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Setting the front hoop alignment & height
Topic Started: Jan 4 2015, 10:24 PM (402 Views)
Brian Conn
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If your build requires a front hoop that does not come with the original kit and you need to get it in the proper position, this is what I do.

I use modeling clay to get the proper height and angle of the front hoop. Once I get every thing where I want it, I glue the front most hoop uprights in place.

For a build where I want the front hood to sit on top of the front hoop , here is what I do. I place two chunks of modeling clay under the hoop...one on each side, away from where I will need to work. I then place the body on and close the front hood down until it is closed properly, and in turn, the hoop height was set.
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Bernard Kron
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Thanks for this. It's a tip the utility of which goes way beyond setting a front hoop. It's an approach that allows alignment of any number of inter-related parts of a model. It's the kind of thing I look forward to seeing here now that I've joined up.
Keep on buildin'
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OHHHHHHYah. Our use of modeling clay is gonna see a giant spike, real soon now.
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