Thursday, 10 May 2012

Fantastic plastic…


You may remember, in my post about building the Cryx Starter set I had an issue with the glue, eventually discovering that Privateer recommend superglue despite the models apparently being plastic. The general consensus from across the net was that they are in fact a form of resin and should be treated as such.

Fast forward a couple of weeks – I was watching the latest video on the RHQ YouTube channel about unboxing the new plastic Hordes Starter sets. Imagine my surprise when Andrew Galea tells us he stuck all three box sets together with plastic glue!

This called for some investigation, so these last couple of evenings I opened up the Cryx Bonejack kits I had stored away to see if the plastic glue would work after all. I am happy to say that the two 'jacks in the above photo are stuck together with plastic glue – straight out of the box, no washing in soapy water or preparing in any way. Time will tell which is the better glue option long-term, but this was very encouraging.


However, I hit a problem when it came to the second Nightwretch Bonejack – can you see what it is?

It seems I have been unlucky with my Privateer Press purchases in the last month. Not only did my Everblight starter set have a missing leg and the wrong spell card, my Nightwretch box had too many right legs and not enough left legs!

I could contact them again but it's getting boring now and I don't want to wait. So, much like the one-legged Shredder, I will have to come up with a solution to turn a right leg into a left leg (or replace it entirely) – I love a hobby challenge so stay tuned for that one.

10 comments:

  1. I'm glad that they stuck together with plastic clue but this manufacturer should get its act together. But like you said it presents you with a challenge so enjoy!

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    1. I have to admit it's becoming a concern, all these missing/incorrect parts.

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  2. Seems that PP is having issues getting the right parts inside the packages. I received the Wrong Eye & Snapjaw kit with 2 upper parts of Snapjaw's head and a friend of mine had his new gun mages missing a sword...

    Luckily the customer service works wonders there.

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    1. Hmmm, that's a worry – I thought I'd just been unlucky, but if it's a recurring theme I'm not going to be happy.

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  3. You're a more patient and talented man than me sir.

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    1. Luckily, aside from a peg to fit it to the body and some details, there's not a lot of difference between left and right legs. I'm hoping with a bit of platicard, some faux rivets and a bit of greenstuff I can get it to look good.

      At least my models won't all look the same!

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  4. Good news and bad news in the same post! I can understand what you mean about not wanting to wait. I've started 'loosely' planning what I hope to achieve in a coming month, preparing, basing etc. I can’t imagine anything more frustrating than to find that you are unable do something because of a mistake by the manufacturer! Grrrr!

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    1. Yes, even though I won't be painting these models for a little while and the fact that the Privateer customer services are pretty good, once I'd made the decision to build these guys I just want to get it done.

      Initially I was rather hacked off as it was something else missing/incorrect but now I'm embracing the challenge.

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  5. That is a bind when you don't get the right parts. PP will need to up their quality control procedures.

    Look forward to seeing how you solve this dilemma!!

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    1. I have to say, I am looking forward to a bit of converting!

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