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Hey there, everybody. I've got a quick question before I start building my fleet, and I'm asking this here as well as in the BFG section in hopes of getting a definite response - the BFG area seems to be moving really slowly these days:
Which of the interchangeable deck sections on a Chaos Cruiser is which?? Here's a pic:
I'm thinking that it's Lance deck (includes those little turrets to attach on top), Gun deck and Hangar deck, going left to right? Or am I way off base? I need to know if I'm going to get my ships put together right...
Thanks in advance!
Im not an expert on Chaos vessels, but I think your correct on that. Like I said, im not an expert so dont take my word on it.
Now I have a question for you, if you have any metal vessels, how do you assemble them? I have a few metal ones but I cant get them together for the life of me.
Last edited by Malacoda; November 8th, 2008 at 01:40.
Great - I compared the finished pics of several Chaos ships to their rules, and those all seemed to be the right parts. Nice to get a little confirmation, though!
At the moment I've mainly got a bunch of plastic Cruisers, but they're going to be led by a Vengeance class Grand Cruiser, and that's a big metal vessel.
Haven't done much more than cleanup on it yet, but my plan is basically to dry-fit and adjust until things fit nicely, then assemble with JB Kwik and pins as required. We'll see how much filing, cutting and reshaping I need to do in order to get the parts to fit nicely once I actually get it underway.
I see. Ive tried super glue but that didnt work too well. Only managed to glue my fingers together.
I havent tried super glue and pinning yet. Ill do that next, I think.
I replied to your thread in the BFG forum earlier - the order you have the parts in above is correct.
As for putting the models together - pinning is not really required for the plastic cruisers. The one exception is the stem - I always pin the stem onto the bottom of the model to help reduce the chance of it breaking.
This is essential for the heavier metal models, which snap their stems quite easily. For these big models i tend to use a piece of metal rod in place of the plastic stem. A repulsive can get away without...just, but I'd strongly suggest pinning it.
If you go down the route of battleships, it often helps to pin the prows and other larger sections together. For cruisers though, pinning is not always needed
Hope it helped matey.
I know the plastic ships dont need pinning but I have one of the large Imperial Retribution class battleships, and I cant get it to stay together for more than five minutes.
You definitely need to pin the things to get them to stick together. For the longer models I find using a stiff rod of metal running through the model (from prow to stern) to act as a 'spine' can help. The trick is to make all the right holes and dips in the corresponding pieced to get it to fit right.
Just pinning it the normal way should help a heap though. That and use some metal rod as the model stem instead of the plastic things GW puts in with the model.
I know using that plastic thing wont work. Theres no way a one pound-ish battleship is going to go on that thing.
The spine is a good idea. Wouldnt be too terribly hard either. Maybe run it along the sides between the metal body and the plastic guns, instead of having to drill a hole from prow to stern.