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You broke an accessory for your figure? You snapped a joint and you don't know ho to remove the part stucked in the hole? Your favourite figure have a terrible smudge on it? Here you can solve your problems and discuss about your experiencies!
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Most active club posts in the forum:
(mfc link) About problems with Nendoroids neck joints;
(mfc link) About figures cleaning sistems;
(mfc link) About tranfert color smudges;
(mfc link) About cold cast statues repairing sistems;

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02 months agoJadeyJadey
Agh, I wish I'd seen this earlier when I accidentally dropped Lily and her neck joint snapped ;A;
04 months agoOffshoreKaijuOffshoreKaiju
Be careful when setting up your play arts kai stands. Broke the peg on the swivel that holds the clamp to the stand. Looked around, but it seems that they do not sell replacement parts. People are selling the whole stand on e-bay for $25 though. Fixed it by getting 4 inch cable tie wraps and tie wrapping it to the stand. Worked out great!
04 months ago (4 months ago)OffshoreKaijuOffshoreKaiju
Just broke the lower half of the staff on my kotobukiya final fantasy Aerial Gainsborough item #1086. Tried gorilla glue and loctite and neither one holds. Was thinking of putting a small pin to put it back together along with some super glue, but wanted to see if anyone here has a better idea, or has had the same problem and fixed it somehow. Any advice is much appreciated thanks Update used krazy glue and it worked out great! Held it for 3min to be sure and let set for 5min to be sure. Be careful when putting staff back into place
11 year agoMrColobusMrColobus
I've got a couple of figures that repeatedly get a greasy coating so I indulged in a bit of Bing action and found this. Apologies if already posted, I couldn't find it anywhere on MFC.

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Rei and Yuki are in the freezer now, will take them out in about half hour and see what happened......!
01 year agoakosikelvinakosikelvin
How do you take care of MISB collection? is it really get sticky and oily by time? or you can prevent it? Thanks in advance.
02 years agoCerudaysCerudays
I'm gonna have to give it a try sometime. Thank you for the advice! :) abi (2 years ago) #1132676You can try applying glue around the loose place of the joint extremely carefully with a toothpick, be sure the glue doesn't get on any other place, so the joint doesn't end without movement, in case it ends snapping, I wrote this about a week ago to fix joints: (mfc link) ... also, I was wondering if it was possible for that article to be linked to this club
02 years agoabiabi
You can try applying glue around the loose place of the joint extremely carefully with a toothpick, be sure the glue doesn't get on any other place, so the joint doesn't end without movement, in case it ends snapping, I wrote this about a week ago to fix joints: (mfc link) ... also, I was wondering if it was possible for that article to be linked to this clubCerudays (2 years ago) #1120997Hey everyone, though I'd consult this board about a super loose nendoroid neck peg.
My Rin Kagamine nendoroid came, and to my unhappiness, her singing faceplate had a very, very wobbly neck joint. In fact, I might go as far as to say the join itself is slightly broken down the plastic seam down the middle. All of her other heads are fne, except her singing face.

Anybody ever had this problem? It's so loose, I can't even pose her with the face plate because her head weighs the joint down (not to mention the joint is too loose to push into her body). Any ideas? Suggestions? It's a bummer buying a Vocaloid nendoroid, and not be able to pose the nendoroid for singing. :T
02 years agoCerudaysCerudays
Hey everyone, though I'd consult this board about a super loose nendoroid neck peg.
My Rin Kagamine nendoroid came, and to my unhappiness, her singing faceplate had a very, very wobbly neck joint. In fact, I might go as far as to say the join itself is slightly broken down the plastic seam down the middle. All of her other heads are fne, except her singing face.

Anybody ever had this problem? It's so loose, I can't even pose her with the face plate because her head weighs the joint down (not to mention the joint is too loose to push into her body). Any ideas? Suggestions? It's a bummer buying a Vocaloid nendoroid, and not be able to pose the nendoroid for singing. :T
02 years agorathianspikerathianspike
Gme40 (2 years ago) #1113566Paint thinner is awesome but is very strong and may strip the paint off. Very risky.
I've learned mineral spirits has a pretty good balance. Just wet a small amount, don't soak it(like the size of the tip of your finger, as control is important) on a paper towel and touch it up very softly and quickly. Don't expose it for long.
DO NOT use excessive pressure because mineral spirits still have the potency to discolor or rub off the paint. Wipe off the area where you touched up with the spirits with a wet towel, just to be safe. This should work. Just to clarify, Is this a pvc or real paint? Pvc is okay but real paint models, you gotta be extra careful.

Also if it's any kind of enamel, it may take away some shine. Ask me any questions if you have.
BTW, I don't see the stains you're talking about



I got resolved anothe way, coincidentally. The stains are a complete discoloration of the entire figure. It lookked like clare had an exceptionLly bad suntan. Also smelled to heck and back like cigarette smoke.

I emailed the comapny i got this from and they sent me a replacement that did not have the stains.
02 years agoGme40Gme40
rathianspike (2 years ago) #1067346I just picked up this Clare from the Internet a few days ago, came in the original box, but he problem is that from the moment I opened it, it smelled like Cigarette smoke. I proceeded to take this over to a friend of mine who also collects figurines and we came to the conclusion that the figure might have been stained with tobacco smoke. Any ideas on removing the stains? I attached pictures or my figure on top, and pictures i have borrowed for comparison from elsewhere on this site.

i've been researching various methods on the internet, and one suggested i soak in vinegar overnight then coat in baking soda and scrub the stain out, but i feel this might strip the paint off.

Any thoughts?
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/thumbnails/rathianspike1344048367.jpeghttp://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/thumbnails/rathianspike1344048365.jpeg


borrowed:
image of normal clare


Paint thinner is awesome but is very strong and may strip the paint off. Very risky.
I've learned mineral spirits has a pretty good balance. Just wet a small amount, don't soak it(like the size of the tip of your finger, as control is important) on a paper towel and touch it up very softly and quickly. Don't expose it for long.
DO NOT use excessive pressure because mineral spirits still have the potency to discolor or rub off the paint. Wipe off the area where you touched up with the spirits with a wet towel, just to be safe. This should work. Just to clarify, Is this a pvc or real paint? Pvc is okay but real paint models, you gotta be extra careful.

Also if it's any kind of enamel, it may take away some shine. Ask me any questions if you have.
BTW, I don't see the stains you're talking about

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