We're rapidly approaching the conclusion of our exploration and repair of this particular figure. There's just one last major repair required on it. The 3 of the 4 unusual tubular organs that sit upon the figure's back are broken. Well, all 4 of them now, actually. The final one was so delicate, it severed and broke away just by handling it. So all 4 quad appendages needed to be returned to the figure in such a way that they would sit correctly.
The quad appendages of the figure would normally be attached to this plate. These three have all broken off and the 4th just barely remains to be attached.
It's an easy fix and one that doesn't take long. With the backing plate removed, it's an easy task to drill 4 holes into the plate and a hole into each of the 4 appendages. Then it's a simple task to just reconnect the appendages with some screws. Not difficult at all.
A few screws through the plate into the base of each appendage will fix them. Sometimes it's necessary to add washers as packing to extend their length through the rear torso.
We should do a test assembly to see how it's turning out. Placed into the back of the figure, they are now parallel and align properly without any looseness and retain their position without any unwanted rotation, dropping or wobble. Job done.
All 4 appendages are now secure and parallel giving it the result this repair should possess.
We're almost completely done with all the repairs on this figure now. It's been a terrific subject to work on. It's had more than the usual problems these old vintage action figures have - but that's what's made it a great candidate for documenting all of its repairs and sharing here. I've encountered all of these issues before but so many of them in the one figure is unusual. Just about all the common problems were present on this item.
It's almost finished now. I just have to perform some more minor tasks to get it into a decent shape. Mostly polishing and removal of residual glue on the limbs and reducing some of the more obvious abrasions (the chin, hand and other locations). That will take some time and I won't be documenting that process too elaborately - I might even leave it for some other time - when I have access to a bench grinder to speed up the polishing process a little.
Nonetheless, we're not completely finished with this fellow just yet. It still has to be assembled and a proper summary made of the figure. Needless to say, it's come along very well.