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This is beautiful!!  Can you tell me, did you pin this one through the leg to avoid the drooping?  I want to paint my copy of him but others have said theirs start leaning over unless they insert a pin through the leg attached to the base.  I'm afraid of drilling because that leg isn't the straightest and I have very little experience pinning at the moment.  

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@stormbreachwill that's bad news for me.  I didn't realize this was going to lean, too. I did a dragon earlier that also leaned really bad.  Didn't know until i painted it.  This one is not pinned.i did reinforce the wings and bond areas with a solution of milliput and alcohol.  Damn.  Now I'm worried it's going to sag. 

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Well all is not lost.  Maybe it won't sag, sometimes the sag problem can be hit or miss, some Bones parts are harder than others.  Just keep an eye on it and if it does sag there is always the option of inserting a hot pin without the need to drill.  My friend suggested that for mine but I have very little drilling experience and absolutely no experience with using a hot pin (I don't think he does either tbh).  Maledrakh mentioned his pinning of this figure in his show off post, which I private messaged him about.  He said the talon began touching the base and the wingtip touched the ground but he fixed it by inserting a pin through the base and leg all the way to the hip long after it was painted.  I'm sure he would give you advice further if you needed.  But keep an eye, you should let us know in a month or two if you notice any sagging!

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Something else i meant to note is I've been filling in gaps with milliput and smoothing them over so you can't see any seams.   It's worked really well.  Adds time to being able to paint, but wow so clean once it's primed.

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I really should be doing more gap filling.. and more mold line cutting... and more pinning... more prep work in general.  I'm just so focused on the painting that I don't have the patience.  Even the painting suffers because I want to finish too fast.  I have a few unpainted minis that need some gaps filled and a large metal diorama called Bridge of Sorrows that will need both gap filling and major pinning.  Seriously, Google it, that thing is insane.  It also now costs more than $100, I got it when it was new so I think it was less than $50.  Anyways, I will eagerly await your update on whether your beautiful griffon is drooping! ::P:

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