Q: HOW CAN I TIGHTEN UP LOOSE JOINTS ON MY ACTION FIGURE?

A: I had this problem with the ‘Modern’ DCD Superman awhile back. He kept tumbling, so here’s a trick for you to try out:

To help tighten up some of those loose joints on the ankles of a figure, add a drop or two of Super Glue to the joint area, and gently work the foot back and forth as it starts to solidify. Just keep the part moving, as you don’t want to accidentally glue it in place. If by chance it dries and locks the foot into position, you should be able to give it once last ‘pop’ and regain the articulation, and yet it should be firm enough to help hold the stance. Basically it just adds a bit of material inside the joint to help firm it all up.

This also works great for floppy elbow joints as well. Just be careful how you apply the glue. You don’t want to accidentally glue yourself to the figure, nor do you want it running out and over the surface, creating a mess. Just do a drop at a time, and it should fix the problem.

And, like all these fixes, you might experiment on a ‘junk’ figure first, just to see how it works before you move onto a valuable figure.

Hope this helps!

Matt
aka Iron-Cow


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