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Bending Resin

Postby PrideofVulkan » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:09 am

After breaking three of the rotor cannon ammo feeds for my vorax last night, and my previous defeat trying to make the promethium feeds work for my pyroclasts, I'm looking for wisdom on what makes bending forgeworld feeds work. I've used hot water (about 80 degrees C from my electric kettle, and hot water from the tap), but they don't allow for the extreme bends you need to make the models work. They are so small that I don't see how pinning could work. Do any of you have advice?
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Re: Bending Resin

Postby MrScotty » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:24 am

Can't help ya. I think I broke 6/8 Vorax feeds, and eventually ended up just not using them on 2 of my vorax. I used hot water, dry fit, and waited for it to dry, but then they would break as they dried.
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Re: Bending Resin

Postby Memento » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:35 am

I've had my best results with a blow dryer. There's a weirdly narrow window when the resin is cool enough to handle but warm enough that it's not brittle.

In my experience that window us like 2 seconds.

It's okay to go back and forth between heating and micro adjustments. You don't have to get the perfect shape in one go.
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Re: Bending Resin

Postby fiesta0618 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:48 am

+1 to Memento. Hair dryer offers much better temp control than water.

If it's a piece that holds the heat for a while (e.g., it's fairly thick), I'll also dunk it into cold water after the heating/bending to "freeze" the new shape in place .
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Re: Bending Resin

Postby PrideofVulkan » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:56 am

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The ammo feed belt on the vorax isn't thick at all.