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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

I have a couple of TIE fighters from Fantasy Flight Games's Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game that have misaligned solar panels, and I want to realign them. I prefer to not break them off at the thin points but would like to know is there anything available to weaken the glue bond and separate the plastic parts whole?

I've asked around and been told that lemon or lime juice might do the trick, as well as putting the model in the freezer for a few minutes to make the adhesive brittle enough to crack. I'm also thinking that if I have to, I can sacrifice the paint job to dissolve the glue. Of course, I'll try anything that won't damage the model.

Thank you, all! thumbs up

DB Draft26 Sep 2017 9:53 p.m. PST

I have dropped a TIE interceptor and lost a wing. It was easy to reattach with some superglue. I them converted 2 TIE Advanced by pulling off their wings so I would say this is the best way without much hassle. Give the wing a bit of a wiggle to see if it moves first to gently break the bond. I believe it is the best way that will not damage the paint job and then you can realign them without much fuss.

So use the Force (just not too much Force!)

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