Then there's the Furnace. I bought one a while ago, and assembled it yesterday. As I phrased it elsewher,
This thing has so many spikes on it, it's nearly impossible to avoid stabbing yourself multiple times while cleaning mould lines & assembling it. Really, it's essentially a spiked ball, hanging from a spiked wheel, which is suspended from a spiked arch, and is swung by spike covered crew pulling on a spike covered chain, all of which is mounted on a spiked platform rolling on spiked wheels.I now have many holes and cuts on my hands. Keep in mind, I am by no means a beginner modeler, either.
Here's an artist's concept sketch of my model by the time I finished assembling it:
To top that off... and please note, the Plague Furnace is, not surprisingly, an engine to spread disease and contagion... this morning I woke up sick.
Coincidence? I think not!
On the other hand, I do have to admit, it is a really nice kit. A bit over the top and huge, but nice. I'd even say I'm impressed. I assembled and started to paint the plastic Empire steam tank a while ago, and that was a nice model, but this is well above that in terms of detail and complexity. To top that off, it was also very cleanly moulded -- which is a very good thing. I can't imagine trying to clean ugly mould lines off the entire perimeter of some of the larger/spikier pieces.
Now the trick is to paint it. In a hurry!
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