Quoted from docdeath:
I assume one has to remove the barrel top to affix the half figure. If so, do you just have to remove the two black front screws? Is it easy to screw the barrel top back on?
If you are going to add an action figure to the top of the right barrel, you have to move the book out of the way. The barrel tops can not be removed by just unscrewing the 2 anterior black screws. If you are just adding figure to right barrel top , remove the two metal bracket screws & move book up & to the left. If you are also going to replace the Thorin figure on the left barrel top, detach the main book cable (large blue thumb screw connector) and move book to the right to rest on the cabinet edge (Photo 3).
You have 5 action figures to choose from: Balin, Thorin, Kili, Fili, & Dwalin. They are 3" to 4" figures & can be purchased on eBay or Amazon for about $5 to $10.
Use a new box cutter blade. Place figure face down on a block of wood. Position blade perpendicular to figure, above midline, & hit blade with hammer to produce a clean, smooth transection (Photo 1). Glue figure to right barrel top (Photos 2 & 3 with Fili installed). I used LOCTITE supper glue professional liquid. So far, with multiple game plays, the figure has not popped off.
Now you're in a conundrum: The installed right barrel figure is far superior in looks, appropriate size & quality, compared to the Thorin figure on the left barrel top that came with the game. I decided to replace it!!
I used a variable speed Dremel tool to remove the original Thorin figure (Photo 4). Use a metal shaving bit to remove approx. 3/4 of the figure & a grinding stone bit to remove the remainder (Photo 5). I recommend a slow RPM (15,000). It's messy with shavings and dust. I placed a plastic apron around barrel to catch most the debris & vacuumed often. You must hold barrel firmly down with one hand & steady the other hand with Dremel toll using the back board of the PF. That damn tool wants to skip with potential marring of the barrel rim. Go slow & steady! When finished, touch up barrel top with black paint (Photo 6). I use ivory black oil paint. It was the only paint I had on hand. It's excellent for touch up but it took 48 hrs. to dry.
Now pick the figure you want & install with super glue (Photo 7: Thorin or Photo 8 Kili).
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