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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.

A photograph of a boxed miniatures starter set, for the Retribution of Scyrah faction in the Warmachine miniatures game. The included models consist of an elf woman in battle armour, posed dynamically with a sword and carbine, and three white-and-cyan robots towering over her, all of which have rounded chassis and glowing magical lines and resemble modern art sculptures.
Some assembly required.

We had already cleaned each individual part with a toothbrush and water with dish soap, used one of [personal profile] 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.

The parts to one of the models in the above picture, spread out on a towel in roughly the shape that they're meant to fit together.
At least we knew where our towel was.

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.

Four finished, unpainted plastic models, set up in front of the box in a way that roughly matches the box art.
Check out those arc nodes.

… now we just have to paint them and base them.

Date: 2014-06-03 07:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cxcvi
Looks pretty good? I like the more upright positioning of the polearm. Looks more reasonable as a static position to me.

Date: 2014-06-03 10:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redsixwing
\o/ That does look like fun! I like all three of the mechs, but particularly Big Pauldrons in the middle, there.

You have exactly the right idea with superglue and fingers.

Also, if just CA doesn't hold your models permanently, you can sprinkle a tiny bit of baking soda on the wet glue, and it turns into an amazingly hard substance that people use to fix airplanes. (Real ones, not models.) That will bridge gaps, too, so sprinkle with care. I use a bamboo skewer to get a tiny amount of baking soda right where I want it.

Erm, un-asked-for advice, sorry. ^^; I tend to get babble-y about this sort of thing.
Edited Date: 2014-06-03 10:47 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-06-03 11:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burning_ground
Those look sharp! Got a color scheme in mind for the painting?

Date: 2014-06-04 11:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burning_ground
FWIW, you caught me thinking about an all-pink force. X)

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