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Converting figures with a soldering iron

Posted by Ochoin on 15 Oct 2015, 14:15

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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Oct 2015, 15:35

Very nice conversions! Fun to see more life in those old ESCI figures.
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Posted by Ochoin on 17 Oct 2015, 21:36

Susofrick wrote:Very nice conversions! Fun to see more life in those old ESCI figures.


The old Esci figures are too rare & difficult to get to justify messing with them.

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Posted by Emperor on 17 Oct 2015, 22:29

@Ochoin not quite...I found so far that same set 4 times, and it can be found in quite of quantity... I will deploy my friends around the globe to get me some...
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Oct 2015, 04:33

Using my Soldering Iron,the fumes set off the sensitive Fire Alarms in the house.
( :shock: Oh! My aching eardrums when they all go off.)
So if i remember i turn them off.

Breathing in the fumes from plastic ain`t good for you,so open a window for ventilation.

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From my Topic Strange Conversions: These were made up using a heated knife,but not by me.

In my modelling work of late I`ve been fixing my Rubber Tank Tracks into the required circle with my soldering iron.
That is the best way of doing that job.BB
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Posted by Ochoin on 18 Oct 2015, 05:56

Emperor wrote:@Ochoin not quite...I found so far that same set 4 times, and it can be found in quite of quantity... I will deploy my friends around the globe to get me some...


My EBay skills are clearly not what I thought they were.

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Posted by Paul on 18 Oct 2015, 12:51

what about this for welding/glueing?
https://www.thegrommet.com/bondic
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Posted by Ochoin on 18 Oct 2015, 14:59

Paul wrote:what about this for welding/glueing?
https://www.thegrommet.com/bondic

That's an impressive device.

I must keep an eye out for one.

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Posted by Mário on 18 Oct 2015, 15:21

I have tried this method long time ago. I also used it to solder the Airfix horses to the bases (US cavalry and Arabs) with some but not total success. If the soldering iron is too hot it is a risky process. In the end I quitted and resorted to glue, even if it means that I have to get the tube every time there is a battle on my tabletop.
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Posted by Ochoin on 20 Oct 2015, 07:20

Mário wrote:I have tried this method long time ago. I also used it to solder the Airfix horses to the bases (US cavalry and Arabs) with some but not total success. If the soldering iron is too hot it is a risky process. In the end I quitted and resorted to glue, even if it means that I have to get the tube every time there is a battle on my tabletop.



Airfix figures can be pretty good. Airfix horses are good to use as dead horses. Harsh but true.

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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Oct 2015, 08:26

Ochoin wrote:
The old Esci figures are too rare & difficult to get to justify messing with them.

donald


Oooops! I have messed with A LOT of them, but they wasn't rare then.
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