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  • So how is she holding up. I had my first peg fail and I need to fix it though not sure how to proceed yet.

    = )

    Tia
    hace 1 año
    Nicely done. A pin vise is a tool no collector should be without. Over the years, I have saved many a figure with the ones I have.
    hace 4 años
    Palluxzhace 4 años#14700461Seems like ill do the trick, but at the same time looks really risky. One more turn could make it go through the base and break it or give it the shattered look. Definetly way better than using superglue do.

    Yep, you just have to be real gentle. It helps being that I've been building models since a teen and been a mechanic and a factory tech since the early 90's ( combined ). Those two things have given me a feel for using tools and adjusting putting torque on the fasteners being used. These small screws aren't holding a CAT 3500 series diesel engine together, which is what I deal with every day for 8 hours, and the high torque involved there. It's just something very small made of soft materials. Once slightly snug, then you stop.
    hace 4 años
    kyoshinheihace 4 años#14709419To lower the risk of cracking the base, there's also the option of adding washers to distribute the pressure. Gotta find small ones though.

    That's definently one thing that doesn't come in the repair kits. After all, glasses tend to have recessed, spot faced holes for the screws to go into and so washers are not required. I'd hate dealing with trying to get a washer on these tiny little screws anyhow.
    hace 4 años
    Nice clean fix, I would probably have gone for screws too but wouldn't have thought of the glasses ones. I'll keep that in mind.

    Palluxzhace 4 años#14700461Seems like ill do the trick, but at the same time looks really risky. One more turn could make it go through the base and break it or give it the shattered look. Definetly way better than using superglue do.
    To lower the risk of cracking the base, there's also the option of adding washers to distribute the pressure. Gotta find small ones though.
    hace 4 años
    Seems like ill do the trick, but at the same time looks really risky. One more turn could make it go through the base and break it or give it the shattered look. Definetly way better than using superglue do.
    hace 4 años
    HobbyCentrichace 4 años#14696201After you mentioned this, it got me thinking. Some of my 1/8th scale school girls are indeed mounted to their bases with screws. These two for example; ITEM #538, ITEM #88 I noticed Koto does it a lot.
    hace 4 años
    secretly-otakuhace 4 años#14695907Ohhh, it seems like a pretty solid repair to me! I'm also facing a similar situation with my Mistral figure ITEM #61466 which has been boxed for a long time, although the part where she connects to the base is not flat like Holon's base PICTURE #342980, so she can be trickier to fix and I was thinking about using regular screws, but this repair kit for glasses seems to be a better option. Anyway, I'm not sure based on the pictures but did you use the longer screw for the front of the foot and the smaller one for the heel? If that's the case, shouldn't be the other way around?

    Yes, her base does look tricky. You might have to use only the front peg only since it seems ( at least by the picture ) that it's the only one you can easily drill through.
    hace 4 años
    ZoidsFanatichace 4 años#14695960Personally when I have a broken peg I reach for the drill, glue, and paper clips. Being cheap I've found a trimmed down paper clip can hold pretty well. But great article discussing how to fix!

    Thank you. Just trying to help as best I can.
    hace 4 años
    victorviperhace 4 años#14692218This article might give me the incentive to try to repair my ITEM #158. The pegs in the figure were notoriously brittle and one day, the both simply snapped with no warning...

    That's nice to know. She occasionally comes up on Amiami's pre-owned section and I have thought about getting her.
    hace 4 años
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