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  1. formerly Boba_Fett_03 Duran_Lomax's Avatar
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    May 20, 2006, 6:42 PM - Damage/Weathering? #1

    I have a set of Sterilite trash can armor, and Im trying to find a way of giving it dents and scratches without the use of a dremel. I don't have many tools; I guess Im asking for a poor man's method. Can anyone help?
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    May 20, 2006, 6:45 PM - Re: Damage/Weathering? #2

    You can use a lighter to get the plastic soft and then put dents in it with something blunt. That is how I did my Fettpride knees.
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    May 20, 2006, 6:51 PM - Re: Damage/Weathering? #3

    Thanks; I'll be trying it tonight
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    May 20, 2006, 6:53 PM - Re: Damage/Weathering? #4

    Just be careful. It takes only a few seconds of heat to make the plastic soft.
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    May 20, 2006, 7:25 PM - Re: Damage/Weathering? #5

    Will do. For the blunt object, how does a broomstick sound? Or should it be something thicker?
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    May 20, 2006, 7:34 PM - Re: Damage/Weathering? #6

    That is pretty big. I used a rounded tip of a hightlighter cap.
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    May 20, 2006, 7:42 PM - Re: Damage/Weathering? #7

    Right on. Thanks for your help!
  8. May 21, 2006, 12:17 AM - Re: Damage/Weathering? #8

    I would use an end of a modeling file!
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    May 21, 2006, 12:21 AM - Re: Damage/Weathering? #9

    I had to heat and dent my FP knees as well. I went outside and found some small stones to use. That way I had slightly odd shaped dents.

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