My sword is bent!

Dave S4

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Hi everyone.
Just got the Highland Officer out of his box to start trimming the parts, to discover the sword is bent. It's a resin figure and the curve isn't too bad, but still needs straightening.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
DS
 

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Soak in hot water, should soften it enough to straighten. I'd probably clamp it to something straight as it cools.
 

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A hair dryer works well to soften resin for bending — less messy than hot water, provided you’re careful where you point it :smiling3:
 

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It's why I suggested hot water, you can soak it until it's pliable enough to straighten, without the risk of overheating and ruining the piece.:smiling3:
 

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Dave...the sword in those days were specially for cutting round corners...I'll get my coat. :smiling4:

I would clamp it straight first then insert in hot water then let it cool with the clamp still on.

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This is why I like white metal! You can just bend it back into shape if it has a dog-leg.
 
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