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Lion El'Jonson, Primarch of the Dark Angels - A build log

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First, the nifty mystery box. Very pretty.

 

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The instruction manual. The inside is mostly a parts list and build instructions, so I will only post it on request. Here's how the model looks with the full diorama base, but you all know that already.

 

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Contents, box 1

 

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Contents, box 2

 

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All the parts, none damaged during transport. Very clean casts. 
Not shown: standard bases, one to slot into the diorama base, one for the diorama base itself.
 
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These are all the parts that make up the primarch himself, with two head options and two sword options and accompanying scabbards.
 
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And finally the parts making up the diorama base. One Night Lord still fighting, the rest pretty sliced up, with an assortment of corpse parts to glue to the base.
 
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Today I've cleaned up the resin to prepare for washing and gluing in the next few days. Unfortunately, my cyanoacrylate superglue has last been used some time last year, so I need to make another trip into town before I can actually build more than the base assembly.
 
It wil probably take me some time to paint everything after building, but I plan to do it fairly consistently over the next few weeks.
 
A few of the parts were warped, but not dramatically so. All in all, I will say that this is a very high quality model from Forge World, with a minimum of hassle. The parts all fit together very well after the cleanup. Cleaning was a minimum of cutting and filing, there was very little flash, easily removed with a sharp knife.
 
Next step will be washing everything thoroughly, gluing the bases with JB Weld, and then starting on the primarch himself. The diorama base will be looked at afterwards.

 


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Today, I scrubbed the mold release agent with dishsoap and cleaned up a few little sprue parts that I had missed initially. I almost lost a very small part in the drain, but was able to catch it in time. whistling.gif sweat.gif
Then I used JB Weld to secure the baseplates to the actual bases, and while I was at it, did the same to the main body. Since it takes a good while to cure, I fixated everything with clamps.
As you can see, I also found superglue, so I glued together the poor Night Lord (minus backpack) as well as arms and front tabard / belt.
Tomorrow, when the epoxy glue is cured fully, I plan to look into which subassemblies I will build to make painting simpler. I might even get the primer sprayed before the weekend!
 
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Today, I scrubbed the mold release agent with dishsoap and cleaned up a few little sprue parts that I had missed initially. I almost lost a very small part in the drain, but was able to catch it in time. whistling.gif sweat.gif

And THAT is why I scrub the pieces while they're still on the gates :lol: Much harder to almost lose pieces that way. :yes:

 

 



front tabard / belt.

Oh come on man. They even correctly call it a surcoat on the instructions! :lol:

 

Also side note: When I see your name, I can't help but hear bagpipes


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When working near a drain always always always put the plug in! I wash my resin in an old lasagne dish so nothing can escape.

This is a great idea for a thread Captain. I haven't bought a Lion for my pile of shame yet so I'll live vicariously through yours.

Edited by Cactus, 16 September 2020 - 03:48 PM.

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Oh, the plug was in. It just tried to slip cheekily in one of the gaps there. But yes, if I wash in that sink again, it'll be in another dish. That was a little scare :)


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Cleaned up and de-warped the pieces in need of that.
 
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Posed on the diorama base.
 
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Here's what I got done today. Everything is now primed black with the help of my airbrush, and a light dusting of grey primer for a very rudimentary zenithal highlight to bring out the details (which makes later painting easier for me). A bit of spattering is visible; my airbrush is not the best. I only use it for priming though, and none of that will be visible later.
 
The parts are held in place with putty, I just posed everything so you can get an idea how they go together.
 
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And some smaller pieces. The head is pinned, so I can use both options. However, I decided not to paint the grenades and chainsword option, since I don't like the look.
 
Tomorrow I will go into town to pick up a few pots of paint that I will need.
 
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I must admit, this thread is keeping my hobby fire burning during my holiday. Absolutely brilliant, thank you!
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Great work Brother!!!

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Great work so far!

Quick one, how big is the Lions helm in comparison to a normal marines?
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Great work so far!

Quick one, how big is the Lions helm in comparison to a normal marines?

Surprisingly, it's quite close in size to a normal Mark III helmet. Looks marginally bigger than the Mark III.


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Yes, I like helmeted better, but it does look pretty small and bland, so I might actually go with the bare head. I've built them so they're exchangeable, though.


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