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    Help bending plastics

    Here's the backstory. A few months ago I stumbled upon an article that involved heating salt to help bend plastic parts, I thought it was interesting but didn't pay too much attention to it since I would never need to do something like that. WRONG!!! Now I need to attempt to bend my crisis suit arms and cannot find the post to save my life. If anyone knows what I'm talking about please send me a link to it, I've used the search and typed in just about every string I can think of and got nothing. Thanks in advance.


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    I know there is a post on Bolter & Chainsword about this but I can't link it here as it is a competitiions board.
    Have a look there
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    I know there is a post on Bolter & Chainsword about this but I can't link it here as it is a competitiions board.
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    I know the technique is called salt dipping, that may help narrow your search a bit since I can post the direct link
    Last edited by captianhowdy; March 23rd, 2008 at 06:24.

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    Found it. Thanks for the help. Now lets hope this works.

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    Crisis suit arms are mechanical. I'd rather cut and repose them.
    And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
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    I'm not going to give you an article, but I know for my lacrosse stick head you heat salt water (the temperature is higher because of the salt) until it boils, stick in the plastic for a few minutes, and then form it to whatever shape you like.

    I assume the same goes for miniatures.

    You may want to try this with even part of a sprue first just to see if it applies.
    Hope it helps,

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    I'm going to hijack the thread slightly and ask if anyone has bent those tow chain accessory things that come on imperial guard tank sprues? I've seen a couple of coiled ones but the plastic doesn't seem thin enough to want to do that naturally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBrate View Post
    Crisis suit arms are mechanical. I'd rather cut and repose them.
    This was suggested by my friends that I game with, but I tried to cut them and couldn't get through all the plastic so I thought I would try bending them. After reading through the procedure though, I don't think it will look right.

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