How do they transition from horizontal joint to vertical?

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How do they transition from horizontal joint to vertical?

Postby morganm » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:23 pm

Here's an example of a technique I'm trying to replicate. Pretty sure I have all the pieces but despite all of my effort I can't figure it out!

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Lets take the arm for closer examination. In particular it's right arm as we can clearly see the shoulder assembly and the elbow assembly:
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On the cockpit chassis we see the clips holding onto the T pin. The shaft of the T pin goes horizontal into some brick in the arm.... OK, got it.

What I don't get is how to transition from where the T pin interface there is horizontal to now a similar T pin interface vertically in the elbow.

Please enlighten me, thanks!
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Postby Silent-sigfig » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:26 pm

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Postby aoffan23 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:32 pm

What Silent said. You can see the half plate space at the bottom of the shoulder, it's a little rectangular black space. All put together with a 1x3 inverse slope and the plate and cheese at the front.
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Postby morganm » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:34 pm

That's what I figured but I just don't get it.... please elaborate.

I guess you mean one headlight brick standing vertical with the T pin shaft going into it right? But then how does the horizontal headlight brick interface with the vertical one to allow the vertical T pint shaft to go into the headlight brick?
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Postby aoffan23 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:37 pm

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The red things are the SNOT studs on the headlight bricks. You just put one horizontally, one vertically. Not really that hard to figure out.
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Postby morganm » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:45 pm

What is interlocking the two headlight bricks?
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Postby Dertyyy » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:48 pm

they are on the same plate, just turned 90 degrees. there is no SNOT in the connection of the bricks at all.
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Postby aoffan23 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:50 pm

aoffan23 wrote:All put together with a 1x3 inverse slope and the plate and cheese at the front.


It's just like Dertyyy said, they're just laid out like plain bricks.
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Postby morganm » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:52 pm

OOhhhh kay... got it. Thanks guys!
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Postby Gungnir » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:33 am

What I want to know is: How the hell does everyone get away with such tiny cockpits? Mine are always at least 6 studs wide.
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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:17 am

Why six studs wide? I usually only make mine 4 studs wide; middle being down for the fig to sit and the outside two raised for the arms to rest on like Bonn-o-Tron.
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Postby Robot Monkey » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:36 pm

OneEye589 wrote:Why six studs wide? I usually only make mine 4 studs wide; middle being down for the fig to sit and the outside two raised for the arms to rest on like Bonn-o-Tron.


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