Customs: Cheap way to remove pins.

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  1. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    Like the title says,i need one.I've started taking apart Skyhammer to repaint into Vortex and his ligs have me for a lose.I can't paint them as is without making a mess of it.Would a small nail and hammer work?I don't have a means or way to get a pin remover kit right now.Thanks for any help.
     
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    azdragon58 Well-Known Member

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    Thats how I remove the pins, for the figures I work on... One other thing I do is I use a kneaded eraser, to help by lifting it a bit and cushion the piece I am working on... The other thing I like about it, it helps with holding the piece in place... This way it doesnt roll all over the placd when you usecthe hammer and pin...
     
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    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    Awsome dude.Worked like a charm and the eraser tricked worked out too.When i put the pins back,should i put a spot of glue on the jagged end to make sure it stays? or will they stay once you put them back in?
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Great idea! I've also been able to remove pins with a nail and pliers. One time I was able to do it with just a screwdriver...

    As long as the jagged edge is there it should stay. I've never had to use glue, but if they don't stay it would be worth a shot.
     
  5. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    I've used a screwdriver on some,but it was to big(thats what she said) to push these out.So far,i've been lucky and pushed the rightside(jagged out first).From what i can tell,the jagged side sits flush with the part and the non-jagged one has a small recess to it.
     
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    Glad to hear it worked for you... Just like hthrun said, I never had to use any type of glue once I replaced the pin...
     

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