Heavy/Scratch: How can I attach limbs to a rubber ducky?

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  1. unicronsupreme

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    I've got a friend with a rubber ducky collection and I want to attach some old 1/144 gundam model limbs to a ducky I bought and paint it to be robotic. The only thing I've thought of is super glue, but I'm pretty sure that that would be too fragile. I want something that will hold up. I'd prefer not to have to cut open the ducky, but if that's the only way to make solid attachments then I'll do it. I'd love some creative suggestions on how to go about doing this.

    P.S. I do have some of that hot mold plastic stuff, but I fear that it might come off if the duck is squeezed since the rubber is soft and the plastic isn't.
     

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    You could always Try Neo-Shifters maybe? it might work
     
  3. big hank

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    Rubber duckies are typically made of vinyl type plastic or PVC. Superglue should be okay if you let it cure according to the package, I would think.

    All I know is, I wanna see pics when you get it goin'!!:thumbs2: 
     
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    lol Neo-shifters FTW!
     
  5. unicronsupreme

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    I'm pretty set on using gundam parts since I have lots of busted up old gundam models with lots of spare parts and weapons.
     
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    The soft rubber will pull right off the super glue. My recent project had many parts with this type rubber and the only thing that would take is epoxy glues (2 part glues)
    you should look for a hard plastic duck, or...fill this one with something to make it solid.
     
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    maybe a hot glue gun?
     
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    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Like frenzy rumble said, you could poke a hole, then fill the duck half way with fiberglass resin, then let it lay flat when drying so the resin settles to the bottom. It might be a little heavy, but you can drill into it after that.

    Or maybe shape a piece of wood that the limbs could mount to, so that it would fit inside the duck. Then slit open the bottom of the duck, insert the wood, and close the slit back to the wood with staples, then find something creative to hide the staples on the bottom.
     
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    I've got a slightly different idea after looking at my supplies. I'm going to make a couple of holes in the duck and open up the bottom of it. The gundam limbs attach via pegs and slots so I'll make a small peg and glue a stopper on one end and push it out from the inside. On the outside I'll glue the limb to the peg. That way, nothing is actually glued to the duck itself. the limb will be secured from the inside by the stopper and glued on the outside so that the stopper doesn't fall into the hollow duck if the arm is pulled off. If the hole is round enough then this should even work to make shoulder joints poseable.
     
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    The easiest way is to use the ball ends in ball joints.. That rubber will strech so glue ball ends on the arms and legs,, Then poke small holes into the duck and push the ball joints into the holes.. The rubber will strech to allow the ball to pop in and then shrink around it once its in.. That should work perfect..
     
  11. unicronsupreme

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    That'll be worth trying for the legs. Thanks for the tip.
     
  12. Blunticus

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    Funny, one of my friends collects ducks, and I always wanted to make a transforming duck for her. Like a Dinobot style, obviously robotic, not beastwars style.
     
  13. Cinemastique

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    This is a NEAT idea. Just sayin'.
     

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