Not the most interesting photo, but it's a record of the grind that is required to prepare 14 complex, metal miniatures, just to get them to the painting table.
used epoxy glue for the simpler attachments of heads, bodies, rocks,
bases, and metal under-plates. I have a long distrust of cyanoacrylate
glue, but using epoxy for the arms would have taken forever. I didn't
pin the arms either -- just super-glued them, so I'm taking a bit of a
risk there. And, finally, gap-filling and texturing with Milliput.
used to spurn this part of the process, but over time I've come to gain
some satisfaction from assembling models. There's a sense of progress
and completion to bring the model to its final form and to feel the
weight and see the pose bring life to the figure. Seeing all of these
guys in complete 3-dimensional form motivates me to proceed to the next
phase of the project.
These models are beefy! What hunks of metal.