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Offline PlaymoCollector

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Disassembling busts
« on: September 19, 2019, 12:11:56 »
I hope I'm writing in the right subforum.

A question to the veteran customizers: does anyone know whether the Egyptian bust can be disassembled?



If so, can the head be fitted on a klicky – is it a regular head?

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Re: Disassembling busts
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 12:13:20 »
It's a regular head, yes...

I believe brute force was used, and most got the base damaged, but.. it's been a while.. I do have some more to pop too, so, I hope someone has an easy method ;)
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Re: Disassembling busts
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 12:40:09 »
That's great news!

That bust seems to be the least expensive source of golden heads available, though it's not cheap per se.

As for the disassembly process, I was thinking of going the standard way with pincers. With normal klickies it works wonders, I'll see if that's the case for busts too as soon as I acquire some.

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Re: Disassembling busts
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 14:09:47 »
As for the disassembly process, I was thinking of going the standard way with pincers. With normal klickies it works wonders, I'll see if that's the case for busts too as soon as I acquire some.

I believe my problem with that is that there is nothing to hold on to - no body.... :(
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Re: Disassembling busts
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 21:01:12 »
Rubber-band method.
Just take a thick, elastic rubber band and wrap it as many times as you can very tightly around the neck, and turn the head towards the back of the "torso" and don´t be afraid to cross it´s intended maximum sustained turn-radius (this starts sounding like aircraft-manoeuvring talk  ;D).  If the head then does not pop out from itself, then carefully but with enough force turn the head around 360 ° one or more times, then the head should finally come out without leaving any (or just very minor) damage.
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Re: Disassembling busts
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2019, 17:14:37 »
I must say that method which Hadoque described is the one I find nearly always works for removing heads, however well fixed they are!
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Re: Disassembling busts
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2019, 15:37:45 »
Rubber-band method.

I couldn't.. :( 

I'm not usually handy with that anyways... and I can't get a grip on the bust to pop them as usual :(
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