Dragons lean forward too much

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Dragons lean forward too much

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jasond
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09/19/08 at 03:20 PM Reply with quote #1

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Hi,

Just bought a set of molds for mini dragons. I'm finding that they want to lean forward too much. I'm having to wedge a little piece of paper between the body and the feet to make them stand tall. Is this normal?

Jason

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Re: Dragons lean forward too much

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pattigoop


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09/20/08 at 09:21 PM Reply with quote #2

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Sometimes they lean, but they still stand up. Are you filling the molds full so they have a flat bottom on their feet and tail? sending us a photo may help.
Are you connecting all the arrow pieces from the chest piece correctly onto the back?
Patty

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Re: Dragons lean forward too much

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jasond
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09/22/08 at 09:28 AM Reply with quote #3

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Maybe I'm just not cooking the plastic enough and its too soft. Will look into it. Thanks for the suggestion

Jason

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Re: Dragons lean forward too much

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plasticmelter


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09/23/08 at 11:06 AM Reply with quote #4

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Hey Jason,
I too have had the problems of my mini dragons not standing upright. I went to a dollar store and bought a bag of marbles. I place a marble in the belly of the dragon toward the bottom of the critter. Then when you fasten him up, the marble usually gives the dragon enough weight to stand up on his own.. others have done so successfully using pennies, fishing weights and other such stuff, but marbles are easy to get and don't corrode like metals. Good luck and I wish you success.
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Re: Dragons lean forward too much

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09/23/08 at 11:45 AM Reply with quote #5

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Well,, I use Clear Plasticraft Superplastic that I mix with what ever color Im doing Creeple peeple to make there feet so theyll stand up,, Maybe try that to make more rigid feet for the Mini D,,, Attached is a pic of my Mini D that I glued (plasticraft goop glue) to a refridge magnet and have on my van dash,, along with Scooby,,
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Re: Dragons lean forward too much

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09/23/08 at 11:48 AM Reply with quote #6

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and I also might note,, This not only a display its a test,,, He's been there for like 2 years,, No lose of color, No break down of the plastic,, Its like always in the sunlight and extreme heat, Im amazed,, Good job Dr Goop,,

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Re: Dragons lean forward too much

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jasond
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09/23/08 at 10:21 PM Reply with quote #7

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Hi Ed,

Thanks for the info: What is Clear Plasticraft Superplastic, and where do I get it? It makes things stiff, great where do I get it?

Jason

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Re: Dragons lean forward too much

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Edouglass


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09/24/08 at 07:02 AM Reply with quote #8

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SuperPlastic is sold at http://www.retro-hobbies.com give me a wk or two more and Ill have it back up and running, Its designed as a replacement for Topper Superplastic and Mattel Plasti-steel,, I have 6 colors and Clear,, it can be used alone as a hard goop or combined with regular goop for what ever consistancy you like,, it comes in 4 oz bottles,, and cooks about the same as regular plasti-craft goop,,

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Re: Dragons lean forward too much

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jasond
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09/24/08 at 09:09 AM Reply with quote #9

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Great Ed thanks for the info will give it a try. also could you do a couple of close ups of your dragon? Would like to see the detail you put into him.

I hope the super plastic will help cure my Dragons from Dragon Flacid Dysfunction or DFD.

Jason

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Re: Dragons lean forward too much

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09/24/08 at 04:08 PM Reply with quote #10

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More pics of Dragon,,
His color scheme is based on my 1969 Major Matt Mason Scorpio figure,, Because,,
my one wish is to make my own molds to make Creepy crawlers of Scorpio and Major Matt Mason,, Ed
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