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Old 14 Sep 2005, 17:43   #1 (permalink)
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In constructing the various GW models, I've found an alarming trend. Some models are practicle in design and go together without much modification. Others I want to throw away after 15 minutes of cleaning flash.

What model, or models do you find easiest to build and hardest?

For me easiest are kroot, hardest are pathfinders. My kroot were so "new mold" free of lines that I just sanded at the detach point, glued and primed. I have been trying to clean the pathfinders for 3 @#$%^% days now! I also found the vindicator to be a counter-intuitive design with poor instructions.

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Old 14 Sep 2005, 17:45   #2 (permalink)
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Anything metal. I bought a trio of Stealth Suits off my friend yesterday, and I'm trying to convert at least one of them to have a more interesting pose. I can tell you, sawing off the head is a right pain in the behind...

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Old 14 Sep 2005, 17:47   #3 (permalink)
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Life, the Universe, and Everything.

Most of the things I convert seem to experience the dreaded "ping"... :
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Old 14 Sep 2005, 17:50   #4 (permalink)
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easiest model I ever built were the War Trukks for my Kult of Speed Ork army. *Took less than a day to put three of them together, and that was only because I was doing some heavy conversion.

Worst Models I ever put together were the 2nd edition metal lanspeeders. *Not a single piece fit without having to be heavily dremeled and filed, and getting rid of the mold lines without destroying the details proved so impossible that I had to re-sculpt most of the details by hand...

...I'm getting irritated just thinking about it, and it was nearly a decade ago.
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Old 14 Sep 2005, 17:51   #5 (permalink)
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Some of the more frustrating peices are large, multicomponent peices that are topheavy.

A great example is the Eldar Fire prism. What moron thought it was cool to have a metal cannon on a plastic turret and tank? At best the cannon droops against the falcon chasis. At worst it topples the model, often breaking the tip of the flying base and onto the floor.

I tell people, "That's what God thinks of the taking a Fire Prism instead of a Falcon."

Still, considering the cost of the model, GW HAS to give it better stats so that people will pay money for them once the codex comes out.




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Old 14 Sep 2005, 18:00   #6 (permalink)
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I was not pleased with the assembly of the Hurricane-pattern bolters on the Land Raider Crusader.
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Old 14 Sep 2005, 19:07   #7 (permalink)
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Putting together my TK screaming skull catapault made me want to weep.
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Old 14 Sep 2005, 19:24   #8 (permalink)
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I'm not having the easiest time with the Broadside - it would make life about a jillion times easier if the whole thing was plastic. And the damn feet don't even fit the suit's ankles properly. And of course the rail guns don't have exactly the best attachment point...
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My Eldar Avatar and Vypers.
The Avatar has had it's shouder slightly reworked, and despite two pins, still falls off whenever it can (to cries of "Look! Disarmed!"). The Vyper canopy is just slightly the wrong shape and won't quite fit the rest of the Chassis properly.
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I find that both Devilfish/Hammerhead and Rhino/razorback/predator hulls to be slightly deformed, resulting in ugly pop-ups that I can't seem to eliminate fashionably. The easiest models I've ever assembled are undoubtedly Drones :P
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