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I have just got some lightning claws for my assault marines in shrikes wing and i got some normal space marine shoulder pads which don't fit.
Should i get some termie ones which do fit or should i just leave it and try and paint the red outline without no guidence???(im collecting Raven Guard)
I highly suggest holding off on making them, as the new SM codex coming out in less than a month has no Shrike's Wing as it currently exists. If you'd still like to make the models, might I suggest ordering the SM Veteran model with 2 Lightning Claws? His arms are separate parts, and can be attached to other models as needed to keep some variety. Best of luck!
Tekore, spot on, thats exactly what i did. Admitted, i now have 5 vets with plastic arms, but its worth it for the high-quality LC's on shrikes wing =)
i ordered the lightning claws of bitzbox im just wondering about the shoulder pads
I made a full 9-man shrike wing using assault marines, termie claws, a file and hobby knife.
If you carefully trim the area where a shoulder pad should attach, you can achieve a reasonable fit as long as you are willing to devote the time to it.
As long as you are careful to only mark the area which will be covered by the pad, no-one will be able to tell at a glance.
To follow on from ShadowSilver's post, dont be afriad of taking away too much material from where the shoulder pad will sit, as you can always pack it back out with greenstuff.
I did hear someone once made up a 5man wing using termie claws, cutting them off at the elbow, then re-attaching them to tactical arms, but there were no pictues, so i can't tell you how bad that may have looked on the final model.
Let us know how you go with the arms, and pictures of the conversions would be real sweet =)
I have used termie arms on regular marines several times. Just shave away the shoulder until the shoulder pad fits. It is easy. I can do it and I am a very mediocre modeller.
Once a Marine, always a Marine.
Should i use a stanley knife as i don't have a hobby knife
Only if you no longer value your wrists?
Stanley knifes are no where near sharp enough to cut through the plastic without some brute force. Believe me, I tried, a lost a few layers of skin off my thumb, then decided to pay some money and get a proper hobby kit.
GW's kit aint bad, but there are better and cheaper kits out there that do the same job. Considering you’re from Wales, check out HobbyCraft in Cardiff or Newport, they do a good selection. Seriously though, shop around and get yourself all the tools you need before committing to this project or you may just find yourself stuck with a half-finished project and still having to buy the right tools to finish it off!
Keep us updated with how you get on mate =)