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Modding SH Figuarts Sailor Moon for Easier PosingModding SH Figuarts Sailor Moon for Easier PosingTutorial

arachni42arachni426 лет назад
I've been collecting all of the S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon figures and overall, I like them very much. However, they come with a claw-style stand that can make them difficult to stand up straight. It's also more visually obtrusive than having the stand's arm in back (as Figmas do). So, I've come up with a simple mod that lets you pose them Figma-style.

Here is Sailor Mercury, being leany:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2014/08/26/1082871.jpeg

The claw can be removed from the arm, leaving a convenient round peg. Now all that you need is a hole where you can put that peg.


Step 1: Drill a guide hole

The exact location is not important, but the indentations in her back make a convenient target:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2014/08/26/1082872.jpeg

I used a 1/16 inch drill bit to drill a small guide hole in her back. This hole is not big enough for the peg, but it makes it easier to stay on target when drilling the full-sized hole. It is not necessary to use a power tool to do the drilling -- the plastic is very soft and it only takes a couple minutes to do it by hand. Be careful not to slip when starting the hole.

Drilling the guide hole:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2014/08/26/1082873.jpeg

The finished guide hole:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2014/08/26/1082874.jpeg


Step 2: Drill the full-sized hole with a 7/64" drill bit

A 7/64" drill bit seems to be the perfect size for the arm that comes with these figures. Again, drilling by hand is fine.
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2014/08/26/1082870.jpeg

Note that when I say, "drilling by hand," I don't mean holding the drill bit directly in your hand like I did in the picture. I just did that because I couldn't find the drill bit that fits into my screwdriver. :p

Anyway, the completed hole looks like this:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2014/08/26/1082878.jpeg

http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2014/08/26/1082875.jpeg

As you can see, it can look a bit rough around the edges. It is easy to clean up with a little high grit (300+) sandpaper, but this is optional.


Step 3: Put the peg into the hole

Friction holds it in place, like so:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2014/08/26/1082876.jpeg

Here she is posed after doing the mod. MUCH easier!
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/upload/pictures/2014/08/26/1082877.jpeg

I hope you've found this helpful. Happy collecting!
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Thank you so much for making this post! I've been so annoyed with the S.H. Figuarts stands for the Sailor Moon figures. I might try this!
6 лет назад
Raithos Stagnant
I wish I had seen this before I snapped the head of my Sailor moon trying to put her on a figma body. Yep fail. :/
6 лет назад
ComplexCRUSH ☩Knight's of the Blood☩
arachni426 лет назад#2320679I think some variation would work, but the hole size may need to be different. I haven't tried it, at least not yet. Remember that Nendoroids usually have a hexagonal hole and peg. A hexagonal hole would not be so simple to make. But there is probably some size of round hole where friction would hold the peg. I would start with a hole that's small, test with the peg, and if it's too small I would widen it with the next size drill bit, then try the peg again.yeah I'm pretty sure, I was hoping that the friction would help keep it in but I could always add some clear nail varnish around the peg to make the fit more snug.
6 лет назад
ComplexCRUSH6 лет назад#2320646Do you think this method would work on older nendoroid like those that have the sitting type bases? I'm sure it would... Hmmm

I think some variation would work, but the hole size may need to be different. I haven't tried it, at least not yet. Remember that Nendoroids usually have a hexagonal hole and peg. A hexagonal hole would not be so simple to make. But there is probably some size of round hole where friction would hold the peg. I would start with a hole that's small, test with the peg, and if it's too small I would widen it with the next size drill bit, then try the peg again.
6 лет назад
ComplexCRUSH ☩Knight's of the Blood☩
Do you think this method would work on older nendoroid like those that have the sitting type bases? I'm sure it would... Hmmm
6 лет назад
I'll be sure to do this for my friend when she gets her Uranus and Neptune. Good to know!
6 лет назад
This is one of the major reasons Bandai is behind in terms of quality imo..

Awesome job!
6 лет назад