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OKay, kind of a Noob question but how would I go about removing the arms that are glued to a carnifex I recently bought? I didn't assemble it and I want to change it's weapons but I want to do so without ruining the model
Thanks in advance. ^_^
Hah, I was sorta (and still am) in the same boat. For my Carnifex, I just kinda tweaked em off, but then again they had popped off before in transport. Then I just cleaned the limb and socket with acetone (nail polish remover), and he worked out okay (I've added new arms and painted him since then).
However, I now want to go back and change some gaunts up along with some warriors, and I'm afraid to do the same thing on them cause of their size and how their limbs connect together. That and I'm hoping I can make the limbs look right paint wise (I try to use mix pigments between my gaunts)
So, I guess I'm looking for suggestions on this kind of thing too.
well there's two things to consider:
1) do you want to keep the paint job
2) how good are you with green stuff.
if you want to keep the paint job, then if they don't go with a little force, i'd recommend slicing them off with a jeweler's saw just below the shoulder and before the gash on the side of the arm.
cut the weapons approximately the same place, sand / shape so that the curves match, then greenstuff the gap.
If you aren't planning on keeping the paint job, a nice long soak in either simple green or brake fluid (be careful with this stuff, wear gloves at all times and a mask while rinsing the models!) typically softens the glue while it breaks up the paint.
I do want to keep the paint job and I don't have any green stuff and have never used it. I'm gonna see if I can just loosen them by moving the arms around.
Well, I've tried and no amount of twisting and pulling is gonna get those arms out of the socket. I need something that will loosen the glue but still maintain the paint...
Last edited by AnAngrySquirrel; April 9th, 2008 at 09:04.
Nobody asked the most important question: what type of glue did you use?
I didn't glue it, I bought it assembled. From the strength of it though I'd say it was Super Glue. I've been looking around and it looks like Acetone is pretty reliable for desolving (sp?) super glue.
But be aware that if it was glued using Plastic Glue rather than Superglue, there might be no way to remove the limbs (Plastic Glue fuses stuff together... one of the reasons I don't use it!).
On a plastic model, superglue shouldn't be too hard to get apart, but if its done with any half decent quality plastic glue, theres a chance that the join between body and arm is actually stronger than the plastic of the arm itself, due to the way in which plastic glue works. Personally if this kinda thing happens to me I tend to cut off limbs as close to the body as I can, cut down the new limbs and glue them on that way, although it won't look as perfect unless you fiddle around a bit with some GS. Good luck with getting those arms off, I guess 8Y.
I was in the same position with my second carnifex.
Unfortunately I used plastic glue so i had to Rip the arms off the sockets, trim as much as i could off the severed limb then clean the rest out with my handy dandy dremel =P. works like a charm. i did the same thing for a bunch of gaunts i had made into deathgaunts .
Hive fleet Phantom- 6000 and growing still....
Yea, I'm gonna try and switch some Deatgaunts to Termagaunts later tonight, or maybe tomorrow. I'll let you know how it works out; I used "krazy glue" for them I think, or maybe it was citadel glue.