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post #81 of 187 (permalink) Old 08-11-08, 05:02 AM
 
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Back in the 80s they made a Dwarf tank/platform/cart/steamengine thing. It was SOLID GOD DAMN LEAD. Even pinning would not let this thing support its own weight. Something over 10 pounds. I still have a section of it, measuring about 7 inches, by 5 inches, by 4 inches tall (yes, one section) in my bits box, where it crushes everything else to dust.

Stupid dwarf tank.
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post #82 of 187 (permalink) Old 08-11-08, 07:45 AM
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Funny, I've never had a problem assembling the old metal Wraithlord (there was no 3rd ed wraithlord. It was released in RT as the Eldar Dreadnought, then slightly re-designed for 2nd (newer banner pole with weapon mount, and redesigned hands/arms) or even the metal Warwalker. I just took my time assembling them piece by piece. 5 minute epoxy works better than superglue for these, btw. Of course, back then, we had instructions for putting them together.

Same with the Crusader. I found the secret to gluing the metal bits was to dry fit them first, see what needed fixing (filing/etc), then (with a good glue, not that crap that GW labels 'glue'. A good, industrial cyano-acrylate adhesive like Loc-tite) glue the bits together, using the bare minimum to get the job done (too much superglue doesn't help, as it doesn't stick to itself too well.).

The landspeeder is, however, both badly designed AND moulded. Anything that requires torquing of the kit across two axes is not well-designed. Funnily enough, to assemble the three that I have, I ended up cutting the pieces so that they looked more like the leaked pics of the new re-cut speeder sprues.

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When I got an obliterator, the front part of the body was warped, and the little werapons are complete pains up the arse to get stuck on properly!

"Let the galaxy burn!"
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The tyranid ravener.

It's such a pain, literally there's no-where to hold it to without being stabbed in the hand. Combined with it being pewter and just plain refusing to stick together it's the most frustrating model i've ever had to build. In the end I actually soldered it together.

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Company masters, and the more recent Veterans, enough flash to make another box of them, and more warped/bent/mis-molded parts than a plastic surgery

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The Hurricane Bolters on the Crusader still haunt my dreams.
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Man i'm glad I gave up the marines after hearing all of the problems but personally I would have to say the hellhound kit I bought Gah!!! the metal components were either warped needing major filing then filling, then the turret wouldnt go together I nearly threw the metal components away and make another Chimera but after leaving it for 2 days I went back in and greentuffed the flaming thing Gah!!!
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in one spree i bought 3 (new) killa kans and (new) ghazgkull

i've never put together but apparently daemon princes are tough.......and i gotta model blarog wings on-to mine *GULP*
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I've got another one. The tau Krootox. The rider will not fit on the back, I had to heat it over the cooker and bend the legs.

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So far it's been a metal ork war boss. Had to pin all the joints.

I've got a Tyrannid Hive Tyrant, a Baneblade and an Ork Truck to build yet, all of which have featured already...
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