So, like I said in my previous post, I managed to salvage the dreadnought. The alcohol further removed the primer and then I sanded some of it...and I'm happy with the results. In the following photos, there seems to be some pitting in the plastic but it isn't as bad as it looks (I blame it on the macro function of the camera).
I also finished assembling my third and final tactical squad. 30 Space Marines in roughly 4 days of work, not bad! (at least for me,
). This time I didn't take group pictures, just some highlights that I'm "proud" of.
I made a SM using a missile launcher while kneeling, using a set of legs from the old Command Squad sprue.
Of course that then I found out that there's a pair of legs just for that in the Heavy Weapons box...but I was pretty happy until then
I drilled all the weapons
It's a pain to do it, specially getting the hole of the barrel centered. Any tips on doing that? Drilling the lateral holes seem to help but even so...maybe making a pilot hole with a small drill and then the larger one?
The 10th and final member of my 3rd Tactical Squad was a salvaged SM.
There are some parts still in blue, but those are impossible to clean even with acetone since they are mixed with superglue. But since the main offenders will be covered by the shoulder pads and the head, I just need take care when paint the hand/bolter zone, checking if the blue doesn't show.
I'm going back to work on Monday so that will slow down my hobby time, but I'm hoping to assemble a drop-pod and start working on more figures (maybe the Assault Squad).