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Fitting Vinyl parts that just won't fit?
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Ohio, United States
Member Since: May 28, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 08:03 AM UTC
I have a vinyl kit of a 1/4 Boba Fett that doesn't seem to fit properly. This is my first vinyl kit and I always heard vinyl kits usually have proper fittings.

The torso is one piece and the legs are one piece. When I try to dryfit the torso to the legs there's a pretty big gap, the waist is bigger than the legs.

What can I do?
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New York, United States
Member Since: January 21, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 08:58 AM UTC
Sometimes vinyl parts shrink after cooling when they come out of the mold. You can warm the part with a hair dryer, which will soften the vinyl, and you may be able to spread the lower body to better match the torso. Vinyl figures are susceptible to strong sunlight or heat, so be careful where you display it. Some builders fill the figure with plaster, or wet newspaper, to give it weight and stiffen the figure. Al