Saturday, August 12, 2006
This weekend I made time to get the ball rolling on my bear custom. I had done some carving into the plastic a while back, and last night I gave it a coat of all black ultra flat Krylon spraypaint. As a note FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE TROUBLE REMOVING THE ARMS, LISTEN UP. (here's the tip) 1>Bring a kettle or a pot of water to a boil until it is scorching HOT! 2> Lay your headless bear into a large pot of the hot water (Watch those fingers!) 3> grab a butter knife or a screwdriver and push your bear down into the water and make sure the air from inside is released so that the body is filled with water and totally submerged. 4> let it sit for about a half minute, then carefully pull it out with tongs. 5> Pour all of the hot water out of the bear ( The plastic should feel real loose and wobbly at this point) 6> immediately reach inside the neck with the handle of the knife (or screwdriver) and firmly press the bolt of the bears arms out. (it may take a little pulling from the outside as well)
That should do it for ya.