Fix warped parts? And other tips

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Re: Fix warped parts? How to

Post by Oldent » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:05 pm

The Double door did not need hot water.

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I spent some time working out how to paint Table Scapes to match my Dwarven Forge.

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The Table Scapes is very close to DF base gray in color. I base coated it with Umbar mixed with Black and dry brushed it to match

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picked out some details with umbar and card board

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Dry brushed with Glidden Diamond Glazed Ginger

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Dry brushed wit Glidden Diamond Brook Green

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Now to finish up the Rabbit :D
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Re: Fix warped parts? How to

Post by Oldent » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:48 am

pacarat wrote
"The one I have from E1 has the two uprights leaning out away from the insert."

The same thing with this one. The miniature bases keep the clamps from marking the PVC. Clamp in both directions to keep the part square.
I think that it will true up on it's own. I will try hot water if it doesn't.

I will have to use C clamps. I do not have a bucket large enough ;)
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Re: Fix warped parts? How to

Post by pacarat » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:36 am

Oldent wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:26 am
I have been lucky with Dwarven Forge and have not had to adjust many parts. It is in the nature of plastic to warp.

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This Double Door section is too large for hobby size clamps.I clamped it between two bench dogs .I used two miniature bases for the other side.
I do not think I will need hot water for this adjustment.

When the pins wear out I will replace them with a wire.
How was this piece warped?

The one I have from E1 has the two uprights leaning out away from the insert.

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Re: Fix warped parts? How to

Post by Oldent » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:26 am

I have been lucky with Dwarven Forge and have not had to adjust many parts. It is in the nature of plastic to warp.

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This Double Door section is too large for hobby size clamps.I clamped it between two bench dogs .I used two miniature bases for the other side.
I do not think I will need hot water for this adjustment.

When the pins wear out I will replace them with a wire.
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Fix warped parts? And other tips

Post by Oldent » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 am

Sometimes Plastic Parts warp. From My experience, in a hot climate,this is often an easy fix.

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The plastic part on the right warped in storage.

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You will need to warm some water to near boiling.You will need to have some tap water available to chill the plastic.

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Cover it with hot water. This part was effected right away.

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I placed it in another dish flattened it out and chilled it with tap water.

You can straighten plastic swords in a tea cup. It only takes moments.
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