Oh wow. 8 months without an update. Feel real bad but I will make up for it
. I've been working away or working stupidly long weeks but thankfully, that got me a bit of spending money and with it, some shiny toys.
First up though, response!
I would love a copy of those building PDFs. PM perhaps ?
Interested in the PDF as well
I've since lost the original PDF but I managed to find the site I got them from, so enjoy. The ones I used were called IKUBEs but he has tutorials for a whole bunch of stuff.
Now on to the fun stuff. I pretty much fell in love with Warmachine and over the course of the last year or so, somehow wound up with a 75 point force. Two new additions were one each of the plastic Khador kits, one standard chassis and the one that makes up the Spriggan and Devestator. I didn't want to lock in to one build, so I sat down and magnetised them, taking photos of the whole process.
First, we wash them. Warm, soapy water, a toothbrush and a sieve so I don't accidentally poor anything down the sink while I rinse the soap off. Then out on to a tea-towel to dry. I did both kits and a box of Man-O-Wars at the same time, so after each kit was washed, they were put back in their original box with a paper towel to soak up anything left and keep the kits seperate so I didn't mix up parts. If I was more familiar with the kits, I wouldn't have bothered but this is my first time assembling either.
Next step is to figure out where to glue and where to magnetise. I don't know how much this varies from faction to faction but mine were decided by arm joins at the elbow and the faces. The instructions on the back were a big help with the Spriggan kit.
The shoulders are sitting seperately on the table but they were glued on to the model. I just wanted to drill them first. Important point is making sure the drill bit is the same diameter as the magnet as this gives you a flush fit and will strengthen the bond with the magnet. However, be very careful to only drill as deep as you need to. Otherwise, it's a green stuff repair job. I did have to cut out the top of the groove that lines the arm up but I then used that groove line as a center point to drill in to.
When it came to drilling the arms, I used the top of the groove as my center point. This kept the arms relatively consistent.
The most important thing you can do with magnets is maintain the correct polarity. I usually fix one magnet, wait for it to be completly dry, then use it as an indicator for polarity when glueing everything else.
I've done a whole bunch of hobby stuff in the last couple of months, so I just need to take photos and throw them up. So, votes! Who wants to see what first? Your choices are...
... More Tyranids, specifically two Tervigons!
... The (re)start of my Infinity PanOceania!
... The modular 6x4 I built in a week!
... A tutorial for speed painting an Orc Blood Bowl team!
Cast your votes now. Or don't! I've got work to do......