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figma base repair: Femto (Hawk of Darkness ver.)

conveyerconveyer7 months agoAsk MFC
Hello, I'd like to ask for help regarding my figma stand/base. ITEM #396884.
While I was putting the whole thing in the box, the base fell from my desk, and unfortunately the eye broke off. The mouth was intact. It's still in great condition, but I have no idea how to repair this since it's my first time breaking somethig from my collection. Specifically, I do not know which type of adhesive should be used in attaching the eye back to the base.

Thank you so much!

Edit: thank you for your responses. Here are some photos

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EDIT: It has been repaired now!

Materials used
-super glue
-toothpick
-aluminum foil

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I applied some super glue. I made two consecutive coatings.

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I pressed the eye on the base for a few seconds. I held it up to test if the super glue was effective. I guess it got the job done

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The eye is now restored.

Huge thanks to the people who helped! :D I am grateful
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0pt
Hello! I apologize for not posting any updates. I got very busy with my studies.

Anyways, I have managed to repair the base by following all of your instructions right down to the letter. It has been fixed now. Although it took me a while to finish because small droplets of the glue went on my fingers when I popped the covering of the glue, lol. Thank you all so much!

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Seiki (7 months ago) #20859775I used just any kind of super glue I could find at my local store and it worked for my needs in the past.

I purchased one from the hardware store. Worked as intended. Thank you!

The-Hurricane (7 months ago) #20874620No no, you put the epoxy on the parchment paper to mix it (the other person is taking about a two part epoxy I believe, which have super strong holds), and then use a toothpick to smear the glue onto the plastic directly. Parchment paper is wax paper. You're not going to want wax paper on your figure. :)

I got confused there weeks ago lol. Thanks for clarifying!

Stalgonoff (7 months ago) #20902291No, the paper is used to store a bit of the glue so that you can then use a toothpick or something similar to accurately transfer just enough glue to the parts you are gluing. If you drill a hole and stick wire in it will add extra support.

I have no parchment paper available, but I did have some small tinfoil. It worked though. I'm glad. Thank you!
6 months ago
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conveyer (7 months ago) #20847259Is there any specific brand that I should use, or will any brand of super glue will do? Thanks!
So, I'll apply the super glue on the parchment paper and then attach said paper to the back of the eye, and then attach both items to the base?


No, the paper is used to store a bit of the glue so that you can then use a toothpick or something similar to accurately transfer just enough glue to the parts you are gluing. If you drill a hole and stick wire in it will add extra support.
7 months ago
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conveyer (7 months ago) #20847259Is there any specific brand that I should use, or will any brand of super glue will do? Thanks!
So, I'll apply the super glue on the parchment paper and then attach said paper to the back of the eye, and then attach both items to the base?


No no, you put the epoxy on the parchment paper to mix it (the other person is taking about a two part epoxy I believe, which have super strong holds), and then use a toothpick to smear the glue onto the plastic directly. Parchment paper is wax paper. You're not going to want wax paper on your figure. :)
7 months ago
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conveyer (7 months ago) #20847259Is there any specific brand that I should use, or will any brand of super glue will do? Thanks!
So, I'll apply the super glue on the parchment paper and then attach said paper to the back of the eye, and then attach both items to the base?


I used just any kind of super glue I could find at my local store and it worked for my needs in the past.
7 months ago
0pt
Seiki (7 months ago) #20822786Alright, looks fairly simple to fix. I'd say to get a small amount of super glue inside the grooves on the back of the eye then place it back on the main body, lining it up with the bumps.

Is there any specific brand that I should use, or will any brand of super glue will do? Thanks!

Stalgonoff (7 months ago) #20834304You can also use either parchment paper or tinfoil to put glue on then use a tooth pick or something similar to apply the glue. I actually reattached the ponytail on ITEM #161925 to her head. It was broken when it arrived. I did drill a hole and pin it with wire first, but the wire I used was much too weak so it ended up being useless.
I did a pretty amateurish job with the epoxy glue, but oh well. It's at the top back of her head and she's at a spot in my display that doesn't make it extremely obvious. She also isn't overly expensive so I can always replace her should I choose to.
You may want to do a practice run on something else before you do it.


So, I'll apply the super glue on the parchment paper and then attach said paper to the back of the eye, and then attach both items to the base?
7 months ago
1pt
You can also use either parchment paper or tinfoil to put glue on then use a tooth pick or something similar to apply the glue. I actually reattached the ponytail on ITEM #161925 to her head. It was broken when it arrived. I did drill a hole and pin it with wire first, but the wire I used was much too weak so it ended up being useless.

I did a pretty amateurish job with the epoxy glue, but oh well. It's at the top back of her head and she's at a spot in my display that doesn't make it extremely obvious. She also isn't overly expensive so I can always replace her should I choose to.

You may want to do a practice run on something else before you do it.
7 months ago
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conveyer (7 months ago) #20822317Hello. Thank you for all your replies.
Here are some pics of the damage.
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Alright, looks fairly simple to fix. I'd say to get a small amount of super glue inside the grooves on the back of the eye then place it back on the main body, lining it up with the bumps.
7 months ago
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Hello. Thank you for all your replies.

Here are some pics of the damage.

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7 months ago
1pt
Had a couple of breaks among my collection. A picture of the break would be helpful, but I'll give some general advice on what I did to fix stuff.

Get super glue, cotton swabs, and some sort of hard, smooth plastic surface that you are willing to throw away. Get a bit of glue on the plastic surface. Since it's smooth plastic, the glue shouldn't be absorbed into it like if it was paper/cardboard. Break a cotton swab in half and stick the broken stick end in the glue. Gently paint the glue onto the figure as needed using the swab as your brush. Place the broken pieces back together and let sit for a few hours until the glue is dry.

Do this as opposed to directly squeezing the glue onto the figure to avoid potentially getting too much glue on the figure.
7 months ago
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i think it would be helpful to see pictures of the "broken item" ... because it's hard to give any help like this >-<
7 months ago
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