On the road to Completion for my knight and hopefully soon I'll have the rest of my paint list finalized.
So I continued work on my Wraith knight. I wasn't wanting to rush into gluing it together so I first used masking tape to see how it looked and to make sure I knew where each piece would go, then I got over waiting and gave up the idea of doing some fancy pose for the legs as I would need to do cutting that I couldn't undo.
I then started gluing the leg pieces together and straight away went awry by gluing the outer thighs onto the wrong sides *Face palm* all that planning and to still make a mistake in my defense the only difference in looks is the spirit stones are reversed on each side (E.g. o0 instead of 0o) I luckily could get the two bits apart as the glue wasn't too heavily applied. With the way it was the knights legs were spread very far apart, Comically so.
I laid all the bits out to see what needed to be Magnetized. A quick shout out to Idicbeer for his post on magnetizing a wraith knight, it helped me out a lot. So if your planning on getting one of these and magnetizing it Definitely go there.
So I glued 5x1mm magnets into the arm sockets and I thought maybe a 5x5mm magnet would be strong enough to stop the dip in the arms, I was wrong. I had to do some cutting on the body side of the arm socket to get it to fit managed to get it in. when I attached the arms the weight was too much and the guns/sword ended up pointing down. I drilled a whole next to the Big magnet on the arm socket and placed a handy dandy paper clip in for the pin. And then drilled holes about 1.5mm into the arms at the 3-9 clock angles. To allow for different arm positions.
|Wraithknight vs Wraithlord|
|Old metal Dire Avenger on the base|
The next step is fixing any of the gaps with some green stuff then finalizing the base and hopefully start painting soon.