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    How to switch Frosta's reversed arms video Tutorial by Hunter Knight Customs

    Hello guys, took me all day but as promised in my Facebook page, here is the Tutorial video on how to swap Frosta's arms. Nothing to it, and thesame can be applied to any figure. Hope you guys enjoy it and let me know if you have any more questions:


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    Great Tutorial. I also did this, with a hair dryer. It's the fastest cleanest way. I find I only use the hair dryer in about half the time you do, the plastic gets pretty soft, pretty fast.

    Also, I didn't need a screwdriver or sculpting tool to put the elbow pins back in. I heated the forearm piece, and stretched the loop hole to almost double it's length, and with my thumb or finger securing the back of the pin, I stretched the loop over the head of the pin. Went on quickly without a problem. I use this method as it removes the risk of cutting the plastic with the screwdriver or tool while soft. There is a risk of stretching too far perhaps? But I've yet to break one that way. And by keeping the plastic hot with the hair dryer, I've yet to have any issues of the stretched hole staying stretched too far. With heat it returns back to it's molded size.

    Great work HunterK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baena View Post
    Great Tutorial. I also did this, with a hair dryer. It's the fastest cleanest way. I find I only use the hair dryer in about half the time you do, the plastic gets pretty soft, pretty fast.

    Also, I didn't need a screwdriver or sculpting tool to put the elbow pins back in. I heated the forearm piece, and stretched the loop hole to almost double it's length, and with my thumb or finger securing the back of the pin, I stretched the loop over the head of the pin. Went on quickly without a problem. I use this method as it removes the risk of cutting the plastic with the screwdriver or tool while soft. There is a risk of stretching too far perhaps? But I've yet to break one that way. And by keeping the plastic hot with the hair dryer, I've yet to have any issues of the stretched hole staying stretched too far. With heat it returns back to it's molded size.

    Great work HunterK!
    Thanks my friend, that's the idea. This tutorial is just a way of doing it so you can then mod it in your own way. Thanks for watching!

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    nice tutorial: thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Brown View Post
    nice tutorial: thanks for sharing.
    You are welcome, glad to be of help!

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    Well i must be an idiot, because there is nothing i can do to get the elbows back onto the arms. One of the pins even came out of both sides of of one of the arms, and that alone is giving me hell getting to FULLY back in... it's just too soft and i cant get enough pressure to get it all the way back thru. I'm seriously considering ordering a new Frost and never trying this again....


    UPDATE: finally got it all reassembled! I think the problem was that the plastic was too soft, and once i let it get slightly firmer, it was honestly easier to force back into place.... not sure I wanna rush to try this sort of project again... but I have no doubt the custom bug will hit me again. Maybe it's easier with the male characters due to more leverage with the larger parts.

    Regardless, AWESOME video, and couldn't have done it without you
    Last edited by roykop; October 26, 2012 at 01:54am.
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