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Unread 11-04-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Exclamation Halp! Fixing a broken anime figurine?

Not sure where to post this, but I decided here since it has nothing to do with cosplay.

I recently got this figure from a friend of mine--
http://myfigurecollection.net/item/25218

Her pigtail was broken when I got her, but it was glued back on. I was okay with that, until it fell off again today.

And then, another part just happened to break off today when I was moving her.
The two floating blocks in the bottom right of this picture:
http://myfigurecollection.net/pictur...f=item%3A25218

They're connected by a peg and the peg snapped in half. I've been trying all morning to get the peg out, but I'm afraid my friend may have glued it in (considering the blocks were the only part of the figurine that wasn't taken apart when I got it). It's also especially a problem because it's the main base that's holding up the gun (which is fairly heavy)

I don't have super glue, but I'm thinking of just gluing it all together, considering it's a display piece anyway. I also know that super glue could react badly to the plastic, but I'm not sure what else to do.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Unread 11-04-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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What specifically is the figurine made of? As far as I'm aware, plastic glues only dissolve polystyrene.

Try poly cement if you have a model shop nearby (it's used for putting together models planes and the like). That's usually the best thing to fix models with.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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It's PVC. c:

The only model shops in the area are quite a drive away. I was told that I could buy E6000 glue at Wal-Mart, which is the closest. I'm leaning towards that, but if that doesn't work I'll see about making the drive! I really love this figurine. xD
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Unread 11-22-2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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Use super glue or epoxy glue which is both commonly available. If you can, use a drill to make a hole in part A and then a corresponding mirrored hole in part B and insert a metal rod (cut wire) before glueing. This will reinforce the glue joint so that it will not break there again. If the item twists a lot at the broken part, then insert two pins in parallel.

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Unread 11-23-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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I don't have the materials or the tools to do any kind of intricate work, and I glued it a while back. :c Sorry, this post was a couple weeks old! It doesn't look as pretty as I wanted, but at least it's not broken!

Thanks for the advice, though c:
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