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New to Gunpla help

Post by MV6000 the Ace Zeon Pilot » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:54 pm

Yesterday I bought four Gunplas

High Grade

RX-78-2 Gundam Starter Kit Vol. 2
Zaku II FS (Garma Custom)
Gelgoog Marine
Gera Doga (Rezin Custom)

Last night I finished the Gundam with no issues and came out pretty well except for a really loose right trigger finger hand.

Now I'm working on the Zaku but noticed a really big problem I finished the arms,legs, and torso but the legs don't stick to the torso. I double checked and yet I am not missing anything. I followed the instructions yet the ball doesn't stick where it should be on the leg.

What should I do? Is this a common thing?
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Re: New to Gunpla help

Post by valkyriepilot » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:57 pm

Can you post a pic of the leg that keeps falling off, particularly the polycaps and also the ball joints on the pelvic/crotch area?

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Re: New to Gunpla help

Post by MV6000 the Ace Zeon Pilot » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:07 pm

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Re: New to Gunpla help

Post by valkyriepilot » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:13 pm

It looks like a case of loose polycaps, based on your pics, coz I don't see any problem with the ball joints... Were the polycaps distorted or anything? You might wanna try tightening them up with some white glue. Just apply enough to thicken the surface of the ball joints and make them fit snugly to the polycaps.

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Re: New to Gunpla help

Post by MV6000 the Ace Zeon Pilot » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:20 pm

I don't believe any of the parts are distorted everything was brand new.

As for the white glue can I use Elmers glue. And how do I apply it? Do I just pour a drop and wait for it to get hard then see if it fits?
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Re: New to Gunpla help

Post by valkyriepilot » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:55 pm

try to apply thin even layers around the ball joint, maybe 2 layers first. wait till it dries, then try fitting the leg. add a bit more white glue if it's still a bit loose.

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Re: New to Gunpla help

Post by MV6000 the Ace Zeon Pilot » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:32 am

Thanks for the advice

Everything is fine now and I just finished my third Gunpla the Gelgoog Marine.
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Re: New to Gunpla help

Post by valkyriepilot » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:42 pm

MV6000 the Ace Zeon Pilot wrote:Thanks for the advice

Everything is fine now and I just finished my third Gunpla the Gelgoog Marine.
Good to know, and glad to help! Just keep on building, it's a nice hobby we have. :)

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Re: New to Gunpla help

Post by MV6000 the Ace Zeon Pilot » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:32 pm

valkyriepilot wrote:
MV6000 the Ace Zeon Pilot wrote:Thanks for the advice

Everything is fine now and I just finished my third Gunpla the Gelgoog Marine.
Good to know, and glad to help! Just keep on building, it's a nice hobby we have. :)

Hobby is an understatement, now I have 20 kits already. :lol:

My wallet sure hates this hobby.
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Re: New to Gunpla help

Post by Compass » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:46 pm

Spend your time well. I have enough experience to do MG stuff, but not enough time. So instead I buy SD kits and Converge and reminisce D:
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