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2 June 2012

Venomthropes Problems!

Nick speaking,

Along with my two Ghost Arks, I also purchased two Venomthropes with the money I had from my birthday a while back. I can't even begin to tell you how much of a pain they were to build, and I now find myself with a real hatred for Finecast! Maybe I have just been unlucky, but it actually took me longer to prepare the two Venomthropes for painting than it did my two Ghost Arks! So many air bubbles, miscasts, bent sections and missing bits! I even had to make one of the small fins on one of their backs out of green stuff because one was missing. I really didn't enjoy putting these bugs together, which is a real shame, because the Venomthropes are actually nice models.

I know I could have taken them back, but at first glance they looked OK, it wasn't until I was about halfway through cleaning them up that I realised how bad they were. I am now also convinced that it wouldn't have made any difference anyway, as the replacement would probably have been just as bad, if not worse! So much for FINEcast, the name just doesn't match what you get. Somehow, I was also supplied with an extra tentacle arm, which was the only good thing I have to say about them, as I am going to use it as a lash whip for my Tyranid Prime. Anyway, here they are, all built and primed ready for painting, which should be a lot more fun...

4 comments:

  1. wow that sounds shocking that bits are actually missing!! from what I've heard GW are pretty good with replacements so I would probably of been in touch with them.

    But you've done an excellent repair job and I'm looking forward to seeing them painted and the Necron Doom Scythe and the Wave Serpents... god you've got a lot to do! lol

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  2. I'd be afraid of breaking those whips... 

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  3. I know what you mean, extra special storage will be needed for these bad boys

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  4. Yeah, I am sure they would have replaced them, but I didn't realise how bad they were until I was half way through taking the mould lines off, so didn't bother. They came out OK in the end, but they did take me long to build that my two Ghost Arks! lol

    Yep, so much to do, and that's just the tip of the iceberg =)

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