Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:Simply taking the springs out doesn't always give you good results. You'll often end up with a weapon that flops open or closed depending on how the figure is holding it. I always stiffen the mechanism, by working the plastic around the moving internal parts to create a snug interference fit, and/or shortening the posts that hold the weapon halves together, so the halves clamp down tighter. FWIW.
While I haven't experienced floppiness per say, I can see what you are getting at
as it moves much smoother with the lack of friction.
I wonder if those Polybands are small enough to use as a sort of rubber washer\gasket that can create the friction need, or if they are too big for the internal screw posts.