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Yann
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  Fixing bent figures Thu, 30 November 2006 15:02
A few players reported that some of their figures were bent because they had been under too much pressure inside the lower tray of the game. This is particularly the case for the Heavy Cavalry figures, which have more fragile horse feet than the others.

Fortunately, there is a simple procedure to fix this, using some hot and cold water. Everything is explained here in details:



The Days of Wonder team

[Updated on: Thu, 30 November 2006 16:26] by Moderator

      
Old Dwarf
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Re:Fixing bent figures Thu, 30 November 2006 19:33
Well thats plain enough Smile I'm new to DoW ..BL being my first 2
purchases & your customer service is just so much above
other compnies i've delt with..I'm hooked for life(of course
at my age thats not saying too much Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Thu, 30 November 2006 23:04
Old Dwarf wrote on Thu, 30 November 2006 13:33

Well thats plain enough Smile I'm new to DoW ..BL being my first 2
purchases & your customer service is just so much above
other compnies i've delt with..I'm hooked for life(of course
at my age thats not saying too much
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


Probably you don't know MY age! Confused
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sat, 02 December 2006 00:29
Yeah, age is a relative term... we're all kids here! Very Happy

I own about half of DoW's games so far (4 titles) and I have yet to purchase anything but a quality product. And as pointed out, with such great customer service, how can you possibly go wrong? I too am a fan for life, and I'm pushing DoW on my friends and family like a... well, er... like a pusher, I guess.

Wow, do ya 'spose I might have a problem? Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sun, 03 December 2006 14:52
Cantata wrote on Fri, 01 December 2006 18:29

Yeah, age is a relative term... we're all kids here! Very Happy

I own about half of DoW's games so far (4 titles) and I have yet to purchase anything but a quality product. And as pointed out, with such great customer service, how can you possibly go wrong? I too am a fan for life, and I'm pushing DoW on my friends and family like a... well, er... like a pusher, I guess.

Wow, do ya 'spose I might have a problem? Rolling Eyes


You certainly can't go wrong, I'm a fan for live also!!! And having a wife who's also a "gaming enthusiast", she's a big fan too! Smile
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Mon, 04 December 2006 12:27
Just followed your instructions with my layabout cavalry; it worked a treat. I don't expect a company to always get it right 100% of the time, but I do expect an effort to make good when things do go wrong - top notch after sales, well done Smile
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Mon, 04 December 2006 21:50
Yves, Cantata and Old Dwarf - cards face up on the table Gentlemen...

Can you beat 31st May 1949?

And the avatar probably looks younger than I do Laughing

"Auld Jim" Proud

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Old Dwarf
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Re:Fixing bent figures Tue, 05 December 2006 00:39
Wee Sodjer wrote on Mon, 04 December 2006 15:50

Yves, Cantata and Old Dwarf - cards face up on the table Gentlemen...

Can you beat 31st May 1949?

And the avatar probably looks younger than I do Laughing

"Auld Jim" Proud


Yes easily Razz lets just say when I came on the scene FDR was in
office & Hitler was winning Shocked


But I still look good Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Wed, 06 December 2006 11:52
Well, I can't compete with the "age" discussion here...born on date of '72...but I CAN vouch for DoW's excellent customer service and excellent repetoire of games.
Truly one of the best in the biz right now. From the Ticket to Ride series to Shadows Over Camelot and onward to BattleLore...
I own several games of theirs and each has been a hit and a joy!

Ticket To Ride
Ticket To Ride Europe
Ticket To Ride Marklin
Mystery of the Abbey
Cleopatra
Shadows Over Camelot
Fist of Dragonstones
BattleLore!

Justin
      
thatbloketimbo
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Re:Fixing bent figures Fri, 08 December 2006 06:32
I did this with some 'very lazy horses' and a few 'drunken archers' and it worked a treat.

Thanks for showing us the fix.

T.

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Re:Fixing bent figures Fri, 08 December 2006 20:23
It is actually easier than it sounds. Most of my heavy cav and at least half the mediums were bent to one degree or another.

I dropped them in the water so they landed base down and they immediately sprang upright. I then just had to lift them out with a spoon and hold them straight while I dunked them in the ice water.

