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I had just assembled a carnifex, but unfortunantly, he isnt exactly what I want, and now im in a dilemma, I have a fully assembled uberfex, and dont want to use him, but dont want to waste him, is there a way barring very delicate surgery with an exacto that can undo the glue?
I'm not sure of the model - Plastic / Metal
if its superglue then you can usually (carefully) break the joins if you twist the pieces.. i think there are some solvents that can also clean up superglue.
If you used plastic glue then no.. those joins are melted together so the only way it to attack the model is with a razor saw or some other precision device.
I usually attempt these things with a very very sharp scalpel.. or hobby knife and work away at the join lines.. takes a while and i usually lose some skin in the process.
hope that helped?
Last edited by leighjt; March 23rd, 2009 at 21:12.
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it depends how careful you want to be really, I very rarely break any models (plastic or metal) when simply pulling them apart with my fingers, but especially on plastic ones, it doesn't leave the cleanest surfaces ever so I generally sand them off or in the case of superglue scrape it away with a modelling knife or scalpel. Everyone else will be more than happy to say my idea is horse poo though, and you'll obviously break the model, so I'm not going to start a riot by saying it's a good Idea, just that it works for me.
If you go for the "wiggle and force" method I reccomend putting it in the freezer first - the plastic glue becomes alot more brittle than the plastic, and breaks cleaner and easier.
It depends how much glue you used - is a scalpel and then re-pinning a option for you? A new stanley knife blade ONTO A CUTTING SURFACE ONLY is a fairly successfull way of doing stuff like that for me, if i can't scalpel it.
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bah. Don't be a wimp about it. Anythime I want to take something off, I just rip it off. just get a good grip on both sides, and get your thumbs as close to the joint as possible, and push then in opposite directions. You won't break it. I've done it on ball and socket joints before.
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Does the pull method work on the citadel super glue too if it is a plastic model?
acetone based nail polish remover works. cheap too. i use it when i get super glue on my hands