Well, I know I will at least need to replace two of them, but I'll try your method for the others. I'm...still kinda new to the world of high-end Japanese plastic, so how would I use a middleman in this instance?Stanisburgh wrote:Take the screws out and let them soak in vinegar for a night or two, see if the rust will come off.
Otherwise, there are aftermarket screws available on YJA right now from here:
http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... w116539312
You will need a middleman like noppin or fromjapan, however.
Plus side is that they're quite nicer than the stock screws and of sharper detail.
Meantime, a few more pics, starting with my son's pair:
When he discovered that the Sonic Screwdriver from the Tenth Doctor figure he got for Christmas fit in MaoChao's hand, he decided that THAT would be her personality...thus was born DOCTOR MAO (Oooeeeooooo-weeeyooooooo...dundunDUN-dadundadunnnn...). Pomock, of course, thinks this is the BEST game in the WORLD...
...when she's not doing her "Companion" duty and trying to keep Mao safe.
"Are you my Mummy..?"
...apparently not. The Drossels are a protective lot.
Meanwhile, I can't stop taking pics of Kitsu...I SWEAR I'll get to my four new "jewels" soon, I'm just distressingly taken by how photogenic she is. No wonder she's normally so hard to find...and that Blank I got being a perfect match for her skin color was just a major coup.
Even Karasu is warming up to her predecessor's eccentricities, which is a relief for me...after the way I neglected them last year, I'm trying to make sure this make-shift society I have in my living room stays happy and sane.
Of course, Kitsu still insists that "Modesty is a HUMAN concept Shinkis have no time or use for." Razz says she agrees, but then again last month I found her running around the apartment shouting "I AM THE EGGMAN! I AM THE WALRUS!" minus her chestplate with Alice's undies on her head. I think Howling has her work cut out for her...