FULLY REASSEMBLED! Airborne is completely repaired and accessorized

Airborne is ready for battle.

Airborne is ready for battle.

The ultimate goal of this project is to not only fix the broken G.I. Joe figures from my childhood, but to find their original accessories, as well.

So far fixing the figures has been easy enough. I still have the pieces for many of them. It’s just been a matter of getting new o-rings to reattched the three main parts – legs, waists and torsos.

Airborne has become the first of my figures to be completed.

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A little vinegar is all you need for those rusty old G.I. Joe action figure screws

Airborne's 30 year old screws have seen better days.

Airborne’s 30 year old screws have seen better days.

I decided to carry out a little experiment.

While putting Airborne back together again, I noticed something. The screws in his legs, as well as the one in his back, were covered in rust. Upon removing them I discovered that while the threads were nice and clean, the heads were pretty bad. The one that had been in his back was especially discolored.

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