Pomse2001 wrote:Snaketibe wrote:A terrible accident has befallen one of my IG-88 figures and he has lost an arm. I've tried gluing it back on with superglue, but that failed miserably. I then tried my usually reliable standby, Araldite, but that failed too
Can anyone recommend a glue that will re-attach my bounty hunter's arm? I refuse to give up on him and am sure this Forum must possess the knowledge to spare him the trash compactor! Thanks
How did it happen ? I think I have found one in a childhood lot that have lost 50% of the hand but never a arm
I have no idea how to repair it if superglue does not work
To be honest, I'm not exactly sure how it happened. He'd been in a box with lots of other figures for some time, and when I retrieved him he was in two pieces. My best guess is that there may have been a line of weakness in the plastic at that point, and it just happened to get knocked at exactly the right (or wrong!) place, as none of my other IG-88 figures have done this. I'm certainly not rough with my figures either, and as you say, this is not a point at which you would expect the plastic to snap. If it had been EV-9D9's arm snapping off completely I wouldn't have been surprised, as that thing's incredibly delicate, but IG-88's always been more robust... or so I thought!
Subzero, your idea of melting the plastic might possibly work, but I think I'll explore other avenues first as I suspect a melted / re-welded joint will look exactly like what it is!... Perhaps I can call it 'battle-damage'?