Solution for connecting Hot Toys She Predator Machiko's chain to her scabbard

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by Shaun in Labels: , , ,
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Many thanks to AdamBombOi from sideshowcollectors.com for providing the following solution.

"Save yourself the trouble of going through what I went through, and either use some very fine wire and slide it through the little 'keychain' loop, into the chain, and twist tightly (which they did, it's actually visible on the box), or you can use some thread and tie it (my thread broke twice), or go buy a VERY cheap necklace, cut the clasp off, and use that."

I chose his first solution and the following pictures detail the simple process and result. If you already have copper wire in your possession, the following two steps are redundant.


You will need a piece of wire and a wire cutter.

Snip off the wire casing.



Using the flat end of the wire cutter, pull the copper wire out. If your copper wire isn't that thick, you need to pull more pieces out and twist them together.



Twist the wire to form a clasp that connects the chains to the scabbard's metal rings. If you possess deft or dainty fingers, you should be able to form a nicer clasp than I have.



It sure works better than thread, and the copper is able to bear the weight of the scabbard and sword.



As I had also faced problems getting the cotton strings provided to fit the blades on her waist armour, I used copper wires to act as hooks the blades could be placed on, providing easy removal and storage, unlike string which would be a chore to repeatedly re-tie.



She's now ready for some alien-hunting action, without fear of her scabbard dropping off during battle.



If you want to see how I kitted her up, check out this post.

Many thanks for the solution, AdamBombOi!



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4 comments:

  1. neoconvoy says:

    actually you can get those rings from hobby shops....

  1. kenmoo says:

    haizzz (sigh), if i read your post earlier bro, i frickin' took two hours to attached those :P my fingers are too fat...hahaha...posting the photos today soon, let me know what you think? cheers.

  1. Shaun says:

    where exactly TED. In copper?

    ken, the chain really is a frickin chore to fit on right? Bloody fed up too and used thread for a while, and the thread couldn't take the weight. Checking out your pix now.

  1. neoconvoy says:

    Bras Basah SagaCity should have. They sell by the cm or m...basically the chains...but i am sure other hobby shops will have them as well..maybe not be in copper...