Broken figure, need help!

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  1. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    0216181424b.jpg 0216181424a.jpg 0216181424.jpg After taking my figures out of storage after a move, I found that my Arcee now has a broken hand. Is there any way to make Arcee whole, so I dont have to pony up $50 (give or take) to replace her. PLEASEtell me there is a way to fix this!
     
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    I have EXTREMELY minor experience with this, but some things that I've tried were:
    *Superglue (Could be brittle)
    Or
    *Cauterizing the wound (Dangerous, and might cause discoloring.)
     
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    The thumb on my Platinum Arcee started to go this way as soon as I first tried to make her hold any of her accessories. I glued it and then never used it again. That's pretty much my suggestion.
     
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    Gorilla Glue is my-go to for plastic parts (and, well, everything). You could try plastic cement too but it has a much longer dry time.
     
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    Had similar problem with my Prime Arcee horn. I used superglue on it.
     
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    Glue is definitely the best option here. The only things I might add to the above suggestions would be either:
    1) Use a pin-vise and tiny drill bit to drill a pair of holes into the parts and insert a small section of paperclip to reinforce the joint, or
    2) Cut a small section of plastic (like from an old credit card) and glue it to the back of her hand as reinforcement.
    And if you want to try and use that hand to hold weapons again I'd say to slightly sand down their handles so that they don't need as much force to go in.
     
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    I second Gorilla Glue. You can find it anywhere.
     
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    The thumbs broke off on mine and I was planning to use Titans return windblades arms but I still need to find her. So you could use that
     
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    Loc-Tite brand Superglue Liquid. You can find if for under $3 at Walmart. Works great. I use it all the time.
     
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    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    ^this Loc-Tite is very solid and sets quickly.

    If you are going for Gorilla Glue, make sure you get the fast dry version that looks like superglue and not the stuff that comes in a long tube. That stuff expands while drying and requires high pressure during the set time.
     
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    Yes. I'll vote Gorilla brand superglue. Especially if you can get the blue packaged impact formula. I've had parts glued together get dropped and be fine after that cured.
    Good luck! That looks like an otherwise clean Arcee. Her hands are brittle man I know. Mine lost her thumb, must have been stressed... Don't recall breaking it, and never found it.
     
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    Twas only a flesh wound!
     
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    Ebay:
    Zap-A-Gap medium CA with the Zip Kicker spray. The spray is a chemical that instantly sets the glue. It does set on its own, but the spray sets it up rock hard instantly. It's the best glue for plastic that I've ever used.

    zap-a-gap - Google Search
     
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    I have an Arcee with a missing tire & paint ware, but the body is in tact.
     
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    BTW- It's not my favorite, but Gorilla Superglue is ok. under NO circumstances should you attempt to use the thick, gloppy orange gorilla glue. That stuff is useless garbage.
     
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    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    Thanks everybody. Hopefully I can get her hand back on right.
     
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    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    If you want to get rid of her, let me know. I only need her left arm.
     
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    Mine fell off from a high place, and her left thumb just broke off.
     
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    I would stay away from super glue as it fills or adds on to the plastic. Might I suggest plastic cement so that it welds or bonds the two parts together.
     
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    I can part with it, send me the info & we'll go from there
     

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