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Rainsford09 Jul 2019 8:06 a.m. PST

Hello all,

I'm looking for resources on repairing Britains 1970s-80s painted plastic toy soldiers, but I haven't found solutions to my particular problem. I have a Union infantryman reloading his rifle, and he seems to have been sat on or otherwise crushed at some point. The lugs on his feet are snapped off, but the posts are still there, so I have been looking for ways to get him secured back on the base. Is this a repair anyone has done before?

Thanks!

JimDuncanUK09 Jul 2019 9:19 a.m. PST

Drill and pin.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2019 9:38 a.m. PST

Drill and pin like Jim said. It is the only way.

If the legs are too thin, I once drilled a brass dowel into the castings bottom and secured the other end into the base, lining up the feet and then used terrain "stuff" to cover the dowel. Perfect!

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