Karist Angel Assembly Guide
Polystyrene cement - only use superglue if you want to go insane! All of our models are designed to be assembled with polystyrene cement as it gives some time to re-pose while gluing, fuses the models together and prevents brittle joins like other glues do. Make sure you have polystyrene cement in your toolkit before you begin!
We want you to experiment! We've broken our models up into lots of parts and given a fair few spare parts so that you can push yourself out of your comfort zone, learn new skills and create some really unique models. We've tried to price things so that it won't break the bank if you make a mistake, so please cut stuff up and have some fun. Start simple with a slice here and a re-pose there, and watch your confidence and skills increase until you are a master modeler!
Basing - Always make sure you glue your model to its base with an eye on the arc markers on the sides of the base. The arc marker indents should be at the halfway point between the front and back of the model to show the front and back halves of the model when gaming. See the Maelstrom's Edge rulebook for more detailed notes on this.
Dry fit before gluing! - There are lots of pose options possible, but that means there is also the freedom to screw up and make some bad poses! Sticking the parts together and seeing how things look will usually lead to a model that is fairly static and repetitive. You should consider knee, hip, torso, and arm positions when gluing and ensure that you have a pose in mind before you start gluing things together. If in doubt or insecure about your talents in the posing area, we recommend you try to copy the poses from some of our studio models found here in the gallery.
Karist Angel Assembly Notes
One Karist Angel can be assembled from the following sprue:
Assembly is straightforward, with relatively limited posing options provided on the stock sprue. Start with the main body piece, attach the face and then attach the back part. The legs can only fit in one way without trimming, and the small tentacles slot in once the legs are glued in place.
Four arm options are provided and they are very subtle in their differences (due to some manufacturing issues).
The Angel model is really ripe for conversions, with it able to take any form provided the 'core' remains the same. If you want to dabble, why not try adding some extra tentacles using green stuff, or resculpting an arm. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing: