|12-26-2008, 07:52 AM||#11|
Join Date: Oct 2007
when i needed to get the broken pegs out of the backpack hole i use the smallest drill bit and slowwly drill into the middle of the snapped peg. usually enough grab to pull it out. if it doesnt i keep drilling small holes until the plastic is reduced to nothing.
hope this helps
|12-26-2008, 01:04 PM||#12|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Little Elm, Texas
You can also heat up the tip of a nail and insert it into the broken tab that is stuck in the back of your fig. I have a Gung-Ho with a stuck backpack peg and will be using that trick soon.
Anyway, Thanks for the tips on the backpacks that don't stay in. I'll see what I can do.
|12-26-2008, 04:25 PM||#13|
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|04-26-2012, 12:02 AM||#14|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Very informative thread.
I believe there's also a difference in backback pegs from 1982-1983.
|04-26-2012, 11:23 AM||#15|
Join Date: Oct 2010
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I don't recall having this problem, but I have seen quite a few figures where the backpack peg has broken off in the figures back. The weird thing is that I typically see it on the same two figures...Bullhorn and TARGAT.
Anyone else notice this?
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|04-26-2012, 03:16 PM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Pro Tip: write this down. lol
Quick fix that is both usable and removable, use at your own discression.
Using liquid SG (ethyl cyanoacrylate)put a drop of it on a piece of plastic(saran,bubble, etc.) and using a toothpick paint a nice "thin" layer on the outer edge of one of the four blades of the backpack. Allow to air dry (will take time) after completely dry test fit the pack. Rinse and repeat on the other blades as needed. Good Luck.
Disclaimer; I am not responsible for any personal or property damage that occurs using the following tip. Any poor soul that glues his/herself take care and have someone help you, P.S. nail polish remover with clean up SG nicely. HTH
Oddly I found this info a couple years back.
Last edited by BUGG; 04-26-2012 at 03:24 PM.. Reason: pegs
|04-26-2012, 04:53 PM||#17|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North East Ohio "Cleveland"
I would suspect un-noted Minor Variations before I suspected "plastic breaking down"
If the Plastic were breaking down, it would be oily or sticky...it wouldn't randomly shrink or expand.
the 82 to 82/83 figures back packs are an excellent example where the size of the pack peg changed slightly. So the backpack for a Strait Armed Flash is either too loose, or too tight (I can't recall which) for a Swivel Armed Flash...same for any other Joe from the OG 13.
Barbeque could be an example of the Frame from a Slaughter's Marauders backpack on a V1 bbq or vice versa.
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