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 Post subject: Help with Four arms
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:11 pm 
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Does anyone here have experience with creating a four armed minifig torso or know where I might find some help in this? I've seen it done I just have no idea how to pull it off. Where do I drill holes, and what size should the holes be? Is there a better way than drilling holes?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Four arms
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:26 pm 
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I may have dabbled with it. :P

I used a dremel tool to drill my holes with, with the basic bit that it comes with. It's the perfect width, and the arms snap right in the holes.

You want to center the hole between the upper arm holes and the bottom of the torso, but just go a bit below from the upper holes. You will have to modify the legs, so they can fit in when the new arms are in place.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Four arms
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:34 pm 
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It took everything I could not to call you out specifically in my original post. :9 I was thinking Dremel too, just wasn't sure if I needed anything other than what I had.

Now, when you say "modify the legs", how do you mean?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Four arms
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:40 pm 
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Machetero wrote:
Now, when you say "modify the legs", how do you mean?

The "stud" parts on the hips that connect to the torso. The arms interfere with their connection to the torso. You basically have to shave those stud parts down at an angle.

You could use other drills if you have the right bit for them.

And use caution please. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Four arms
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:52 pm 
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The leg stud thing sounds a bit tricky. By any chance do you have or know where I can find a referaece pic? I am more of a visual person.
Omicron wrote:
You could use other drills if you have the right bit for them.
The question is, what bits would that be? I have a dremel and the bit it came with so I can try that first.
Omicron wrote:
And use caution please. :P

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Between martial arts, guns, "playing" with and sharpening knives, and playing bass when I was younger, my hands are pretty used to abuse. That said, those activities also taught me quite a great deal on caution. Thanks though!

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Four arms
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:01 pm 
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I'll take a pic of my disassembled Goro to show you and the bits I used. I'm no good at describing these things. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Four arms
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:35 pm 
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Thanks for all the help! As I said, I am a visual person, so if you can't describe it, and I can't picture it in my head or see it, I'm gonna have a whole bunch of chopped up, drilled, and totally useless bits of ABS.
Part of me thinks this could have been done in PMs, but now if anyone else wants to attempt this foolishness, the information is here to see.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Four arms
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:28 pm 
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I like to use a few bits to work up in size rather than go for the correct one right away. For the legs, maybe use the grinding bit rather than cutting.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Four arms
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:30 pm 
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Way to show me up QB. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Four arms
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:32 pm 
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I've done this! I simply drilled two small holes below the original holes, I believe they required sanding so that the arms fith smoothly. After this, an unmodified leg piece is to long, so I sanded down the two pegs. It fits, but not as tight as it did originally.


EDIT: Here's a link http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/243246

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