I purchased three sets of #77477. This SKU comes with two different models - the one I'm interested in is the plastic version of #08319 Hobgoblin Captain.
In each set I bought, the Hobgoblin Captain model has a definite gap at the right shoulder - no big deal there, Green Stuff to the rescue. The problem is the sword - in one model, the sword was detached from the model's lower, center piece of armor, leaving a significant divot. I ended up detaching the others - a mistake I should have avoided, in retrospect - and they all that the divots too, although the arms on the model are at the correct angle to cover it whereas the original problem hobgobby's arm is at a different angle.
I've attached a pic, hopefully you can see the problem there.
But now that they're detached, I kind of like the idea of re-posing them to make it easier to paint the model. I still have the divot problem, though, and I'm wondering how I should proceed. Has anyone else encountered this problem with this model, or similar, and if so how was the problem resolved? OR, maybe this is a defective model and I should contact Reaper customer service?
I'm guessing I could either reposition the arms and put the swords back with super glue. But I suppose I could also trim the rough edges of the swords and fill the gap with green stuff. I have neither tools nor experience with that kind of fix, so recommendations on tools/techniques/tutorials are appreciated.
About me - I consider myself a beginning-to-intermediate painter. I know of an understand some higher level techniques but I haven't had a lot of practice with them. I have no experience with basing models other than glueing them to plain plastic bases. I have very very little experience working with green stuff, etc. - I've just filled gaps (crudely) on some models using my fingers and a toothpick. :)
Thanks in advance for your help!
Also, sorry in advance if this isn't in the right forum - I'm new here and I wasn't sure if this was the best place for this post or not. Happy to be corrected if so. :)