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One of my Holiday orders came in, where i decided to get my first few metal models. One of the models came with a very very bent sword, I know that for bones models you can use heat to bend it back into shape.
Are there any similar ways to fix bent metal models?
I am prepping a bones figurine: "male human warrior".
The only one in stock at the store had the sword laterally curved to about 30 degrees off center.
I was able to find one site that mentioned about them addressing this issue.
The author indicated he heated the mini in hot water and then held the offending portion in the desired position while transfering the fig into cold water.
So far, I have done this twice. I put the fig in the hottest water I could get from a tap. After about a minute I corrected the sword's positon and held it in a ice bath. It does seem to stay at the correct angle for a while, but eventually creeps back into the previous position.
Does any one have thoughts on what else could be done to get the sword to come to rest in the correct position?
I would just, from now on, refrain from purchasing any figs with bent parts but none of us will have that luxury when it comes to the kickstart figs.