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Hey random question. Is there anything inside that Supermobile that would make it float? I tried everything, filled it up with water, rotated it 360 a few times to make sure all the air escaped. I couldn't see what was sealed up hollow to keep it from sinking. My aquarium needs this! lol

Any input? Maybe the seat? The ram? I didn't want to start just poking random holes.

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Jon, I'm glad you are liking the thread! I do have a Desaad, Plasticman and Red Tornado that I plan on popping open. I don't have an extra Parademon at the moment but his internals might be similar to Mr' Miracle and Desaad.

Rasoul, Ha! as if you could poke holes in the SUPERMOBILE!! emoticon

But seriously I don't see anything inside that would trap air too badly. It might just be the light weight plastic making it more buoyant. You might try opening it up and putting lead weights or rocks inside...

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Someone had asked how to open up these figures and I thought I would post some step by step pics here. I will use a Robin Hood figure but the steps are the same for SP figs.


Here are the tools I use.
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Boil a small bowl of water and let the figure sit for 3-5 minutes.
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Use an X-Acto knife (carefully) to cut through the seam at the bottom of the body of the figure. You will have to use a good bit of force to stab through the plastic.
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Once the seam has been cut through use a sharp sculpting tool or small screwdriver to work the seam open until you hear the pop. You might have to repeat these steps beneath the arms of the figure as well.

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Hey Bro!

Thank`s for the post awesome tutorial!
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Thank you, glad I could help!

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Not mine but I thought I would archive here.


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After much dilly dallying, I saddled up and bought some acrylic paint. This is with much credit an inspiration to Phil especially after he posted the steps on head swaps/ how to open up a Super Powers I was much inspired but that and his work!


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I also bought a can of chrome spray paint to touch up a cyborg I bought and tested it on the worn out Aquaman I used to swap heads... Maybe a new cyborg aquaman should be in the works...???

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Glad I could help you get the creative juices flowing! That chrome looks excellent, I found it tough to find a spray that can really give you the looks of true vac metal.


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Thanks! It took a little bit of guessing, as it was originally recommended that Wal Mart's auto shop would have a good match, but the ones here in Canada only had them online and the ones that were available weren't chrome. So, instead I looked into Canadian Tire (hardware/general store) auto supplies for a chrome colour which looked pretty good. As I kept wandering I found one in the paint section that seemed just as good and was $4 less than the auto one!
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Of all the Super Powers items I think the Batmobile is the most perfectly engineered. It's got durable well working features that are simply classic. Truly one of the best toys ever. Here's a look inside...


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