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chrishanley
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« on: 29 April 2020, 11:55:09 AM »

In an attempt at making Indian figures for my 14th army I must swap the heads on a few figures, notably to create turban headed bren gunners. Has anyone got any advice before I get straight in and make a another pigs ear?  Cry
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« Reply #1 on: 29 April 2020, 11:59:16 AM »

I've done it loads of times.

I use a razorsaw and cut at the neckline then superglue the new head.
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« Reply #2 on: 29 April 2020, 08:24:37 PM »

A little baking soda makes the super glue set quicker and seems to make a stronger bond

Keep your fingers well away from the glue and have some debonder handy Wink
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« Reply #3 on: 29 April 2020, 10:01:33 PM »

A little baking soda makes the super glue set quicker and seems to make a stronger bond

Keep your fingers well away from the glue and have some debonder handy Wink

Be careful not to get super glue and baking soda together on your fingers - it has quite a hot thermic effect. - I know  Sad
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« Reply #4 on: 30 April 2020, 07:14:51 AM »

Be careful not to get super glue and baking soda together on your fingers - it has quite a hot thermic effect. - I know  Sad

Not done that one, but I got a 'super hot' effect when I used a bit of kitchen towel to 'soak up' a blob of super thin Zap glue, from the back of my hand.....That smarted !!....And stuck the towel to the back of my hand !

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« Reply #5 on: 30 April 2020, 07:33:18 AM »

Super glue...what comic genius invented that term?
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« Reply #6 on: 30 April 2020, 09:02:34 AM »

Super glue...what comic genius invented that term?

As I understand it, at the moment of its discovery the researcher involved was heard to exclaim, “Oh super! Glue…”

Hence the name, which somehow stuck!
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« Reply #7 on: 30 April 2020, 09:52:15 AM »

You're just making that up, Meirion.  Grin Grin Grin

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #8 on: 30 April 2020, 10:00:27 AM »

You're just making that up, Meirion.  Grin Grin Grin

Cheers - Phil

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« Reply #9 on: 30 April 2020, 10:02:37 AM »

Would I? Angel

I reckon that you might.  Wink

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« Reply #10 on: 30 April 2020, 11:18:18 AM »

The razor saw is far more dangerous than the superglue.

http://jim-duncan.blogspot.com/2020/04/head-swaps-10mm.html








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« Reply #11 on: 30 April 2020, 11:55:07 AM »

I trust you are aware that super glue was designed for sticking up bullet wounds. The fumes, particularly with the cheap pound land stuff can cause damage to your eyes.

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« Reply #12 on: 30 April 2020, 12:00:20 PM »

I trust you are aware that super glue was designed for sticking up bullet wounds. The fumes, particularly with the cheap pound land stuff can cause damage to your eyes.

IanS

Yup - that’s why the second phrase uttered upon its discovery, by an assistant IIRC, was, “Quick, pull you finger out!”

Anyway, I’m pretty sure that’s the derivation for that one  Undecided
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« Reply #13 on: 30 April 2020, 12:01:14 PM »

I reckon that you might.  Wink

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« Reply #14 on: 30 April 2020, 12:03:24 PM »

The razor saw is far more dangerous than the superglue.

http://jim-duncan.blogspot.com/2020/04/head-swaps-10mm.html



Is that how you got the vivid, “Techno”, red for the hat?  Wink
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