Super Dungeon Explore Druid & Bear

October 25, 2013 ·

Super Dungeon Explore really should come with an assembly guide! First I made the DeepRoot Druid and Bear and I've got to say that it's a lot tougher than it looks.

These models are absolutely covered in flash and to make things worse, the parts are small, rather fragile looking and it's difficult to tell exactly where they fit on the models.

So by comparison, the druid was a piece of cake to put together. All he needed was a quick clean with a sharp knife and to glue the fur cloak on to his back. I'll trim the edges again with a knife once it's dried.

The bear however, took me well over half an hour to clean and assemble, because he comes covered in flash, especially around some of the chain detail and his head doesn't fit on properly!

After completely cleaning the two parts I tried getting the head on, but found a huge gap either at the front of the mouth or at the back of the neck.

First of all I trimmed around the 'stumpy bit' that slots down. However, when that only made a minor improvement, I realised that the 'stumpy bit' was far too wide to fit fully down into the slot, so I chopped the bottom off using a pair of crude Power Scissors. They actually use these in hospitals to cut people's clothes off!

The head then fitted on perfectly and I glued it into place. Although there is a seriously noticeable joining line (and slight gap) around the mouth and along the back of the tongue.

I never thought I'd say it, but this looks like a job for that new Liquid Green Stuff, because there's no way I'd be able to get some into that gap without making a mess of the model otherwise.

Now to start on the other characters. But I think it's going to be a while before I play any games of Super Dungeon Explore when the models take this much effort to put together.

Still, it'll be amazing when they're all built and beautifully painted, just like the fully painted Space Hulk set that I love so much.

Stay tuned for more ranting as I assemble the rest of the box.


Munky said...
December 1, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

Looks like a tough job you have there matey.
Don't worry too much about Liquid Green stuff it scrapes off real easy when it's dry.
But it does shrink and crack if its applied to thick in one go.

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