How to make joints
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How to make joints

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I've been trying to find a tutorial or anything on makind elbow and knee joints, mainly for Star Wars customs. The only Tutorial I've found is for swivel wrists and that's not what I need. Any help would be good

Posted by jimbo96
on Sunday, December 20, 2009
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Green Skin -
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Or if you attach another disc to the one in the center and sculpt some knee or elbow onto it, you would have a ML double joint....if that makes sense. Or if you take the 2 outer discs and replace them with semi circles, you have a ball joint.
Top-notch comix -
Thursday, December 24, 2009
If you used a full screw (meaning including the "head" for the peg in the center circle, you could make the HML elbow joints w/ the swivel... wonder why that guy chose not to
Green Skin -
Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Found another pic of a scratch made joint. This one is made with Renshape.
Whiskeytango -
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Huh... I had never really thought about making my own like that. Pretty simple and certainly less expensive than cutting up other figures. I'm experimenting with adding a swivel out of scratch to Gargan Venoms elbow though, might post how that goes.
pock63 -
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thats what I do also.
Green Skin -
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Awesome, hope that works out for ya.
jimbo96 -
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thanks Green Skin. That actually did make sense. I'll try that.
Green Skin -
Monday, December 21, 2009
Using an existing joints works, but if you have to make your own here is what you need:



3 discs of the same diameter, 2 of them should be thin, and 1 should be thick.
1 small cylinder.
1 dowel, or plastic rod.

Drill a hole into the center of the 3 discs that is large enough to fit the plastic rod.

Put the 2 thin discs onto the rod, and space them far enough apart so that the thick disc fits between then snuggly.
*as shown in the pic.

Now take the cyclinder piece and glue the flat end onto the edges of the 2 thin discs. Once the glue dries you can remove the plastic rod. Now the thick disc can be inserted in between the 2 thin discs and you can put the plastic rod back through. Now you have a basic joint. Now you just have to anchor it into the figure and do a little sculpting onto the thin discs. Let me know if you have any questions about anchoring.

Hopefully this made sense.
atgscl -
Monday, December 21, 2009
I just use existing joints that I cut off of other figures.
grayson919 -
Monday, December 21, 2009
hahahaha dude that was so funny!!! lmao!!
jimbo96 -
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Single joints. Don't want get too complicating with smaller figures like Star Wars.


Oh, and good one DiceMan...I walked right into that one.
Green Skin -
Sunday, December 20, 2009



I actually have a book on that. Are you talking about Double joints (ML joints) or single joints (DCUC joints)??
DiceMan -
Sunday, December 20, 2009
you stuff the grass into a small peice of rolling paper and then you tightly roll it up lick the sticky side and seal


o wait you were talking about other joints huh
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