on their and glue it to iron man. make sure you don't have the head attached when you glue the peg on so you don't have any sticky situations.
Buzzy Fret -
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Well I figured if the rubberband idea worked it would have the longer lifespan than bubble gum which would probably breakdown over time.

So there.

Now I gotta find some screws that will work for attaching the new arms.
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Well LAA-DEE-DAA Mr I'm-too-good-for-bubblegum! Mr I-use-gaskets! Laa-dee-daa!



Those little clear rubber-bands are great for everything, especially holding heavy guns in a figure's hands.
Buzzy Fret -
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Eureaka!

I'll have to make a tutorial when I make a 2nd figure with the JLA Classified Aquaman head but I figured it out. Really quite simple. I went with the gasket idea - I got a GI Joe Sigma 6 figure recently because I've seen a few recent customs using them that looked really cool, and it had these little clear rubber bands holding the figure in. I took one of those, cut a very small section of it off, stuffed it into the socket hole in the Aquaman head, slid it onto the neck peg and wunderbar - it tightened it up enough so that the head doesn't flop around but still easy to move for posing.
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I always thought it was solidified malleable spirit gum on teh credit cards, but I've usually seen it in liquid form.

Whatever happens, make a tutorial out of it
Buzzy Fret -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
So many ideas rushing at me at once... head swelling...



Is that what that stuff on them CCs is?

VP's idea sounds good too.
ToymakerB -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
If you use superglue in the hole and add a few drops of tap water it will crystalize and harde to the point you can still move the head but it won't be loose.
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
It's not that it dries out, but eventually you'll move the head so much that the sculpey starts to squish itself out of the hole. So something sticky would be better, chew that gum!

Or you know that stuff that attaches credit cards to the paper when you get those offers in the mail? That strip of sticky stuff, spirit gum?
VariablePenguin -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Why not just put the Sculpey in, put the figure in the freezer for a little bit to harden it a little, take it out and turn the head a little to free the ball from it, and then boil it as usual. This should probably work.
Buzzy Fret -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I could chew up some Bubbalicious...

I was actually pondering some kind of rubbery gasket type material.

Would the Sculpey dry out over time?
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Do you have anything sticky like the apoxie before you mix the two parts? Sticky works even better! @_@
Buzzy Fret -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Huzzah! And I have a small packet of Sculpey I bought to see what it was like!

Bless you Doc!
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Or you could just stick a glob of sculpey in the hole first and then pop it in. Don't harden it, just leave it in there and the head won't be loose anymore.

Or even just a little piece of plastic would work if you don't want to use the sculpey.
Buzzy Fret -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I should try that magnet thing for my new Punisher. I got the Aquaman head (refer to my WIP thread) and the socket in it for the neck ball is just a tad too big.


Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Foiled by the double ball-socket!

Let us know how it goes @_@
Kyle Robinson -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
so can you boil the head and pop out the ball like on ML punisher and ML magneto?

Actually I know you can cause magneto and iron man are the same figure... try that. get some eedle nose pliers and boil the head... the ball should pop out .
DrSean -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The head is a ball and so is the neck.
Kyle Robinson -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
what I do when the head hole is too big is, fill it with apoxie, then redrill the hole (then hollow it out deep in the hole with dremel ball grinder bit) and done, make it slightly bigger so you don't have to boil it (not that, that would work for apoxie anyway) but it still will fit snug. If that makes no sence I will make a tut of it eventually.
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Ack! I need glasses
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Wait, so that's a hole in the Iron Man head? I thought it was a double ball-socket like the DCSH have?
VariablePenguin -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Is the Avalance post too big or small? If it's bigger than the hole, just make the hole a little bigger.
DrSean -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Oh, my bad.

Well thanks for pointing that out.
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Ack! How about...

-Stick a metal ball bearing in the neck
-Use some apoxie/sculpey to repair the neck and make it perfectly smooth
-Hollow out the head a little and embed some tiny magnets into the inside of the head

Then the head should stay on strongly and still be able to move anywhere, I think we have a tutorial for this?

Edit, looks like we don't
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