Removing pins
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Removing pins

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havin' some trouble with it. Anyone have any additional advice for the heat and push method?

Posted by Whiskeytango
on Thursday, December 31, 2009
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IC Customs International (Shaka) -
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Hi, Don't worry if you brake the pin, here's a link of how to make your own pins:

I hope it helps
Whiskeytango -
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
thanks for all the replies. I ended up finding my solutions in tooth pick and wooden dowels. The tooth picks really surprised me. I'm not even messing around with trying to fit the original pegs back in, I'm just laying waste to them and replacing with those handy teeth cleaners.
novat -
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I may be a little late to respond, But if you take a small lego pipe ( what the lego minifigures can hold in their hands ) , you can push it into the hole where the peg was, and cut to size. This tends to work perfectly for me.
pock63 -
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I use plastic tooth-picks.
bobtheodd -
Thursday, December 31, 2009
I would think a little of both but if you just pick just one, I would say the disc.
Whiskeytango -
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Another question about limb switching: if the parts don't fit well together, say the disc is too large, do you usually grind down the disc or the opening in the limb?
Green Skin -
Thursday, December 31, 2009
They're dirt cheap at the craft store. For the smaller pins you can use kabob skewers from the grocery store. If you cut the dowel a bit over length and either sand it down, or cut it with a sharp blade, you can get the dowel to contour with the figure so it's virtually invisible after painting.
Whiskeytango -
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thanks guys. I'm having a hard time with some of Maestros leg pins. Guess I'll try the wooden dowel thing.
Green Skin -
Thursday, December 31, 2009
wooden dowels work surpisingly well for me. If you can't get a pin out you can always slip a blade into the joint and cut the pin.
Top-notch comix -
Thursday, December 31, 2009
use a screw... that seems easiest... you can sculpt onto it if you want to.
Whiskeytango -
Thursday, December 31, 2009
What would you use for a new pin? Would you scratch build one?
pock63 -
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Some times its easier to just drill the pins out and put new ones in.
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