Crutch Technique Ideas

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Crutch Technique Ideas

Post by Uno Brick » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:10 pm

I'm planning on doing a small Christmas Carol scene/minifigures, and have gotten stuck on the character of Tiny Tim. As he's a child, I gave him short legs, but cannot figure out how to give him a suitable crutch. I've tried this part:http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=60849 but cannot work it so that he doesn't seem to be carrying an upside-down gun. I've searched Brickshelf, Flickr, and Brothers Brick, with no success. Any suggestions?
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Post by BobaFett2 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:31 am

Well, I don't know anything about Christmas stories but http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4596 might make a good crutch if you were to scale up your dioramas to something around LEGOLAND figure scale.
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Re: Crutch Technique Ideas

Post by Everybody » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:02 am

How about one of those long black wrenches with the pointy end.

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Post by vynsane » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:33 am

The "carrot top" would probably be perfect shape-wise, if it came in anything other than bright green.

The hammer or CMFs3 baseball player bat might work well...
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Post by legitimatealex » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:24 pm

BobaFett2 wrote:Well, I don't know anything about Christmas stories but http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4596 might make a good crutch if you were to scale up your dioramas to something around LEGOLAND figure scale.
That might be a little big for a child size minifigure.
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Post by BobaFett2 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:12 pm

legitimatealex wrote:
BobaFett2 wrote:Well, I don't know anything about Christmas stories but http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4596 might make a good crutch if you were to scale up your dioramas to something around LEGOLAND figure scale.
That might be a little big for a child size minifigure.
I said scale up.
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Post by dr_spock » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Maybe one of those bar with clips might work with short legs.

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Post by BobaFett2 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:54 pm

dr_spock wrote:Maybe one of those bar with clips might work with short legs.

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Re: Crutch Technique Ideas

Post by legitimatealex » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:20 am

BobaFett2 wrote:
legitimatealex wrote:
BobaFett2 wrote:Well, I don't know anything about Christmas stories but http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4596 might make a good crutch if you were to scale up your dioramas to something around LEGOLAND figure scale.
That might be a little big for a child size minifigure.
I said scale up.
My mistake, I didn't read all the way through. You're right that would be good :)
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Re: Crutch Technique Ideas

Post by NIGELTTF » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:24 am

vynsane wrote:The "carrot top" would probably be perfect shape-wise, if it came in anything other than bright green.

The hammer or CMFs3 baseball player bat might work well...
Add to the hammer a detached black minifig hand

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Re: Crutch Technique Ideas

Post by Uno Brick » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:50 pm

Thanks for all the great suggestions! :) I've decided on the mini wrench element, with a minifig hand for Tiny Tim to hold on to. I originally was going to use the hammer, but decided the mini wrench provided a better illusion of his arm over the crutch. The finished figs will be posted on my MOCpages sometime today or early tommorow! ;)

@NIGELTFF: Yes, that's actually similar to what I will use. I decided on it after fiddling around with the hammer, wrench, and minifig hand elements, with inspiration from "vynsane" and "everybody" of course. Thanks for the suggestion though! :D
@BobaFett2: Yeah, I found that crutch technique on flickr when searching for inspiration. Thanks, though, and I'll be sure to use it if I ever build in Tiny Tim in miniland scale! :)
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Post by Mantisking » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:24 am

Scooz604 wrote:How about this... http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=87618
That might be a little long for a minifig with short legs.

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