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Help! Fixing Fragile Break in Trading FigureHelp! Fixing Fragile Break in Trading Figure

SylveonPrincessSylveonPrincess2 vuotta sittenAsk MFC
Hello everyone! I have a question about fixing a broken figure. My fiancé loves Fire Emblem and has collected most of the trading figures from the game Genealogy of the Holy War. However, these figures just love to break in the most difficult of places to repair. In particular, I can't figure out the best way to repair the character Eldigan.

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Here's the figure. You can see that his break was at the sword handle.

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A closer look at the tiny place we have to glue the blade back onto.

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A picture of the sword.

The problem with repairing this figure is the weight of the blade; the blade floats in midair and, when glued back onto the tiny fracture point, it just starts to droop immediately.

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We bought this glue to use, but it doesn't seem to do the trick. It's a bit liquid-y and doesn't feel strong enough to hold the sword in place. My questions are:

1. Is there a better glue out there for this kind of job?
2. Is there a contraption we could use to hold the blade onto the handle while the glue dries? Hands are too unsteady it feels like, but I'm not sure what else to do.

Thank you to everyone that can provide advice!
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2pt
As it's not a figma and probably doesn't get moved a lot I would just recommend a squeeze type instant dry strong super glue so you can precisely apply the glue, and then hold it in place for about 30 seconds.

The wire and drilling would probably be a more durable solution; however give it doesn't move and it's a small figure drilling a hole might accidentally damage the figure. I would try a stronger quick drying super glue first before exploring the wire solution.
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As other people have said, if you want a durable repair you should drill a tiny hole along the axis of both parts and put a wire through it. When I need to do repairs on a sword, I usually cut 1cm off of a sewing needle to use as the stake as it is very thin, straight and solid. Then I seal everything using Loctite Super Glue Precision.
I've done this for one of the swords of ITEM #117920 and it's held up very well since despite frequent manipulation.
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0pt
Get a super glue that dries in a few seconds, it should have a description on the package if it does.
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0pt
5 second fix as seen on tv product
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0pt
You might eventually roughen the glue spot with some sand paper. Free it from fat and don't stick the stuff on immediately.. Let it dry up a little to become tacky.
Though, the more aggressive super glue (which does a good job) dissolves color paint. Be careful!
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1pt
I would definitely put a bit of wire combined with glue to hold it together.
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1pt
I use http://modelshop.co.uk/Content/DynamicMedia/Items/ListPage/5137_Image.jpg with no issues. Dries fast, clean and holds well. Just need to use it very sparingly. A tiny bit goes a long way.
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Xiquelle fathomless zenith
Personally, I prefer epoxy for this type of repair. It comes in a little dual-tube syringe, you deposit equal amounts of the two parts onto a mixing tray (read: paper plate, no need to get fancy) and stir with something disposable like a toothpick or Q-tip. It requires a bit of time to set, and so you'd still need to use wire or something creative to hold it in place, but it's quite strong once set. There is at least one type of this epoxy specifically meant for plastics, but the general use kind works too.
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1pt
Might I suggest getting some glue such as Revell contracta professional its made for model kits but will work fine it basically melts the two halfs together and I would say its more than enough to hold it together you would have to support the sword whilst it dry, which is rather fast usually a minute or two then cure overnight
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4pt
Why don't you try reinforce it with a piece of short wire in between the break? First make some hole on both surface where the break is, then cut a short wire and fit it inside. You need a modeling clay to mount your figure temporarily while the glue sets in on the broken joint. That's it.
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