1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hemos actualizado nuestra Política de Privacidad acorde con la nueva RGPD. +Info // We've updated our Privacy Policy to comply with the GDPR. +Info
    Dismiss Notice

How to fix my Xeodron model? :/

Discussion in 'Combined Army' started by BlackCadian, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. BlackCadian

    BlackCadian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    56
    Soooo I managed to lose one of the curved back fins out of my Xeodron box, and without it he just doesn’t look quite right. At first I thought I could sculpt a replacement out of green stuff, but, yeah, that didn’t work...

    Maybe someone on here has a good suggestion?

    Much appreciated!
     
  2. Stiopa

    Stiopa Trust The Fuckhead
    Warcor

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    3,720
    Likes Received:
    7,960
    gs is too soft for such a protruding part. I'd try to cut the main shape out of plasticard and use it as a base, with greenstuff only used where more curved shape would be needed. Yet another alternative would be to make a 3D scan of the other fin, flip it horizontally in editor to maintain symmetry, and print it out.
     
  3. ijw

    ijw Ian Wood aka the Wargaming Trader. Rules & Wiki
    Infinity Rules Staff Warcor

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2017
    Messages:
    6,507
    Likes Received:
    13,316
    I second the plasticard approach, but if you start with a sheet that’s as thick as the thickest part of the vane you won’t need any greenstuff at all. It’s pretty much just a flat piece that tapers towards the end, so cutting and sanding should get you there.

    If you’ve still got a vane that isn’t glued in, get started by tracing round it onto the plasticard sheet.
     
    chromedog, BlackCadian and Stiopa like this.
  4. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2018
    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    1,271
    Get yourself some blue stuff, make a mold of the other fin and cast a second one with resin. With a flat piece like that, the result should look indistinguishable.
     
    m2cat and BlackCadian like this.
  5. BlackCadian

    BlackCadian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    56
    Thanks guys, I‘ll see if I can get some plasticard then in the right thickness! I‘ve never worked with that before but I suppose it shouldn’t be too hard.

    Thankfully I do still have one unglued fin - unfortunately it’s very stuck to a bunch of green stuff from when I tried the “make a mold” suggestion and failed miserably ‍♂️
     
  6. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Messages:
    6,673
    Likes Received:
    12,088
    If the worst comes to the worst then you can contact CB customer service, they'll often include replacements for lost/damaged parts in an order from their online store. I got a replacement army for my Tac Bow ninja this way when I preordered Daedalus' Fall.
     
    Stiopa likes this.
  7. toadchild

    toadchild Premeasure

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    3,315
    Likes Received:
    6,170
    Some careful cutting and sanding should be able to retrieve the original part - greenstuff is much softer than metal, so you should be able to remove it without damaging the metal piece too badly.
     
    chromedog and Stiopa like this.
  8. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2017
    Messages:
    996
    Likes Received:
    1,762
    Forgot the important step in press-moulding, then. "There's always time for lube." It helps the piece come out after the gs mould has cured, and it helps the press-cast piece come out as well. Even vaseline washes off with soap and water (which won't have any effect on gs or bs ).
     
    m2cat likes this.
  9. Weathercock

    Weathercock Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2018
    Messages:
    674
    Likes Received:
    793
    Could also go the opposite way, and make him look really battle ravaged. Tear into him. Might want to sculpt a bit of protrusion where the fun would be, but then make it look mostly blown off.