Question about correcting the droop/bend on the barrel of a resin Mal Pistol

DarthCalibar

Well-Known Member
I just received my resin Mal pistol from Monstersinmotion and I'm not exactly super pleased with it. The barrel is obviously drooped down and slightly twisted to the right. Also, the kit was supposed to be a 3 piece kit with separate grips, but the gun that showed up is a solid cast. :darnkids Anywho, my complaints aside, what's the best method of correcting the barrel?

Possible options:
Heat it up and bend it.
Cut it off and reattach it.
Drill down the center of it and insert some sort of rod for support.

Thoughts? Surely someone has dealt with this, I mean, it makes the gun just look awful.
 

ReproMan

Well-Known Member
I'm not exactly super pleased with it. The barrel is obviously drooped down and slightly twisted to the right
sounds like a euphemism for something else to me :lol

Hot/boiling water or a heat gun/hair dryer might soften it enough to straighten it out.

cant you complain to seller as not as advertised and get partial refund or something?
 

gyoung2993

Sr Member
On all my resin kits ,I use a blow dryer and a glove....gets real hot at times...lol ...and use some flat pieces of metal (cut to size of course) and C-clamp it straight and let cool off for 30 minutes and it should stay perfectly straight, now thats what I have done and will continue to do myself , its merely just a suggestion for something to consider on your own techniques ......
 

Mercury

Sr Member
In the case of the Mal barrel, boiling water works better. I got a wilco that had a droopy, slightly twisted barrel. The hairdryer wouldn't cover enough area evenly for a smooth fix. The boiling water did. A round barrel wouldn't have been an issue but with the Mal shape you have the corner lines being straight to worry about.
 

gyoung2993

Sr Member
In the case of the Mal barrel, boiling water works better. I got a wilco that had a droopy, slightly twisted barrel. The hairdryer wouldn't cover enough area evenly for a smooth fix. The boiling water did. A round barrel wouldn't have been an issue but with the Mal shape you have the corner lines being straight to worry about.
I agree with you ,if there is significant damage to the barrel ,boiling water and time, getting it set back to normal ,I just merely suggested for a slight droop,a blowdryer is also an option, for something minor.....
 

Mercury

Sr Member
I agree with you ,if there is significant damage to the barrel ,boiling water and time, getting it set back to normal ,I just merely suggested for a slight droop,a blowdryer is also an option, for something minor.....
Don't take me wrong, I have used the hairdryer method countless times. It's a quick and, usually, all that's needed fix for stuff like this. I wasn't disagreeing with you, just that I had experience fixing the issue he is currently facing although my Mal came from a different maker. :cool
 

gyoung2993

Sr Member
well until the barrel was actually straightened out ,I personally wouldnt drill thru it or place a metal rod into it until you fix it .....
 

robstyle

Master Member
Can you post a picture? The barrel of the Mal gun isnt long or thick enough to warrant bending from anything but improper cure time or poor storage after being pulled from the mold to cool. Considering where you bought it, its most likely a recast garage kit or a Wilco.

From a buyers stand point, you paid for something that wasnt as advertised. Its more B stock than anything from the sound of it. If they wont take it back pre-paid return shipping, dispute it if you paid via credit card.
 
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