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Affixing Heads for 12" figures

Since the head is not made of a ductile soft plastic it will not snap onto the figurine's neckpost but will fit in snugly. Whilst displaying the figure, male heads can just sit on top of the neckpost. It can be temporarily fixed in position by simply inserting a small folded piece of paper between the neck and neckpost, a rubber band wrapped around the neckpost or kneading in some putty/blu-tak (provided) also works well.

To permanently attach it in your preferred orientation, please do one of the following:

  • Simply apply a small ring of super-glue (provided) around the neckpost where it meets the head, and then leave to dry. A glue-gun can also be used.

  • Use Kneadatite Green Stuff by simply folding together the Blue and Yellow epoxy putty strip (provided), kneading it and mixing thoroughly to a uniform green color. Once mixed, it has a worklife of 90 minutes, allowing time for shaping and detailing with wet fingers. Wash your hands after use. Please Google Kneadatite Green Stuff for further details.

Please avoid banging, wetting or scratching the head. Also avoid direct sunlight




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8ylPcUTfzs

Affixing Heads for 4-7" figures

First, the original plastic head must be removed from the action figure once it has been unpacked. Put your figurine's head under very hot tap water or a blowdryer for a minute and then use a towel to pull off the head with a firm pull. The original plastic head can be snapped back on to return the figurine to its original state.

Since the head is not made of a ductile soft plastic and neck-posts vary in designs, it will not necessarily snap onto the figurine's neckpost. You will need to first knead then insert a ball of putty/blu-tak (provided) into the head. The head can then be secured onto the figure's neck-post. This fixation can be sufficient for displaying the figure, whilst still allowing changes in the head orientation

To permanently attach it in your preferred orientation, please do one of the following:

  • Put the head upside down and fill the head with a glue-gun (not provided). Then lower the upside-down figure's neckpost into the glue-filled head cavity. Let it harden for a moment then leave to dry.

  • Use Kneadatite Green Stuff by simply folding together the Blue and Yellow epoxy putty strip (provided), kneading it and mixing thoroughly to a uniform green color. Once mixed, it has a worklife of 90 minutes, allowing time for shaping and detailing with wet fingers. Wash your hands after use. Please Google Kneadatite Green Stuff for further details.

Please avoid banging, wetting or scratching the head. Also avoid direct sunlight




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl7AoWAcZT4




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyoSUDBLxOo