Disassembling Hinge joints?
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Disassembling Hinge joints?

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I followed the tutorial on figure realm but I am having problems pushing the peg out.

Posted by icustom
on Tuesday, August 7, 2007
User Comments
argel319 -
Friday, August 10, 2007
I use plumbers putty, but it's frikkin' hard to sculpt, I only use it now to fill in the holes on my toys.
Mikey11935 -
Friday, August 10, 2007
Tamiya & Model Master are great hobby paints to start with. A hobby shop should carry these. If not ask your parents to order these for you online. Now the Tamiya 10 ml bottles are $2 to $2.50 and the 23ml is usually $3 and up. This link is the cheapest I have found for the large bottles.
http://www.houseofhobbies.com/taspwopastse.html

Now if you think at 11 that this is something more than a passing fad, you may consider putting an airbrush and compressor on your Christmas list. If you started now and kept it up who knows where you could be by 17 or 18. If you were "grown out of toys" If you were good enough you could be doing fine line custom detail gase tanks on bikes, T shirts, Canvases, or anything. You are young enough that if you started now and spent time refining any of your art skills you could make good money in the future in many fields.

At a hobby shop you may find Miliput, Plumbers Putty, Tamiya makes a Epoxy Putty.

Miliput is good and I understand Plumbers Putty good also. (I know someone that uses it.) The Epoxy Puty is good for fundamentals, but wouldn't recommend it for detailing as its kinda tough, but you could get by. (these all airdry in about 5 to 12 hours)
Except Super Sculpey you have to bake, He could burn himself.

You could also be like the "big boys" and just order a small Apoxie Sculpt from Aves studios online
(with your parents consent of course)
TPCustomStudio -
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Yes, You can get either Super Sculpey ( good quality sculting clay) at Michael's or any arts store and or you can get EEpoxy Putty which will get you familar with Aves Studio products at any home improvement store . Get the putty that is two parts. That's how I started.
argel319 -
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I'm beginning to work on sculpting stuff.
I'm still trying to find a store that sells paint that is durable and cheap.
Can you get sculpt in stores anywhere?
TPCustomStudio -
Thursday, August 9, 2007
wow 11, ok, If you can't use tools yet, I would maybe start working on your sculpting and painting skills to start. So you are top notch painter and sculptor when you are ready to use tools.
argel319 -
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Damn!

I'm 11 (eleven)
TPCustomStudio -
Thursday, August 9, 2007
uh, how old are you by chance?
Really you need a cutting tool of some sort.
Mikey11935 -
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Sounds like its time for you to invest in a vise. It frees up your hands to keep away from the drill bit.
VariablePenguin -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I drilled a hole into my thumb with a router bit on my dremel when I was making a Wolverine figure. I had a perfectly circular wound.
sandlvlan -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
well, I don't use the knife anymore. I got a dremel a while ago, and now all injuries are from the drill sliding off of the figure and into my thumb
greymonk -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I would listen to Greymonk on this! I use a hair dryer and count to 70. However I had problems the other day and boiled the arm the pin popped right out. Not sure if its a pin punch, but I got a set of mini screwdrives and there is a small, medium & a big blunt tip set that is the perfect size for pushing the pins out with. There is no tip its just a flat, blunt tip.

Exactos are dangerous I sliced my thumb yesterday as I wasn't wearing gloves and didn't realize the blunt top of the blade has a sharp part to it also. I'm pushing and didn't know I was cutting my thumb!

Yup those blunt tips are probably punches - that is to say that punches are like what you described there at any rate.
Mikey11935 -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I would listen to Greymonk on this! I use a hair dryer and count to 70. However I had problems the other day and boiled the arm the pin popped right out. Not sure if its a pin punch, but I got a set of mini screwdrives and there is a small, medium & a big blunt tip set that is the perfect size for pushing the pins out with. There is no tip its just a flat, blunt tip.

