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A bunch of my Haqqislam terrain from Plast Craft got really warped.

Discussion in 'Plast Craft Games' started by EccentricOwl, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. EccentricOwl

    EccentricOwl Active Member
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    I think I left it in the car, or the heat got to it, or - well, I'm not really sure. But I have a decent amount of stuff from Plast Craft and now it's all fairly warped and bent.

    Anyone have recommendations on how to bend it back into shape, or am I out of luck? :/
     
  2. itsuncertainwho

    itsuncertainwho Well-Known Member

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    Heat with a hair dryer or soak in a bath of very hot water. Once softened, lay the parts flat, then stack something on them to hold them flat, a baking sheet should do the trick. Then let them cool completely. That 's how I would approach it.
     
  3. EccentricOwl

    EccentricOwl Active Member
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    Hair dryer didn't work, and I don't know if I could get the water hot enough. Maybe I just wasn't hair drying for long enough. Unsure.

    I'll keep at it.
     
  4. EccentricOwl

    EccentricOwl Active Member
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    The warping is... not great
     

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  5. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    ... and this is one of the reasons I glue my plastcraft stuff down to a base (of mdf).
    It makes it harder for the thing to warp and lift corners - but I also don't leave it in the car because I know how hot they get here, EVEN in winter.

    If the hair-drier doesn't work, a heatgun on low held at LEAST a foot away and waved over it should be enough to soften it back to reshape it.