The first thing I notice is how small and detailed the model is. While I did know that both of these things beforehand it really doesn't sink in until you see your first model. all those small little fins and my big hands. I was intimidated.
The first thing I had to do was make a hole in the base for the tab. I really can't see me getting scenic bases and pinning my models. I can't see me trying to drill a tiny hole in that little foot.
So after making the slot I tried to fit the model in. Of course I mad the slot too wide so I used some green stuff to hold the model in. I remembered the next day that you can bend the tab slightly to help make it more snug but the green stuff is holding, I will just have to do some work to clean it up.
This was my first attempt at placing the arms. The right one is out of it socket so I had to break it off and reset it the next day.
Here you can see the mess on the base that I will need to clean up. I think I will add a few little pebbles on the base before priming. I plan on using similar basing to my Skitarii with GW technical paint. Should look decent. I like the some of the hex pattern tile bases I have seen, but I don't see a way for me pulling that off. Simple bases for everyone!!
Next up, Painting!
Questions? Comments? AROs?