AD&D Color & Build Castle
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1
Author


Prolific Collector

Posts: 172
Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Last Visit: May 27, 2024

Post Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:05 pm 
 

I managed to snag a copy of this which is unused--even the markers are still there, in their original packaging.  The one problem is that, over time, the boards have warped, so they now have a curve to them.  Does anyone know a good technique for flattening them?  I don't want to inadvertently punch out any of the pieces.

  

User avatar

Sage Collector
Valuation Board

Posts: 2536
Joined: Nov 16, 2002
Last Visit: Jul 16, 2024
Location: Ohio, The land without sun

Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:30 am 
 

Can you provide some pics so we can have a better idea of what you are dealing with?

Without seeing your predicament, you can try pressing them between using two flat, rigid objects and adding weight to the top.  You would want to keep them this way for an extended period of time, but check occasionally to see if they are flattening out.  If there's one curve, carefully reverse bending might be a possibility, but that could be problematic...

You could also consider heat pressing them, but I would be concerned about delamination, since I believe that the paper is glued to the cardboard on these.

I'm curious as to whether this is a common situation for these.  It shouldn't be, unless they were exposed to humidity?  Maybe the box was stored on its side?

  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 172
Joined: Aug 11, 2010
Last Visit: May 27, 2024

Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2023 6:29 pm 
 

Hard to say.  There's none of the wrinkling I would expect from moisture damage, and there's no must or mildew smell, but it's a possibility.  I'll post pics a little later.

  


Active Collector

Posts: 46
Joined: Jan 04, 2021
Last Visit: Jul 05, 2024

Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:33 pm 
 

Put between couple sheets of plywood with heavy weight on top sheet.

Or, pillowcase and hot iron. Don't leave in one place too long. (I've done this with big box PC Games, don't know how would work on what you have)

  
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1