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WIP Chronos Miniatures Timpani of the Guard Russia 1812

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Tecumsea, Sep 19, 2022.

  1. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I recently purchesed this figure and having decided to start assembly was surprised to find that the Drapes for the drums are cast as a straight piece of resin.

    I am looking for advice on curving this to fit around the drums as I am not used to working with plastic or resin figures.

    It seems a crazy way to present this......has anyone purchased the Metal version? does that come in a different format, I'm assuming bending a piece of white metal would be easier than resin?

    Pictures attached,

    Thanks for any advice,

    Keith
    IMG_20220915_210725793.jpg IMG_20220915_210249004.jpg
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  2. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Keith - cut them from the sprue, clean up, then immerse in hot water and shape around the drum shell. Allow to cool, then repeat, if necessary!(y)
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  3. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    I suggest to use a hairdryer - you can soften the pieces by heating them up and repeat this procedure as often as necessary. Try first with some resin sprue to get a feeling for the proper dose of hot air and the performance of the resin. Cheers Martin
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  4. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yep, either method will work, but I've found hot water is more controlable.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith

    Great to see you posting what's on the bench , good advice from others , obviously care is needed whichever method

    Certainly a unusual way to have the banners , easier to cast flat I would have thought but not ideal to build

    Look forward to seeing more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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