Thursday, 16 July 2015
Death Guard Legion Glaive Built
One of the highlights of going to the Forge World Open Day, along with the awesome displays and meeting the designers, was getting myself the mighty Legion Glaive for my growing Death Guard army.
They packaged all the large kits in cardboard boxes at the event, as in the past they would just give you all the parts in a plastic bag. It shows they are placing more importance on packaging and product quality which is good to see.
Pictured below is the box it was packaged in, along with a teaser of a death guard squad I am working on:
This is what the tank looked like unassembled out of the box:
As you can see they have even put some parts in bubble wrap, which were the main side hulls, in order to reduce potential warping or damage of fragile parts in storage.
The quality of the parts was great. It was a little tricky lining up and combining the plastic baneblade parts to the resin parts, but with some dry-fitting it glued together well.
One revelation I had when cleaning the resin parts was to use an electric toothbrush instead of a standard old brush to try and get rid of the release agent after soaking all the parts in hot water for an hour or two.
It makes removing the release agent from the resin parts a LOT easier. It is worth washing resin parts thoroughly before gluing so that when you paint the model the paint will stick on properly.
Here is the Glaive built in all its glory!
I would highly recommend getting a tank like this for the centerpiece for a heresy army. Hopefully it will be as much fun to paint as it was to build.
Thanks for reading!