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Here's the story: I bough an assembled Forge World Whirlwind for my WH40k Space Marines. The thing is, I want o put it in my case with my other crap, so I need to take off the top(the rocket launchers) so it will fit in my case. Does anyone know how to take off a firmly glued object ? (plastic glue was used)
oooo thats bad....
Plastic Glue melts the plastic together so I think you are out of luck but if it were CA glue(aka superglue) then you could just buy some debonder at a local hobby shop
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had the same problem..I'd say you'll need a sharp knife..a very steady hand..and a looooot of patience
If you wan't a clean cut I advice you to make use of a hot wire cutter... maybe not the regular one, but maybe a hotter one... it requires heat you know
In addition I advice you to keep a steady hand as it can easily "get out of hand".
There is a nother way too... use a craft knife.... but remember to heat the blade before cutting.
I did this to an assembled landraider I bought from a guy once, it worked fine. But the rest of the model was messed up, so it never made it into my army...
It would be unusual to use ploystyrene cement (plastic glue) on resin as it doesn't work well on the resin. If they did you should be able to 'pop' it apart fairly easy, as the resin didn't melt together with the plastic. They may have use superglue. either way, before you try cutting you way through the joint, try to break it apart. Insert a thin blade and give it some sharp taps, similar to using a chisle. The sharp blows may be able to break the glue, since superglue is quite brittle. If not your back to cutting slowly.
As far as using a hot blade, be VERY carful. The surrounding plastic will melt easily, and you may find it causes more damage than you want. A hot blade does cut the joint well, but it could melt or warp either piece.
As Wolfraider said, any areas with resin will have been superglued. Either pull it apart, or use superglue debonder on it.
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I wouldn't pull it apart by hand. I own a ForgeWorld WhirlWind myself, and the mount is connected to the missile launcher by pretty thin resin mounts. definitely use the debonder, otherwise the mount will likely break if you force it. then you'll have to superglue it again anyway (trust me, I know)
By all means DON'T rip it apart.
Like igaston72 said this thing has thin supports.
Other than that I have personal experience resin, and to me it seems that it is generally, how should I say this... crisp?
After considering my previous statement I now only advice you to use debonder... less luck and destroyed parts involved.
By the way...
Thinking a little about this topic... isn't this in the wrong forum.
Personally I would move this to the conversion forum.
Anyone disagree with me here?
Unless good reson is brought forward I will move this topic within the next 24 hours.
At the main page, I beleive there is comething that mentions MODELLING. I believe this post fits under that category, as it is about taking apart a MODEL.
I can't quite seem to find the place your thinking about...
But I do agree, maybe this should be in another forum...
In my opinion I could move it to the conversion forum.... maybe it would fit better there...
By all means come with votes for and against please!