It tool longer to wait for the water to boil than it did to straighten all the figures.
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sat, 09 December 2006 01:31
Can anyone beat 28 March 1940!? Rolling Eyes Talk about old!!! Just received BattleLore today and I'm excited to try it. It really looks great.
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sat, 09 December 2006 15:12
Have started painting my first unit of Scottish Dwarves - what else - I suppose you could them a Wee Free Company.

Now I am Scottish, so to put your mind at ease there is nothing worn under my kilt, it's as good as the day I got it. Shocked
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sat, 09 December 2006 19:16
Well, my box came and I have alot of bent up figs beyond the heavy cavalry. Looks like I will spending a lot of time with hot water in the near future. Sad
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sat, 09 December 2006 19:37
At least U have a game.
For a copy, I'll take all the f*##&($&% figs bent !
Mine is lost somewhere in Nebraska or under someones Xmas tree.
Shipped 2-12, non delivered to KS from S.D as of 9-12,,, not good.
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sun, 10 December 2006 22:49
player10192 wrote on Fri, 08 December 2006 19:31

Can anyone beat 28 March 1940!? Rolling Eyes Talk about old!!! Just received BattleLore today and I'm excited to try it. It really looks great.



Got me Laughing well I just played my 1st game this weekend,
(we did Aventure #2)it was a good close game & gave the feel of
mass combat.We used 10mm figs from GW WM line but as they were painted & based up for HoTT it was easy to see what was Heavy,regular & Light.Had to use Hit markers but the system has all kinds of possibilities Razz I probably won't get to straighten my bendies till after Christmas .

OD
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Mon, 11 December 2006 00:50
Point taken, I cannot complain on that front.
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Mon, 11 December 2006 06:27
Some have complained a little about the time it takes to unbend figures. Though Fed Ex still has my box (it began its journey over 900 miles away though tracking now has it about 90 miles away... )I think I know how to cut down on the time element.

1- Fill a large basin with water and ice and set it next to the bathtub

2- Fill the bathtub with water as hot as you can stand it when you are in it... its got to be hot!

3- dump in the bent figures, preferably at one end of the tub

4- get in the tub at the end opposite the figures (to avoid the discomfort of sitting on a piece or two) and take a long, hot bath

5- Gather the figures and drop them into the basin of ice water.

6- Get out, dry off, dress, collect the figures, and your done. Very Happy

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Re:Fixing bent figures Mon, 11 December 2006 07:44
I used a pyrex pie-pan for the hot water, and a cup of ice-water for the cool-down.... fixing 35 figures took just over 30 minutes.
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Mon, 11 December 2006 17:50
I only had a dozen figures that needed any attention at all (and only three or four that were "impossibly" bent). I used two cereal bowls. It took five minutes. One thing I would suggest: if you are boiling the water in a kettle, it seems possible to get the water too hot. I noticed that my first batch became alarmingly limp after dipping in the hot water.
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Mon, 11 December 2006 17:57
Yeah, definitely do this at just less than a boil. I've made that mistake with D&D Miniatures before and it can damage the figures.

I did the dozen or so of my figures yesterday as well. Most of them straightened themselves instantly after hitting the hot water, no bending required! Dunked into cold water and they were fixed and still look great this morning.

Next problem to solve, the dice... Very Happy
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Mon, 11 December 2006 23:24
I did this with the War of the Rings figures. they only need to be in for a few short seconds. I would remove the water from the pan that you boiled them in. I don't think you can overcook them in the water, it appeared the pan is what could cause them to burn directly.
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Thu, 14 December 2006 00:23
... so can this technique fix bent swords and bows and such as well or is it too risky? Shocked or will I be wasting my time? Embarassed

{Side Note} who ever said the pictures of the minis dont do the detail justice was right! the Detail is amazing Very Happy !
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Thu, 14 December 2006 10:40
angel_azrael wrote on Wed, 13 December 2006 23:23

... so can this technique fix bent swords and bows and such as well or is it too risky? Shocked or will I be wasting my time? Embarassed
!


I straightened a few swords using the hot water technique. I don't think there is any problem and the plastic is quite maleable. On the other hand it doesn't really matter that much, so if you have any doubts leave them as they are.

Steve.

