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Mold lines - the silent (hobby) killer

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Coming from a Warhammer 40k background I'm no stranger to mold lines. But I'm finding that the plastic on guild ball minis is a bit softer then what GW uses, and my tried and true tactics are less effective. Not to say that the minis are all assembled and posed in fun dynamic poses. Do any of my fellow hobbyist have any tips for  dealing with the mold lines that are in inconvenient places without dealing much damage to the details in the mini?

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Welcome! My main tip is to have some kind of toothbrush handy. I find that PVC tends to leave extra little soft bits or "pills" that can be a pain to clean out of gaps. 

When you're done cleaning, give the model a light scrub with the toothbrush. You have to be careful because the soft PVC bits (like staves or weapon tips) can bend or even tear if you scrub too hard. 

Overall, PVC is a pain to clean compared to HIPS, but you do get used to it eventually. 

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