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Old 01-19-2019, 07:29 PM   #1
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Help with broken statue

Sorry, this may not be the right thread but the bonsai came off my Psylocke comiquette statue during shipping. Decided to keep it after a partial refund thinking it would be a reasonably easy fix. Also, it wouldn’t be an eye sore since it’s toward the rear of the statue. Fast forward after 2 attempts, first with super glue and second with lock tite 1min epoxy, I still have a broken bonsai tree.

I was looking at putty. Or is there anything else y’all would recommend? I just want this to be over and done with and admire my new acquisition.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:32 PM   #2
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Pic of the break?
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:12 PM   #3
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Pic of the break?
I just bought some professional grade CA glue on Amazon and expecting delivery on Wednesday.

Here are pics of the break. The main issue is that the broken off piece is heavy compared to the thin twig which is expected to support it.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:25 PM   #4
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Strong adhesive such as gorilla glue held firmly and then allowed to set overnight can repair most breaks if the broken off piece is not too heavy.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:09 PM   #5
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I would say you could hold a small drill bit in your fingers and slowly drill a hole in both sides of the break as far as you can go without making another break, with the bit between your fingers. Anchor the the two pieces together with a piece of wire stuck into both holes. You would need to use Gorilla Glue or Zap a Gap on the wire and on the break to hold them together.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:52 AM   #6
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Yeah youre definitely going to have to pin that with somes aves or magic sculpt. Vince-Vell and rafael robledo have a bunch of videos on youtube showing how to repair something like this. Check them out, good luck
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:41 PM   #7
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I would say you could hold a small drill bit in your fingers and slowly drill a hole in both sides of the break as far as you can go without making another break, with the bit between your fingers. Anchor the the two pieces together with a piece of wire stuck into both holes. You would need to use Gorilla Glue or Zap a Gap on the wire and on the break to hold them together.
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Yeah youre definitely going to have to pin that with somes aves or magic sculpt. Vince-Vell and rafael robledo have a bunch of videos on youtube showing how to repair something like this. Check them out, good luck
Thanks for the info. I’ve never been someone handy. Hope it turns out ok.
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Old 03-31-2019, 04:33 PM   #8
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Thanos break

Probably the wrong thread or wrong spot to ask this :

Bought off Ebay (Thanos On Throne) at a reasonable price. I don't know how you hold a statue for over a year and not open but - Box was sealed and nothing out of place. However the left leg was snapped at the knee

I have tracked and sought after this piece for a good while. Anyway i won't return it as they are too hard to come by. Can anyone point me in right direction for a repair. If it was only gluing i could do myself. However some of the paint broke away with the crack. TY
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:29 PM   #9
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Probably the wrong thread or wrong spot to ask this :

Bought off Ebay (Thanos On Throne) at a reasonable price. I don't know how you hold a statue for over a year and not open but - Box was sealed and nothing out of place. However the left leg was snapped at the knee

I have tracked and sought after this piece for a good while. Anyway i won't return it as they are too hard to come by. Can anyone point me in right direction for a repair. If it was only gluing i could do myself. However some of the paint broke away with the crack. TY
I'd try to contact Vince-Vell on here...I've had him do a couple of repairs. Great work at a reasonable price.
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:36 PM   #10
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I'd try to contact Vince-Vell on here...I've had him do a couple of repairs. Great work at a reasonable price.
Great work indeed from Vince-Vell!!!! Would reach out to him for sure!
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