Heck even I can do it!
This morning, with a handy lighter and the box itself as a ‘placemat’, I sat at my dining table and gave it a go before throwing away the leftover sprues of my VF-1A build.
I started to get the hang of it after a few tries. The key is how soon you can start pulling (the plastic has darkened and started to sag) and for how long before it snaps after cooling down.
So eventually I managed to pull the sprue longer and longer although it started to bend when it got too long. I can even use the ‘mistakes’ (right most) for detailing my figure bases I think.
Now why did I even try to do this? Well, I have a build right now that might need some sprues to replace raised panel lines. Let’s see how it turns out.