So, I've tried several different searches and looked through the stickies in the painting/conversions forums, and I haven't found anything specifically about safely disassembling plastic models. That doesn't mean it's not there, but I haven't found it. Most of what I found was about stripping paint or glue on the surface of the model, or ways to take metal models apart that would be too abrasive for plastic.
My problem is that when I first purchased a lot of my models I glued them together before realizing things like how much of a pain in the neck it is to try and paint Khorne Berzerkers' torsos once their arms and backpacks are glued on. Now I'm desperate for a way to safely take them apart without destroying the details on the models.
I read in a couple of places that brake fluid might work, but then a link in the conversions forum went to a post saying that someone had tried that with little luck.
I read about throwing models in the freezer for a couple of hours to let the model and glue contract at different rates and loosen the bond, but I'm not sure if that can be successfully done with plastic models.
I read a post about Simple Green, but I think it was mostly about removing paint... doesn't seem like it would help me get those Berzerker arms off, but who knows?
So, I would LOVE for anyone here with personal experience successfully disassembling PLASTIC models to tell me how they did it. If it matters, mine were glued together with locktite and Elmer's super glue.
Thanks in advance.