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Morty's 40k / WHFB Daemons

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Postby mattjgilbert » Tue May 12, 2009 2:13 pm

I bet they are not as much of a pain to put together as the latest ones!
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Postby mortiferum » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:48 pm

Finally got around to painting the BT.

The base as usual is magnetised so I can interchange between the 2 systems. Though I'm a little short on 50mm square bases :(

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Postby mattjgilbert » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:31 pm

Tasty! I'm thinking I ned to get myself a couple of BTs. Must be pretty strong magnets to stop it falling over?
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Postby killmaimburn » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:06 pm

I like the paintjob, love the base, Bts aren't my favourite model though..I always want something more..(I stuck loads of fantasy ork stuff on mine in an attempt to make it look better- didn't work)
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Postby mortiferum » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:31 pm

I fully agree with the comments regarding the BT model - definately NOT the best sculpted model ever - it looks very disproportioned (even for a GW mini) giving it a kind of 'clumsy' look.

It's also NOT a nice or easy model to assemble, very heavy arms with a small contact areas and even heavier wings and small contact areas again leads to a badly balanced / very top heavy model - my entire model is fully pinned at every join - even the horns on his head.

I broke a drill bit pinning this model and suffered a small injury and drew blood to one of my fingers - the Blood Thirster was living up to his name even before he was fully assembled!

I'm almost certain that many of the 2nd hand BT models you can find listed on Ebay are from previously frustated modellers who lost patience with the assembly of the model. I believe my BT was such a model - it arrived in seperate componets with the arm and wing joins covered with copious amounts of dried up old super glue!

I used 15mm (diameter) x 1mm circular neodymium magnets (1kg pull) for the base - seems stable enough when stood upright - though I'm not convinced the magnets strong enough to hold it upside down.

Having said all the negatives - I have to say I actually enjoyed painting it up - weird?

Thanks for the comments.

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