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Alright, my latest entry into the n00b-question realm is a three-part question bonanza!
1) I bought a model from my local GW-retailing store. It was some other mate's trade-in. He had built the thing (a Tau XV8 Battlesuit) and left it unpainted, and then, for reasons unbeknownst to me, sold it back to the store, where I picked it up for $5. I can't pass up a five-dollar XV8, built or not. The only problem is that the person who built the damn thing threw on a really crappy combination of gear, one that would essentially make it useless in actual play. He also glued on the feet backwards. Not sure what he was thinking... Either way, I want to disassemble the whole thing and rebuild it, sans the worthless gear. Anyone know a technique, method, hazardous, soul-defiling chemical, etc. that would slay whatever sort of industrial strength glue this guy used? Whatever it is, it's hardcore.
2) I've heard a lot about using magnets to make gear on units (in my case, Tau battlesuits and the like) interchangable. I absolutely love this idea, but I can't find any info on it. Anyone willing to explain the process to me or point me in the right direction?
3) [Note- this is a copy/paste from an earlier post of mine... I figure putting it in a new thread would be more likely to get me an answer or two :shifty: ] I've got this colour called 'Storm Blue.' It's a Citidel colour, but it's in an old bottle (no pop-top) and I think it's been discontinued, seeing as I can't find it on the GW website. It looks like a darker, somewhat vibrant blue, on the surface. However, when I paint with it, it's more of a purplish-blue, and it has the exact type of glossy appearance under light that black ballpoint pen ink does, which is strange. That being said, is anyone familiar with Storm Blue? My current project (aside from the SM army) is a personal Tau army I'm working on. I plan on having them a dark, navy-ish blue with black trim on their cloth, mechanics, etc. What colours should I use for that? I'm having some trouble working it out. I need a deep navy that doesn't shine purple at all.
Thanks a bunch, and a sixpence to the person who can answer 'em all! *looks around for sixpence...*
1) I'm thinking that if this glue is that hard core, you are probably going to end up destorying the plastic before the glue ever gets soft. For the feet, you could cut the foot at the top of the "ankle" and reglue it in place correctly (don't have an XV8 handy to confirm this with).
2) There should be some info if you do a search here at LO. I personally do this for a Tau army I am painting for another person. I use 1/16" rare-earth magnets (check out www.amazingmagnets.com or Google search for something more local) for all my connections. Basically anywhere you want something to be able to be placed, you drill a hole and put a magnet on the body, and then do the same on the corresponding point on the gear. If you need more info, PM me and I will send pics of the one I did already.
3) No idea what this is - I'm relatively new to the hobby (year and a half) so I'm not familiar with the color.
Originally Posted by Montford981
from my experiences stripping models in brake fluid, some models come apart if you soak them long enough... if you can find out what kind of glue was used you might be able to google it and find out if there is anything specific to use on it
If if is simple Super-Glue, that gets loosened by brake fluid and doesn't ruin the plastic.
However, if it is the plastic glue that melts the plastic a bit and then dries, thus mixing the two parts to hold it together, I don't think any solvent will help you out I'm afraid and the careful chopping up and repairing with greenstuff and pinning would be the order of the day.
With the rare eath magnets, you may find two of them quite strong, so I use one and a glue a small piece of tin can on the component part, it saves magnets but can be quite fiddly and dangerous to cut metal, so be careful if you choose to do that. If you use two magnets, also be careful you stick them on ns-ns and not ns-sn, or you won't be able to attach your item for love nor money!
As for the particular paint, sorry, I have no idea.
Last edited by Jon Quixote; May 11th, 2006 at 08:19.
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