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Subject: help!!!!! i broke a few minis rss

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yesterday i sat on my battlefoam (i know im an idiot) and broke a few minis



will glue fix it permanently or they will fall off after a while? is it possible that games workshop customer service will be able to help me out?
any help will be appreciated!!!!!
 
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Plastic glue should help - something like Tamiya plastic cement or Deluxe Materials' Roket Plastic Glue (spelling is correct). You will probably end up with a seam line but the plastic will melt together (may have to touch up the paint work) and should hold until they next meet your posterior.
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Quiarcus wrote:
Plastic glue should help - something like Tamiya plastic cement or Deluxe Materials' Roket Plastic Glue (spelling is correct). You will probably end up with a seam line but the plastic will melt together (may have to touch up the paint work) and should hold until they next meet your posterior.


Yeah. At this stage, plastic glue is your friend.
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Quiarcus wrote:
Plastic glue should help - something like Tamiya plastic cement or Deluxe Materials' Roket Plastic Glue (spelling is correct). You will probably end up with a seam line but the plastic will melt together (may have to touch up the paint work) and should hold until they next meet your posterior.

thanks for the quick reply i will keep my posterior away from the minis
 
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RedMonkeyBoy wrote:
Quiarcus wrote:
Plastic glue should help - something like Tamiya plastic cement or Deluxe Materials' Roket Plastic Glue (spelling is correct). You will probably end up with a seam line but the plastic will melt together (may have to touch up the paint work) and should hold until they next meet your posterior.


Yeah. At this stage, plastic glue is your friend.

kevin will the miniature hold with glue? i mean after a few years is there a posiiblility that the glued parts will fall off?
 
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Don't think there's anything to worry about once you've got it glued. Should be as strong as any of the other bonds on the original parts you glued together to build them in the first place. As mentioned, It kind of "melts" the plastic, so should be no different when attaching broken parts. It's just a case of getting it to hold in the correct position while it "sets".

EDIT: that is, assuming there's no paint in the way and you're gluing plastic-to-plastic

You're probably an expert on gluing together fiddly/delicate bits anyway, after tackling some of the minis
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Don't think there's anything to worry about once you've got it glued. Should be as strong as any of the other bonds on the original parts you glued together to build them in the first place. As mentioned, It kind of "melts" the plastic, so should be no different when attaching broken parts. It's just a case of getting it to hold in the correct position while it "sets".

EDIT: that is, assuming there's no paint in the way and you're gluing plastic-to-plastic

You're probably an expert on gluing together fiddly/delicate bits anyway, after tackling some of the minis

thats good to hear ..in fact its the first time im gonna glue something and its nice to hear that it the mini will be restored to its original state
 
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One of my acolytes broke at the sword arm elbow after my wife threw my painting project box in a cleaning frenzy. Plastic glue worked successfully. There was a seam leftover. I painted it with Bugman's Glow and now it looks like a wicked scar in the flesh.
 
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One of my acolytes broke at the sword arm elbow after my wife threw my painting project box in a cleaning frenzy. Plastic glue worked successfully. There was a seam leftover. I painted it with Bugman's Glow and now it looks like a wicked scar in the flesh.

nice!!! super glue it is then
 
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Glad to help. If you use a dedicated plastic glue it will actually melt the material allowing it to run together. Once set (a few minutes at most) it becomes a single piece of plastic, just as strong as the original - assuming you have no paint or dirt in the mix.

EDIT: Just saw your last reply. Super glue will not fix the model as well as plastic glue and will remain fragile once set, allowing the miniature to break again.
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Always use plastic glue with GW minis, my favorite is Revell Contacta.
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SpoDaddy wrote:
Always use plastic glue with GW minis, my favorite is Revell Contacta.


This. Plastic glue is the way to go, because it actually melts the pieces together. Superglue forms brittle bonds that are more likely to snap apart if the pieces aren't keyed. The two flat edges of a broken weapon won't hold for long with superglue.
 
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Moved from News to General.

I feel your pain though... we all do. modest
 
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monkeyhandz wrote:
Moved from News to General.

