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How to fix a Nendoroid joint?

Hello :D

Today I have received the Sakura Miku Bloomed in Japan Nendoroid. The problem here is that one of the joints from the additional pig-tails is not placed well.

http://i68.tinypic.com/n69dsz.jpg

As you can see, the left joint is glued wrong and I cannot put it in Miku's head. Is there any way it can look like the right one? I have thought to remove the joint and then glue it back so that it's like the other one, but it's very well attached and there's some risk to break it.

Thanks you all for helping me ヾ(^∇^)
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0pt
Hahaha, this is something that would probably happen to me too. Me asking everyone for help, and then when i need to show the problem, it'll be like, oh, nevermind it's fixed.
Good job for fixing it :p
2 months ago
0pt
Akvamarin (2 months ago) #23430701I have solved it with warm water. It took less than a minute, thank you :D BTW, I sent an enquiry to GSC, I should have waited -_-eh, oh well. at least the part is fixed. glad it worked out. ^^
2 months ago
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Lehst (2 months ago) #23429990again, a little warm water can help loosen it up. i even use a bit of liquid soap if it's really bad. the joint shouldn't be glued in, unless a previous owner did that. sometimes they are just really stuck, especially if they've been in the box a long time.
if I have a good angle on it, i grab some pliers to get more torque, but you have to apply force slowly bit by bit, and watch to see you aren't separating the joint. be very careful if you try that, the plastic is not very strong. it is possible to break it.


I have solved it with warm water. It took less than a minute, thank you :D BTW, I sent an enquiry to GSC, I should have waited -_-
2 months ago
1pt
again, a little warm water can help loosen it up. i even use a bit of liquid soap if it's really bad. the joint shouldn't be glued in, unless a previous owner did that. sometimes they are just really stuck, especially if they've been in the box a long time.

if I have a good angle on it, i grab some pliers to get more torque, but you have to apply force slowly bit by bit, and watch to see you aren't separating the joint. be very careful if you try that, the plastic is not very strong. it is possible to break it.
2 months ago
1pt
Akvamarin (2 months ago) #23428840
Warming the piece is a good choice, too. I think I'll try to repair it first. Thank you :D

The joint is "normally" not glued to the twintail (if it is, it's a second-hand and was already fixed). With the actual temperature (especially in Spain), you have just to turn the joint cautiously to the desired direction without warming up and it'll be fine.
2 months ago
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Chichi9521 (2 months ago) #23427715I'm not sure how old this figure is but you should try contacting Good Smile Company first as they may be able to send you a replacement piece :)

Thank you, I didn't know I could contact with Good Smile for a replacement piece.

ney (2 months ago) #23428523Just turn the joint to the right direction ? Since it's a old release, warm it a little before doing that.

Warming the piece is a good choice, too. I think I'll try to repair it first. Thank you :D
2 months ago
0pt
Just turn the joint to the right direction ? Since it's a old release, warm it a little before doing that.
2 months ago
0pt
I'm not sure how old this figure is but you should try contacting Good Smile Company first as they may be able to send you a replacement piece :)
2 months ago