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Froggy72325 Aug 2020 1:06 a.m. PST

Hello TMP community,

I have recently bought the Forged In Battle Pyrrhic starter army and I am a little lost as to how to drill the holes for the wire sarissas?

I bought a 1mm drill piece but it's taking forever to drill. I spent 20 mins getting a single hole into one hand.

I am also causing slight damage to other parts of the modal too.

Should I be using a smaller drill? Or is there another method that I have not heard about?

I am using the 50mm Wire Spears with Leaf Shaped Points from Xyston too.

Porthos25 Aug 2020 2:47 a.m. PST

I do not drill holes IN the hand, I drill AGAINST the hand (using a 2mm drill). In that way one creates an "open" hand that makes it easier the glue the sarissa. Reading the way you drill (and I am sure you are múch better at that than me ;-)) I am sure I would drill a hole only in my own hand… ;-)))

Zippee25 Aug 2020 2:58 a.m. PST

Having just completed some 480 FIB phalangites I hear your pain but I found that drilling straight down into the hand from above worked just fine.

Typically you only need to drill the top hand, the pike sits on/in or under the bottom hand (depending on pose and which packs you have)

Not saying it wasn't a tad tedious but worth it in the end.

you can see a few of them (a single Impetus large unit) here

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