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Calling all purists.

Post by clonefactory on Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:39 pm

Unfortunately my Lego collection is not as great as I would like so I am looking for some purist ideas from people whom have a greater knowledge of the brick.

I would like to find a piece that I can use as a neck cowl for a minifig. Basically a part that will cover the base and first quater of a minifig head. For instance I like using yellow heads for my customs but some people complain, (rightly so) that the yellow shows through when a helmet is worn. Similar to a real Clone Trooper I would like to cover the minifig head base with a black cowl. I hope that is enough description.

Any thoughts (besides painting/ decaling the bottom of a minifig head). As a side note I feel that good ideas should be rewarded. Take that as you like.

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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by Mike on Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:44 pm

As much as I would love to help I don't seem to understand. Do you mean you need the part under the helping to not be seen?
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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by J4ke on Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:06 pm

To the best of my knowledge, there are few, if any, pieces that can be used to fulfil that function. The bandanna piece is too high at the top, for example, and white shoulder pauldrons would only evelevate the entire head.

Quite frankly, I think that you'll have to take a custom option, as even attatching a plate to a neck bracket won't help you to encircle the entire bottom of the head.

How about an official LEGO elastic band? It could work...


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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by Rook on Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:13 pm

That's the first thing I thought too.

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Post by TK47 on Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:48 pm

Well I know of a brick that will cover the neck although it might not fit with the helmet on, it's the cowboy neck piece from the 90's or train drivers neck pieces if you're following me correctly?
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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by clonefactory on Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:01 pm

Thanks for the help, I think I am onto a custom fix. I just coudn'tr figure out the best place to start.
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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by Fixer on Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:08 pm

J4ke wrote:How about an official LEGO elastic band? It could work.
That's my suggestion too. I know from experience that if you wrap one of these rubber bands around the lowest part of the minifigure's
head twice a helmet can still fit on the minifigure. It looks good and you can't see any of minifigure's head when correctly done.

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Post by DarthPineapple on Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:27 pm

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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by Zepher on Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:27 pm

How about you just use a black head? They're really in expensive on the online pick-a-brick...
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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by Mike on Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:25 pm

Zepher wrote:How about you just use a black head? They're really in expensive on the online pick-a-brick...
Online pick-a-brick?Where is such a thing!?!?! Surprised
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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by Thunder-blade on Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:27 pm

Right here Mike!

IMHO PAB is always expensive.....
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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by Clonecommando007 on Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:46 pm

Personally I would suggest using a black head with a fleshie face decal. The only other thing I can think of is custom cutting and molding a bandanna to fit under the helmet (cut the top bulges of the top and the triangles off from either side)

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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by clonefactory on Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:05 pm

OK I got it. Thanks to Zeph for the original idea (Still required some customizing). I will showcase the part in the next week with my completed Captain Fordo. If needed I can also supply some instructions at that time.

Zeph you are on my X-Mas list! Wink
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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by Zepher on Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:06 pm

It really wasn't that hard for a purist! Razz Glad to help any time!
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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by Mike on Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:11 pm

The Zeph is recieveing an award?!?!?!?! From THE CloneFactory?!?!?!?! Waaa! Hola Wow!
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Re: Calling all purists.

Post by Zepher on Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:19 pm

I don't think so! It's all in good fun! He needed help, so we gave it to him. It was simple. That's what people do for eachother.
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