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Ikaoru
July 20, 2012, 6:58 PM
Apparently, the buster sword is just for aesthetic for MG Quanta.

Question, how can I hold it?

1) Do I have to drill it?

2) Finding another hand to glue or something to hold it?

3) Any other options for this kit?

4) Hobbylinks hands?

Joe
July 20, 2012, 11:15 PM
Get creative, bro. I don't have one of these so I don't know exactly what the issue is. But you can drill two holes in the hand and them make a couple of pins out of a paperclip and put those on the handle. The trick making everything line up.

Ikaoru
July 21, 2012, 12:43 AM
Can anyone tell me if they have a grip verions?


1/100 Builders Parts: Hand #01 (http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN976502)


Since the original hands are weak, I assume that the "grip" version would be strong enough to hold the sword

Joe
July 21, 2012, 3:12 AM
Not sure how well those will work as they aren't even released yet. I think making a peg system would work really well and it's pretty easy to do.

KhornAshrem
July 21, 2012, 8:53 AM
my bros 1/100 Wing Zero's Buster Rifle fits the 1/144 hands ~lol~ tho the gun is HUGE and too heavy for the 1/144's to hold ~lol~ but i make it work

Ikaoru
July 21, 2012, 10:30 AM
For the rounded pegs, do I need a better xacto knife to to straighten just to fit the slot? Or do I need a better tool?

Joe
July 21, 2012, 1:44 PM
I'm not sure I understand your question.

Ikaoru
July 21, 2012, 3:45 PM
Can I use an exacto knife to easily trim the "round peg" to make it straight so that it will fit the connector of Quanta's wrist? If not, what tools do I need to accomplish that?

Joe
July 21, 2012, 7:19 PM
Oh, yes, that should work just fine. So you are going to order those hands, then?

Ikaoru
July 21, 2012, 7:56 PM
Not yet. Going to look around and see if there's other options online.

Ikaoru
July 22, 2012, 12:08 PM
Current Status

At first, I remember reading an article about 00-Raiser's extra hand which happens to fit 00 Quanta. The problem is that the hands are weak and can't have a solid grip when holding the sword (combination of ball-jointed thumbs and connecting fingers to the palm)

The reason I ask about the 00 Raiser's MG and Designer (from other thread (http://www.gundamforums.com/showthread.php/6788-00-Raiser-MG-and-Designer-Colors)) is because I saw the manual that their peg is almost identical. I couldn't find my MG 00 Raiser and the other Designer Color (either Cherudim and Arios version).

I ended up using Arios' right hand. Slot the sword inside it and connect the peg to Quanta's wrist and ended up with this pic



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v671/Ryu_Sonic/IMG_0787.jpg


Which is awesome :D And can do multiple poses if I can have a tighter right arm to support the weight.







The problem is when you go to the other side which looks like this


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v671/Ryu_Sonic/IMG_0788.jpg







And here's the comparison between Quanta's original right hand and Arios' right hand (with sword)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v671/Ryu_Sonic/IMG_0789.jpg


Now... once I got the order of new set of palms (GGInfinite or but a designer kit... which is an iffy), can I use a knife to cut the bulk and glued in the skinny peg? Would that work and not having to worry about the sturdiness?

Joe
July 22, 2012, 3:06 PM
I would not cut the bulk off and glue on the peg, that will leave you with a weak point where the glue is. I would try and sand down the bulk to the same size as the peg and then trim down the peg until the hand sticks out just enough to look good.

Ikaoru
July 22, 2012, 3:13 PM
Sounds like I need a power tool for this. Regular sand paper works the same or not really?

Joe
July 22, 2012, 4:00 PM
I would get a file, you won't need a power tool.

Ikaoru
July 22, 2012, 4:16 PM
I appreciate your help and decided to go to the route.

Grabbing order from GG Infinite (and ordered extra parts in case I made a mistake) and won't be able to finish this project for a month or so. I'm confident that the wrist will able to hold the sword with ease. With this I can have Quanta to hold both Sword IV and Sword V for both hands as I was able to that before the handle (Sword V) got too much glue by accident. Speaking of which, how can I scrape the glue from the gap of the handle? The knife isn't really helping... lol


Sadly, this process will be slow and won't able to get the answer for a while.

Joe
July 22, 2012, 9:40 PM
For the glue, did you use Super Glue? If you take a cotton bud and get it wet with a small amount of nail polish remover (make sure it does not have acetone in it or it will eat the plastic) and rub that on the glue for a little bit, the glue will come off. You will need to let that dry completely and then try the glue trick again.

Ikaoru
July 22, 2012, 11:50 PM
I use the hobby store's cyanoacrylate+accelerator spray combo


I'll buy some nail polish remover this week.

Thanks for the info