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I have used this site for a long time for modeling help and references! But today I have a problem I can't tackle on my own. I just bought my first sentinel model, and I was really excited. (It's my favorite model in all of 40K).
I got it home, opened the box, and cracked open my codex. I decided I wanted to make an Armageddon style piece to add to my army. So I trimmed all the little 'bars' that are used for the Catachan and Mars pattern models. The I got my armored back piece, and the from armor piece with the open 'eyes'.
Then it hit me: The back armor piece if about a quarter of a centimeter too short. I can get one side of the armor to sit perfectly flush:
Then the other side is too short:
If I try to put the pieces on anyway, it looks like there are gaps on both sides:
What is going on? The set did not come with an armor plate for the top of the model either. I want the entire cockpit closed, as it is in the picture. Can anyone give me some advice? Thanks everyone!
Also, I'm aware the last picture has the pieces lopsided, it was just to show you, and I know...my thumbs are gross >.<
I would put some greenstuff in the gaps, let it dry, and then file it down.
I've never build a sentinel but with the few tanks I've built there are occasionally gaps between metal and plastic pieces.
That my friend is a Cadian Sentinel, not the Armageddon pattern. The Cadians have the armored top, and the Armageddons are fully enclosed. The Armageddon sentinel is a seperate set entirely
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Incidentally, the same exact thing happened to me once.
If you still wanted to go with this one I would cut out the back of the metal piece entirely and glue in a bit of plasticard that's the right width. On the completed model nobody would be able to tell.
I bought myself a Cadian Sentinel a few months back, the same one that you are trying to put together, and the metal back bit was exactly the same, too small for the plastic. As well as that I bought a metal back bit from a bits website to put onto my normal sentinel, and that too was the same, so might just be an issue with their production or something...
You're right, it is a Cadian Sentinal, I noticed that after I posted this. So that's no problem, I'll just go with the Cadian version.
I bent the back armor piece to almost fit if I position it in the middle of the model, but then both the side have a very small hole, or gap, leading into the cockpit. I suppose I'm just nit-picking. I ran out of metal glue, so I'll pick some up today and post the finished results.
Thanks guys and gals for the help, I appreciate it. :]
Yes, the Cadian pieces, for some odd reason, are just too small. I would usually just center them, and it'd come out okayish. Though I think the next one I'm cutting at a joint and extending slightly.
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Alright! I got my glue, and got to work! Here is what I was able to do:
Now, here are a few side views:
Here is a top view:
I'm not really happy with the hole in the front. Look at the first picture, there is a very, small gap under the 'eyes'. It bothers me. I'm going to wait until I get it painted, but the Sentinel is still one of my favorite models in the 40K range. One of MANY, MUHAHAHAHAHA!
I'm sure a bit of green stuff would fill that up nicely. Just mix a bit up and smear it over the gap making sure its all covered. A bit of a clean and it should like fine!...