Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Zigholtul, Sep 29, 2012.
You fail me yet again Starscream...
With that kind of crack, the best you can do is to disassemble the legs (Or with that specific figure, just unscrew the entire upper legs and knee to get the red part out) and carefully glue the cracked area with either super glue or poly-cement plastic cement; Wait for the glue to completely dry and cure, sand the excess dried glue, then reassemble everything together.
For plastic cement, Plastic cement is best used for plastic on plastic contact. Plastic cement is basically acid and when in contact with the plastic, it is melting the plastic so that when you join 2 pieces they are fusing to each other over time; making 2 halves into a single solid plastic piece. This is great for eliminating seamlines after a good sanding, getting rid of tiny stress marks, or fixing cracked pieces. However, plastic glue also takes much longer to fully cure (~30min) than your standard super glue.
Sometimes though plastic on plastic contact is not possible and that is when superglue comes into play. If you are combining porous materials such as cloth, metals, or magnets that is when you want to break out the superglue. Superglue does not really 'melt' what you are combining, it is more of a binding agent that hardens when it dries. As such it is much harder to shape, sand, and mold after drying if that is what you require of your model. It is also super strong but also super brittle. An accidental 'whack' at a particular piece with a proper amount of force and that thing is falling off.
The most ideal way would be to fuse the crack with plastic cement, reinforce the fused crack with tiny daps of superglue after the plastic cement is fully cured, wait for fo the glue to fully cure, sand away any excess dried glue residues, then reassemble everything.
@erwinsims Happy Birthday!
TOUGHING UP OR TRYING TO
Drift: Are you sure that you wanna do this?
Hubcap: Yes Drift, how many times do i have to tell you. I. Need. To. Get. Tough.
Drift: Alright, fine. But how are you gonna do it?
Hubcap: I'm gonna show Brawl who's boss.
???: Wait, did i hear that right?
Elita-1: You, little Hubcap, will show Brawl who's boss?
Elita-1: He's gonna "Transform" you into a box, if you try that BS on him.
Arcee&Chromia: *CHUCKLES SILENTLY*
Elita-1: Why don't you pick someone on your size? Like Sunspot.
Hubcap: Even they're making fun of me. I'm hopeless.
Drift: Hey come on, don't be so hard on yourself.
Drift: There he is. You're really sure of this?
Hubcap: Yes. Just watch me.
Hubcap: HAH! I caught you evildoer! If you're not give yourself up this instant, i will take you in by force!
Brawl: What the f*** are you saying, you dweeb.
Hubcap: You heard me! Your tyranny ends now!
Brawl: Listen, you skittish dwarf! I already having a bad f***ing day, and i don't want to deal with your s*** as well!
Hubcap: Okay, im sorry. Please don't hurt me.
Drift: Well, at least he didn't do much.
Just wanted to wish happy birthday to @erwinsims !
Happy Birthday @erwinsims
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Happy birthday to the one and only @erwinsims !!!!
Happy birthday to @erwinsims !!!
"Now, run Sam!"
Happy Birthday! @erwinsims
Happy Bday you scale nut @erwinsims!!!
First off, Happy Birthday @erwinsims!
Thanks everyone. I'll give it a shot once I find some glue.
You know, I haven't heard anything lately about the release of Overload.
I use jb weld superweld. It was recommended to me a while ago and it's worked really well on everything I've needed it for, transformers related. Its got a super strong and very quick adhesive. It's a couple of bucks for the small bottle most places ($4.84 at Walmart seems to be the cheapest), but it'll last a while because you'll only need a tiny bit for most applications
Happy birthday, @erwinsims , you delightful scale nut!
Happy birthday @erwinsims!!
Since it's @erwinsims Birthday I figured I'd post a special picture for him.
Happy birthday @erwinsims!
I think Siege Impactor has earned his place in my Studio Series collection. For real though, those walking tank-things in The Last Knight were a real step down from the fully-fledged Transformers the US government was producing just one movie prior. Although I guess that was a lesson learned...
And since it came up in conversation not too long ago, here's a quick look at my photo-shoot setup! Nothing fancy, but I think the results speak for themselves
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