Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
I've got a used DE army I picked up for a song, but which is in pretty rough shape. Most of the plastics I can fix without much effort, but a few of the pewter pieces are outright broken, typically with such small surface areas that super glue just won't bind.
A good example of this is a syrabite with a whip agoniser. The whip is broken half way up, and will not stay if I glue it because the surface area to glue it on is just too small. I'm having a similar problem with a Talos' sting; one of the guns keeps breaking off.
Do you folks have any suggestions on how to fix something like this in a reasonably permanent fashion?
I've been thinking about pulling out a soldering iron and soldering it in place, but I'm worried that if I'm not really careful I'll just melt the detail right off the model.
I'd be looking at very fine pins if there's enough room to do so. Use very thin paper clips or sewing pins as the metal bar. Be very careful with drilling out the hole too- I"d use a pointed file to create a starting divet before using an actual drill.
If that doesn't work it might be possible to use greenstuff to build some sort of detail around the break and then use that and superglue to hold the whole thing together. It'll always be fragile, though.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
For the whip I think your best opportunity is to just drill a hole and add a whiplength of wire, then use GS to rebuild it. Pay attention to the thickness and it will look allright once
You could try to do the same for the gun, but try to find a rod of "gunsize" and use instead, just attach it with a small amount of GS.
Duct tape works