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Re: Help with pewter miniatures

Postby whitebeard » Sunday November 26th, 2017 12:31am

It does not look like it is broken. It looks like it was cast as 3 parts. If you use less glue, it should hold. Less glue will "dry" faster. And you should not be getting it on your hands. Less is more. Good luck.


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Re: Help with pewter miniatures

Postby Big Bene » Sunday November 26th, 2017 7:57am

I would by any means use the drill and pin method.
If you are in miniatures in any way, a drillbit is a worhwile investment, and it's not very expensive, too. If you take some time, you can find cheaper ones than that in the link at Ebay. A Dremel is of course hany when doing miniatures, but in most everyday cases it is faster and easier, and even ore accurate, to use the hand tool.
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Re: Help with pewter miniatures

Postby Spookyhappyfun » Sunday November 26th, 2017 9:30am

whitebeard wrote:It does not look like it is broken. It looks like it was cast as 3 parts. If you use less glue, it should hold. Less glue will "dry" faster. And you should not be getting it on your hands. Less is more. Good luck.


I don't know about that. The creator sent me one too and it was all together as one piece. The tip of the staff was a bit bent but I was able to move it back in place. Otherwise it doesn't feel like it was ever separate.


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Re: Help with pewter miniatures

Postby whitebeard » Sunday November 26th, 2017 11:31am

Spookyhappyfun wrote:
whitebeard wrote:It does not look like it is broken. It looks like it was cast as 3 parts. If you use less glue, it should hold. Less glue will "dry" faster. And you should not be getting it on your hands. Less is more. Good luck.


I don't know about that. The creator sent me one too and it was all together as one piece. The tip of the staff was a bit bent but I was able to move it back in place. Otherwise it doesn't feel like it was ever separate.


Even better for thd poster. A break means the surfaces exactly match for gluing.


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Re: Help with pewter miniatures

Postby aaronAGN » Sunday November 26th, 2017 12:08pm

whitebeard wrote:It does not look like it is broken. It looks like it was cast as 3 parts. If you use less glue, it should hold. Less glue will "dry" faster. And you should not be getting it on your hands. Less is more. Good luck.


It was together when i got it out of the package.
And pieces snapped off in my hands.
George the sculptor confirmed this when i messaged him about it.
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Re: Help with pewter miniatures

Postby lestodante » Monday November 27th, 2017 2:21pm

I like the idea they did a miniature of Morcar as seen in the Marvel Winter Special, but I don't like it too much because it is slim and tall and doesn't fit very well the original style of the game. Anyway it should be made few years ago and not in '90.
I can confirm this miniature was cast in one single piece. If you wish you can send it to me and I will repair it for you, but I live in Italy, so I don't know if it is worth the cost or you can consider to buy a new one.
If you don't want to buy anything else, I hardly see a homemade solution except that you can go to your favourite shop and ask a glue that is specific for metals.


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Re: Help with pewter miniatures

Postby Big Bene » Tuesday November 28th, 2017 3:44am

Why shouldn't he try to do it himself?
It's really not that hard, he got plenty of advise here, and after all, that's what he asked for.
Have a look ;)


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Re: Help with pewter miniatures

Postby knightkrawler » Tuesday November 28th, 2017 6:27am

Big Bene wrote:Why shouldn't he try to do it himself?
It's really not that hard, he got plenty of advise here, and after all, that's what he asked for.


I agree. It's simply part of it.
by the way, i find it quite ironic that we're talking about a character who you shouldn't try to represent by a mini in the first place.
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Re: Help with pewter miniatures

Postby cornixt » Tuesday November 28th, 2017 10:16am

Pinning metal models takes a lot of work but is by far the strongest fix. I use paper clips as the stiffener. For uneven metal joins, I find that a glue called E9000 works really well - unlike superglue, it's thick enough to span a gap in the joint and sticks really well. I would use it for any repair job that wasn't super narrow without pinning.


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Re: Help with pewter miniatures

Postby aaronAGN » Tuesday November 28th, 2017 9:14pm

cornixt wrote:For uneven metal joins, I find that a glue called E9000 works really well - unlike superglue, it's thick enough to span a gap in the joint and sticks really well. I would use it for any repair job that wasn't super narrow without pinning.


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