So last time on figure-modding for morons, I head-swapped the 3 3/4" Chekov and Sulu figures, because the only other way to get Enterprise Uniform Chekov is to wait two months and then overpay. Unfortunately, the same thing is true of Enterprise Uniform McCoy. Why do you play us like this, Playmates Toys?
Therefore, this time I did the same thing with 6" Cadet McCoy and Enterprise Uniform Spock, but with the 6" line, there is an extra and very important step.
You may not know it, but those soft rubber shirts that come on the 6" figures are entirely removable - they aren't attached in any way, not even with a dab of glue. Because they are soft rubber, you're going to want to remove them before heating and popping off the heads so that they don't get in the way and/or melt a little. Allow me to demonstrate. (Instructional pictures under each cut tag)
( They peel up pretty easy. )
( The problem comes around the head, but they're fairly stretchy. )
( Now you have a shirtless figure, ready for the head pop and swap! You do that exactly the same way as with the 3 3/4 figures. )
( Put the shirts back on and you have an Enterprise Uniform McCoy and a Cadet Spock. )
Eventually I will figure out an easy way to modify the rank stripe, but if you come up with one before I do, tell me!
( Now for some cautionary Star Trek figure-modding tales. Don't do what I did! )