Exactos are dangerous I sliced my thumb yesterday as I wasn't wearing gloves and didn't realize the blunt top of the blade has a sharp part to it also. I'm pushing and didn't know I was cutting my thumb!
argel319 -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
My dad really bought the dremel to smooth out his rims on the car, but he never did it.
So, I took the dremel in, and used only the sander bit for removing paint.
I never used it for drilling holes, except for practice when I drilled a hole through Ghost Rider's bike (He now walks).
Are there any substitutes for dremels, besides other drills?
I can't even use the exacto knife anymore, cause my mom took it from me when she said that I was too young to work with tools.
So what substitutes are there besides knives and drills?
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Save your money if youre just going to be using the dremel for toys. Get the 20 dollar one, it's all you need. But if you're going to be using for house-repairs and whatnot then get something with more features (Although at that point, the dremel is either going to be too expensive, too powerful, too heavy, or too awkward to hold for simple toy-repairs (especially for a kid) unless you buy a base for it (or some other form of stabilization for it). I'd rather have the small dremel so I can know exactly what I'm doing.)
argel319 -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
My kinda fool!
I had a dremel, Igot it for 15 bucks.
It was a good dremel too, the bits were all included, but my dad returned it cause he wanted to wait for a better one.
The only one better is the tiny one that looks like a gun.
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
What kind of fool drills with a knife



You can get a cordless drill (meaning it works with a rechargeable battery-pack) for 20 bucks at Fry's or Walmart. It's the Dremel Minimite I think. 2 speeds, 5000rpm and 10000rpm (you don't need more than 10000rpm when working with toys, 15000rpm is pretty good for hard plastic though, but 10krpm does the job just as well).
TPCustomStudio -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Remember good tools equal a good custom. That's scary you are drilling with a exacto. Demel's are pretty cheap ( for corded) seen them for 30 bucks. Save your dough and pick one up if at all possible. It will save you in the long run from costly hospital visits
argel319 -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Yeah! Me! I drill with an exacto knife. It's not really good, end up just cutting the piece off.
That's why my wolverine has a centimetre long claw.

I had a dremel, bt my dad decided to return it cause none of his drill bits fit in it.
Then 2 months later, I found a box full of 3/32 size bits. Damn.
greymonk -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
OH LORD!! Don't drill with an exacto, buy a $10 pin vice. It's a small manually operated drill, it will hold tiny drill bits (anymore they come with it) and the top part of the drill is swivel-hinged so you can just hold it against the palm of your hand, and turn the shaft of the pin-vise with the thumb and forefinger. This is a much safer way to drill and it's quite convenient too!
sandlvlan -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
knives are bad. I have gotten three scars in the two months that I've been doing this. the first two were from trying to drill with an xacto since I didn't have a dremel yet, and the third was from cutting hair in half
Punstarr -
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Be careful when using an exacto knife. When I was 13 I was making a Star Trek model and while cutting the pieces out of the plastic frame thing my hand slipped and I stabbed myself in the hand just below my left index finger. I must have sliced a tendon right open because ever since then the top joint closest to the tip of that finger can't bend on it's own. The first joint bends but the second does not. Try and bend just the first joint and not the second... go ahead, try it. Can't do it, can you? Yep, I'm a freak. Great for the occasional party trick, but terrible for trying to type.
icustom -
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Cool, never though of that.
greymonk -
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
well maybe I'm just doing things wrong then because I have yet to get injured removing pins and I've taken Planet Hulk feet apart. I use machinist pin punches (you can get a cheap set at a flea market for a few bucks) tiny diameters, and I heat up the pegs and push them right through with the pin punch. easy as pie and no pain.
argel319 -
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Yeah.
Hot water does hurt, but it hurts more when you heat it up, try to take the peg out with an Exacto knife.
I didn't get burned, but my thumb is still healing.
It's kinda similar with a flat screwdriver.
They all hurt.
DTM -
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
I tried very hot sink water and, some how it got in the plastic torso and when I tipped it over I started to run across the house. It hurt so badddd, ehh now I shake the figure before I take a body part off
icustom -
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Thanks all.
Shinobitron -
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
30 seconds should be more than enough time. Just becareful the figure itself will be very hot.
icustom -
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Thanks, how long should I heat it though with a standard hairdryer?
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Ok, don't push it out then, heat the joint and bend the joint "sideways" instead of "normally" or pull on on of the little flaps. One end of the rod should pop-out of that flap, then you can just pluck the rod out.
icustom -
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
lol yeah, I almost cut my finger off trying to open a crotch. Basically its the forearms hinges, knees, and wrists.
Mr-X -
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Mind going into more detail?

Different joints have different problems
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