Last night, in a marathon session, we glued together the parts to a Retribution of Scyrah battlegroup that we got a couple of months ago.
We had already cleaned each individual part with a toothbrush and water with dish soap, used one of rev_yurodivy’s hobby knives to trim the flash off of each part, and separated the pieces by miniature to figure out exactly how they fit together.
Now we had to use a cyanoacrylate super glue, and fit all the pieces in place just right. Including the little tiny bits.
… it was quite an experience.
At one point we were stuck to one of the smaller models with both hands, and just about woke Yuro up to ask them to do a web search for how to remove super glue from your hands. >_> Fortunately, immersing the affected parts in water and tugging gently seemed to do the trick after five minutes or so, and didn’t ruin the model in the process.
We got slightly manic after an hour or so, and started thinking of our brother of origin’s huge shelf full of snap-together Zoids models, like “YOU THINK YOUR ZOIDS ARE HARDCORE!? THIS IS HARDCORE!!1!”
The last thing we dreamed before waking up was that someone was telling us we put the large one together wrong. >_>;
I think we had fun, though! Here’s a picture of what the finished models look like right now, since I’m pretty sure they won’t survive transit to the games store.
… now we just have to paint them and base them.