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Old 05-07-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default How does one fix a broken DC Direct knee joint

My Black Lantern Hal Jordan has a cracked knee joint and I need tips on fixing it so I don't mess him up.
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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With all of these customizing folks on here one would think I could get at least one or two tips instead of 45 views and no posts.
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that's problematic area but here's a few tips:

you can try to salvage a pin from another figure.

make a pin using plastic or styrene rod

make a pin using a hard sculpt medium such as fixit from aves.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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Unfortunately the problem isn't the pin, it's the area around the pin.
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dude, a pic of the problem would help.


but you should be able to glue it and if needed, sculpt around it and then paint.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:51 AM   #6
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If I try to move the leg enough to show it to take a picture I could possibly pop the leg off.
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It's done. A pic would give us a clearer idea, but from what you've described, it's done.
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Agreed you are screwed
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Is there a way to pop the pin out and then put it back in after gluing the piece that's broken?
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Here you go:

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Head to your local hobby shop that has RC/train/model kits and ask for their styrene rods. They come in different diameters and I use them all the time for replacement posts. The easiest way to do this is to drill the upper leg holes the same diameter as the shaft, and center joint hole. That way you don't need to worry about the leg getting loose because of the narrowed parts that held the peg in.
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It's not the peg, it's the male part of the leg joint, the loop of plastic that holds the peg in place, correct? There's is no fixing it. Gluing it will be a temporary fix at best. You can try exchanging it at the place you bought it, or try contacting DCD directly to see what they're willing to do.
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It's not the peg, it's the male part of the leg joint, the loop of plastic that holds the peg in place, correct? There's is no fixing it. Gluing it will be a temporary fix at best. You can try exchanging it at the place you bought it, or try contacting DCD directly to see what they're willing to do.
Unfortunately I bought it off of ebay, and I highly doubt that DCD will do anything about it.
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Yeah, you're SOL there sadly.
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