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Hey all! It's me again with yet another question haha!
Anyway, i've been looking on the Games Workshop website at different things i would like to purchase for my Warhammer 40k, Warhammer and Lord of the Rings collections. As some of you know i have only just begun collecting and only have plastic figures right now. I'm only intending to buy plastic figures right now so i can get better at the whole glueing and painting. But in the future i will be collecting metal ones too.
On the Games Workshop website many of the different figures do not have information listed whether they are plastic or metal So basically i was wondering if there is any way i can find out if they are metal or plastic, either on the website or on anything else?
Thank you for your help everyone!
Most of the time, it will say in the description what they're made out of. It should say something like "This kit contains 10 multi-part plastic Whatevers." If it doesn't, a good quick rule of thumb is to look at the price. Metal figures are naturally, more expensive. Did you have any particular armies in mind?
LOTR models are all metal, as far as I know.
Both 40k and Fantasy are a mixed batch, though. I did think GW were getting pretty good at putting that info on their website, as Nitrokitty mentioned, but if it doesn't say then your guess is as good as anyone else!
I've found a way to put metal figures together that usually holds quite well: I use a [U]good[U]contact cement. Dab each side of the piece to be glued and wait at least 15 minutes until each side is tacky, if not almost dry. Press the pieces together, keeping in mind that it bonds on touch. The pieces should hold together, however they will move slightly, this is normal. Take a good super glue and place a bit around the outside of the joint sparingly. Hold piece for 15-30 seconds in it's final position (remember the contact cement moved a slight bit) and you are done. I find that if your model becomes loose, it does not come apart because of the contact cement and you have warning to dab a bit more super glue on it. When you become good at this technique, you can prepare many parts to be glued at once, saving tons of time. Since I started this, I have had a few mishaps, but usually nothing that won't have sent a plastic model apart anyway. This is how my Bloodthirsters' whip has stayed on. Anyone who has this model knows what I'm talking about.