Customs: MP-01 chest plate fix

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Cromwell, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

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    Hi guys,

    This isn't a custom per se, but I figured the Radicons would be the best people to help me.

    A friend bought me an MP-01 from HK, but I'm fairly sure it's second hand, since all the plastic ties were missing from the box. It's in good condition, except that the chest plate seems a little loose. When I close the chest, there's still about a 1 mm gap between the chest plates.

    Is this normal? Is there a way to fix it so the chest plates close tighter? I'm thinking of inserting a stiff wire all the way down the hinge to force the plates to close tighter.

    Would appreciate your input.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    the answer to the first question is, yes, its unfortunately normal. its something that seems to get slightly worse each time they do a new run of the figure. (I wonder how bad it will be on the upcoming magnus re-issue?) I think that the true fix to this issue was to trim a small amount of plastic off the part, but I've never had to do it so I really don't quite remember.
     

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