DCUC female elbow swaps (problem solved)
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DCUC female elbow swaps (problem solved)

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HELP!!!!

Man, I thought sweeping DCUC figures lower legs were a pain in the arse. Not sure what I was thinking, but I was attempting to swap lower arms for two DCUC female figures at the the elbow pin. Removing them is easy, but I can't for the life of me get those little frail arms back onto the pegs. I'm totally regretting even attempting this now, but since the arms are off, I've got to get them back on one way or the other. I've boiled water, and boiled it again, and again, and I can't seem to get them on. Anyone got any tricks for this, I'm about to throw them through a window.

Thanks to all responders.

Larry

Posted by packerbacker180
on Monday, August 20, 2012
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packerbacker180 -
Monday, August 20, 2012
Thanks guys for the response.

I had to walk away for a little bit before I injured myself or damaged a figure, lol. I don't foresee attempting this again anytime soon, but I finally got the arms on. THe main problem was the stupid pin kept turning so I couldn't get the second hole to catch. So I found by placing a pin under the mushroom part of the peg, that it held in place long enough to get the hole partly over, then I could carefully pull the pin out and get the lower arm on completely. And I thought knee pegs were a pain.

I guess it's my own fault. Was just about done with a Miss Martian custom when I decided I wanted to use open hands for a better look. Problem is the Supergirl base figures gloves have the pegs that insert into the lower arm which is completely opposite of any other female DCUC figure I've seen. So the only solution became switching out the whole lower arm. So that's done. Finally. Aaaaargh!

Thanks again, guys.
Ole Jade Jaw -
Monday, August 20, 2012
Heat, place one side of the pin in the hole, reheat, bend the second side out of the way and slip the arm hole onto the pin. Reheat and place the other hole over the pin and press. I just did one myself. A pair of jeweler's pliers work great to pop the pin back through the second hole, but both holes at once is stupid hard to do. Jeweler's pliers look like 2 pins with no teeth on plier handles.
pock63 -
Monday, August 20, 2012
How about just replacing the pegs with toothpicks or some other object of the proper size, while your at it you can even cover over the peg holes on the figure to make it look a little less factory if you want
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