Shortening those elongated Hasbro seeker missiles

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  1. Paladine

    Paladine Well-Known Member

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    So I was thinking about shortening those elongated Hasbro seeker missiles. It can't be that hard right? Maybe cut the elongated section away, sand the two connector areas to get them smooth, and a tiny application of super-glue should be all it takes.

    Has anybody attempted this modification before and can share their insights?
     
  2. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Your idea is great, but for added durability I suggest pining. Drill two small holes that are bout 2-3 mm deep, in the halfs you want to join, than superglue a straight piece of wire (that is 5mm long) in one hole and than superglue the other half to that wire and the first half.
     
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    agreed.

    or they will keep falling appart.
     
  4. Prometheum5

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    Yup... the soft plastic won't glue very well... you will need a good tight pin to do most of the holding together. I shortened one of the missiles on my PowerMaster Prime reissue, and it wouldn't have glued very well without a pin. And for the soft plastic, it will work best if you get some proper metal rod of a specific size and a corresponding drill bit so it is an actual snug fit. I have a great big stash of .032 Music Wire and .032 drill bits (it's a standard wire guage), and pin everything with it so I know my pins will always be strong and stable.
     
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    Would normal paperclips work for pinning?
     
  6. Prometheum5

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    In reality yes, but you'll want to have a nice snug fit in the hole you drill, especially on the soft plastic Hasbro used, which is hardly at all affected by glue.
     
  7. Paladine

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    Great information guys! I'll give it a shot, with pinning ;-)
     
  8. Greyryder

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    If you're going to be gluing that kind of soft plastic, go down to your local hardware store/home improvement place and pick up some of Loctite's all plastics super glue.

    The stuff works. I've used it before, on the unglueable engineering plastic that a lot of model train parts are made from. I actually used it to glue a coupler onto a car, and it's holding great.

    You'll still want to pin things together, though.
     
  9. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Yeah, Loctite's Super Bond glue is the way to go.
     

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