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Need Advice on Bones Hobgoblin Veteran (#77477)

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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.

Hobgoblin Veteran/Captain #77477

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!

 

~nzv

 

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. :)

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You got it right. This IS the section to ask such questions.  

 

I would say that you have the best possible situation to learn to use Greenstuff...  

 

I mostly use a very narrow 'spade' shaped tool;

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(The topmost one)

The trick to getting the GS smooth is Vaseline.

I dip the tool in it, then wipe it off against the back of my hand(That leaves barely any on the tool), and use the tool to smooth down the putty. When the GS starts to get sticky on the tool I wipe it againt my hand to refresh it. 

 

Others use water. 

 

I only mix about a lump the size of a large pea of GS at a time, roll it into a thin sausage, and cut lumps off of that. 

For gap filling, I roll it into 1mm thin sausages, or even thinner, and push them gently into place. with a fingernail, then smooth them out with my tool.

 

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If you don't have any Vaseline handy, you can brush the tool on the side of your nose as well. Works in a pinch if needed.

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5 minutes ago, haldir said:

If you don't have any Vaseline handy, you can brush the tool on the side of your nose as well. Works in a pinch if needed.

+1 for nose grease!

 

(From the outside surface of your nose, not the inside!)

 

 

I'll also mention that I don't think it's any kind of defect; I've seen a lot of Bones figures that have little divots where pieces are meant to intersect. To be honest, I haven't seen any that I'd be too worried about for any minis that I intend to use for gaming. For display/competition quality, otoh, it's a problem for green stuff to solve.

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Y'all are so helpful - the nose grease tip was a trip, I LOL'd even though I know it's totally a thing. 

 

Army Painter sculpting tools ordered, but won't be here until Saturday. Luckily I have other minis to satisfy my addiction paint until they arrive! ;-b

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1 hour ago, Sanael said:

(From the outside surface of your nose, not the inside!)

 

 

You know, I thought about adding that but hoped that people knew it was the outside!! If your sticking your tools into holes that don't need tools in, well I can't help yah there!! :lol:

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+2 for nose grease! I actually rub my sculpting tools on my cheek too. 

 

I use alcohol wipes (or just a napkin soaked in alcohol) to remove the oils/Vaseline when I am done sculpting.

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