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 Post subject: Cannibal Hair
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Does anyone know where the hair on this minifig on the BF shop is from?:

http://www.brickforge.com/store/product ... 327&page=1


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 Post subject: Re: Cannibal Hair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:29 am 
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I believe it is a modded LEGO element. This piece in particular.
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 Post subject: Re: Cannibal Hair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:29 pm 
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That makes sense. Thanks ;)

Being new to the whole "modding" thing.... how would one go about cutting that peice down? A Dremel? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Cannibal Hair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:38 pm 
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A sharp knife, razor, or a dremel will work fine. Just don't cut any fingers off.

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 Post subject: Re: Cannibal Hair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:45 pm 
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Haha! |D Sage advice Hammer Ace! Thanks!

I have a background in miniatures/wargaming so no stranger to using tools for modelling/kitbashing. Just wasn't sure what the best approach was when it came to Lego.


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 Post subject: Re: Cannibal Hair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:47 pm 
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Being new to the whole "modding" thing.... how would one go about cutting that peice down? A Dremel? :?


That would be the best option, though you'd still have to use an X-acto knife to trim the edges and excess plastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Cannibal Hair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:58 pm 
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When working on such a small piece, how do you guys hold said piece to work on it so it doesn't move?


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 Post subject: Re: Cannibal Hair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:09 pm 
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Block_n_Load wrote:
When working on such a small piece, how do you guys hold said piece to work on it so it doesn't move?


Um.....I still have problems with that aspect ;9 =| I have heard that people use small clamps, but usually what I do is wear some thin gloves, because the cutting disc on a dremmel at lower speeds won't hurt you. A drill bit on the other hand.....Check out you tube for some tutorials that might have a better answer.

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 Post subject: Re: Cannibal Hair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Thanks guys, you've been very helpful. Much appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Cannibal Hair
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:14 am 
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I will use needlenose plyers, you can put something 'soft' between the item and those to prevent scratching.
I've also found that if cutting directly down doesn't flow well, I'll cut at a sight angle. I also gently shave the edges to get rid of the 'off' color and bring the piece back to it's original one.

I generally use a heavier xacto knife for most hair modding. I don't have a dremel.

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