I feel your pain though... we all do. modest


lol. Sad news indeed.
 
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Along those same lines I had commissioned a set of miniatures to be assembled and painted (I lack the time and skill for such things) and they turned out great except that the tenebrael shard mini arrived in the mail snapped off the base in transit. I tried unsuccessfully to super glue it back together. I am sure that I probably used too much glue. That was some time ago as I have been very busy-will there be a problem with residual super glue if I try to use plastic glue on it now? If so how should I prep the pieces or try to remove any residual super glue???
Thanks in advance everyone and have a great day!


Michael
 
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michael4928 wrote:
Along those same lines I had commissioned a set of miniatures to be assembled and painted (I lack the time and skill for such things) and they turned out great except that the tenebrael shard mini arrived in the mail snapped off the base in transit. I tried unsuccessfully to super glue it back together. I am sure that I probably used too much glue. That was some time ago as I have been very busy-will there be a problem with residual super glue if I try to use plastic glue on it now? If so how should I prep the pieces or try to remove any residual super glue???
Thanks in advance everyone and have a great day!


Michael


Plastic glue needs good plastic to plastic contact.

I never had this situation, but you may be able to chip away the excess superglue, and I know there are various chemicals you can get to weaken or breakdown superglue. Failing that, you might be able to use an epoxy resin instead.
 
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michael4928 wrote:
Along those same lines I had commissioned a set of miniatures to be assembled and painted (I lack the time and skill for such things) and they turned out great except that the tenebrael shard mini arrived in the mail snapped off the base in transit. I tried unsuccessfully to super glue it back together. I am sure that I probably used too much glue. That was some time ago as I have been very busy-will there be a problem with residual super glue if I try to use plastic glue on it now? If so how should I prep the pieces or try to remove any residual super glue???
Thanks in advance everyone and have a great day!


Michael


Plastic glue needs good plastic to plastic contact.

I never had this situation, but you may be able to chip away the excess superglue, and I know there are various chemicals you can get to weaken or breakdown superglue. Failing that, you might be able to use an epoxy resin instead.



Thanks for the reply. Is an epoxy resin something that would work over any potential superglue residue?
 
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michael4928 wrote:
Along those same lines I had commissioned a set of miniatures to be assembled and painted (I lack the time and skill for such things) and they turned out great except that the tenebrael shard mini arrived in the mail snapped off the base in transit.


For $10, get an Army Painter hand drill, some paperclips, and your trusty plier! You can also pin arms and other multi-piece parts, although smaller ones are more difficult. If possible, I will drill through the base and use a dab of white glue to secure it in place.



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Sam and Max wrote:
michael4928 wrote:
Along those same lines I had commissioned a set of miniatures to be assembled and painted (I lack the time and skill for such things) and they turned out great except that the tenebrael shard mini arrived in the mail snapped off the base in transit.


For $10, get an Army Painter hand drill, some paperclips, and your trusty plier! You can also pin arms and other multi-piece parts, although smaller ones are more difficult. If possible, I will drill through the base and use a dab of white glue to secure it in place.





I pin metal. I've never bothered to pin plastic. I always found the models lack the weight to cause enough stress on the joins to make pinning plastic worthwhile.
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the models of silver tower have many thin and delicate pieces like the weapons i dont think drilling holes in them could work
 
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When superglue is dry, it is acrylate plastic.

Chip off the largest bits, but plastic glue will work over it just fine.
 
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DegenerateElite wrote:
When superglue is dry, it is acrylate plastic.

Chip off the largest bits, but plastic glue will work over it just fine.


Thanks!
 
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I got two broken minis during shipping. Really small and delicate parts too.

Some of the card decks also had 'pips' from not being protected against the models.
 
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herman_the_german wrote:
I got two broken minis during shipping. Really small and delicate parts too.

Some of the card decks also had 'pips' from not being protected against the models.


The card marking is apparently quite common, although mine were fine. Games Workshop have replaced cards for people who contact their service department, so drop them a line. Their customer service is absolutely excellent, and they will probably replace your miniatures too if you don't want to plastic glue the bits back on.
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I will. Thank you.
 
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