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Jacobite 05-12-13 03:42 AM

What to do with a Citadel Modular Gaming Hill?
 
So my flatmate brought something from work home yesterday, somebody at work was fobbing it off and my flatmate knowing I play with little toy soldiers grabbed it for me. I had no idea what he was talking about till as he walked in the door he threw one of these at me:

http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_...l2_873x627.jpg

It's been painted pretty much exactly the same as the one in the picture. Now the question I have is... what the hell do I do with it!

None of my forces are on grassy bases. They are all on either snow, cobblestones or ash wastes. Any ideas on how to use a gaming hill with one of those forces?

VanAlberict 05-12-13 04:03 AM

if they used pva glue for their basing it actually comes off really easy with a razor knife.

make a small square at an edge and you can run the razor underneath the rest of it sideways... takes a minute but will allow you to rebase it as you want

Jacobite 05-12-13 04:16 AM

Thanks for your response. Do you mean the flock/grass on it? There is no base to it, its hollow on the inside.

VanAlberict 05-12-13 04:33 AM

yea meant the flock basing product had my army done in a flock grass on pva and wanted to change it came off much easier than anticipated but might not be the same way for that

Jacobite 05-12-13 04:35 AM

Yea it seems a bit patchy, I know what you mean though, the guy who put the flock on knew what he was doing and didn't over do it. Do you think soaking it in simple green or some sort of paint stripper would work?

VanAlberict 05-12-13 04:41 AM

anything to break up the glue compound should take it off pretty easy with a good soak... id suggest testing on small areas of it with different stuff (rubbing alcohol, paint thinner etc) till you find one strong enough that doesnt cost a lot to do the soak with

Jacobite 05-12-13 04:44 AM

I've got acetone but that'll rip through plastic faster than Serp through bronie porn.

If it is PVA simple green might do it. Now to find a container big enough to hold it and see if I actually have enough simple green to do the job.

VanAlberict 05-12-13 04:49 AM

i really think rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) should take it off if its pva would have to soak but it should

Serpion5 05-12-13 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacobite (Post 1368308)
I've got acetone but that'll rip through plastic faster than Serp through bronie porn.

Bronies are, as a majority, middle aged often poorly conditioned men. I cannot think of a worse basis for pornography. :puke:

Deneris 05-12-13 01:06 PM

Any thoughts on what you're going to do to the hill after you've stripped it?

The Son of Horus 05-12-13 01:44 PM

Alternatively, since you said you had snow based models... you could just spritz parts of the hill with a spray adhesive and put some snow scatter on it. Probably a lot less work than stripping the thing.

Jacobite 05-12-13 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deneris (Post 1368428)
Any thoughts on what you're going to do to the hill after you've stripped it?

No fucking idea!

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Son of Horus (Post 1368438)
Alternatively, since you said you had snow based models... you could just spritz parts of the hill with a spray adhesive and put some snow scatter on it. Probably a lot less work than stripping the thing.

Thats a good idea actually. I might spray paint it black first, dry brush grey and then do the spritz idea.

dirty-dog- 05-12-13 09:36 PM

if your looking for snow flock i sell it (hint hint nudge nudge) look up hobbysupplies on trademe.......

or you could send it my way.....

Jacobite 05-12-13 09:44 PM

Haha sorry D, I have all the snow flock I need. I will however keep on your store.

dirty-dog- 05-12-13 09:52 PM

awesome stuff lol, now about stripping the pva, have you managed to find rubbing alchohol in nz? ive looked everywhere for the stuff (for thinning paint, using pigments etc.)

Magpie_Oz 05-12-13 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dirty-dog- (Post 1368635)
awesome stuff lol, now about stripping the pva, have you managed to find rubbing alchohol in nz? ive looked everywhere for the stuff (for thinning paint, using pigments etc.)

Here you go

http://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living...-590362909.htm

Jacobite 05-12-13 10:07 PM

I haven't found any. Same with Foamex PVC, can't find it for love or money.


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