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So, I'm putting together a few models for my friend, and I just got to his Mawloc... and good lord. Is it as bad as it looks? Any tips for building it? My friend managed to lose a piece (#*&$!), he said it was part of the core of the model (Son of a &!%@#!) which I'm going to have to make out of greenstuff now. I'm really not looking forward to this... but he's helping rebuild my cars engine, so I guess fair is fair.
I guess building his army for him will make it all the sweeter when my Chaos Marines rip it apart
If your refering to putting it together, then no not really, theres only 2 problem areas on it, the head and the spikes down the rib cage. I found the head was a nightmare, the diagrams not great, and the spikes are a bit hard to keep even.
By core does he mean part of the body? The ferw things im thinking of are: a small dome connecting the tail to the torso, or some peice of mouth. The first will be easy enough, but if its a mouth peice, that could be a problem.
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Try to get a hold of the White Dwarf from the month before the tyranids actually came out. There is an article on how to build the trygon/mawloc with pictures of the sprues.
Other than that good luck with the green stuff work.
Put the head together one piece at a time. Gle the two sides together and allow them some time to dry. Then do another part and so on. If each part gets some time for the glue to dry then it will be easier to put together. Trimming other parts while you wait for the various head parts to fry is an easy way of passing the time as it dries.
The piece he lost, as he explained it to me, was some kind of "base" that goes between the head and body, a sort of concave circle/oval. My plan is to use greenstuff to make essentially a exact copy of the piece, from what I remember from my friends slightly drunken memory, while I'm going to be most likely drunk myself. What can go wrong?
I know this doesn't any significant help to this thread...but the part he mentions, is the socket portion of the ball and socket join that holds the head in place. It is an open joint though so you have to hold the pieces together as they bond together.