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I have to assemble three of these guys quickly for a Friday night game.
These will be my first assembled guys, so I'm curious about the arms. Should I pin them, or are they okay with Glue only?
Mine have survived without pins for over 4 years, but if you can pin them it certainly wont do any harm.
That's good to know. I have a limited amount of time to finish these guys and my unit of chariots
Mine also are not pinned. (good) Glue does fine
I'll never understand how someone can pay $50 for a stegadon, and then rush putting it together and make it look like utter crap.
Unless your game is some tournament where things are required to be put together and painted, I would take your time to properly clean and assemble your models. If you don't, when things get painted and finished, it'll show that you skimped out on the early stages of doing the model - trust me.
When faced with this situation, I always ask myself, should I do this the fast way or the right way - keep in mind you paid $15 for each Ushabti model.
I will be cleaning and properly assembling them. The only question was whether or not they need pinning. The contact areas for the arms are quite small, so pinning is tricky.
I've spent over six weeks just cleaning and assembling the first 1,000 points of this army. It took me the whole week, working every night, to assemble four chariots. I think the assumption that you are making here is mistaken.
Glue works totally fine, plenty of surface area for a good bond. Just don't fling across the room in some sort of blind nerd fury and they should be fine
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ive got 8 Ushabti, 7 unpinned 1 pinned because it always ends up being knocked off the table at some point during the game and breaking,
glue works fine most of the time although pinning them makes it more secure, as i mentioned above 1 of mine kept breaking so i pinned it i have 2 move in the packaging still that im going to pin just be be sure, same with any metal model i get.
if you have the time and want them secure pin them if you dont mind fixing the odd model after a bit of rough treatment (hopefully not going to happen) then dont pin them they look good either way and they are both secure for normal games, and transporting
hope my rambling helps slightly