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    Breaking Off Arms for Sonic Weapons

    I got some CSM painted with a Slaanesh theme but they all have bolters, and I don't want to buy all the paint again (I ran out a while ago) but I got some Sonic Weaponry bits. Any tips on how to break off these arms without snapping the model, as well as not making the Sonic Weapons look awkard on the model itself?


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    How are they glued together? Plastic glue, or super glue?
    If its superglue, then put them in a freezer overnight to loosen the glue, then you'll just have to try to snap them off, maybe use a knife to 'lever' them out.
    If its plastic glue, get a sharp craft knife, and cut away at the shoulders to get the arm off. It seems a fairly difficult endeavor to be honest, yould you not be better at looking to convert their current bolters into sonic weapons (Then using a paint on primer for the green stuff you use).
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    No, I'm going to rip off the arm with the bolter and put in an arm with the sonic weapon itself.

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    I read somewhere that soaking plastic models in Simple Green will remove paint, So I have been soaking a rhino in hopes of stripping it. It has not worked. However, All of the glue joints have dissolved wonderfully.
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    Sonic weapon bits require two pieces, the arm and the actual weapon. It's a pain since the holding arm has to be almost straight out hold the sonic blaster. You are better off stripping the paint and sawing off both arms at the shoulder.

    Glue the metal arm and gun together first so that they would match with the shoulder area and then actually glue the gun/arm combo to the shoulders themselves. It's the best way I've found to assemble to noise marines weapons.

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    Super glue can usually be popped off fairly easily. I don’t like using a hobby knife, as you can break the blade or damage the model. I like to use either a file or some other sturdy flat thing, I just jam it between the two things that need to be separated, and give it a twist.

    If you used plastic glue, your going to have to do some cutting, perhaps invest in a set of non standard hobby blades, I have a flat chisel blade that cuts joints well.
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    A small razor saw works perfect for it, just saw the arm off with a little bit of it left on the torso then go at it with a file or dremel.
    Also, because the sonic weapons' arms dont fit to well on the CSM, leaving a bit of plastic from the bolter arm on there will help you get it to fit better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb23 View Post
    I read somewhere that soaking plastic models in Simple Green will remove paint, So I have been soaking a rhino in hopes of stripping it. It has not worked. However, All of the glue joints have dissolved wonderfully.
    I want to feel sorry for you, but it's just too hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream-thief View Post
    I want to feel sorry for you, but it's just too hilarious.

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    Just sayin' that simple green seems to be a decent way to remove plastic glue without harming the model at all. And no, please don't feel sorry for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb23 View Post
    Just sayin' that simple green seems to be a decent way to remove plastic glue without harming the model at all. And no, please don't feel sorry for me.
    This may seem like a stupid question, but you DID scrub them with an old toothbrush after soaking them, right?
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