Loose Legs
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Loose Legs

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I have a FF movie Thing I want to make a custom Hannu figure out of but I got him off ebay and the joints connecting his legs to his hips are so loose that he won't stand up. Anyone know a way to remedy this?

Posted by packerbacker180
on Thursday, February 10, 2011
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mega_star_andro -
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Def 2nd the no gel rule, I use the cheapest stuff they got to tighten
Darththomas -
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I've used foamy to tighten joints, you do have to take the figure apart though. Just pick the same colour as your base figure and glue some inside the crotch, test fit and add more if needed, worked pretty well for me and also protects the hip joint from paint rub
Mighty Puundragon -
Saturday, February 12, 2011
[quote="blaynescott"A note to any new customizers - don't try this with gel-type superglue, lol. Years ago, I didn't understand the difference, and tried joint sealing with Gel-type superglue, and it had horrible results. As long as you use liquid type super glue and keep rotating that joint for a good 5 min you should be safe. Just a few drops will do, as you can always add more. If it's a joint that moves more than one way (back forth/ring-joing in-out) either avoid getting superglue in the ring-area, or continually work both parts. It only takes fusing a joint accidentally once to learn your lesson.
Cheers,
-Blayne

I hate the gel type and any other brand or type of tube besides this one below. It is easy to use, but you sometimes have to clear the hole with a paperclip. I use it to tighten GI Joe legs and certain G1 Transformers like Bumblebee's arms. Like Blaynescott said make sure you keep the joint moving for at least 5 minutes and do it regularly. If it sits two long you just glued the leg into that position. But this method has worked well for me.

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blaynescott -
Friday, February 11, 2011
A note to any new customizers - don't try this with gel-type superglue, lol. Years ago, I didn't understand the difference, and tried joint sealing with Gel-type superglue, and it had horrible results. As long as you use liquid type super glue and keep rotating that joint for a good 5 min you should be safe. Just a few drops will do, as you can always add more. If it's a joint that moves more than one way (back forth/ring-joing in-out) either avoid getting superglue in the ring-area, or continually work both parts. It only takes fusing a joint accidentally once to learn your lesson.

Cheers,
-Blayne
barefootabe -
Thursday, February 10, 2011
you could try some super glue in the join, don't let it set in place and glue the figures leg , but keep the leg moving until yu can get the glue to dry and sorta fill in the extra space, but I would listen to more exxperinced guys 1st
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