Sometimes old models are worse for wear, and need rejuvenating. Essential tools for this – pin vices, craft knife, and brass rod (or wire):
Optional – cake/cup of tea:
Some repairs are straightforward – for instance, large, multi-part metal models often just require pinning to strengthen the bond between sections:
These fixes are not difficult – the drawback is that drilling and pinning is extremely tedious.
However, this was a bit more complex:
It’s a very old model now – which had been in a box for about 17 or 18 years; and was missing the left arm/hand. So, I found a spare part which could be used as a substitute. It was cut and filed in order to be flush with the metal surface:
After being pinned/attached it looked like this:
I used liquid Greenstuff to fill the gap – but it didn’t really work:
So, I used a small amount of epoxy putty to blend the two parts with a fur effect:
Once undercoated, it’s ready to paint:
Nothing fancy – but much better than leaving a model to gather dust; and far cheaper than chasing down over-priced bitz on Ebay.