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« on: June 24, 2011, 12:42:03 pm »

Boil & Pop for injected plastic joints.

List of tools and materials:

- Needle nose pliers.
- Thin brass wire.
- A kitchen cloth.
- A cup of water.
- Microwave oven

Step 1:

Cut one lenght of wire that is four times the length of the piece you want to remove. Then insert the wire as far in as possible into the joint on both sides.

Step 2:
Twist the ends of the wire on both sides like a tourniquet, keeping the limb roughly at the middle point.

You can do one joint at a time, but it is far more efficient to tourniquet all of the joints you are going to pop well in advance of the next step.

Step 3:

Heat one cup of water in the microwave (one minute should do), then dip the figure inside for about 30 seconds, making sure the joints are covered by the water.

Step 4:

Grab the figure using the kitchen cloth, and pull at both ends of the tourniquet using the pliers, slowly but steadily.

You can use the same method for the ankles or any other similar joint.

Step 5:

To reassemble, dip the figure in water again, and insert the pins back in place.

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