View Full Version : To Drill or Not To Drill?
Jul 2, '10, 6:33 AM
Ok, so I have a bunch of 3.75" figures on display in a curio cabinet. As you may know, several vintage 3.75" figure lines (like clash of titans) do not have peg holes in their feet like gi joes/star wars do...that allow them to be placed on figure stands. I was actually thinking about using my dremel to put peg holes in their feet.
It may kill the value, but I am not really worried about that...
Jul 2, '10, 6:47 AM
You might change your mind later. I'd avoid any permanent modifications if at all possible. I'd try an adhesive magnetic strip to the bottom of the feet (you can cut to size) and possibly a strip of metal or another strip of magnetic tape to the bottom of the shelf to keep them steady.
I'd avoid the drill 'cos there's a good chance it'll crack the feet. If you want them to stand safely, use double sided carpet tape.
Jul 2, '10, 4:38 PM
I definately say don't drill. Instead use some kind of sticky tack or even maybe the 3m sticker that adheres their removeable hooks. Something to that effect might work. Definately do some research before using. :beaming1:
Jul 20, '10, 1:57 AM
i would use putty like material that you can get at an art store.
Jul 20, '10, 5:46 AM
I'd also say don't drill.
Jul 20, '10, 10:41 AM
Suerglue. Actually hot glue works okay. and peels off pretty easily.
Trappy Trek Freak
Jul 20, '10, 11:21 AM
Do it man! I modify all my figures because they are mine and I really dont care how much they are worth, they are all priceless to me.
Jul 20, '10, 8:17 PM
Double stick foam tape- used it many times as figures stands for 'holeless feet' figures.
Jul 24, '10, 8:50 PM
No drilling, unless you want to. Then drill away. But I say it's a bad idea.
Jul 24, '10, 9:31 PM
You could find some other stand to hold them up.
I have seen some that the ends of the feet slip into or that clip to the heels.
If you drill the feet,you will ruin the figure.
Then again,it is your figure but there are alternatives.......
I wouldn't drill. Like starsky mentioned, a small amount of putty would keep 'em standing. I've always used this for all my free standing figures, regardless of their size:
Jul 27, '10, 3:11 PM
My advice, no drilling...There are plenty of other great suggestions here to keep your figures upright.
Jul 28, '10, 5:01 PM
Never drill I know some one who has it never works out. the figures with the moled holes work better, Blue tack works when all else fails. I know you can raid some Japanese Gashapons for their stands (some have clips to attach to the legs). I also met someone who cut magnets to match the feet & attached them to the feet so they can stand. I dont remember what he used to attach them but I know what ever he used could come right off with no damage to the figure.
>I dont remember what he used to attach them
Neat idea! You can get self-adhesivve magnets at print shops: they're for attaching business cards too. You can cut them with scissors too. (I used a few for my repro OMBC "spears.") 'Course, you'll need metal shelves....
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