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February 18, 2003

Floppy Gun Getting You Down? Here’s a Quick Fix!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rumble Crew @ 2:28 pm

Tired of having the Zentraedi kick sand on your expensive perfect transformable Valk, just because it can’t hold his gun straight to save its life?
Well, tire no more! Here’s a DIY quick fix for your Yamato 1/48 VF-1A limp wrists, that will have you grinning from ear to ear.

These are the tools that you’ll need:
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A pair of scissors, and your typical more evil than satan twisty tie! (Twistie tie pictured here is from a Gundam Fix box. Oh the irony!) Approximate time needed: less than 10mins.

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First disassemble the offending hand. Try to pry it gently, with a little effort in the right direction, it should pop off.
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Then cut a small length of plastic off the twistie tie, do not cut the metal wire along with it, we only need the plastic bit. Strip the plastic like you would any wire. If you leave the metal inside it would be too thick and too hard, not pliant enough to have the “give” that you want.
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Make sure you trim only a small piece, the smaller the piece, the more discreet. Align plastic piece in the centre of the groove as shown.
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Assemble the wrist with the plastic stuck firmly in the groove. It can get a bit tricky, but if Tofu can do it, so can you!
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Get hand to hold gun and shake well before use. As stiff as you’ll ever want it to be!
And the fix is barely visible too! For reference check the top image heading this article, I bet you missed the plastic piece the first time round.

(Please use only as directed and with adult supervision. Author is not responsible for any damages incurred.)

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