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Historical Miniatures: Napoleonic Era
This era (1799-1815) was a period of major historical significance for many.
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PanzerKarl
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 12:09 AM UTC
Just received my 120mm figure of a private of the Coldstream guards.
This will be my first resin figure and will try and take my time assembling and painting it.
It's a fine looking figure and I hope to make a decent job of it.

Should I use epoxy glue instead of super glue and what filler do you recommend?

Box:


Body:

Head:

Side head:

Legs:

Arms:

Flintlock Musket:

Knapsack:

Haversack and canteen:


Thanks
Karl
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 03:17 PM UTC
In this scale I would use epoxy, for all larger parts, like arms, legs, body etc. I would recommend putting a metal pin in the arms for extra strenght.I usually cut a paperclip for this.

I use Revell plasto as filler.
PanzerKarl
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 03:36 PM UTC
Thanks Jesper
I have a tube of Vallejo plastic putty but the stuff is rubbish and flakes off when sanding.

Karl
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 11:00 AM UTC
Sometimes I use Tamiya putty. The Tamiya is quite hard, when dry and not that easy to sand down, but on the up side it doesn't flake of.
Revell plasto can flake of, when a tiny amount is used, but I rarely have any problems. It's my favorit as it sands down easily.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:54 AM UTC
You have a good kit there feom a nice company. assemble these figures all the time and would definately use epoxy for the main components.
i would also pin the arms but in a different way to tgat which you expect.
I use kneadatite(Duro) two part epoxy filler.

Mix and roll a small quantity and shape it into a 2mm thick 'horse shoe'.

Lay it around the top of the arm and put a drop of superglue both on the pins and inside the filler 'hoop'.

Then, as you push the arm into position any exvess filler squeezes out and can be smoothed away or blended in.

All in one go!

Enjoy.

Paul.