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Dec 27, '09, 11:43 AM
Hi all -
I can't find the instructions on CustoMego for restringing a Type 2 Mego body. A while back, someone mentioned that the instructions were under "Tips N Tricks: Type 2 Body Repair." But when I click on it, I get an empty page. Does anyone know what happened to the instructions? If they are gone, can anyone send me a copy?
I'm interested in restringing my EMCE Trek figures so they'll be able to move better. I've broken a few simply by moving the arms or something similar. I really want them to have the great range of motion that the old Megos did.
Dec 27, '09, 12:00 PM
Dec 27, '09, 12:45 PM
I think there were already some threads about this a while back, but I'm happy to add my story. I discovered that many of the Trek figures were "tight" in the shoulders/arms (and sometimes in other joints as well) and the arms didn't easily move up, out, and around. I broke a Kirk and Scotty by simply trying to rotate one of the arms up and over the head. Both torsos cracked and split. I was sad but got replacements that I haven't dared to play with too much.
I'm definitely an "opener," I like to move my figures around, pose them, etc. So I've wanted to try restringing them ever since reading that thread a while ago. In the thread, people said restringing the body was a great solution for this problem. (At least, that's what I remember reading. Hope I'm correct!)
P.S. - Thanks for the link, piecemaker! :smile:
Dec 27, '09, 1:59 PM
Piecemaker - When I click on the link, I see the same thing as before. This text:
Mike Farence's Mego Type 2 Body Tutorial
Here's a great visual step by step tutorial from our own Mike "T1Kirk" Farence on how to repair a Type 2 Mego body. Thanks Mike!
Followed by a blank page. I use Firefox as my browser, could that be the problem? Can everyone else see the tutorial?
Dec 27, '09, 2:06 PM
Hmmm,its working for me.Maybe try typing the address in to your browser directly.Or maybe someone else knows what the problem may be.
Dec 27, '09, 2:37 PM
Thanks, kryptosmaster! It's good to know I'm not the only one.
Dec 27, '09, 2:39 PM
Dec 27, '09, 2:45 PM
Thank you, thank you! :smile:
Dec 27, '09, 2:47 PM
Thank you, thank you! :smile:
No problem,hope that helps.
Dec 27, '09, 6:10 PM
I restring all my t2 figures like the t1 figures. I think it works the best. No more hooks and rubber bands. Just elastic cord. I wish the t2 figures would have had the lion rock and 12" shoulder. Kind of like the cast-a-way shoulder. Better in my opinion.
Dec 27, '09, 7:35 PM
Elastic cord is the best way for me to do it. There's just too many pieces involved with the rubber bands and metel hooks. Even still, there's a certain way to put the elastic cord through they body.
Dec 27, '09, 8:02 PM
I restring every EMCE figure I get. If you notice when you take an EMCE apart, the metal parts are in the wrong places. I correct that and use elastic cord from the fabric store in place of the rubber bands. If you tie them at the stomach opening, you can get them as tight as you want.
I've never had one break yet!
Dec 27, '09, 8:37 PM
I clicked the link and I get nothing either. I am using firefox as well. That could be the problem.
I tried some of the other tutorials on the left margin and some work while some don't.
Yep, there are a few pages on the site that don't work with FireFox.
Dec 27, '09, 9:55 PM
I made the restringing instructions years ago in hopes nobody would ever have to restring type-2 bodys with type-1 cord ever again.
Stringing a type-2 body with type-1 cord has many disadvantages including ...
-- The body never gets tight enough
-- The figure can't sit down correctly
-- The figure has limited poseability
-- Arms and legs can't twist freely when putting tight custom suits on.
-- Figure will eventually go limp.
-- If you ever sell the figure having it strung with type-1 style will scare many people away from buying it.... and if you don't tell them, they'll complain.
For anyone who's thinking about restringing a type-2 body in type-1 fashion, I suggest you go the extra mile, follow my instructions and end up with a figure that's strung correctly... You'll be happy and proud of yourself when you find how easy it is.
Make me proud and don't whimp out and go the type-1 route :)
Good luck :)
Dec 27, '09, 10:14 PM
I have never had any of the problems with the t2 strung t1 style that you have listed here. They pose better and don't want to twist at the waist all the time. Over a decade with t2 restrung t1 style. No problems yet...
Dec 27, '09, 10:26 PM
There is a simple trick to using the T1 method. Yes the cord does not last as long as the T2 way, but if you know the trick, your MEGO's will pose.:yes:
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