I was doing some pictures yesterday and posing my yearling when I noticed two small cracks on her front off knee! She is barely three years old, not posed much and displayed out of sunlight. Can I do anything to fix this or is she just not poseable anymore?
You can sometimes get away without having to paint over it, cos matching the paint on some colours can be near-impossible if they're done with airbrushed shading - if its the yearling in your avatar photo, that looks like it might be a difficult paintjob to match convincingly. What I do in these cases is bend the leg slightly so the cracks open up, rub in a little superglue, put the leg back into the correct position, and rub off any excess glue which squidges out. That way you don't get any blobs drying on the outside, it's only IN the cracks, and doesn't show.
I've got this with a couple of mine, but not sure whether to just leave it and accept retirement from my oldest one (catologue Joker I got 10 years ago). She's a bit yellowed now as well. Might try the superglue trick on another one though, hadn't heard of it before!
I usually do just 'retire' them from action scenes and let them stand around looking pretty but stationary, it's not worth bending the legs on those starting to crack if you have other more poseable ones to swap to instead if you especially want to be doing poses with them, heh.