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    switching parts?

    hi, i was wondering if anyone could tell me a little about switching g.i. joe parts, such as, taking arms from one guy and putting them on the other. thanks.

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    some would call it customizing
    some would call it franken-steining

    there are some figures whose body parts are NOT compatible
    of course a head from a figure who was released in 82-84 will
    not fit or be compatible with a torso from 85-94 <excluding repaints>

    what exactly did you want to know?
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    I've done some customizing myself
    here are some of the joes I have customized
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    Thanks for responding. Basically, I need a normal looking guy for a project I'm working on. So I was going to mix and match parts to get a guy that wasn't so bulky and equipped with weapons or tools. I guess my question is: is there a good way to do it? Any tools I might need?

  7. #5
    you need a good set of precision screwdrivers (the ones used for specs).
    They can be bought at most hardware stores (or on ebay).
    Also, if you are planning on painting stuff theres several types out there.
    Popular brands are Testors, Humbroil, Warhammer (I use these).
    In fact, this site is a must to visit:
    http://www.joecustoms.com/
    If you visit their Joewiki section they should answer any and all questions.
    Good luck.
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    Come to terms with this Truth (it is as it is) and life can be faced with tranquility and be neither pessimistic nor optimistic but realistic."

  8. #6

    Thumbs up Hi.

    So your looking for an average joe looking geezer without rippling muscles?
    Like a civilian look? Without going into painting..
    To frankenstein joe parts.. I think jeans.. you would need a dreadnoks parts..
    http://www.yojoe.com/action/85/buzzer.shtml - Jeans & Boots.
    http://www.yojoe.com/action/85/ripper.shtml - Jeans & Boots.
    A good head for a civilian would be backstop
    http://www.yojoe.com/action/87/backstop.shtml
    As theres effectively no painted on mic or weapons to get rid of.
    Arms & Torso
    http://www.yojoe.com/action/85/bazooka.shtml-For a sports top
    http://www.yojoe.com/action/87/chuckles.shtml-For a hawiaian shirt theme

    Thats some quick fire ideas I came up with.. for civilian body parts. Good luck with your project and be sure to stop by Joe customs for some tips.. Thats a great place for help.
    N3M
    I sometimes.... can be awesome?

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    Are you trying to build military guys without the detailed gear laid out, or just civilians?
    You can create anything if you use your imagination...it has no limits.

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    Shipwreck also has a good Civilian torso

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    Also sense you are just starting out, I would use Apple Barrel paints. They are dirt cheap and can be found practically everywhere.

    Otherwise everything else has been covered.
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  12. #10
    Take the lettering off Outback v1 or Brawler and you've got a great torso of a guy in a T-shirt.
    A closed mouth gathers no foot!

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