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Heads on Spikes technique?

Postby TeufelHund » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:24 pm

HI guys, I'm trying to devise a MOC with some gruesome elements including some heads on spikes, but I was wondering the best way of going about it.

You can't slide them underneath spears as minifig heads are blocked at one end. For the same reason they don't sit very well on the elements used for Gandalf's staff (although they would sit there loosely at least if they're vertical).

Any ideas to help me out?
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Re: Heads on Spikes technique?

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:50 am

How about something like this:
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Re: Heads on Spikes technique?

Postby Fraslund » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:32 am

Wow.. Bruce ftw! Great idea. I need to try something like that.
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Re: Heads on Spikes technique?

Postby AK_Brickster » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:36 pm

Hmm.... the vision you get of a "head on a spike" is similar to what it would look like with Bruce's idea, but once I took a second to think about it, it seemed unlikely that the spear would penetrate that far.

So, I crossed my fingers, held my breath, and braced myself for a Google image search.... :twitch:

From what I found, it seems like it can go both ways. So if you want the easy way, just perch the head on top of a spear. The angle resulting from it not "connecting" properly will probably be more realistic as well, since I'm sure that the spear wasn't often inserted perfectly straight.

For a more theatrical look, Bruce's suggestion is probably pretty good. You could also use one of these inserted in the top of the head, maybe with the hilt cut down and shaved off so it just looks like the point coming through:

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EDIT: I didn't know this, but Bruce's harpoon idea became better as soon as I found out: harpoons come in flat silver, which will match the "shaft" bar a lot better than the chrome I was envisioning.
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Re: Heads on Spikes technique?

Postby Eklund » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:10 pm

I recently built a pirate moc that might serve as a bit of inspiration.

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Re: Heads on Spikes technique?

Postby PurpleLeprechaun » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:51 am

I think that Bruce's idea I the one I would use the most. Just sayin' :)
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