The X-Plus 25cm Rodan 1956 has a habit of falling down. It was designed so that the tips of its wings would hold it up. But for some collectors, gravity and heat soon turn those soft vinyl wing tips into noodles. That’s when Rodan takes a nosedive. Here’s one collector’s unique, homemade solution.
A member from Toho Kingdom Forums, who wishes to remain anonymous, was faced with the problem of his X-Plus Rodan ’56 loosing its ability to stand on its own. Here, in his own words, is his solution:
“Basically what I did was I just cut slots into 2 pieces from an old storm door window. I cut the slots [with a scroll saw] so that they were just deep enough so the wings rest inside while the figure is standing. It’s been working out perfectly. They look much crummier than they are with the stands laying on this white surface (being able to see scratches and stuff in the glass instead of just looking clear), but this should give you an idea of the size.”
“I made some guides for the stands out of cardboard first and once they seemed to be right I just traced it onto the plexiglass. If you’re going to do similar, use thick enough plexiglass that it won’t chip and break when you try to saw it. Sand it down real smooth on all the cuts so it’s not a rough edge rubbing against the figure, even though it shouldn’t anyway.
“Since I got Rodan 1964 I’ve had to do the same for him, but his balance is better than 1956. Great figures and I love them, but that’s one of the annoying things about soft vinyl.
“If you aren’t worried about the stands being clear, you could buy a piece of foam poster board and cut that with a razor blade no problem. It’s about the same width and pretty durable. I always buy this stuff at Walmart for arts and crafts.”
Great idea! As for myself… right now I’m using a rock. 😛
By John Stanowski Originally posted May 5th, 2013 on Kaiju Addicts.
This section is a fully authorized reposting of articles from Kaiju Addicts, why, because in time Kaiju Addict will be going away in the near future and we wanted to persevere the great reviews, tips, and more on the site. All articles are being reposted with the integrity on the original articles intact as much as possible (there are some minor edits, and dead links that have been removed). Even though these may be older articles they can provide useful information to both new and old fans alike. We thank John for providing us this opportunity.
Owner/Blogger of Kaiju Addicts, a premiere X-Plus and figure related website.
Kaiju Addicts is a guide to collecting X-Plus Godzilla/Kaiju vinyls. It is site that is a web portal featuring all things X-Plus including his own written figure reviews, news, release schedules as well as content from other collectors and reviewers.
Kaiju Addicts Reviews and Original photos by John Stanowski, do not copy and reuse without permission. Photos are NOT to be used for selling. Kaiju Addicts also posts content from other reviewers and user submitted photos which are copyrighted by their owners and can not be copied without permission.
All articles on this page are
Copyright 2013-2021, John Stanowski
All Rights Reserved. Please do NOT copy photos without permission.