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 Posted: Sat Mar 24th, 2018 10:54 am
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I like to give different poses to some of my figures and also avoid duplicates were ever possible.
One way to do this is head swops. This is just a case of loping off a figures head and reattaching it, simple, apart from getting the reattachment to stay in place.

Super glue or plastic glue will hold it in place, however it makes for a very brittle and easy to snap joint. This is fine if the figure is to be placed and left alone but when it comes to those in vulnerable positions, such has a driver whose head and shoulders are sticking out of his cab, then the brittle joint becomes a pain in the proverbial.

A very easy way to strengthen the joint is to drill and pin. This also allows you to angle the head.


























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Oh, Dr Beeching what have you done?
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I'll have to buy a bike, 'cos I can't afford a car.
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 Posted: Sun Mar 25th, 2018 10:56 am
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Western Way
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I did the same thing on my Wargaming figures, all of these have had head swops, the two horses closest to the camera are the same mould but with legs etc repositioned.

The two desert figures are exactly the same but with head swops and a slight bend added to one of them.

All work done before I painted them!








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Oh, Dr Beeching what have you done?
There once were lots of trains to catch, but soon there will be none.
I'll have to buy a bike, 'cos I can't afford a car.
Oh, Dr Beeching what a naughty man you are!
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