MG Detal Plus - Foot Fix

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In my earlier review of the Delta Plus I mentioned that the feet have a habit of collapsing forward due to the weight and a loose joint in the foot. Since then it seems that I'm not the only one to experience the issue and figure it worthwhile to offer up some suggestions. I'm sure there will be more advanced solutions from the more experienced community members but what I offer are quick fixes. Nothing spectacular, nothing glamorous, but more than enough to mitigate the issue.

 

Fix 1 - Super Glue

As I mentioned in my review I figure the super glue trick might be able to help with the foot issue. After giving it a go I've found the results very satisfactory...

 

Come at me, bro.

 

For this fix you're going to need some super glue and a toothpick. I used some Model Master's brand glue, but Super Glue or Krazy Glue will work just as well.

 

 

Dissasemble the lose joint and carefully apply a small amount of glue to the area. To goal is to reduce any clearance by just a little bit, resulting in a tighter joint.

 

 

If you apply too much glue accidentally use the toothpick to push the excess away.

 

 

Allow the glue to dry fully before reassembly, the last thing you'd want to do is accidentally glue the pieces together. Reassemble and try out the joint. If it's still too loose for your tastes simply repeat. Next thing you know your Delta will be strutting around like it's nobody's business.

 

Fix 2 - Get an Action Base

While you can work out the forward lean of your Delta Plus, it's still going to be a bit back heavy. How do we fix that you ask? Well with an action base you cheap bastard! At $7 to $10 dollars a piece it's a solid way to display your Delta. You just spent upwards of $60 on the kit, not to mention any paint, decals, or top coat, what's another Hamilton? Besides, you'll need one to get the most out of its wave rider mode.