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Fixing drooping weapons?

Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:46 pm

I was wondering if anyone had any tips for keeping soft plastic weapons from drooping.

Specifically the flaming chain that comes with Ghost Rider and his bike.
Is there a substance I could spray on the chain that would keep part of it straight? Maybe some really thin needle that could be inserted down the centre of the handle and chain to keep part of it straightened?
I’m getting tired of the chain constantly flopping over Ghost Rider that it looks more like a metal boa around his neck as opposed to a weapon, so any suggestions would be appreciated
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Re: Fixing drooping weapons?

Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:10 pm

Have you tried heat?
heat it up (water or heat gun or lighter) and hold it to the way you want, keep it in that position till it cools off. once its cooled it should be the way you want it. sometimes it doesnt work depending on the plastic.
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Re: Fixing drooping weapons?

Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:21 am

I tried fixing the World of HALO Warthog crooked gun shield by using hot water then cold. It looked fixed at first, but eventually reverted to the original crooked position.
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Re: Fixing drooping weapons?

Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:24 am

would like to know of any tips here as well. Trying to fix a droopy soft plastic sword.
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Re: Fixing drooping weapons?

Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:01 pm

Was happy to read this wasn't about his "manhood". :lol:

I use heat to fix as well, but once I get it in the right shape, I put it in cold water to "lock it in place". Now if the plastic is really cheap, it will eventually droop again.
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Re: Fixing drooping weapons?

Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:53 am

When I saw the thread title, I thought it might be about Gorr's weapon..

I'm not sure which one you're talking about, but this might work for most of Ghost Rider's chains. I use one of the link chains, and I put a bendy wire in it, that's pliable enough to bend into place, but will stay once you set it. Some craft wire, or the bendys that used to hold figures onto the packaging, that some people make into Spidey weblines. Though you probably want something that looks more metallic, without that clear coating.

Coil that around the chain if it's a solid piece, or run it through if the links have holes, and it should hold in place, at least a bit better.
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Re: Fixing drooping weapons?

Sat Feb 25, 2023 12:52 am

If you guys are willing to get tricky.
You could always hone out the center and insert a metal pin to reinforce the weapon's form.
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Re: Fixing drooping weapons?

Tue Feb 28, 2023 7:54 pm

I have made "splints" a few times, usually popcicle sticks or kebab skewers. Get the offending item and secure it between two of your choice of sticks. I've used twist ties and string before, usually securing the item to one stick, then the other stick is placed on top to sandwich whatever you got in there. I use a hair dryer, but I heat it up so it start to get soft, making sure it's as straight as I can get it, then i cool it down and leave it secure in the sticks for up to a few days. I've gotten stubborn rifles and a few wonky limb joints worked out that way. Not perfect or fool proof, but I've had some good results.

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