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How do they transition from horizontal joint to vertical?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:23 pm
by morganm
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!

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=418188


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!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:26 pm
by Silent-sigfig
headlight bricks

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:32 pm
by aoffan23
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.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:34 pm
by morganm
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?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:37 pm
by aoffan23
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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.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:45 pm
by morganm
What is interlocking the two headlight bricks?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:48 pm
by Dertyyy
they are on the same plate, just turned 90 degrees.  there is no SNOT in the connection of the bricks at all.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:50 pm
by aoffan23
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.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:52 pm
by morganm
OOhhhh kay... got it.  Thanks guys!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:33 am
by Gungnir
What I want to know is: How the hell does everyone get away with such tiny cockpits? Mine are always at least 69 studs wide.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:17 am
by OneEye589
Why sixty-nine 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.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:36 pm
by Robot Monkey
OneEye589 wrote:Why sixty-nine 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.


This is what I do.