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Not sure if this is in the correct area but I have a Grey Knight Termie NFW that broke off at the top part of the handle before the blade begins (b4 the crossguard i think it's called). I've tried using super glue but it breaks off constantly due to the very small contact point. Any one knows an effective and secue repair method? I thought about soldering but I'm not sure if it'd work and I have now soldering skills.
Best et would probly be to pin it then glue it together. You can also put putty around it and smooth it out for extra support. I hate long sticks as they tend to break.
How would I go about pinning it? Will putty alone be strong enough to hold it together once it dries?
Not a chance in hell of pinning it as the contact point is tiny. I've had this problem on 2 NFW (hopefully no more!) and the best way I've found is:
1) Green stuff and super glue the points together and leave to set for at least a day, Prop the blade up against something so its weight doesn't let it droop or fall off. Don't worry about being too neat.
2) To cover the uneven join and supply some support cut a long thin strip of card out and score (however its spelt) it along the blade so it curls. Apply glue and wrap it round the break and let it dangle a bit, Finish with a circle of green stuff and press the top of a pen lid into it so it has a raised edge and apply to the strip. Basically you've made a purity seal to cover the join.
3) You could dip the card in tea to discolor it like old parchment but its all aesthetic here.
If anyone else has a suggestion I would also be interested in othe solutions. Hope it helps anyway
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It`s not a big idea but maybe it is not obvious for everyone: the glue is less effective on cured glue. So first of all, clear the surface perfetly, then degrease it with some alcohol (aftershave can do) and wash it for long long time.
I always scratch off the old remaining glue when I glue back something.
Soldering would be a bad idea - your models are basically made of slightly tougher solder, heating it to apply the solder will just melt the model!
Pinning is a definite option, and really the one surefire way. You simply need a suitably small drill bit and wire, plus enough patience to do it right. Just drill a matching hole in both parts, glue a length of wire into one side and glue the other piece in place over the wire. The wire provides all the strength for the joint.
A quick diagram - part A, part B, and the WIRE.
Phoenix's purity seal idea is a handy, decorative way to hide the repair job, and highly recommended. And Fremen is absolutely correct, scrape away the old glue for the best adhesion.
Well thanks for clearing up that soldering won't work. Do they sell such tiny tiny drill bits at any hardware store? I have trouble picturing that such a tiny drill bit will work properly.
It will be possible to pin ti wont be easy but if you have a small drill bit like 1mm or 0.5mm can be done. I have pinned sticks etc this size before with great success.
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If it's not the one that's wrapped up in purity seals you could also drill out his hand and replace the entire haft with a brass rod.
If you do want to try pinning the existing haft, the two places around here that have them are an RC Plane shop and a Jeweler's/Gemology/Geology supply. Could try looking for one of those in your area.
I've pinned a Necron Lord's Warscythe back on. Pinning is possible on this scale.
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