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BARNESGN

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Heat and minis
« on: 12 February 2011, 11:09:52 »
What temp can a mini be brought up to until it starts to melt?

400 degrees F?

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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #1 on: 12 February 2011, 12:17:10 »
I would not go much above 300F. What are you wanting to do???? :-\


Consider using a fig you hate, a Targe fore example.  Put in the oven, start at 200* work up in 25* increments. give it 5 min between increases. Should you find a pool of metal. it was too hot but you did the BT world a favor. ;) :D
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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #2 on: 12 February 2011, 12:28:17 »
According to good old Wikipedia, pewter has a melting point of between 338-446 degrees, the variance coming in the ratio of tin.
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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #3 on: 12 February 2011, 12:46:52 »
 would not go much above 300F. What are you wanting to do????


Consider using a fig you hate, a Targe fore example.  Put in the oven, start at 200* work up in 25* increments. give it 5 min between increases. Should you find a pool of metal. it was too hot but you did the BT world a favor. ;)
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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #4 on: 12 February 2011, 14:31:25 »
If your baking a sculpey hex you can do it without the mini on it....
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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #5 on: 12 February 2011, 18:20:21 »
I make powder coating for a living. Thought maybe pewter might be able to handle 350 for 5 minutes.

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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #6 on: 12 February 2011, 20:53:03 »
Consider using a fig you hate, a Targe fore example.  Put in the oven, start at 200* work up in 25* increments. give it 5 min between increases. Should you find a pool of metal. it was too hot but you did the BT world a favor. ;)

Good idea.  Though if the OP doesn't want to lose a mini, he might try throwing a few pieces of scrap sprue into the oven for a test.  I do think 350 is pushing it.

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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #7 on: 13 February 2011, 07:18:19 »
Powder coating a miniature???? Well I guess that would reduce the likelyhood of the paint chipping during game use.  The paint could fade after a few years in the sun too. I can see the benefits.

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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #8 on: 13 February 2011, 08:09:44 »
What's the point of this thread?

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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #9 on: 13 February 2011, 08:12:56 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder_coating

Well, apparently a more resistant alternative to painting. But more unwieldy too, apparently, though I'm no expert.  ;)
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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #10 on: 13 February 2011, 08:33:40 »
Ok now makes sense.

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Re: Heat and minis
« Reply #11 on: 07 May 2011, 06:37:27 »
Plastic or Metal ?
°C or °F ?
 :-\

 

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