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Assuming you are using the official models, which choices in the Ork codex would you say are particluarly nasty to assemble (i.e. take ages, very fiddly, too many parts, etc).
In particularly I'd be interested to know how much hassle goes into assembling and painting 2 Deff Dreads!
Any time you have to glue two flat pieces of metal together. The head on my SAG gave me so many issues.... x.x
As for your Deff Dreads I've never assembled one myself but I'd assume it's only slightly more difficult than a Killa Kan which was..... a pain. If those legs weren't sliding off (again flat metal glued to flat metal) the arm wasn't staying glued on or the skorcha I have attached would swing down and be pointing at it's feet giving a not so threatening "I'm gonna kill myself so you don't have to" look.
I haven't glued many different units together though so I'm sure I've only scraped the surface. Plus I'm newer to Warhammer so my petty issues and complaining probably pales in comparison to others. >.>
Last edited by Zatnugg; June 30th, 2008 at 14:52.
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I actually prefer flat pewter surfaces to most of the ball-n-socket type ones. Flat can be pinned easily and the ball joints are often mis-cast.
Two's to kill. Ahh, sweet sweet music.
It's not so much the 'casting' or 'meshing' of the parts, but getting the parts to actually hold together. Ghazghskull's model is HEAVY, and thus gravity is definitely your enemy when assembling him. I finally managed it, with the exception of the back 'pole/flag', which I eventually gave up on.
The new trukks are a close second. There are so many tiny little rods and panels all over it, and none of them have any particular way of staying on when glued, especially if you're transporting them in anything besides tissue paper. I eventually wound up leaving most of the extras off, and just play it fairly plain looking.
It's okay, I used the extra parts to trip out a battlewagon. ^_^
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Trukks are time consuming because of their large quantity of parts, but getting them to stay on isn't usually a problem for me, even the panels. And I just transport mine in a basic box without bubble wrap.
I have to say that the Killa Kans are the hardest models I've dealt with so far... I woulda pinned 'em, but there wasn't any great places for it... Not looking forward to 4 more and 3 Deff Dreads. Oh well, even if they're falling apart, they look good an' orky!
The new SAG mek isn't a cake walk either, but he's such a cool model.
I don't even want to think about the new trukks... I want the old ones back! These new ones are just too bulky. And if they're as difficult to put together and transport as has been said... Well, I'm glad I haven't invested in any yet!
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ya know, I find a simple solution to glueing metals is to prime or paint the unassembled model first and then glue it together. Painted surfaces seem to glue together really easy. I like to keep some of the metal exposed where I am glueing though as I like to think it will hold together better that way. Also by painting the model first you can get some of those otherwise hard to reach places more easily.
That being said I haven't experimentd with very many metals of the orks aside from a warboss and a painboy which weren't very hard to do. I'm going off of my experience with space marine metals.