Customs: Classics Seeker pin and rivet question

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  1. Shockwing

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    I'm in the process of taking apart and combining pieces from 2 different classics seekers (to save on repainting time) and am wondering if anyone has any experience in removing the rivets in the heel/thrusters and/or taking out the tiny pins in the elbows.

    Regarding the elbow pins, hammering hasn't worked for me--the pin won't budge in the elbow hinge. I want to try heating the pin but want to know if anyone has had success with this or if there are any issues I should be aware of before I try.

    As for the heel rivets, I'm open to any suggestions.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge with a newb!
     
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    Thanks Nemesis Predaking for the link. I read that tutorial previously. I was just curious if anyone has tried this and had success. Especially with the heel rivets. (I'm probably being overly cautious).
     
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    Personally, I've never taken the heel rivets out.
    I've never had luck with the heating method.
    I just take the thruster off & paint it all as one piece.
     

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