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Lower Arm Rivets

Post by Hobgoblin on Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:38 pm

I've tried multiple times to take apart lower arms so I can swap and paint them but Ive never had success with it. I've used a hammer and a small screw driver but I always end up bending the rivet or screwing up the arm. Has anybody had success with it? If so, how? Thanks.
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Re: Lower Arm Rivets

Post by Rambo on Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:39 pm

Maybe LIVEVIL.

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Re: Lower Arm Rivets

Post by Wowboy on Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:56 pm

Yeah, I'd like to see a tutorial on this as well. I've always been mystified by this process.

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Post by kramer70 on Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:40 pm

I have had some success using a very sharp exacto knife and carefully score the plastic around rivet. If you then get a small flathead screwdriver you can pop it through. When it's out crimp rivet a little smaller for when and if you want to use same lower arm. It should slide back in place more easily. Then take samll back screw screwdriver and hammer and flatten rivet back out. Try practicing on junk or cheap figure part, if you break it no big deal. But i suggest get it right before working on final product.
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Post by copperbob on Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:00 pm

I had a member just send me a message about the arm rivets. Im going to order some and Ill let you know how they work and if the size is right. If so then all you have to do is drill out the old one and replace it with a new rivet.

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Post by cyko on Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:43 pm

Wow, for real? That's awesome! Do you need a special crimping tool to put a new one on?
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Re: Lower Arm Rivets

Post by Tim 121RVC on Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:05 pm

This is the tutorial: http://wiki.joecustoms.com/wiki/Lower_Arm_Swapping

I've done it several times now, works perfectly. Most important parts are securing the upper arm in a position so it cannot slip away when you whack the Xacto gently, but also firmly with a small hammer.
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Post by Dark Perceptor on Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:12 pm

Tim 121RVC wrote:This is the tutorial: http://wiki.joecustoms.com/wiki/Lower_Arm_Swapping

I've done it several times now, works perfectly. Most important parts are securing the upper arm in a position so it cannot slip away when you whack the Xacto gently, but also firmly with a small hammer.

bookmarked! i am gonna give this a go for sure... thanks for sharing, Tim! Smile
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Post by Rambo on Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:49 pm

This is a nice technique. I have done it a few times. The best one was when I finally tried using a hammer.

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Post by copperbob on Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:35 am

Thank for the share. Im going to have to try that in the future. Nice way to make some really original arms

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Post by Kwinn_Lives on Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:42 pm

I've tried that method and it works really well. I've also boiled the arm first which makes it a little more pliable, not sure if it helps much or not yet.
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