Sunday, 20 January 2013

Greater Daemon Wing Attachment

Those of you who have been following this blog will have seen that a Forgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorne had been inherited. While it has not featured in recent posts work has been progressing. One hold up to finishing the model has been how to securely attach the wings to the body of the figure. The wings themselves are quite heavy and the curvature of the under surface of the wing attachment and that of the locations of the wings do not match. It proved impossible to locate the wings snugly into the body sockets. Initially it was hoped that some pins would support the wings but pinning and superglueing did not prove robust enough.

The next attempt used green stuff to raise the level of the torso sockets for the wings and to match the curvature of the wing attachment surfaces. 4 pins were also fitted to each wing socket. Finally the dried sculpted green stuff socket surface was covered in liquid green stuff to try to ensure aherence between the surfaces across as large a surface area as possible. The pins were superglued into holes on the opposite surfaces as well. Once the superglue had dried and ramining gaps were sealed with liquid green stuff. Painting the joints back up to the colour scheme has now commenced. More on this in a later post.  

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