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Warmachine
« on: July 04, 2008, 01:00:22 AM »
Hey guys i started to get into warmachine a long time ago i use to play warhammer but what i hated about warmachine was the metal models. i really want to finish painting mine but there is like no way to keep them from not falling apart cause they are so top heavy i have even tried that sticky paste stuff. if you guys have any ideas on how to keep them together please note them

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Re: Warmachine
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 02:09:43 AM »
Warmachine models can be a little top-heavy. In my opinion, it requires a little more patience and perhaps some slightly advanced modeling skills. I highly recommend pinning your models, especially jacks and other heavy models. Working with plastics and metals each have their own rewards, but you just need to take a few extra steps with metals.

Proper use of "green stuff," a hobby putty that we sell at the store, can also greatly assist in keeping your big, heavy models together. Green stuff also works wonders with pieces that leave gaps because they just don't fit together perfectly.

Here are two different articles on pinning:
http://www.totalmodels.co.uk/workshop/pages/workshop_324.shtml
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http://www.reapermini.com/TheCraft/9

Here is an example of someone using green stuff for his tank treads:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2sqRJevOlw&feature=related

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Re: Warmachine
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 02:26:16 AM »
yeh the sticky stuff i used was that green stuff i baught at battlegrounds i will deffinatelly try the pining technique thanks for you help  ;D
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Re: Warmachine
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008, 06:15:11 PM »
I don't know warmachine models too well, but w/ other models, even outside of GW stuff, if you have a top heavy model, sometime you can add weight to the base to help out.The GW bases have the underside which is good, but I know some models you can weight down by weights on the top of the base and working it into the base.  I'd personally try the green stuff and pinning and if it didn't work out try the weights.They can make a model look kinda crappy if not really done well. Bring it in and ask around BG if you get stuck. Hope that helps.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008, 08:50:46 AM »
this may be way to late but:

Warmachine bases do have room under them for weights but I have never needed any.

I DO strongly recommend pinning especially on some of the bigger jacks where their are smaller connections like some of the leg connections are.
I would use a rather large pin whenever possible.

I also find zip kicker to be very helpful because with the weight of the models I find it almost impossible (for me) to hold the joints steady enough. Just remember to hold the joint steady for a good 3-5 seconds after you zip kick it. It may seem ok but the glue is often still a little weak.

Note that Green stuff is really best used for filling gaps. I am not sure how much it will help with structural integrity.

Pinning is the way to go if you are having trouble.