Some of the people who have seen my tweets over at Twitter, or have viewed my blog before might have known what happened to my precious Kagamiku figma last week.
Thanks to some advice by fellow collector Yuuka Kazami and some blogs about figma repair — I decided to embark on my first figma repair operation… it wasn’t a fast one ><;
For my first attempt, I had Kagamiku’s right arm removed as well, to be sure I was mending her left joint correctly.
My tools for the first
few operations were a precision screwdriver — for removing the joint bit that’s still in Kagamiku’s arm; and clear epoxy — which fails as a mending agent OTL
To remove the tiny bit stuck in her upper arm, I had to remove the lower arm so I can push the joint bit using the screwdriver. Careful though, those joint bits can fly off to places and they’re quite hard to find!
After removing the joint bit, dab a little amount of your mending agent and hold the two pieces together for a short while. After which, it should set. For this operation though, I waited for a day for the epoxy to set — but my patience and efforts failed because the joint bit fell off as fast as I tried to mend it. I tried this method several times — which is why it took me until now to have mended Kagamiku.
Last night, I came to a conclusion that my attempts with epoxy were futile — so I tried using super glue. I was pretty apprehensive with using it first for fear that something bad might happen if I were to use it — me being clumsy and all. I had a few accidents while using super glue when I was a kid and they were a bit too painful to be a good memory. But the super glue held the joint together MUCH better than it did with the epoxy. Last night’s effort was put to waste though because I found that the joint was broken again when I opened her box today. This means Kagamiku won’t be able to reside in her box again, unless I want her to be broken again ><;
In the end, I managed to fix Kagamiku! The sad thing is that I can’t move her arm as much anymore, and she could not have her arm close to her body anymore — resulting in a slightly awkward pose… but because of this —
I remembered Lelouch’s favorite Geass command pose and replicated it! LOL.
I know my photoshopping is bad. What do you think Kagamin would ask of you if she had the Geass ability?
I’m pretty glad that the operation was a success — still, I miss her arm being fully articulated with her ball joint. I’m pretty tempted to replace her — but she’s far too sentimental for me now. I might look for a way to get a spare arm for her from GSC — I’m not sure how though. OTL