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Best glue for this break?Best glue for this break?

FrickfaceFrickface2 years agoAsk MFC
So I've recently moved the second time this year, and my collection has been sitting in my grandpa's garage despite my requesting he move them somewhere inside. When setting up, my ITEM #156684 Ultimate Madoka seemed to just kind of come apart.
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I've read about as much as I could find, but are there any specific types of glue that are best for these fixes? It's not like anything snapped or really broke, and she can stand on her own without being fixed, however it's not sturdy and I'd be paranoid of anything bumping the shelf and her top half falling onto hardwood floor.
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2pt
Is it really a bad thing specifically though? Now you can maybe make it so you can take it apart a tad more. Either way it gives you more options for transportation and such. I would consider simply making the inner portion wider so that it causes more friction on the inside, using maybe fabric or some other material. That way it will stay together but can still be taken apart if you desire.
2 years ago
1pt
Personally, I wouldn't bother gluing it, unless it had a habit of falling apart (e.g. if the figure was unstable or smth).

Most glues would do the job - just be sparing with it, so it doesn't ooze out when you put it together. If I were gluing it, I'd squeeze a bit of glue into the bottom of the hole and put the pieces together. You could put the glue on the other part, but you're more likely to have it ooze out if you overdo it. Would be a stronger bond though, but I don't think it really would need it.
2 years ago
1pt
Hatchuu (2 years ago) #25773900Not quite sure why people are in doubt that it's broken - it's not a sheer break but instead it's come apart where it was once glued together, which is still a kind of broken. You can see the glue residue. You're very lucky that it wasn't a clean break! Sometimes heat or stress or just randomly, glued sections can become loose.
I had the same problem with the 1/8 Madoka recently with a loose head that broke off from the neck in the same way and while moving too, and I just acquired a very small single use superglue which should be available at a good craft store, filled the hole (in your case, I would turn her upside down and put SOME glue in the hole, not too much, in her upper body then place the lower body within whilst holding her securely) and then held it in place with my hand for a while until it cured, which took about 15 minutes, then let it rest for the rest of the day; it left it very secure. Good luck with your repairs!

Thanks a bunch <3
2 years ago
2pt
Hatchuu ADDR:HATCHUU_TEIWAZ_MFC/.
Not quite sure why people are in doubt that it's broken - it's not a sheer break but instead it's come apart where it was once glued together, which is still a kind of broken. You can see the glue residue. You're very lucky that it wasn't a clean break! Sometimes heat or stress or just randomly, glued sections can become loose.
I had the same problem with the 1/8 Madoka recently with a loose head that broke off from the neck in the same way and while moving too, and I just acquired a very small single use superglue which should be available at a good craft store, filled the hole (in your case, I would turn her upside down and put SOME glue in the hole, not too much, in her upper body then place the lower body within whilst holding her securely) and then held it in place with my hand for a while until it cured, which took about 15 minutes, then let it rest for the rest of the day; it left it very secure. Good luck with your repairs!
2 years ago
1pt
Frickface (2 years ago) #25765098It's broken. I thought it might not be at first, but this was not a problem when it was first unpacked. It was originally one piece all glued together, and now it's loose and comes apart easily. I'm happy it's moreso just loose glue than something snapping in half, at least
Fine.
Well since it's already holding together pretty well as it is, you shouldn't need something as powerful and cumbersome as epoxy. If you have some cyanoacrylate lying around (e.g. Loctite Super Glue) put one drop of it on each "wall" of the hole in the torso (one drop should suffice and prevent any risk of overflowing). Then assemble with the bottom half and hold together until the glue sets (usually under a minute).
2 years ago
1pt
kyoshinhei (2 years ago) #25765008From the look of your pictures, this figure is definitely not broken.
The manufacturer deliberately made it so that it could come apart that way (for easier packaging maybe) so if I were you, I wouldn't change anything.
That said, if you must glue it, epoxy or cyanoacrylate oughta do the job.
Gandalf (2 years ago) #25764035My immediate thought is a lot of figures have a joint like this that is not glued, it's just how they are made.
Can you put it back together and it holds fine, or is it loose?

It's broken. I thought it might not be at first, but this was not a problem when it was first unpacked. It was originally one piece all glued together, and now it's loose and comes apart easily. I'm happy it's moreso just loose glue than something snapping in half, at least
2 years ago
2pt
Rajke (2 years ago) #25764046...
Another simple trick is to use a small part of plastic that is found on the figure in the original box, fold it and bend it over the part that is above the skirt of your figure. ...
I agree with this. It's not really a break, it's just the joint that is not fitting that tight, so the plastic trick is an excellent and safe idea for making things tighter. You should try this trick first before going for any glue solution.
2 years ago
1pt
From the look of your pictures, this figure is definitely not broken.
The manufacturer deliberately made it so that it could come apart that way (for easier packaging maybe) so if I were you, I wouldn't change anything.

That said, if you must glue it, epoxy or cyanoacrylate oughta do the job.
2 years ago
2pt
Rajke Ca Fanatic
For this kind of problem i would suggest a plastic model building glue (like Revell). I did use it with some figures that easily fall apart like ITEM #166995 arm. One note: When used it never comes apart so be carefull when using it.
In your case because i think this figure should have to future to dismantle i would suggest the option i wrote below.
Another simple trick is to use a small part of plastic that is found on the figure in the original box, fold it and bend it over the part that is above the skirt of your figure. I used it with ITEM #450031 to connect the head to the body.
Simple but effective.
2 years ago
4pt
My immediate thought is a lot of figures have a joint like this that is not glued, it's just how they are made.

Can you put it back together and it holds fine, or is it loose?
2 years ago
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