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I just purchased my first set of figures, including a SM Terminator Chaplain.
It's metal, but the places where the arms join the body are set up like a ball and socket type joint.
I'll be using J-B Weld to put the arms on, so do you guys think I should still try pinning the arms on, or would the ball and socket setup be enough?
Oh, by the way, it's my first post, so...Hi!
I would say always pin for extra strength. A trivk i use is to drill the hole thats going to take the pin and then fill the hole with green stuff to realy lock the pin into position then just attach as normal.
Last edited by Maugatar; July 2nd, 2006 at 10:42.
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Hey bleh, welcome to LO. For heavy metal figure its always a good idea to pin joints. Nothing is more annoying than if, after converting and painting you figure up to a good standard, an arm or a leg falls off ruining the entire model. I personally use a 0.6mm drill bit and 15amp fuse wire for my pinning, going up to a 1mm drill bit and 30 amp fuse wire if the pieces are large.
One thing you must do when you are pinning is ensure the pieces (ie the drilled holes) line up before gluing. If they dont, you have the difficult job of extracting a glued-in piece of wire from one of the pieces. The best way I find to do it is to drill the hole in one of the bits, test fit the pinning wire, then place it up against the other piece. This shows you exactly where you need to drill the second hole for the pieces to fit together well.
Sorry, ramble over. In answer to the original question - if in doubt, pin. You have nothing to lose (except maybe the 5 mins it takes to pin something) so go for it.
Best of luck mate, hope this helps
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I've never used pins, just use CA+ glue and Zip Kicker or some such similar glue activator, works just as well :sleep:
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Got it pinned and I am in the process of painting it!
Thanks for the help! :w00t: