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Gamin Dave24 Mar 2014 3:28 p.m. PST

Our gaming group is currently using FUBAR fantasy rule formats battles. It started out as a gaming event for some Boy Scouts sleepover. We used BattleMaster figures as one fellow had at least five of the games. We did minimal painting and individuals basing, answer were rushed to get the game together. It was a huge success with the kids!
This led to expanding our armies as we're taken with the game system. I chose to build an Undead armies similar to the Oathbreakers in LotR. I considered the Mantic line to be the best figures, and they were until I bought the caverlry .. These guys would not glue together with anything, plastic cement, superglue of various formulas, two part epoxy, nothing. Finally I ended up pinning them together! I love the figures and would like to buy two more units but not if I have to pin them together. It seems impossible to get on Mantics forums page to register! These are fantastic figures but make me stand back from buying their products.

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Mar 2014 3:36 p.m. PST

I just did a Deadzone set and had similar problems. It was only solved by buying good super glue (my five year old tubes were useless). I had to hold parts together until they partly set.

Theoretically, some figures are plastic, some a "restic" (kind of a plastic resin hybrid), and some straight resin. I gave up switching between glues and just used the brand new super glue.

Pictors Studio24 Mar 2014 3:58 p.m. PST

I'm not sure what those particular figures are but superglue should hold and I'm amazed that epoxy didn't work.

How long are you waiting while holding the pieces together? If they are resin did you wash them with soap and water?

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2014 4:07 p.m. PST

Many new mold release agents will not wash off with soap and water--soap is a "whetting agent" and will not leave your mini clean. Try a vinegar.

bruntonboy24 Mar 2014 5:09 p.m. PST

I had that problem with the Project Pandora set. Superglue plus an accelerator spray did the trick.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2014 6:13 p.m. PST

I would try abrading the joins then use epoxy.

JezEger24 Mar 2014 11:58 p.m. PST

link

Look here on there forum for tips. Seems dish wash liquid in warmish water and a bit of scoring does the trick. They recommend a gel superglue.

Gamin Dave25 Mar 2014 3:13 p.m. PST

JezEger, thanks for the link. Random, what strengh of vinegar mix do you use? All, thanks for the tips.

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2014 3:35 p.m. PST

You can use 100% white distilled vinegar.
If you are concerned that the minis will have an after smell, just move from vinegar to hot water wash.

If you feel the need for a scrub--1 part vinegar 3 part baking soda---you will need quite a long rinse with this method---even works great on fiberglass if you have any outside toys….

Lothar02 Sep 2019 9:40 a.m. PST

I scrub mine with toothpaste and then wash with soap and water. No issues at all doing it this way.

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