I attempted the pressure application method but that did not work. Any touching of the left forearm caused the gap again. I used a thin sand stick to sand down the highlighted areas and this did the trick. Overall it is a good figure even though it doesn't have the premium heft, detailed look, and feel of MMC's Backdraft. The accessories are a nice touch. To answer someone's question, each helmet has its own set of swappable faces. Each helmet has a standard face but the rounded helmet gets the smiling face while the pointed forehead helmet gets the rage face. I don't think you can exchange the faces across helmets.