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Arcadia VF-1J Full Armor - January 2015

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I've used plastic weld to fuse the wing pivot off a YF-25 after a fall. If the part is ABS it should work. Or maybe an acetone slurry or MEK (Just beware of the fumes).

Edit: Anyone tried using Bondic?

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ouchies! :o:wacko: sorry to see that happen.. :( I don't think I've ever seen the neck hinge thing break ever!? :huh:

either that stuff or the smallest drop of some good quality super glue.

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Well, this the first time I had a major breakage on a 1/60 V2 VF-1 in a long time. So will Tamiya extra thin plastic cement be best for fixing this?

Sorry dude, same happened to my Max 1A. I used plastic weld to fix it. It's held so far.

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Sorry dude, same happened to my Max 1A. I used plastic weld to fix it. It's held so far.

Interesting, so this breakage has happened on someone else's VF-1 copy. I wonder if the plastic just wasn't molded correctly or maybe it was just poorly handled at the factory. I'll try some glue a friend recommended.

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Ouch. Sorry to see that happen, SuperHobo. Good luck on the fix. Let us know the outcome.

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Well, this is the first time I had a major breakage on a 1/60 V2 VF-1 in a long time. So will Tamiya extra thin plastic cement be best for fixing this?

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb410/Ericshen69/DSCN0204_zpsavh3etwm.jpg

Ouch!

Is the Yamato or the Arcadia version? Which shop did you guy bought it from?

I don't think the Tamiya thin-cement can secure it properly, but you can try.

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Tamiya thin-cement definitely not good enough. Try Plastic Magic from Deluxe Materials. This is a beast for joining plastic of most types.

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Ouch!

Is the Yamato or the Arcadia version? Which shop did you guy bought it from?

I don't think the Tamiya thin-cement can secure it properly, but you can try.

It's the Arcadia version. I bought it from a member on this board.

Tamiya thin-cement definitely not good enough. Try Plastic Magic from Deluxe Materials. This is a beast for joining plastic of most types.

Thanks for the tip, I'll try this if the glue a friend recommended does not work.

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Thanks for the tip, I'll try this if the glue a friend recommended does not work.

Just make sure you try it first on some plastic before applying it directly to the figure.

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After two attempts of glueing the two halves together, it's holding on the 2nd try. There will be a scar across the neck piece, but at least it's holding. B))

DSCN0311_zpsxppp2rei.jpg

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If you want, I could probably recreate that piece and put it on shapeways. Has anyone else had their neck break like that?

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