Now that I’ve painted the interior roughly to my satisfaction, it’s time to cobble this sucker together! I used the bulkhead as a guide to square the bottom and left side first:
This shot makes the interior look better, so I’m including it, too:
I then said a fond farewell to the interior and popped the right side and bottom on the model:
Unfortunately, as I was just getting some momentum, I discovered that Forge World had packed two of the left canard and no right canard! I know a lot of you have probably not experienced “double canard shock,” but it’s pretty brutal. Luckily, Forge World (and Games Workshop) have pretty great customer service when it comes to missing bits, so a new canard is on its way!
Here’s a shot of where I had to stop:
And another shot:
These shots don’t provide you with a good look of all the places where patching and filling are necessary. That’s the nature of the beast – if you plan on building a resin model, have a plan for filler and patches. Green Stuff, Liquid Green Stuff, Green Putty, and Apoxie Sculpt are all good for different reasons.
I used Apoxie Sculpt so far on the Storm Eagle, but I think, in some places, I would have been better off with Green Stuff and Green Putty. Liquid Green Stuff is perfect for tiny gaps and bubbles. However, there was a big chunk missing from the front of the left side. I don’t know if I accidentally broke it or if it came that way, but for that part – which was a straight, flat part – Apoxie Sculpt worked perfectly. I’ll try and get some pictures of that for the next (and last) assembly post. After that… painting!