I would like to take the time to mention on very important thing.
Read the warning labels on the materials that you are about to use. I do try to post warnings in a semi entertaining manner, but its always worth reading the warning label in case I missed something.
Now then where were we?
In part seven we finished up the base coat. Anything that will be red is red. Coal black for most of the metal parts and black for the remainder. At this point I am reminded of a question that i was asked last Wednesday. And is was this: How many coats of paint did you apply?
The number of coats in an average number are as follows.
You will notice that these are average numbers. However I also thin down my paint for ease of flow. Sometimes I add too much water. I hope that I managed to give the question a satisfactory answer. If you have any questions please ask in the comment section.
So Are we ready to begin? Well you have been for over two weeks. Let's go.
While we were discussing this latest entry and warnings about glues and primer. The head of the Juggernaut snapped off. Thankfully I had some superglue on hand. And the following warning shot became possible.
It is a nice visual reminder of what Superglue was formulated to do.
So its time that we see the tools we will be using for the gluing of the models. I hope that it is not too redundant.
Glue is very useful when assembling a model. In this case i opted for super glue as I already have it on hand and it set withing 30 seconds.
Bear in mind, however, that cyanoacrilide based glues like ZAP-A-GAP will readily bond skin. As the previous image shows. If you end up with superglue on your fingers, just dip them in water for about ten seconds.
The other tool that I will use is a pair of tweezers. They aren't necessary, but as they are made of stainless steel they can get a grip where your fingers can't. They are very useful for those stubborn pieces of masking tape.
I would also mention the hobby knife. However we already scored the parts before everything got sprayed with primer. And there wasn't any cleaning to get done. This is one of the very few projects where something like that happens. Now that I have introduced you to the tools for this part of the post I will move to reattaching the head of the Juggernaut. I probably should have pinned it to the body, but I am saving that for a later entry.
So the first thing to do when trying to apply glue to a small area is to attach the pipette/ funnel cap that comes with some brands of glue. In my case it is ZAP-A-GAP and it is attached to the bottle by a plastic ring.
So to start things off I reach for the shoulder. I could have reached for any part but I grabbed the shoulder.
WARNING!!: Hobby knives are sharp and will cut you at the first opportunity presented to them. Use caution and have an Adult help you.
In the picture to the right you will notice that I am pushing the blade very carefully under the tape. this allows me to lift up the tape enough to be able to grab it with my tweezers and remove it.
|One more Juggernaut?|
Now that all of the tape has been removed from the Destroyer we are ready to put it together.
Take the time to play around with various poses and pick the one that you like.
I am going to glue the legs to the waist. To do that I will add a dab of glue to the hips first.
Take care to add just enough glue to the body. Too much and you will glue your fingers together.
It helps to listen to some music while doing this.
|Sometimes you will need to touch up the paint.|
And Since these are Warmachine Figs I wanted to add this:
|Paint like you have a pair.|
Well that's it for now. I need to get some sleep and I am tired with arguing with my modem. Next post I will actually cover the metallic paints in depth and the Paint party.