How to Repair a Plastic Dinosaur Model

Sometimes, we encounter a problem with a dinosaur model, the model will not stand upright.  This effects mainly bipeds, models of prehistoric animals such as Carnotaurus, Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex for example.  It can be a little frustrating when this happens, however it is worth remembering that the Dinosauria were especially adapted to a cursorial lifestyle and their stance was one of the reasons for their success.

Plastic Dinosaur Models

Dinosaurs walked on their toes, unlike us humans who walk on the whole of the foot.  Most reptiles sprawl with their legs at the side of the bodies, but dinosaurs carried their limbs directly underneath their bodies, just like mammals.  This is a much more efficient method of walking about when compared to the sprawling stance of lizards and crocodiles for instance.

However, having  a two-legged dinosaur model that does not stand upright is no fun, so we at Everything Dinosaur have produced a short video that explains how immersing the plastic model in very hot water for a few seconds can allow you to correct the pose and then get the dinosaur to stand up properly.

How to Fix a Wobbly Plastic Dinosaur Model
Everything Dinosaur’s video – how to fix a wobbly dinosaur model.

Video credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Fixing a Wobbly Dinosaur

Fixing a wobbly dinosaur by immersing the model in hot water, is quick and easy to do.  You will find that the plastic model becomes much more malleable and you can manipulate the legs so that the model can stand upright.  By fixing a model in this way, you will become very popular with the young dinosaur fans in your household and you won’t have to make the toy dinosaur extinct.

For models and replicas of prehistoric animals: Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.