Here is Part 2: Reinforcing Joints for the DIY Figure Repairs series from the Good Smile Company official blog, Mikatan blog. Even if you don’t play with your action figures that often, you might still come across with the loose joint problems. Especially with Nendoroid, their joints are really really loose even if you just take it out the box brand new. I never try this method myself, but I guess I’ll try it some day for my Nendoroid BRS.
- DIY Figure Repairs Part 1: Broken Joints
- DIY Figure Repairs Part 2: Reinforcing Joints <-You’re HERE
- DIY Figure Repairs Part 3: Scuffed Paint
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Hi again everyone!
The previous blog in this series featured a quick tutorial on fixing joints, but it doesn’t end there – today we’re going to be looking at reinforcing joints by making use of glue.
You can find part 1 over here: DIY Figure Repairs Part 1: Broken Joints
– Reinforcing Joints –
If you play around with your figures often, you’ll find that over time the joining area becomes looser.
Today’s tutorial will show you how to reinforce the joining area like the one circled on this stand, so that they connect firmly again!
Today’s project will be using the following items!
In the back we have some glue and some adhesive accelerator spray, and in front is a craft knife and a toothpick. In most cases the adhesive accelerator won’t be needed, but it will make things easier.
As long as you have glue, a craft knife and a toothpick, you’re set!
Place a drop of glue on a secure surface that won’t melt.
Just like last time, I’ve simply used some tape, but you can use whatever you can find. Just try to make sure you don’t get any glue on the desk or your hands.
Take something long and thin and spread the glue out.
The image above is actually using a brass wire, but a toothpick will work just fine.
Place the joining area into the glue and spin it around.
Be careful though – you need to get glue only on the sides of the shaft and NOT on the base. It’s quite hard to explain in words, so let me give you a picture:
You want the glue to be on the pink area,