I bought an empty Virtua Stick Pro from Yahoo’s Japanese auctions with the intention of fitting a 2L12B Astro City panel onto it. According to the seller (and verified by pictures) it was in good condition aside from a smaller chip on the front, upon arrival a couple days ago it was looking absolutely fabulous indeed aside from already mentioned chip.
So, I popped of the bottom panel for a closer inspection in order to determine what if anything could be done about it. Once I did this however it turned out the the small chip was actually a larger dent, previously kept in place by the presence of the bottom metal panel.
Maybe there are others here who are really anal about the condition of their gear and have restored pieces much worse than this. Any ideas or advice you can give me? Is it possible at all to soften up ABS plastic in order to reshape it? Or should I just fill up the dent with putty and paint it over?
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give!