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I bought the forgeworld bloodthirster from a friend recently. The whip that he comes with consists of 2 straight "ropes". In the forgeworld website photos, the ropes are bent/waving as the beast is cracking the whip. How can I bend/reshape the straight ropes so they have more of an "S" type shape without breaking the actual resin?
Thanks in advance for your help.
soaking it in warm to hot water, and LOTS of patience.
Don't rush a bend. You will probably have to make multiple passes to get the shape you want.
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I have had some experience with this and as artificer said it does take patience. Try different temperatures of water. I found it should be quite hot, but I suggest that you work up to a temperature you are confortable with. Don't try boiling water as this may melt it.
When you bend it hold it in place until it is cool. You could try to soak it with cold water. Once it is cool leave it for a while. You will find it begins to move back to it's original shape. This means you will need to try again, probably several times.
Once you have a shape you like leave it overnight. In the morning you can check it to see if it has again moved closer to it's original shape. If it hasn't moved back overnight you are probably ok. If it has you will have to try again. Best of luck.
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i said what has bending resin got to do with painting
I have used a hairdryer to bend resin panels before. I used this on the FW DropPod fins which arrived warped.
Perhaps combining the two (water and continual heat from a hairdryer) may prove useful to bend the BT rope whip.
I would also suggest a way to find a way to hold the bends (as suggested applied in very small sections over a period of time) rather than holding with your hands. Use of elastic bands and pegs may assist here.
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Resin is a form of Hydrocarbon which does not revert to original shape on heating, hence it becomes maleable and shapable when heated, the trick is to get it hot enough to reshape without burnign yourself or melting it, this is why FW recomend warm water - it is not hot enough to melt the resin as a hairdryer may get, on the other hand because it wont get it as hot, it may take many attempts, the other trick is to ensure it stays in shape as it cools, Nicks pegas and elastic bands suggestuion is cracking, although be careful the elastric bands dont melt and stick to the resin peice
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