Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Busy building

As you might have guessed from the lack of posts around here recently, I've been working away alot.

I've been spending a stupid amount of time sat by myself in hotel rooms thanks to the great job I have (I'm just living the dream)....

It has meant that, whilst I don't get to see my wife and kids very much, I do get to build miniatures. I don't much like painting in hotel rooms as most of the time the light is too poor to do anything, but building and converting minis is fine. I've built an Immolator, plus 24 Ogre Gnoblars. I also put together a SoB Exorcist I got for Christmas last week. It's one of those old skool kits where you get metal parts to attach to a plastic part (the Exorcist I'm using is the standard GW one).

Basically the kit is the Immolator, plus the metal work for the pipe organ and decor. In keeping with all SoB models, there's a ridiculous amount of flash to clean off the thing. Helpfully, GW don't include the instructions in the box on how to build it, presumably they expect you to pray to the Emporer or use His holy tarot in order to work out how to do it.

Constructing the Immolator was easy, it's a Rhino with a couple of extra bitz for the doors and the top. It's the big bag of metal work which is more difficult. Fortunately I found this guide on Dakka Dakka.

Very useful, it takes you through the process, including pictures.

One tip if you're building one of these, get some decent superglue. There's no way I'd attempt to build this with GW superglue. Second tip, be prepared to bend, file and cajole the thing to fit, and once you get it together, be prepared to fill the massive gaps in the metal.

I also managed to get a copy of the Dark Heresy Core rulebook on ebay quite cheaply (alot cheaper than the recommended anyway), so I'm in the process of reading that and hopefully getting a session in for it.

4 comments:

David said...

What superglue do you recommend?

Chris said...

Personally, I use Zap-a-Gap and I really, really like it. I've used the GW stuff in the past and just didn't find it would hold reliably. Given the amount of metal on the Exorcist, I think you've got two choices: good glue or pining. Or both, so that's three choices ;)

John Lambshead said...

I remember building an epic army in a Hotel Room. Ugh. My travelling days are over.

Chris said...

@John - Yep, travelling alot is no fun at all. This weeks been a bit calmer than the past 4 so I might get some painting done.