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Old 12-31-2009, 15:37
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Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

Hey OSW,
I have a small problem here that I know is easily solvable. Or at least I hope it is. I searched around and found nothing that really helped.

I just got two head scuplts from ada chan, and neither will go directly onto my Hot Hots true type figure...One has a soft plastic piece that looks like it'll go it and the other does not, and the hole is far up in the neck, too far for the HT base to reach. Could someone kindly point out how to solve this issue?

One of these heads is also going to be attached to a Dragon body as well. Probably which ever doesn't fit on the HT TT.

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Can anyone help? Please?

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Old 12-31-2009, 15:48
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

Hot glue.
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Old 12-31-2009, 16:00
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

Really? I sort of wanted to keep the modularity, if only for the price these things cost.
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Old 12-31-2009, 16:30
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

um - unfortunately, Jester may be right.

were it me in your place, I would find a 'scrap' head that fits on the body you want to put the head(s) on. then take the scrap head and cut out the piece that fits the neck post and glue it into the new head - kind of a transplant I guess.
But to be honest, I don't know of a better method.

Just curious - did you specify which bodies you were planning on using to the sculptor? If so, and they don't work...maybe contact him/her for a resolution.

I don't know what you paid for them, but seems to me they should fit if you supplied the specs.

Good luck.
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Old 12-31-2009, 16:44
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

Aren't there neck adapters available? I thought I saw some on EBAY, or perhaps on one of the OSW-friendly sellers. Good luck!
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Old 12-31-2009, 16:46
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

^I have two different neck posts, and they are the ones I see all over the place. (One with the neck and ball joint, and the post that attaches to the neck of the head, which I need apparently, yet doesnt fit my heads.

@Int: Hm, I don't want to do any figure surgery...but if I have to, should I use hot glue or super glue?

Also, I did specify the body I was going to be using, and she clarified that it would fit. I did, however, already shoot her an email. So Ill have to wait and see...

Thanks though.
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Old 12-31-2009, 17:10
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

unfortunately, the only way to get the heads to stay is to glue them on. The Bill sculpt, you can take the neck plug thing out. You could also try some blu-tac/office tac, if you can find it.

good luck.
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Old 12-31-2009, 17:56
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

Alright. I guess thats going to have to be the route that I take. Thanks guys!
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

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Hm, I don't want to do any figure surgery...but if I have to, should I use hot glue or super glue?
Definitely hot glue.
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Old 12-31-2009, 18:46
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

That's the thing with Ada's sculpts, they're sort of hit or miss -- some of them work awesome with True Types, others don't. I just got her Peter Ustinov "Nero" sculpt and used it on a TTL body, and it fit snug and secure with no problem.
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Old 12-31-2009, 19:42
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

If you use hot glue and want to change the head later, you will just need to heat up the neck area with a hair dryer and you should be able to pull the head off. The advantage of hot glue is it really isn't sticky -- it just fills in the area and creates a plug. If you heat up the area later, the head should come off leaving the plug attached to the neck piece on the body. If you want to get that off a judicious use of an x-acto knife should take care of removing it and the body should look like nothing had ever happened.

With the Bill sculpt, I recommend taking out the rubber piece in the head since they tend to deteriorate very quickly. I don't know if it's because they are reacting to the resin of the head or what, but I've had brand new heads from Ada where that rubber piece was already melting when I opened the box. I just pry them out immediately and use hot glue for attaching them to bodies.
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Old 12-31-2009, 20:00
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

If you don't want to use glue and the main opening fits over the
neck peg end, you could always use some of the minature high powered
magnets, like in enterbay heads. But you would still need to glue
the magnets on the neck peg end and inside the head. But the
head will come on and off with one good pull.

You can get the magnets on ebay. Don't cost much and they go a long way.

Here's a link to the last one's I bought.

50 rare Neodymium earth disc magnets 1/4" x 1/16" NdFeB - eBay (item 330386735410 end time Jan-12-10 10:24:51 PST)

Just a thought.
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Old 12-31-2009, 21:12
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

^That is actually a really good idea.

What type of glue would I use though...would hot glue still work?
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Old 12-31-2009, 22:43
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

Better off using super glue to bind rare earth magnets. You don't want them coming free of the hot glue, and leaving you with two magnets embedded in the head which you'll never get free.

Also, be really careful to get the orientation of the two magnets correct before you glue anything!
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

Ill probably just use glue.

How do I go about getting the neck post off of the HT body? Im afraid to pull it as I feel like it's quite fragile.
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

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Better off using super glue to bind rare earth magnets. You don't want them coming free of the hot glue, and leaving you with two magnets embedded in the head which you'll never get free.

Also, be really careful to get the orientation of the two magnets correct before you glue anything!
Az is right, super glue will be best to keep them in place.
And yes, important to make sure the magnets draw each other together,
not push each other apart... I''ve done that once.....once.

So mark the 2 sides with a sharpie so you get it right the first time.
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

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Ill probably just use glue.

How do I go about getting the neck post off of the HT body? Im afraid to pull it as I feel like it's quite fragile.
You don't have to take it off. But if you find that you want to.
Just work it off slowly. I normally use some vice grips or pliers
and grab it, slowly pulling with more force until it works itself free.
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Re: Ada Chan headsculpts on TrueType body

bbi neck joint would be the best option for Ada Chan HS.

Herewith a pix for your reference.
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