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Deathroller build log
Well then, I guess I spent an evening putting the Forge World Deathroller model together. It's a pretty big kit, in the typical Forge World resin (not my favourite material to work with). It's a fun model, with plenty of detail and pretty high quality overall. The pieces fit together pretty well and doesn't appear to need too much in terms of green stuff to fill gaps.

Step one: open the box full of parts:


It's pretty daunting to see at first, but taking the parts out of the blister and organising it, it's not too bad:


Step one: Get rid of the mould gates:


They're pretty large, but snap off easily with a pair of side cutters. Cleaning the last part involves some work with a scalpel and a fair bit of scraping overall to clean off mould lines.



After some work cleaning up the first set of pieces, I notices the kit has a few parts with "Shims". These are very thin layers of resin (to the point of being translucent) that need to be cut out:


The instructions that ship with the kit are pretty easy to follow, almost Ikea style :) Here are a couple of more images taken during the assembly:




If you have sharp eyes, you'll notice that the little hobgoblin who's about to be crushed by the roller is missing an arm. Unfortunately, this is a part that was missing (see the second image above; I believe it should have been next to the head on the part numbered 17). Here's a bit of a closeup:


I've dropped off an email to Forge World about this, and hope they'll help me out with this particular problem.

This model is pretty large, and while I do remember that I was supposed to put this model on the pitch (with Morg and some other models for scale), I decided not to for this one. Because of how the kit is built, I don't want to glue the dwarf to the seat nor do I want to glue the roller to the base. It'd be a nightmare to paint some of these parts if it was all a solid piece. So, you'll have to wait for the scale comparison until a later date. Sorry :)
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Posted by sann0638 on 2017-04-07 00:00:58
There are some good scale comparisons out there - particularly in the Blood Bowl Community group on facebook. Search for Taylor-Yorke.
Posted by awambawamb on 2017-04-07 01:34:04
...and it has got a lawnmower behind!
very cool model, very tech-y looking.
(and you could paint the sprues as massive dwarvish gold ingots :D)
Posted by Roland on 2017-04-07 06:14:05
Why don't they use white metal anymore?
Posted by Danish_Dan on 2017-04-07 08:31:36
But you going to paint it then Christer? :-)
Posted by Christer on 2017-04-07 13:13:38
Yes, I'm going to paint it.

I currently have 42 models remaining to be assembled, to add to the 40-ish models I have assembled already.. There's a lot of stuff to be painted... :)
Posted by awambawamb on 2017-04-07 15:28:36
@roland metal it's much more difficult and expensive to cast due to higher temperatures and better moulds required. the polymer mould can have a higher degree of detail for the same investment
Posted by easilyamused on 2017-04-07 19:57:55
I think Forge World has always used resin cast.