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    Modified Figures.
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    Martin555
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    Hi Guys,
    I was thinking about doing the How To guide on this subject.
    And looking back through this thread most of it is pretty much covered.
    So i think the best thing to do is if you have any questions then i will do my best to answer them.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    Martin555
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    Hi Peter,
    I am not that good.
    I just tinker and sometimes it works out ok.

    Martin555.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    MouldBuilder
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    Hi Martin.
    A `how to` guide is a brilliant idea. Your skills have no boundaries.
    Ship builder.
    Doctor.
    Surgeon.
    Decorator.
    Electronics and computing wiz.
    Teacher.

    Have I missed anything?

    Looking forward to seeing the painted finished item.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
    Nerys
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    I modified a couple of Mountfleet figures for my last barge and stuck arms back on with Araldite. Perhaps I was lucky. Bought two for my current project at Warwick today, hope they won't need modifying.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Colin H
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    Hi Pete, thanks been there, but it seems that the type of plastic that doesn't seem to stick with any type of glue. Even solvent plastic weld.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Rookysailor
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    Have you ever tried a hot melt glue gun Colin? you have to work quite quickly, as the glue goes off fast!
    but joints are sealed, and you can carve/sand off the excess.๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Pete
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    Colin H
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    Thanks Martin, ah plastic welding, why didn't I think of it, especially as when I have used hot wire it has melted the plastic.
    Just needed to be nudged in the right direction.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Martin555
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    Hi Colin,
    I have had the same problem in the past.
    The only way i got over it was to heat up a scalpel blade that was held in a small vice, then with a pieces of the plastic that had to be joined (one piece in each hand) quickly rub the pieces on the hot blade at the same time and then quickly stick them together.

    When set cut, fill, file, and sand until you have the required Finnish.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    Colin H
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    Delicate cutting, but I find most of the small figures I have don't like being rejoined, I can't find a glue that works.
    And so I have been rejoining by inserting a hot wire into the limbs. But its hard to hide the joints.
    What's the secret oh master of the miniature limb manoeuvres.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Martin555
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    Hi Colin,
    This might help to explain what I have been trying to do.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
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