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Well I made my big 40k purchase today and bought 2 Necron Battle Forces, A necron lord with destroyer body, 10 flayed ones, and a monolith, and 3 Heavy Destroyers!
The 2 battle forces come all together with 40 warriors, 6 destroyers, 10 swarms.
Huzzah for me..
Im stuck ^ ^" the stupid hands on the warriors don't fit together, how do you guys do it?
I glue the arms in position to the guns first and while the glue is thick, but not cured, I socket them into the shoulders. While the glue is curing, you have a little time to pose them. It's not ideal, but it works. (We make up for the difficulty in assembling our models with ease of painting. Plus, assembling Eldar Guardians is even worse. )
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You could try blue tacking the arms in place first. This helps create a stronger bond and allows you to move the arms into the position that you want before glueing.
You didn't cut everything out of the sprue then try and fit it together willie-nillie....did you? The arm/gun combo come right next to each other and should be used that way for easier glueing. Tensor plastic glue bonds super quick and it's pointy nose applicator who-ya works well.
The forearms also tend to have MASSIVE mould lines around them - they need to be really well filed.
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I used superglue (this was before I discovered there was a plastic glue). The joints gripped in 5 seconds.
Never use super glue for plastic models. I used to do this until a friend yelled at me and I've never looked back. Go to your local hobby store and get Testors LIQUID model cement. This comes in a small bottle with either a brush or tube applicator. This gives you between 30sec to 1 minute to work with the pieces before they begin to harden.
Model cement chemically welds the pieces together. Glue one model with superglue and the other with model cement and let dry overnight. Then begin throwing both models at the floor to see which breaks first. My superglued models always fall apart first.
Superglue requires very precise matching joints to glue properly. Model cement liquifies the localized area allowing the material to fill in the gaps between the parts more effectively.
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You're kidding right? My warriors have been bouncing off tables for 5 years and the only parts they've lost is the green rod because it was glued with PVA instead.
I don't like superglue, and models which require its use. However, that may be because I'm using superglue which comes in a pack of a dozen from the 99p store.
If it was just less viscous, it would be an awful lot better, it wouldn't run everywhere and take so long to stick.
I do the arms by putting a dab of plastic glue (not GW stuff- I can't remember what it's called, but it comes with a really thin applicator tube and is great) in both arm sockets and the wrist socket on the gun. I wait for a few seconds, then put in the arms, move them around a bit to smear the glue over the whole contact area, put the wrist in, pose it, then hold it for about 30 seconds until it's started working and will hold.
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That's exactly how I did it when I was making my warriors, oh so long ago....like 15 months lolOriginally Posted by Tunisia
I bet what you have is testors. is it a black bottle kinda triangular shaped with the nozzel coming out of the longest side? Thats what I use, and it works great. testors has been my main source of modeling supplies for 8 years now, though once I started 40k I got some citadel paint which are waaay better than model master or testors oil based that need paint thinner to clean. Man am I glad I don't use that stuff anymore.
But yea, necrons plastics are really easy, for the most part, to work with, even though mold lines can be a bit more trouble than with a space marine... Next up is kroot which seem to be very similar in contruction to necrons, weapons amrs wise at least.