[Alter] – Melty Review

So since I've moved into my new apartment I still hadn't set up my photography studio. Seems work has me busier than I thought I would ever be, however I took some time this past weekend to set up my studio so I could take some photos of my latest purchase, Alter's 1/8th Melty from Shining Hearts. Now… [more]

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Nendoroid Storage Container

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Custom Alter Saber Swimsuit Base

One of my first posts on this blog was about my leaning Saber Swimsuit figure. I bought her at a local anime shop on impulse and was so excited when i got her. She’s a very cute and figure and so nicely detailed. but after an accident she’s been leaning ever since…

She is truly such an amazing figure and i was devastated when she started leaning. Now the hot water treatment i applied did work for a while.

Now the major problem and the reason why she started to lean was that i had her on a shelf in front of a window. My mom came in and opened the window and the wind knocked her down and broke her off her base, which also broke the base. Now i was able to glue her back on but since she wasn’t placed on the base properly and she started leaning even worse.

Now i pretty much had her off her base and sitting on a shelf trying to figure out a way to fix her. I came up with the idea to get a custom base! I got the base through E2046.com and then make a hole in her leg and screw her to the base.

In the end I’m very pleased on the final result. I was terrified when my dad showed me how we would drill into her leg. then when he made me do it myself! I nearly crapped my pants when the drill went into her leg but it went in so smoothly and it worked so well! Now so far she’s not leaning and is looking good. I’ll make sure to keep you all updated on whether or not she leans again.

Figure Info-

Manufactured by Alter
1/6 Scale
Initial release in November ’06
Price of 5,524 yen
In Stock (at time of posting) at Kid Nemo

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19 Responses to “Custom Alter Saber Swimsuit Base”

  1. Mini says:

    wow your so brave! I don’t think I could ever drill a hole into my figures leg to fix it! XD

  2. Meimi132 says:

    Oh I don’t know if I’d have the guts to drill into my figures legs….. Bravo for you doing it.
    The new base looks awesome! And congrats on the not-leaning!

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  3. gordon says:

    the base looks good. is it plastic or wood?

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  4. Dancing Queen says:

    @Mini:
    i was scared so much to drill into her leg, but i figured, if she breaks i’ll do what i was going to do from the start and buy a new saber

    @Meimi132:
    thanks, it was tough to get the courage to drill into her leg, so many things could have gone wrong

    @gordon:
    wood, i didn’t think a plastic base would look good if i drilled into it

  5. 6pack says:

    wow. have the same problem with my fauna. her base broke and ever super glue is unable to stick it together. i think i need to get some tamiya cement to fix the base now.
    right now she’s standing upright with the help of my pc monitor.
    good to know everything went well for you. :)

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  6. Dancing Queen says:

    @6Pack:
    my fauna broke too! but she was able to be glued to her base, but if she leans aor breaks i’m screwed

  7. EightSixDrifta says:

    you drill is a drill that will pierce the heavens! you should never be afraid. =D

  8. Spirit Rubi says:

    I don’t think I could ever drill a hole in my figures either. XD

    Hopefully that happens with none of my figures… though I did pre-order Golden Darkness by GSC and she stands on one foot. I hope her base will not break. ^^;;

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  9. rishidan says:

    I couldn’t use a screw because I wanted to be able to put it back into the box for storage and because I needed something a bit longer.

    I went with a steel clothes hanger; specifically the one that dry cleaning companies use to hang pants. Because it was stronger and wouldn’t easily bend, I drilled a 3/8th deep hole into the base and used that portion as a mount and added support.

    I totally understand your nervousness; drilling the 2 1/2 inches up the leg was COMPLETELY nerve wracking. It must have taken me 10 minutes to finish because I kept stopping to check the angle and look for signs of the bit popping through.

  10. Uzumakiworld says:

    Nice save! I don’t think that saber will be leaning anytime soon.

    Hey- wait a sec, you guys(Dancing Queen & 6pac) are talking about how your Fauna base broke?! Which one are you talking about, the cast off figure or the floating figure from ALTER? :( I just bought the floating figure from ALTER and I don’t want that base to break!

  11. Dancing Queen says:

    @EightSixDrifta:
    if onlt

    @Spirit Rubi:
    what i notice lately about figures is that if they are on one foot and are from the top companies they don’t lean, they focus a lot in making sure they don’t since they know being on one leg is risky. But sometimes with figures on two legs they don’t focus so much on leaning and they end up leaning. But then mine did break from her base ruining her balance

    @rishidan:
    yeah i wanted to go for a pin but in the end i felt a screw would be much more secure.

    @Uzumakiworld:
    i’m referring to my Max Factory Fauna with the cast off feature. I was playing cast off while she was still attached to her base and my hand slipped and the peg off in her foot. :(

  12. lovelyduckie says:

    After my next move I want to drill into my Shuraki Rize’s leg to put her back on her broken stand again.

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  13. Rin says:

    Glad to hear you fixed her!!!!!
    Saber is a really nice figure I must say!!!!! It’s always sad when a figure breaks…good thing it never happened to me yet…

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  14. RayearthBlue says:

    You are certainly braver than i for drilling into her leg! I have a couple of figures have a similar problem, but neither of them are really worth that kind of effort.

  15. Nice that she didn’t break! I have to say whenever I see Saber figures, pictures, I really can’t help myself leaving a comment haha =_=

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  16. This is wery nice model of 3d. In which progrem you create it?

  17. Paliodor says:

    This custom made base is looking nice, simple and clean. I like this Saber figure, it is looking great.

  18. Blowfish says:

    I can feel your Angst when the drill entered her delicious leg.The result is perfect!

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  19. yokohansen Rowan says:

    I, think this figur is cute… and the little carictor she is holding remind’s me of mr frosty… it woulld be nice if they maid a mini mr frosty to mach in that carictor she is holding. Rowan of hook sk8t from team 96

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