Just thought I'd blog about one of the method's I use to personalise my RBT01 Space Marines.
|How to go from one strangely positioned pistol arm to a "cooler" bolter wielding one?|
I basically cut the pistol off of the hand, cut the forearm off, turn it 180', drill right through the centre of it all & pin it together. Oh, and I added a mag too.
|Here it is fitted to the leader of the Space Wolves.|
There's a few tricks to modifying these placky marines, one of them was even mentioned soon after the original kit was released, in The Compendium by Nick Bibby I think? That was, to cut off the shoulder bosses from the bodies so that the arms fit better. Back then, when I first read this, I thought it was fine to read this type of advice. But if you think about it, this sort of internal comment wouldn't be allowed nowadays. Telling your customers that "Our brand new product has a design flaw, to fix it you'll need to hack bits off of it for it fit together properly". Naaahhhh, I don't think this would pass today. Anyway, I'm glad I read about it back in the day....it helped :)
I like playing around with their poses, It's quite easy to do with plastic...drills easy :) But the bugger is filling in the gaps that I end up creating in the process. I'm yet to settle on a tried & tested method to solve this issue. Obviously I'll be trying out a few different materials in the coming weeks to find a "good" one.