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Other BattleTech Games => MechWarrior: Age of Destruction => Topic started by: rmsk79 on 28 February 2022, 08:46:48

Title: How to straighten or correct warped figures?
Post by: rmsk79 on 28 February 2022, 08:46:48
Found this figure that I thought I lost. It’s been squashed for months though. Hope to return it to a front-facing pose. What should I do?

(https://i.imgur.com/NSQOqPx.jpg)

Title: Re: How to straighten or correct warped figures?
Post by: The Wayfarer on 06 March 2022, 20:53:51
Hi,

Two methods.  A blow dryer to heat the plastic, reposition, then allow to cool.  Or, submerge in boiling water to heat the plastic (minding the dials), reposition and allow to cool.  With this fig I would try the blow dryer first.

Mike
Title: Re: How to straighten or correct warped figures?
Post by: CVB on 07 March 2022, 03:29:12
Be very careful of your fingers, especially when using the boiling water method.
The repositioned models usually keep their shape better when you cool them down quickly in ice water than when you let them cool down slowly.
Title: Re: How to straighten or correct warped figures?
Post by: worktroll on 07 March 2022, 04:12:28
Tap hot water will usually work too; the mini needs a longer "hot bath" before becoming maximally bendy.

And +1 for cooling in ice water, to lock the unbent shape.
Title: Re: How to straighten or correct warped figures?
Post by: garhkal on 07 March 2022, 14:59:39
As someone who' wondered this myself (with some of my bendy adnd figures), i appreciate those tips!