Im super proud of myself for figuring this out! I love magnus, but couldnt justify paying the prices for a good version of him. so I found a way to make FOC magnus look great!
Let me first say that I REALLY NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO POST PICS!! I hate that it is so difficult. Im going to find a way to show you guys what I have done here though.
Anyway, As I said before,Since Magnus is so tiny I had to figure out a way to make him larger. I have limited custom skill, but was able to do a marvelous job.
You do have to have two extra magnuses, because Youll need the extra feet and the extra sword..........
First remove the feet from the extra figure. Simple ball joint and will pop right out. Take the extra sword and with a razor cut the handle off at the top and then cut the handle in half.
Youll need to look on the bottoms of the feet to find a peg hole that will perfectly accomodate the hole on the bottoms of the foot. Push the sword half into the hole on the bottom side of the extra foot
With the one half of the sword handle inserted into the bottom side of the loose foot, put the other sword end into the hole on the bottom of the foot still attached to the figure. Repeat that process on both feet and voila! You have added an inch to magnuses height and it looks fantastic!
He stands just fine on his own with this modification, but you may need to trim down the sword handle halfs in order to make the feet fit cleanly together.
Now, take the second extra magnuses feet off of the figure and remove the primary figures arms. Like the feet, the arms are held on with a simple ball jont and will come right off.
Take the foot and push the top side hole into the ball joint that is supposed to hold the arm on. Be sure that the foot is pointing up so that the white painted part is pointed up.
You may need to build up the girth of the ball joint a bit because some of the feet fit loose. I just wrapped a small piece of black duct tape over the ball joint and that was enough to make the foot fit tightly.
If done correctly, you cannot see the tape, so dont worry about that.
If you cant get over the feeling of using tape, then build up the ball with a bit of 2 part appoxy. Repeat these steps with the foot on the other arm joint.
If you look at the arm and the foot that is now attached to the figures arm joint, youll see that the foot fits perfectly into the squared indention on the arm behind the smoke stacks. Again, make sure the white painted part of the foot points up.
Heres where youll need to make a decision. If you dont have any desire to transform this figure, you can use modeling glue to secure the arm to the foot.
If you do want to transform him then you could use clear, small rubber bands like I did to secure the arm to the foot. The bands I got are for childrens pigtails and can not be seen. They are so small that you do not need to wrap and re wrap them arround the arm and foot. All you need to do is to put the band arround theblue part of the arm that fits arround the smoke stacks and then slide the foot thet is now acting as a shoulder under the band on the back side of the arm. You really cant tell its there.
Yet another thing you can do is to use the ball joints on the bottom of the extra magnuses leg to secure the arm to the foot, but that will require skill I do not possess.
So anyway, thats it! Your done! Doing this adds almost two inches to magnuses horizontal girth and makes all the difference in the world!
The new arms move just like theyre supposed to, with full range of motion. His new feet move the same way they did before the addition of the extra feet and you dont even need to remove them to transform him.
Im super stoked on myself for figuring this out and for making it look so perfect. You honestly cant tell that the figure has been modified.
He stands tall enough to be just as big as WFC prime and is even larger across the chest.
Damn I wish I knew how to post pics. If you guys could see how good it looks and how easy it was to do I believe allot og you would like to do this to your magnus as well.
Im going to try to have a friend help me with it so you guys can see. I will post pics soon....somehow.. Take care all!!
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