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Hey there, as you can see this is blog is all about gaming. And that's what I've been doing for pretty much all of my life. Currently I'm completely enveloped in Warhammer 40,000 and I'm breaking into the new Warhammer Fantasy system with the release of the new 8th edition.

Follow me as I build new armies, find newer and better ways to destroy my enemy, learn more about the rules, and just complain about the things that don't go my way :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Shaping Bent Resin



So I don't know how many people have ordered pieces from other companies but every once in a while you'll get something that's a little bent out of shape, like the Grey Knight Land Raider Door here.

The easiest way to bend it back into place is to simply throw it in some boiling water.



Here you can see the door floating in boiling water. You don't really have to worry about it melting as it floats and the bubbles keep it off the hot metal sides for the most part. I left it in there for a couple of minutes while working on a few other doors at the same time.



After using some tongs to get it out of the water, I then over so gently bent it back into place. That is until I was a little less gentle on the stubs that slide into the tank and let you open and close the doors.

But as you can see it is way straighter then it was about 5 minutes before hand.



With it straightened out and a little glue for repairs I started building my Land Raider, and as you can see here boiling the piece straight worked like a charm.

-CKR

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realise that you could use boiling water, I've always just used the hot tap. Thank's for the tip mate.

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