Please help. Is this a bad sign that my Masterpiece's plastic is about to crack?

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  1. PrimalPrime007

    PrimalPrime007 Well-Known Member

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    Today I saw a bright spot on the plastic hinge of my MP4 Convoy. I never really paid attention so I don't know if it was there before or not, but can you guys take a look to see if thsi a bad sign that the plastic is about to crack? The spot that I circled.
     

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    Not really sure since I don't have MP-1/MP-4, but it looks like wear from pin movement.

    The wear seems small for the meantime, so I think your MP-4 would still be fine, although it might get worse later on. I would recommend not moving that part as much as before just to slow the wearing.
     
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    Sometimes a stress mark is just that and nothing more. Sometimes it will fracture, but even then that's to relieve the pressure and the piece still functions normally. Sometimes it'll fracture and snap off. It depends on the figure and the plastic. In your case, it looks to be just a stress mark. I wouldn't worry too much at this point. If it gets worse (brighter) then I'd leave it alone, but as of right now, it should hold together just fine.
     
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    thanks, guys, that's the thing, I very rarely transform this figure - knowing how valuable it is. This suck if it is a stress mark ;( ;(
     
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    and can any of you here who has an MP1/MP4 convoy look at that spot to see if yours have similar wear pattern too? It's the hinge of the front wheel area. .
     
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