      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Thu, 14 December 2006 15:44
I just bent my calvary back with my fingers... no hot water necessary. (O:
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sat, 23 December 2006 18:34
Anyone having problems with fixed figures "re-bending"? I went through and fixed my cavalry units, but when I pulled them out to play the other day, some of them were leaning again Shocked .
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sat, 23 December 2006 18:48
Schwa wrote on Sat, 23 December 2006 10:34

Anyone having problems with fixed figures "re-bending"? I went through and fixed my cavalry units, but when I pulled them out to play the other day, some of them were leaning again Shocked .


I've had a few swords go back to their bent position, but no figures (yet). However, I have had D&D minis do that even after the hot bath they took, so I know what you mean and how frustrating it can be. Confused
      
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  Re:Fixing bent figures Sun, 24 December 2006 08:46
Schwa wrote on Sat, 23 December 2006 12:34

Anyone having problems with fixed figures "re-bending"? I went through and fixed my cavalry units, but when I pulled them out to play the other day, some of them were leaning again Shocked .


I had to fix about 50 minis and after a day or two I had to reedoo about 15 so it does happen. Mad
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Mon, 25 December 2006 04:26
Just got the game tonight (Christmas Eve) and I quickly straightened out almost every one of the figures. I kept a small pan of water boiling on the stove and had a tall glass of ice water. I held the figures by the head and carefully dippied them into the water with my fingers for about 2 seconds,put straightened them out and then put them in the ice water for about 3 seconds. I don't know the exact time, but the whole process went surprisingly fast. It was certainly much less trouble than putting all of those stickers on the blocks in C&C:Ancients!!
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Mon, 01 January 2007 02:22
I found by-and-large dropping bent minis into the hot water and letting them sit for a minute worked great. In almost all cases (I did this with more than half of the minis because I don't like bent swords) they seemed to straighten themselves out on their own. Only a couple required me to re-bend by hand while hot.

Where I live water boils at ~97.5 degrees C, not 100 like at sea level ... using water just-off-the-boil (so maybe 97 degrees) I dumped in 10-15 minis at a time and let them sit. They straightened out and were not harmed at all. I then dropped them into some ice water (with an ice pack in it from a -20C freezer).

Whole thing worked a treat!
~N
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Wed, 10 January 2007 19:49
Thanks, Yann, for the clear instructions on how to do this! I FINALLY got around to straightening mine today and it worked like a charm! Thanks again!

Dan
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sat, 27 January 2007 17:32
I had a lot of bent figures, but pretty much fixed them in a short afternoon. Thanks for the info. Smile
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sun, 28 January 2007 00:58
When I opened my set I had probably about 15 figures extremely bent, mostly cavalry. I set them all up on a table last thing at night and gave them a quick twist with the intention of using the DoW recommended boiling water fix first thing in the morning.

There was no need as they had straightened yhemselves up overnight.

Guess I was lucky.
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sun, 06 May 2007 16:09
i did it with a lighter but you have to be quick it works better with other minitures ex a&a cmgs
      
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  Re:Fixing bent figures Sun, 06 May 2007 20:49
This method worked great! I fixed them all in less than 20 minutes. I even broke out some plastic figures from another game that were bent badly and fixed them also. Thanks for the tip DoW!
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Fri, 11 May 2007 06:55
DANG bent figures! Imagine the gall of these guys giving us more than can fit in the box. I guess the next thing they'll come up with is cheap gasoline!
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Fri, 11 May 2007 16:37
Confused thats the first time i heard of any one complaing they ad to many figures talking of cheap gas have heard of bio desal
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Sat, 02 June 2007 21:34
Laughing
i'm laughing my socks off

personally i was glad it could be fixed this easy.

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Re:Fixing bent figures Thu, 23 August 2007 21:34
The figures that came with my game were horribly bent, without exception. I did the hot water cold water thing, and it worked great. Only problem is that they went back to their old positions after a few days. Do I need to keep redoing this process? Also, I have painted some of the figs and they have gone back to being bent. How do I fix those figures now? I don't know if dropping them in hot water is going to do the paint job any good even though they are sealed with varnish. Any further tips would be appreciated.
      
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Re:Fixing bent figures Fri, 19 October 2007 05:13
keep the water boiling hot i used a metal cup
      
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