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    Power Cell Moulding Marks

    So as a bit of background, I've had a few years experience modeling but have been away from the hobby for a few years. With a new baby (now 9 months old!!) I've gotten back into the hobby as it's something that I can putter around with and not need to take large chunks of time on.

    Anyhow, my first project is a 4000 point necron army. I've had a blast building and painting so far. It's a fairly easy army to re-learn many of my old painting skills but I'm running into one real issue.

    As you all know the power cells for the gauss weapons are translucent. I'm finding it difficult to remove the molding marks where the cells attach to the sprue. With warriors this isn't much of an issue as I can place the marking down wards against the plastic of the rifle.

    I'm making a Necron Lord /w a staff of light. With this model there is nowhere to hide the mold marking. Does anyone have some tips on how to effectively remove the marking from the power cell?


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    In my experience you can't get them entirely off.
    You can minimize it with good clean cuts with a sharp modelling knife or scalpel.
    And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBrate View Post
    In my experience you can't get them entirely off.
    You can minimize it with good clean cuts with a sharp modelling knife or scalpel.
    It's true. If you're making a whole army at once then you can choose the one with the least apparent casting line at least.
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    4K points of any army is hardly a “small project” if you ask me :cry:
    Last edited by SmokWawelski; March 19th, 2007 at 21:42.

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    4K points of any army is hardly a “small project” if you ask me :cry:
    Its a lot smaller project than 4k points of guard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokWawelski View Post
    4K points of any army is hardly a “small project” if you ask me :cry:
    Well it's not a small project overall. What I meant was more that I can work for 30 minutes or so here and there and don't need to have 3 hour chunks of uninterupted time in order to get some progress done :yes:

    A shame that there is no real way to remove the marks. I makes me wonder why GW didn't connect the cells to the sprue at the ends (that nobody see's) as opposed to the dead center of the cell.

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