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How do you guys put together your carnifexs, I just got a new one and it seems to fall apart everytime I think it has glued solid. I am getting very fusterated, this reminds me of the first time I put together a tyrant, glued my fingers together so many times. any help or tricks to deal with the bad curves and grooves of the model?
First, you need to pin the parts together. This is easy. Go buy a pin vise drill and a small bit, then find some wire that is the same size of the drill bit in diameter or slightly smaller.
Take the two pieces that you want to pin together and put a dot of paint on one side of the part. Put the two pieces together as if you were going to glue them and then pull them back apart. There should now be two dots of paint on either piece. These dots mark where you should drill holes.
Drill the holes, cut the wire to fit into both pieces and then superglue them together with the pin.
To fill the gaps you can either use Zap-A-Gap, which is a gap filler. However, this stuff has a tendency to ruin the surface of a model. You can also use green stuff from GW (This stuff is wayyyy too pricey for me)or, my personal favorite gap filler is non-oven hardening white clay. push it in the gap, shap it to match the outside of the model and let it harden overnight.
Hope that all helps.
As H0urg1ass stated, Pinning is the way to go with large metal models.
Another good instance to use Pinning is when modeling the Hive Tyrant with Wings.
"The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all biomatter consumed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be devoured."
Aye, you can pin. But I'm too lazy. You guys know the part where the Carnifex croch area and his upper body meet? That didnt stick very well. If you use some Elmers glue(the white cheap stuff) and than put some super glue on it, works very very nicely! I mean really, after 30+ mins of frustration, I used it, and under 20 seconds it was glued. Thats how I do all my models from now on.
thats a good idea, the back and his torso are not sticking well and I am really to lazy to do pinnig, so i might try that.
I had someone accidently knock my wifes pinned Nightbringer off of the gaming table once. Not one piece came off of it. Elmers glue and super glue won't do that.
Anyone who is willing to paint a model to a decent standard should also be willing to assemble it to a decent standard.
fact of the matter is, I don' have any money right now and I would like to assemble him now. :blink:
First be more specific if u can.
Second clean the surface u have to glue and then put the super glue from Black Citadel.
Or for better way (if u now how to do that) as H0urg1ass says,First, you need to pin the parts together
MEAT IS MURDER
I know it's hard to be patient when you have a model that you really want to use, but it's much much better to be patient and put the big metal models together correctly. These will receive much more attention from people looking at your army so it's best to assemble and paint them better than your rank and file gaunts.
I'm not trying to be a pain in the butt or anything, but just take your time with it and get it right. Believe me, I'm telling you from experience because I used to be impatient with my models too a long time ago.
If you think pinning one model together is too much trouble just imagine this: I put together an entire Beastman minotaur army, with a shaggoth and several chariots. It took three pins in every minotaur (all 12 of them), 6 in every doombull (2), 8 in the shaggoth and 4 in the chariots. I KNOW these models are built to last, even though it took me hours to do all the pinning.
How about using 2 part apoxy.
The stuff that comes in 2 tubes 1 glue and 1 hardner. Squeeze the two seperate mix the stuff and apply it to the model. It take a hour to dry and then 8 hours to fully set but its ALLOT stronger then super glue. Ive dropped my Red terror about 30 times and nothings broke off as yet.