Friday, June 17, 2011

Plastic Glue Bond - I Want to Jailbreak Them

Okay silly Peter has put together a kit of the new Necropolis Knights and one of the Sepulchral Stalkers. Conventional wisdom and a cursory reading of the army book suggests Peter has been very silly (sub-optimal for you 40kers.

So I need to deconstruct one unit and rebuild it as another. How do I break the plastic bond (GW model + Poly Cement + GW Model)?

I have heard:

a. Wet it and then put it in freezer

b. Simple Green it overnight

c. Use a scalpel to cut it

d. Another mystery solution that the readers of FOB will reveal

So what dear readers is the answer?

"Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope".


  1. I think wetting it and putting in freezer works only for superglue, as it makes the superglue even more brittle.

    The simple green might work to weaken the bond a bit. I've had a few pieces come apart while stripping models in it

  2. So the laws of chemistry haven't changed since I got my degree :-(

  3. Laws of chemistry be damned. Go to work with a scalpel, young man!

  4. Hobby saw + regluing new parts together + greenstuffing away the evidence of the horrific botch up.

  5. Well tomorrow is hobby and painting day. I'll give it a go and then come on here blaming you all while dripping blood from my irreparably damaged hands.

    The question is do I need to put together a Project Team as a result of my PRINCE2 training?

  6. Well, more people around with the same blood type might not be a bad idea.

    Bloody soft skills trainers.

  7. All done...only one mishap..Craft knife under fingernail.