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Subject: Problem with reshaping minis rss

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Scott K.
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I am close to finishing the painting of the base set.

I used hot water (~200°f) to warm and reshape the barrels on the Web engineer and the legs of the probe droid. I used cold water (40°f) bath to cool plastic after reshaping.

The reshaping worked great, but after painting and clearcoating, the pieces have bent back to the original bend.surprise

Can I reheat and bend again with paint on? Is there a better technique to prevent going back to old shape?

I also did Vader's lightsSaber the same way, but it hhas held up its new shape.

Thanks in advance.
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Giannis T
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You can also use hairdryer instead of hot water. I did it also when my minis where painted and didnt have a problem.
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You probably need a longer duration for the warming and cooling. Although they may eventually revert to their bent shape, it should take longer.

I have used hot water after painting. I use enamels, but in the FFG boards acrylic users have also indicated that it should work.
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Leland Martel
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Sometimes it also requires multiple reshapings. It can be a pain, but worth it in the end.
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