I built one Nephilim and two Dark Talons. But I only have one Dark Talon. Story goes thus; I started assembling my Nephilim and went through the first few steps of assembly. Then I went to grab part #3 from the sprue which is the cockpit control panel. Missing... I looked around, POSITIVE that I hadn't clipped it and dropped it.
|The part that was missing is the one you see in front of the pilot. Now not missing.|
So as I said in a previous posting; after I tore my hobby space apart I convinced myself that it was in fact missing from the kit. I called my local GW, gave them a heads up and went in the following evening. I was sure they thought I'd just lost the part, but true to their customer service policy they wrote off a new kit and gave me the missing part. I happily completed the kit!
The Dark Talon assembly was going VERY quickly, and I almost had it done in an afternoon. Almost. I was almost finished the assembly when I noticed a fault in one half of the fuselage.
|Wife suggested that maybe an extra gun could poke through the hole.|
As with the Darkshrouds, I magnetised the pilot for easy in-place assembly. He's out and in the box to make it easier to paint the cockpit. Nick The Grip suggested that I should not merely magnetise the torso in case it came loose after the canopy was glued on. Bonus attraction - it can be a game where you shake the model in an attempt to get the torso back in position! But I said no - it will be glued.
Pretty easy, and I didn't really need to put any putty on the back for support, it's not like there is any heavy weight on it. I did buy some very short drill bits at GameStars, my FLGS. 1/16" High Speed Steel bits, and they're about 1.5" long! A product of Primal Horizon.
Magnetising the bomb was a little fiddlier. The small tab was too small for a magnet, so I drilled in and buried a piece of paperclip in there. Just enough for the magnet in the fuselage to grab. Nice.
So there they are. Ready for paint. I also magnetised the megabolter/lascannon assembly for the Nephilim - there is a spot where a 1/16" magnet will fit inside the recess at the top. Next - PAINT! Huzzah!