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PostSubject: Deformed hardened resin   Mon 15 Jun 2009 - 10:43

I recently purchased the Stable building, the ruined bridge and some other stuff from Forgeworld.

However on the side of the stable there are two barrels. One of them i quite deformed.

My question is: Is it posible to form the resin after its hardened - and how? - I would quess that heating it up using a hair dryer might work or using boiling water - I figure i just have to be really careful not to warp any other parts of the stable.

If you have any experience or suggestions I would very much like to hear them.

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PostSubject: Re: Deformed hardened resin   Mon 15 Jun 2009 - 10:52

As you may have seen I too have a bunch of Forge World scenery.

I had a similar "problem" with one of the bars of the Well, they were bent and didn't fit. Remembering the info from the website I put the piece under warm/hot water. Not too hot so that I would burn my hand but pretty warm nonetheless. Straight out the water tap. I was surprised at how easily the resin can be shaped. I'd use warm water since it worked well and you have to wash the piece anyways. If you use a hair dryer I suggest being very careful. As I said, I was surprised at how easily it could be formed after the warm water so make sure you don't apply too much heat - I can imagine it melting!

So bottom line, I'd use warm to hot water and only resort to a dryer if that is not sufficient. Good luck! Tell us how it works!

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PostSubject: Hot water did the trick   Mon 15 Jun 2009 - 11:04

It worked - hot water (not boiling) from the tap did the trick - It softened the resin enough that I could form the barrel so that it looked OK. As you might have guessed - Cold water hardens the resin again...

Thx for the tip.

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PostSubject: Re: Deformed hardened resin   Mon 15 Jun 2009 - 11:07

Glad it worked!

You know what I found the most annoying? The HUGE resin chunks below the bases. It took me really long to cut/saw/file them off and I hurt my thumb three times while doing this on the stable.

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PostSubject: Re: Deformed hardened resin   Mon 15 Jun 2009 - 11:30

I know exactly what you mean there is way to much resin at the base.
I plan to use a bench top sander (I believe its called - the thing with a band of sandpaper :-) - as a friend of mine has one of these) - to remove alot of the resin.


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PostSubject: Re: Deformed hardened resin   Mon 15 Jun 2009 - 11:46

AlexBware wrote:
I know exactly what you mean there is way to much resin at the base.
I plan to use a bench to sander (I believe its called - the thing with a band of sandpaper :-) - as a friend of mine has one of these) - to remove alot of the resin.

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PostSubject: Re: Deformed hardened resin   Mon 15 Jun 2009 - 11:48

DeafNala wrote:
BE CAREFUL to avoid inhaling the dust; it's somewhat toxic. Suspect

Yeah, makes you feel all funny and fuzzy... drunken

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PostSubject: Dangerous dust   Mon 15 Jun 2009 - 11:50

I know Nala - I plan to use a dust mask Smile
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