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14 April 2010

Harlequin Converting and Pinning

Nick Speaking

After buying a few Harlequin boxes to start me off with my eventual 30 Harlequins, I quickly realised that I was going to end up with a lot of fusion pistol models! Switching the legs around so the top halves all had different legs was the easy bit, and of course a few arm bends here and there also makes them look a bit different. Remember if you are going to bend metal then only ever bend it once! Any more and it will weaken too much and eventually break. The next step was to make the excess fusion pistol models into normal Harlies.


First of all you will have to get hold of some Shuriken Pistols (or look a likes)...

These can usually be found in yours or someone elses bitz box, failing that eBay is another great source for bitz. In my bitz box I had some excess Sriking Scorpions whose pistols are ideal for the job. Carefully take a pair of cutters and cut the gun off including the hand. Remember to keep the flat side of the cutters facing the piece of metal that you want to keep to give you a straight edge.


Next is to cut off the two Fusion pistols just below the hand leaving the two cuff bits on the model. You will also have to cut the ribbons on the one that has them joined to the gun. You can either cut them right off or leave some ribbon on and re-shape them with a file later.



Next take a pin vice and carefully drill a hole into the wrist and a hole in the hand with the gun. Use a cut down paperclip and super glue it into one of the holes.


Now all you have to do is super glue the pistol onto the hand with the paperclip giving it some extra strength so that it does not break off in the future.



Job done!


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1 comment:

  1. .....OGM !

    Fusion pistol Scorpions ! How kool is that ?!

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