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FW Epic models - how do you assemble them?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:17 pm 
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Ok, yesterday half of my FW GK order arrived (lacking the actual Grey Knights - both the terminators and power armours are out of stock  :( and I'll change my address at 31/12, so now I need to contact them and ask if the rest of the order will be fulfilled in time).

I was a bit shocked to see that the GK dreadnought is actually composed of 5 parts  :O

These things are so fiddly I want to be sure of what I'm doing before actually starting to work on them, so: how am I supposed to assemble the parts? Do I need to cut off the resin "spikes", or is it better to drill holes (where possible) and leave as much of the "spike" untouched? Also, does normal glue work with this resin or do I need the epoxidic one which you normally use for mixed metal-plastic pieces?

On a positive note, I really like the detail on the models... those Land Raiders are lovely  :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:45 pm 
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When I cleaned my GK's I made sure to use a fresh new blade in my hobby knife. If it is sharp enough you don't need to use much force in order to remove the spikes so the chances on anything breaking is greatly reduced.

Superglue works just fine for resin models in my experience and I think that it is much easier to work with than epoxy glues.

I hope this helps :)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:54 pm 
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FW has a pretty good article on preparing their models :
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/resinmodels.htm


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:32 pm 
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Darn, looks like my order will be delayed too then as I've ordered GK Terms and PAs. And I forgot about the dreadnoughts :(

Hmmm... I wonder if I can make another ?100 of orders to get the free postage.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:35 pm 
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Hmmm... I wonder if I can make another ?100 of orders to get the free postage.


Yeessssss... You know you want them... My precioussssss FW models... :p

I got a ?100 order for Christmas (some BFG stuff, various Taus), and made another one (paid by myself) of Eldar vehicles.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:42 pm 
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hmmm... that article about preparing model kits... are all FW models like that? seems a lot of work considering I've recently ordered a whole load of Tau.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:29 pm 
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Quote (Lextar @ 02 2004 Dec.,13:42)
hmmm... that article about preparing model kits... are all FW models like that? seems a lot of work considering I've recently ordered a whole load of Tau.

Worst-case scenario, I'd say. :)

I've had a fair amount of flash and vents/gates depending on the stuff, but most has been in very good condition. Washing the stuff with soap is, OTOH, mandatory or nearly so if you want your paint to stick. Using spray primer is a very good idea too...


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hmm... another ?100 worth of stuff ready to order :( looks like I'm gonna have a bath full of figures to wash soon.


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I found a mix of super glue and model 'plastic' glue is a good mix for some of the small fiddly bits on the FW figs'. Sometimes the superglue doesn't go off quick enough and has no 'stick' to hold the peices in place.
On a different note, does any one know if FW is bringing out any new Tau in the next month ???
I've got my order well over ?100 and don't fancy having to suddenly do anouther.
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do you have the codex Daemonhunters? ?I would suggest that you use this so you dont do what I did and cut off the shield from a Terminator thinking it was flash :( ?It was not a clear shield and I can build it again but it was quite a poo feeling when I realised the mistake


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:24 pm 
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One suggestion I used when building my FW Epic Bommerz was to put a glob of superglue onto an old CD case and then dip the small items in the glob before sticking them to the main body of the plane.

To get superglue to go off quicker, breathe on it, as the moisture in your breath helps it to go off.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:43 pm 
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Received my GKs this morning, looks like FW shipped the two halves of the order in rapid succession. Unfortunately one of the termies has a broken halberd :( will try to glue it back, but these models are so fiddly.

Speaking of fiddly... I had a go at the dreadnoughts yesterday. Had to use the epoxydic compound, as I didn't have superglue and the other alternative on hand was the kind of glue which works on plastic by melting it (and does squat on resin). Well anyway, it took me over an hour between cutting, filing and glueing but it seems like I managed to assemble one of them. I really hope the other FW kits are not like this....


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If it's broken, phone them. They replaced a couple of my Kroot that went the sameway.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:57 pm 
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Quote (penal battalion @ 03 2004 Dec.,13:20)
If it's broken, phone them. They replaced a couple of my Kroot that went the sameway.
Cheers.

I prefer not to ask them to send another shipment to Italy for a lone epic scale terminator halberd. Worst case, I'll arrange something with milliput.


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I use Superglue myself and occasionally pin fiddly parts.

I tend to mount turrets with magnets.

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