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I need to convert some Gnoblars so they're holding rifles (dont ask), and was thinking the best way to get thier arms into position would be to heat them and bend them, a technique I've seen mentioned in this forum before.
So, uh, how do I do it? hair dryer? Drop em in boiling water for a few minutes? How do I heat them so that they'll bend but not melt?
Bending plastic is dodgy. I've posed a few Empire Militia hands into rude gestures (Come on! They were obviously sculpted for that!). I did it by heating my knife blade and pressing it down over the outside of the finger until it had curled in some. Not the best way to go about it (probably the worst).
Hair dryer doesn't sound like it would work (but what do I know...). Try that water trick with a spare model (Gnoblar, for who would miss the bugger?), I'd say. Oops, just realized I didn't help at all. Silly me.
Oh, and I want to know why you're arming your Gnoblars with guns .
Ratlings for my ninja guardsmen! Duh!?
Gnoblar + kroot rifle + ricepicker hat = awesome ninja ratling.
Last edited by Kahoolin; October 7th, 2005 at 03:34.
Chuck them in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Make sure it isn't too hot though, use an empty sprue to check temperature and times. When the models have been repositioned, dunk them into a bowl of cold water to "set" them.
Thanks corianis. I'll give it a try when my gnobblies arrive next week...
That Oven one sounds a bit risky to me. I read in a some WD issue that a guy used the steam that came out of a kettle after its boiled. But I could of just made that up:rolleyes:
It worked on the old Brettonian Knights a few years ago. But it is still best to check, which is why I suggested testing it with an empty sprue.
Last edited by Corianis; October 7th, 2005 at 08:38.
I've used freshly boiled water for posing my elysians, but they're made of resin rather than plastic so it may behave differently.
Message to GW: Make more ForgeWorld rules official...
Other modelling sites out there recommend using hot, but not boiling water (~150-200 F), or setting up a hair-dryer and a box to create a sort of EZ Bake Oven. The hot water thing makes more sense as you won't blow any fuses or start any electric fires.
cant you just make a new arm from green stuff, it would be easier or maybe not. but it can get expensive.