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I have a decent sized platoon of skeletons. Some are several years old which means there are cracks and breaks in the plastic. What is the best way to fix these guys?

For example (I wish I had pics) one's neck is broken almost to the point of decapitation. Another's foot came off - it was basically molded to fit around a screw and the plastic tore.

Is epoxy the best way to go? Or something better?
 

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If any are to the point of not being fixable, you can also use them in other ways. I have a legless skelly who I use as a "rising from the grave" guy, and his legs helped form wings for my demon skeleton. Thrift stores in my area are overloaded with donated walkers, which would help a limpy skelly get around (depending on how morbid you are).
 

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If any are to the point of not being fixable, you can also use them in other ways. I have a legless skelly who I use as a "rising from the grave" guy, and his legs helped form wings for my demon skeleton. Thrift stores in my area are overloaded with donated walkers, which would help a limpy skelly get around (depending on how morbid you are).
I have 2 walkers! They're left over from a dance routine my Spawn & I were in last year. I used one as a throne, but once I had my 6 1/2 foot skeleton posed on it, I realized it looked like he was sitting on a toilet! And the one I have with no legs, in the past I've propped it up behind the coffin so it was a "mourner" but last year I had the coffin up on wheels, so he laid underneath it instead! I obviously lean towards the humor....
 

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Agree, some kind of epoxy or a glue with "substance" to help build some mass back to the area....There's a new product called bondic that uses uv light to cure in 4 seconds...I'd like to give that stuff a try sometime too....ZR
Yes - try it and give us all a review!
 

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Not a 'repair' as much as a 'hide', I have one of my skeletons with a broken spine and legs falling off. I ended up corpsing it to put on my rack. He looks great now, and is held together entirely by the plastic wrap used in the corpsing process. He's just not very pose-able anymore.
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I have a decent sized platoon of skeletons. Some are several years old which means there are cracks and breaks in the plastic. What is the best way to fix these guys?

For example (I wish I had pics) one's neck is broken almost to the point of decapitation. Another's foot came off - it was basically molded to fit around a screw and the plastic tore.

Is epoxy the best way to go? Or something better?
I also have a decent crowd of boney walkers ( I think I am addicted to buying more every year). The oldest is a 10 yro Walgreens skeleton. What I use is a 2 part Loctite plastic bonding glue. The plastic bone will bend / break before the the glue does. I will use for smaller issues, like rib separation, Loctite Super glue. I wouldn't use on large breaks. For repair holes I have used J-B Weld plastic putty with some success. If you have broken joint locks or need to pose your Boney Friends in a temporary position try this (Insulation Support). A can of Rust-Oleum will help hide the rods if you need too. Good Luck.

A Loctite Site to explain different plastic glues.
 

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If you are needing to rebuilt/replace joints you may be able to make your own, or buy PVC furniture or 'spider' joints. I've also strengthened or repaired splitting bones and joints by filling them with the expanding foam.


 

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If there are gaps or stuff broken off I use epoxy sculpt to fill in. I have used it over wire to even replace fingers that have gone missing,
 
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