The Lorien boats 2019

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  • #946
    Theobald
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    Well, I don’t know if anyone around here has also tried to assemble those three Lorien boats. – I wonder what your experiences about that are.

    #37824
    Theobald
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    Well, I don’t know if anyone around here has also tried to assemble those three Lorien boats. – I wonder what your experiences about that are.

    #37827
    Milo
    Participant

    My 3 lorien boats are still unpacked. I will let you know once I have tried.

    #37838
    Theobald
    Participant

    Huomm … I think you better leave them there in the blisters, Master Milo … just to keep you from massive disappointment in terms of a mass of non-fitting parts. – Huom … That Boromir-figure simply is a pure nuisance to assemble though I did not need to assemble Boromir’s right eyebrow to his face …. and believe me that I have assembled quite a lot of miniatures (from other companies, too) …
    just to put an Ent (err … end, of course) to it: I’ll be off here very soon …

    #37839
    hsf62
    Participant

    A very unhappy Ent… :/
    If I buy a figure in parts I expect the parts to fit together! It’s not like I convert a mini and have to make the parts fit.

    #37841
    ddaines
    Participant

    Having assembled all three, I would say try and persevere, but do be prepared for frustrations. As mentioned elsewhere, I have purchased two of each (three of Legolas and Gimli – I am a masochist I know :rolleyes:), and have found Boromir’s arm a source of frustration on both; I have ended up with one almost correct and another ….. well it will do ;); getting the legs to sit correctly is also a bit fiddly ;).

    I think it is getting the alignment right and applying adhesive that sets PDQ that is essential, and the trickiest part – with these figures this is a ‘must’ to get them sitting correctly in the boats.

    I have tried holding the pieces in place using Blue-Tac (not sure if that is the name elsewhere – the sticky stuff that you can stick posters to walls etc.) and then superglue with an accelerator. This has been moderately successful, just use adhesive sparingly and try and avoid getting it on the blue-tac as well. Possibly gluing the seats in place might help and avoid things slipping about (let the adhesive dry thoroughly before removing the Blue-Tac).

    I am also finding that it is my eyesight and fingers that seem to have got bigger, that are causing me to have issues with the fiddly bits as I am sure there have been many other previous releases with small fiddly bits to deal with :rolleyes:

    So try and persevere, I personally feel indebted to Tom for making this happen and assembly issues aside, love these sets ;)

    #37843
    hsf62
    Participant

    Having said what I have said is because I don’t have these MZ/MX and there for can’t judge how easy or uneasy it is to assemble the parts.
    What I mean is that the parts should fit easy together without the possibility that the parts can be glued on at any angle.

    I dont think I would have any problems to assemble these MZ/MX figures as long as I’m still able to repair swords for the Mithril figures using a 0.4mm drill bit free hand to drill the holes….:P

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_m9_sword.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_m9_sword.jpg[/imgz][imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_m9_sword1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_m9_sword1.jpg[/imgz][imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_m9_sword_2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_m9_sword_2.jpg[/imgz][imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_m9_sword_3.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_m9_sword_3.jpg[/imgz]

    #37845
    Theobald
    Participant
    ddaines wrote:
    So try and persevere, I personally feel indebted to Tom for making this happen and assembly issues aside, love these sets ;)

    David, so do I also feel. