Read This First Before Attempting to Detach (Old) Nendoroids’ Parts

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Yukata version

One of the greatest feature of a Nendoroid is its ability to swap parts with each other. Yes, most Nendoroid parts are interchangeable between Nendoroids, so you can simply mix-match the parts to either create a yet-to-be-released character or even create a new one!

That said, when you have Nendoroids that have been stored for a long time, you have to be very careful when you detach their parts because they could break easily – especially the joints on old Nendoroids.

So are there any way to minimize the risk?

Note: Try these steps by your own account – we are not responsible for any damages caused, so please proceed with caution. XD

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Mikatan Shows Us How to Deal with Sticky Figures

Sticky GSC seijin

If you have been collecting Nendoroids for a while, then you might have stumbled across a “problem” mostly suffered by old Nendoroids: stickiness. Yes, some old figuresThis is a common problem among Nendoroid collectors and there was no definite solution to resolve it – until now, that is.

Yep, Mikatan has just posted an article covering about this particular issue, and I have extracted the most important parts of the article, as follows.

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Nendoroid Maintenance: Box Album

Stack of Nendoroid boxes

There is one common issue plaguing the Nendoroid collectors around the world: space. Yep, with an average release rate of about 7 Nendoroids each month, it is obvious that the Nendoroid boxes are piling up fastly and sucking our precious room space.

So how can we solve this problem? Some folks suggested to fold the Nendoroid boxes, but a Japanese collector Kitsune-mimi pushed that idea even further: turn the boxes into an album! W-w-wha!? ( ゚ Д゚)

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Mikatan Shows You How to Fix Scuffed Paint

Scuffed paint on Miku's hair

Scuffed paint on Miku's hair

Well, if you look at the pic above, you know that it might happen to our Nendoroid if they fell off from a certain height and hit their head. No worries! Mikatan has just posted an in-depth guide about how to fix the scuffed paint on Nendoroid in her latest DIY Figure Repair article series. Apparently, some tools are neccessary to follow the guide, i.e: masking tape, enamel solvent, enamel paints, top coat, brush, and dishes. In any case, simply visit Mikatan’s blog for further details about the guide.

So … have you ever had this kind of “scars” on your Nendoroid? How did you repair them? ^^

Note: The guide might serve as a basic guide on Nendoroid re-painting as well – what do you think? ^^

Via Mikatan’s blog

Mikatan Shows How to Repair Stand Joint

Broken stand joint

Broken stand joint

After covering neck/head joint repair, the latest part of Mikatan’s DIY figure repair articles discusses an in-depth guide about repairing a loose stand joint (or reinforcing joint in Mikatan’s term). The stand joint in this case is the one used on some newer Nendoroid such as Nendoroid Saber: Super Movable Edition and Nendoroid Sherlock Shellingford. Looking at the required items and tools, the repair process does not seem to be hard to be done by ourselves. In any case, visit Mikatan’s blog for the full guide. ^^

Via Mikatan’s blog