Minor/Repaint: How to Fix Starscreams Ghost loose arms.

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  1. Tigertrack

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    This isn't a repaint, but a minor fix. I've come up with a quick and easy way to fix loose arm joints on G1 seekers. If this is in the wrong section, please move it accordingly.

    Particularly, it seems that the Ehobby Starscreams Ghost always has loose arms. He is without a doubt the loosest I've seen of this mold. So with some heat-shrink tubing, a hobby knife, and a dab of CA glue, I've made my arms nice and tight.

    First, you gotta take apart Starscream by removing the three screws. One under each tit, and one on his crotch. Take his arms out and find some tubing of which the inside diameter will fit snugly the swivel joint, and the outer diameter will fit snugly the slots. You've got one slot on the back side of the chest piece, and one slot on his hip piece.

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    Cut a piece of heat-shrink tubing that approximately equals the length of the swivel joint ends.
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    Add just a tiny dab of CA glue or Krazy-Glue here, and insert tube.

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    Wait a few minutes or so for the CA glue to dry, and reassemble your G1 Starscream Ghost. Now Starscream has nice and tight arms.
     

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    Thanks but I wanted to add a picture of the completed figure. I noticed it was posted in the how-to section but the section was closed. Is there a way I can edit it? Or do I just add it here?
     
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    Just add it here. I'll take care of that when you do :) 

    Thanks again for this, as I think you did a nice job with both the project and the tutorial :thumb 
     
  5. TIAXGRIMLOCK

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    Irony is that my Ghost Starscream is super stiff.
     

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