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i saw the other post on green stuff, and i figured i might as well posted this here as well.
My necron lord is the lord on foot with the warscythe that is made out of metal.
What happened to many other models with long thin objects, the warscythe bent and broke just above the hand. it is a clean break.the staff is 2mm in diameter
ive tryed many different types of sticking it together, from using super glue which worked for an Hr, to using flakes of plastic i scaped off some spare pieces, melting them togther and using metal and plastic glue. after each failed attempt i took the sticking agent off, so the origenal metal was showing.
i havn't used green stuff since im saveing it for something special or tried soldering it since it might damage the model.
(if any moderators think this should be in a different part of the forum, feel free to move it)
also how might i prevent from being damaged in the future?(if i manage to glue it)
( i know about varneshes but they are for the paint not the model)
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File both ends of the break flat. Use a pin vise to drill tiny holes 1-2 mm down into the ends of the break. Cut a small section of stiff wire cut paperclips or staples will do if you have nothing else at hand. Glue the parts together using the wire to reinforce the join from inside.
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It is probably too small to pin. Did you try filing down both ends before gluing them together? Sometimes when a metal piece breaks the two parts don't fit together, so try filing a little to smooth down both edges before gluing.
I wouldn't use greenstuff to stick the two parts together, even though initially it might look like it works. When it has cured it will be very easy to snap off. Soldering would probably melt the model, so don't try it.
Just file down both surfaces, apply super glue in a very small quantity, clamp it in place and leave it alone for a few hours (ie. don't touch it to see if it has stuck or not). Then remove the clamp and it should have glued together. You'll never get a very strong bond, but as long as you take care not to drop the model, the scythe should remain glued in place.
I agree with CBrate. The only way to make sure that it doesn't come apart again is to pin it. The diameter of the staff shouldn't be any less than a typical gun barrel and you can drill those out with little problem so I would go that route.
Just take it slow and you should be able to do it. I suggest a strong paperclip metal or even a brass rod as that will be much more durable. Another option would be to get rid of the staff all together and get a thicker grade brass rod to use as the staff and glue on the ends of the original to the brass rod. Then you will only need to drill out the hand to fit the rod and the end pieces (which tend to be thicker).
Hope that helps.
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Drill into the lords hand with a drill bit approx the same size as the staff then push it in and glue it.
I'll mean a very slightly shorter staff, but it'll be secure.
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