Tranquil Ape

best way to fix....

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a broken Katana...

 

So I bought and painted this up during the week

 

http://www.reapermin...detail/IG_785_1

 

and used it today during a pathfinder game, just as we were wrapping up getting ready to go, the katana snapped off just at the hilt. Gluing it alone seems like it may leave me forever worrying about that join... the blade is too small to pin so what I ended up doing was wrapping a little green stuff around the join and sculpting it as if the hilt was a lil thicker...

 

Just wondering what others would have done in a similar situation... just in case...

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I would have done the green stuff as well.

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I have a really, really, really tiny pin that I can use to fix these but you have to really baby it as the bit is thin as well and breaks about half the time I use one--so it's not really all that better.

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One way that I have used to fix things like this is to remove the hand at the wrist and glue on a new one, with weapon in hand.

 

I have taken longer swords and trimmed them down (bastard or two handed swords work well if they are held in one hand - gives you the right sized hilt). Once you have trimmed the weapon, drill the hand and wrist and then pinned it into place.

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You'd be surprised what I can get a pin into, but yes, greenstuff is a good way to go in that case.

 

I might have drilled down into the hilt/hand, and used the blase as its own pin, by just inserting it a bit further.

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You'd be surprised what I can get a pin into, but yes, greenstuff is a good way to go in that case.

 

I might have drilled down into the hilt/hand, and used the blase as its own pin, by just inserting it a bit further.

 

This was my second choice and I opted against it because i had a quick vision of the mini's hand just crumbling from the inside out as the the bit sank down into it...lol

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