Leg swap
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Leg swap

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can someone PLEASE inform me on how to do al eg swap from the waist down. I have a DCSH bane and would love to do that mod but have no clue how. thanks.

Posted by iExploreX
on Friday, July 6, 2007
User Comments
Mr-X -
Friday, July 6, 2007
Go for it
greymonk -
Friday, July 6, 2007
Or if you can't(which happens because of the body type) either slide a knife CAREFULLY in and work the peg down or use your dremel and break enough away to snap it easier.

or use a Dremel cutoff disc, looks like a big flat sandpaper wheel. That might slide right in and zip! (check the fit while the dremel is OFF please) off goes the peg. just be careful when using power tools...ALWAYS!
DrSean -
Friday, July 6, 2007
I just spilt a SMC DD and it looks like I broke a piece. I could take a picture tomorrow.
Mr-X -
Friday, July 6, 2007
Or if you can't(which happens because of the body type) either slide a knife CAREFULLY in and work the peg down or use your dremel and break enough away to snap it easier.
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, July 6, 2007
Yup!
DrSean -
Friday, July 6, 2007
when you say "snap the parts" do you mean like you would a tree branch?
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, July 6, 2007
Yup. :]
DrSean -
Friday, July 6, 2007
but how do they two halves stay together? Is the screw bigger than the top half's hole?
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, July 6, 2007
Ack, I was looking for that :P
deadeye -
Friday, July 6, 2007
Leave milk and cookies outside the hole for it:lol:

But I usually take it out with a dental pick, crack the bottom half to open it and slide the peg out or simpley leave it there if it isnt causing any trouble ( and its too small to extricate)

I'll be posting a Tutorial soon on how I swapped the legs on a Reaction Toys 2000AD Slaine Figure with those of a Mike Awesome Wrestling figure with better hip articulation

Its using a slight variation on the screw theme - but still keeping the original waist turn peg intact

~_@
Dedi
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, July 6, 2007
Sometimes you don't have to, and sometimes the peg is in the upper-half, and sometimes there's no peg at all! Snap the fig in half like you would a lobster and check-it out :P

Remember, it doesn't matter how ugly or messy it looks in the waist, you're never going to see that area ever again once you put the two halves back together, so don't be afraid of getting rough.
DrSean -
Friday, July 6, 2007
I might have done that before (on accident) but how do you get the peg out of the lower half?
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, July 6, 2007
If it isn't on FigureRealm, then it doesn't exsist

...yeah, I don't know, snap apart a junk figure and see how it looks. The fixes are usually easy, you have to be a little creative.
DrSean -
Friday, July 6, 2007
okay.

Is there a tutorial on any custom site about this?
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, July 6, 2007
Nothing is ever useless, if you want to use the top-half for another custom then just rig something up and attach it to some new legs. The waists aren't all connected the same way, you won't be using the exact same procedure for every single fig, you're going to have to improvise all the time, that's why writing a tutorial about it is complicated, can't cover ALL the ways to do it
Mr-X -
Friday, July 6, 2007
Well, without a peg or something that sticks out of it, yes, its not gonna stay anywhere or at least not very well.
DrSean -
Friday, July 6, 2007
So then the top half is basically useless?
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, July 6, 2007
^ Yup, that's the easiest way to do it, sometimes something goes wrong and you have to work harder at it but that's the basic procedure.
Mr-X -
Friday, July 6, 2007
I snap the body in half(break the waist peg) and clean the hole of the upper torso your gonna use. Take the new waist and find a mushroom head screw that will fit into the upper torso. Once you do that, just drill the screw into the waist and fit the upper torso onto it.
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