After so many false starts I've got my McFarlane Primaris Intercessor and he's gonna get the Space Wolves treatment.
First up was to break him apart so I can paint in sub-assemblies - I popped of his Shoulder pad as a starter:
- Leg from the groin, you need to pull to the side to pop the pin, this does mean the thigh plate gets in the way, but that is very flexible plastic so it does give, but I might cut it off (then glue it back later) as I can see when I attach the leg again, it will scrape the paint job.
- Head, now that was nasty, I could not pull it off so I had to pry it with a screwdriver, first attempt was in the u-shape above the chest plate and I ended up leaving a dent in the armour, so I moved to the edge over the shoulder and it did come away a little easier but did leave a mark, so if you're doing this at home, be careful.
I had a play around with posing him holding the bolter but the fingers are very tight on the handle and it will ruin any paint job you do before hand, so I might pull the hand out and glue it to the handle before I start painting, I might even go as far as removing the trigger finger first and then glue it back on once I have a better fit.
All in all it's a hefty piece of plastic and does have some mould lines, not sure how easy the clean up with be as it has a slightly rubbery feel to it. The backpack sits too far off the main body, so I think I will trim the box it fits into to keep it closer and also the backpack looks very wide compared to the body.
I was hoping that I could cheat and use a vehicle decal or press-mould, but as you can see they are way too small:
Edited by sbarnby71, 19 October 2020 - 11:32 AM.