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#1 GLHTurbo

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:10 PM

Has anyone tried drilling out the hold in the head of a Friends figure to fit on the standard minifig torso?  I have an idea for a custom minifig that I want to make using a Friends head and want to know what size drill bit will make the same sized hole as the standard minifig head.

#2 Darkdragon

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:27 PM

I don't think this will work out well. the heads are very small and it will lose too much to drill it out.

A better way would be cut the neck stud off a minifig torso and attach a bar in its place. that will give you the mounting point you need.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:15 PM

What custom fig you making?

#4 GLHTurbo

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

View Postcommodore_legolas, on 03 June 2012 - 06:15 PM, said:

What custom fig you making?

I was thinking about making Samatha Byrne from Gears of War 3
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I was planning on using the Andrea head from the Friends line for the head but I may have to rethink this whole thing.  The head is a 'medium dark flesh' but there aren't any 'medium dark flesh' regular torsos, just arms.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:13 AM

If you intend to drill the head, all you need to do is get a torso and line up a drill bit till you find the correct size.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:27 PM

I'm looking at an action figure of her and it seems like you won't need a medium dark flesh torso. You'll need a dark grey one with some black on the bottom, grey hips with the belt, and black legs with grey boots painted on?

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

View PostLegocrazy81, on 05 June 2012 - 05:13 AM, said:

If you intend to drill the head, all you need to do is get a torso and line up a drill bit till you find the correct size.

I was hoping to get as close as I can to the original size to have the same "clutch" power as an original piece.  I'm not really a fan of eyeballin' it.  I was hoping that someone here had the info already or has done the swap.  I guess I'll just have to look harder for my digital calipers.

View PostCM4S, on 05 June 2012 - 12:27 PM, said:

I'm looking at an action figure of her and it seems like you won't need a medium dark flesh torso. You'll need a dark grey one with some black on the bottom, grey hips with the belt, and black legs with grey boots painted on?

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You may be right about the torso.  I was thinking that the armour that I purchased had the deep, plunging V neck like the photo that I posted above.  But looking at the armour that I purchased (but have not yet received), you won't see that area.  Now to find some medium dark flesh arms from the PoTC Yeoman zombie and I can get back to work.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:17 PM

View PostGLHTurbo, on 05 June 2012 - 02:39 PM, said:

I was hoping to get as close as I can to the original size to have the same "clutch" power as an original piece.  I'm not really a fan of eyeballin' it.  I was hoping that someone here had the info already or has done the swap.  I guess I'll just have to look harder for my digital calipers.
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#9 ThePyroMaster

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:20 PM

It would be interesting to see a Friends head on a normal Lego minifigure

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:45 PM

View PostGLHTurbo, on 05 June 2012 - 02:39 PM, said:

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Hey there, where did you buy the armour from?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:03 AM

View Postcharlieboy, on 05 June 2012 - 11:45 PM, said:

Hey there, where did you buy the armour from?
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

I can confirm that the armor does in fact cover up the upper part of the torso. You'd probably be better off using a normal lego head if you want the v-neck look. I have a feeling the friends head will make it look like she's wearing a turtle neck unless you decide to paint the neck piece flesh. The other option would to be to instead cut off the neck holders and do the switch with super glue and some putty to keep it stable. The biggest issue I find is that friends figures are suppose to be more anatomically correct, so you end up with issues with the chin being placed awkwardly there.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:21 AM

View PostConfuzzledapples, on 08 June 2012 - 06:19 PM, said:

I can confirm that the armor does in fact cover up the upper part of the torso. You'd probably be better off using a normal lego head if you want the v-neck look. I have a feeling the friends head will make it look like she's wearing a turtle neck unless you decide to paint the neck piece flesh. The other option would to be to instead cut off the neck holders and do the switch with super glue and some putty to keep it stable. The biggest issue I find is that friends figures are suppose to be more anatomically correct, so you end up with issues with the chin being placed awkwardly there.

The problem I have with using a normal Lego head is that the colour would be all wrong.  The character I'm trying to re-create has medium dark skin and I don't think that is available with a female face.  The photo I posted above makes her complexion look almost grey.  Here is a better photo:

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I got my order in the mail yesterday so I'm going to start mocking up the figure this weekend.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:48 AM

View PostGLHTurbo, on 09 June 2012 - 03:21 AM, said:

The problem I have with using a normal Lego head is that the colour would be all wrong.  The character I'm trying to re-create has medium dark skin and I don't think that is available with a female face.  The photo I posted above makes her complexion look almost grey.  Here is a better photo:


I got my order in the mail yesterday so I'm going to start mocking up the figure this weekend.
Have you considered decaling the face? If you can't decal it, you could always commission a decaled head.

Edit: The other thing I could suggest is getting some paint and painting over the head. I would suggest a glaze or something similar from Games Work shop. It may take a few tests to get it right, but it may work out.

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