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Re: Droid First Aid Advice Needed

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:01 pm

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 :)

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How did it happen ? :shock: I think I have found one in a childhood lot that have lost 50% of the hand but never a arm :shock:

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'? :lol:

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Re: Droid First Aid Advice Needed

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:19 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
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 :)

IG-88 Armless.jpg


How did it happen ? :shock: I think I have found one in a childhood lot that have lost 50% of the hand but never a arm :shock:

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'? :lol:


Sorry to read he broke like that, yes maybe he had a weakness in the arm :? maybe you can use him for some funny pictures :wink: Sorry that I can't help with the repair :(

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Re: Droid First Aid Advice Needed

Postby subzero » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:36 pm

Snaketibe wrote: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'? :lol:


Iv'e thought of another possible fix, if you have a dremmel you could try drilling 2 small holes in each end and wedging in a small piece of matchstick to a tight fit into the upper arm, and then wedge the arm on. Giving him a prosthetic elbow joint. :lol:

And if it doesn't work then at least the 2 holes would be hidden if you do eventually manage to fix the arm back on with another method.
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Re: Droid First Aid Advice Needed

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:17 pm

What about tape ? :D


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