Help with M260

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony Help with M260

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  • #998
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    dear fellows
    I am asking for some advice concerning the [mith]M260[/mith].

    Well after years of stability and some transport and maybe exposition, it seems my Snowmane back legs have lost their strength and he can’t stay upright by himself anymore and he is bending all over until he falls. So far the figurine is not broken but it keeps bending down when i try to make it right, so it seems I need to make some kind of pivot to make it stand right before he breaks

    Long ago I also had the problem with the Revenge of Smaug figure, (I bought a new one because the old one was definitly not repairable…) but here, the figurine is too small to reinforce the “skeleton” with small threads of hard metal inside.

    any advice is thus welcome :)

    #39194
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    dear fellows
    I am asking for some advice concerning the [mith]M260[/mith].

    Well after years of stability and some transport and maybe exposition, it seems my Snowmane back legs have lost their strength and he can’t stay upright by himself anymore and he is bending all over until he falls. So far the figurine is not broken but it keeps bending down when i try to make it right, so it seems I need to make some kind of pivot to make it stand right before he breaks

    Long ago I also had the problem with the Revenge of Smaug figure, (I bought a new one because the old one was definitly not repairable…) but here, the figurine is too small to reinforce the “skeleton” with small threads of hard metal inside.

    any advice is thus welcome :)

    #39196
    Gerold
    Participant

    Dear Gildor

    I have had the same problem with exactly the same figures (and also with M3 The Witch King mounted and with M28, the galloping horse of the old Rohan Riders). They all start to bend over after a while. I mostly try to solve this by supporting the figure one way or another.
    For M260 for example I used a plastic tube protecting a paintbrush, cut it at the right length and placed it under the horse’s front leg. Then I tried to cover it with some scenery stuff. It’s not an elegant solution, it may not look well, but it’s better than a bending horse…

    For Smaug I may try one day to make it a flying dragon, with its tail in the air in stead of on the ground…

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/1188_m260_cardolan_king.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/1188_m260_cardolan_king.jpg[/imgz]

    #39197
    ddaines
    Participant

    I would go with Gerold’s solution for this as you don’t have too many options unless you want to add another figure such as a half-orc or Orc to act as a support.

    #39199
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    the idea of a support is cool but wouldn’t there be another option than a plastic tube? :/

    #39200
    ddaines
    Participant
    Gildor Inglorion wrote:
    the idea of a support is cool but wouldn’t there be another option than a plastic tube? :/

    A lesser ‘evil’ than tube may be to use some thin, but strong wire, but you would still probably want to ‘hide’ it :)

    #39201
    Milo
    Participant

    I agree you would need to add a support.

    What about a small decor which the horse would need to jump ? Something like a Bush, dead broken tree, fallen wall…
    I am thinking also of the [mith]M303[/mith] : Either the orc or the eagle support which after all is mithril stuff.

    #39202
    Milo
    Participant
    Gerold wrote:
    For Smaug I may try one day to make it a flying dragon, with its tail in the air in stead of on the ground…

    Mine has bended then fallen with tail in 3 parts now….I need to work on this.
    I like the idea to have it in the air, still don’t you fear wings could bend also ?

    #39203
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    actually the wings bend on “falling” upon them usually, there is no “weight” resting on the wings and they themselves are not very heavy “per sé”. the breaking point really is the base of the tail, and the fact the stalagmitis is not tall enough thus lowering the gravity point of the whole structure.
    I plan on elevating the stalagmitis bu adding some “stuff” to rebuild it. then making a thin hol far enough in the two jointing parts tail+torso and stuck a hard metal rod inside that would prevent it to bend at this point and thus maintain whole stability

    but mine had fallen too many times to be repairable, so I bought a new one, and I don’t have the courage to “repaint” it all over again…

    #39219
    Milo
    Participant

    It seems we are all facing the Dragon’s fail…;)

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