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my (realy) great struggle of assembling large ancient army is yet again in red-zone.
with several sets of 1/72 figures i have the same issue - holes for spears/weapons are
too narrow. i can not insert weapons at all.
to heat figures with boiling water in order to "melt-a-bit" hands and make holes
larger using sewing needle - but without any success because 100*C boiling water have
no influence @ all for this polypropylene
i've tried to heat steal needle and than to make holes larger, but unfortunately i've
already damaged/destroyed several figures because i can not be accurate, and there is
[almost] no resistance in figure-hand when i just for little go into wrong direction
with this issue i have no idea what to do. unfortunately my job drills me as well so i
have not much time for this wonderful figures. i started to dream about this issue -
and even my dream has no solution for this.
here are several pictures - so that you have clue about this problem:
thank you very much for your interest
My usual solution is to use an Archimedes drill and either a 1mm or 1.5mm drill bit depending on the size of hole, and that for me has always worked
A large pin like on a pinback button. You slide the point in until you get the fat part in, then slide it out & slip in your spear. If this doesn't work, while the pin is in the whole, twirl it a bit to make the hole bigger. Slide spear in immediately! Nice thing is, hole closes back giving you a tight fit! If this fails, use drill or cut it & get out your hot glue gun!
Note: This does NOT work with Strelets Romans & their Gladius! Just the spear!
Oh, I didn't know you were talking about ESCI! Get the glue gun out my friend! It's the only way!
Why not post your query on one forum and read the replies rather than duplicating it on another forum?
i simply cut the ring (O = C) so i can fit comfortably any spear or sword inside.
the sword will stay perfectly in its place, but if you need extra stability you can glue it (but you need the right glue for the plastic).
anon: probably in this way one can duplicate evene the answers.
Vinikolic must be a Dadaist, taking the mickey out of us (2016 is the centenary of the Dadaist movement). Just can't believe that anyone can be so dense, so devoid of imagination...