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Shadyt29 Dec 2017 4:27 p.m. PST

I am starting to assemble my new Oathmark plastic Goblins. I could use some advise on attaching the arms. If the surfaces don't line up real well, what do you do? Glue them on as best you can then try to fill the gaps? Use a little bit of green stuff to attach them? What kind of glue works best?

Puster Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2017 3:17 p.m. PST

I have no Oathmark Goblins at hand, but my experience with non-fitting arms or heads is that you should use a knife and carefully cut them to give a realistic pose – gaps at this stage are acceptable – and then glue them with plastic glue, which binds them pretty well. Leave alone for a couple of hours, then fill in small gaps with wood lime, or use green stuff for larger gaps. Quite some work, but nothing looks as bad as unrealistically jointed arms or heads popping up from a giraffe neck.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2017 4:01 p.m. PST

Most plastic figures I have assembled have 'optimum' arms to torso options, you have to look at the ones on the box to see which they are in general! -- I agree with Puster whee you want to make your own variants

roving bandit31 Dec 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

Depending on how large a gap and its exact location, I usually hide such things with pauldrons or the like.

Shadyt31 Dec 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

Thanks guys! I have tried using plastic model cement from Testors and it worked great and it filled the gaps. The arm angles are already very good with these Goblins, unlike some orcs I tried years ago and gave up on after building one figure.

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