Friday, January 18, 2008

Yay another Gundam-related post. Haha.

To the ppl out there who collects Gundam, there's one problem we all face when it come to our prized model; loose joints. For me, i used to stuff tissues (yes, tissue) to tighten the joints again. Yeah it doesn't really work, and it's ugly as well. Imagine u've done a good pose for your Gundams and there's bits of tissue sticking out here and there. UGH!

Was browsing thru Danny's site and i found some very useful tip there, how to solve this problem!!
Simple really, all u need is some white glue, those used to stick wood, like this.

This is how i've applied the technique to fix the hand of Strike..
note: yeah u have to disassemble them first.

Step 1: Squirt some glue onto the joints. u might wanna use a tooth pick to clear up some excess sticky stuffs.
sorry i got no digi cam or camera phone. Just got a web cam. But u get the idea, just dig out excessive glue with the stick.

Step 2: Squirt more onto the connecting joints/holes.



Step 3: Assemble the parts again. Use the good ol' toothpicking device to clear up the blotting mess.



Step 4: Leave it overnight, and voila! Good as new!


So far i've applied this technique to the weapon system, hands, feet and currently fixing the wings of Gundam Wing 0. And make sure u clean your hands of the glue, i'm not responsible should u end up with your pinky stuck to the inside of your nose.

As far as i know, this technique doesn't work on real body parts (in case some of u wanna tighten some place....). But u can always try it out on your best friend. Lol.

Behold! The enlightenment!!

4 comments:

Samuel said...

what happen if suddenly the gum make the join cannot move lei...

Porcupine said...

Dude, those models aren't really meant to be articulated like to Power Ranger figures that you still keep la...

Porcupine said...

Dude, those models aren't really meant to be articulated like to Power Ranger figures that you still keep la...

MyKy said...

to_sammy: It can move. It works on mine.

to_pork-Q-pine: YES! The lates models can do all sorts of poses. they can even do the pope-shit-in-the-woods pose. ROCKING!!