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How in Khorne's name do you get the legs to have free movement if the pivot cups are to big to hold them in? Or am I just having assembly issues?
UPDATE: Much to my chagrin, I realized the two halves of the body were warped on mine after breaking the box on the other defiler! ...as well as some other bits from that sprue. Oh well! GW has been great about this in the past (for some reason when plastic sprues finish their trips all the way to Wyoming, sometimes it isn't in the best shape). I'll have to ring them in the morning!
Last edited by double.bind; September 11th, 2007 at 11:40.
I just glued the legs on my first one in place, and I'll likely do the same for the second one I just picked up. I'd rather have a model that's easier to move about the field than one with legs that cause the body to slump too far, or flop all over while I'm moving it, which would force me to reposition them every turn (one of my joints was a bit loose as well).
Really, the only posable parts I left on it were the canon, the elbows, and one shoulder (the latter two referring to the claw arms, of course). I went more for the dramatic pose that would look cool all the time over movable bits.
Well I left my legs unglued so I could transport it better and protect the model from breaking. Also, posing it in the game can be advantageous since it is a model without a base and thus a lot of questions along the lines of what you can/cannot see, shoot, or assault come into play. Thus, you can solve this (to the chagrin of some opponents) by tucking the legs or moving them in some other unorthodox fashion. Note: I only like to do this when they are being idiots, or in my estimation it is lame. For example, if I have 1/4" of a leg sticking out in LOS of cover and I can be blown up... just doesn't make sense to me.
Hmmm, my legs are a bit wobbly too but I shall be using a couple of flying bases under the main body to keep it standing.
On the point ecchubleesu brings up, do legs count as part of the main "tank" body or are they just details?
I am more interested in terms of a pack of 20+ gaunts assaulting and trying to get around the back. If they count it almost triples the distance they have to spread around to get a back arc attack.
I think if someone tried to call a shot on one of the legs poking out of cover I would give him a "clip round the ear" which could be used againt me because then I would be suggesting that the legs aren't part of the main tank body. I cant take it both ways in my favor i guess.
Hence the defiler problem. I usually try to agree beforehand with an opponent but sometimes it doesn't always work out that way. If you can shoot at my toe, you better believe my toe can assault you.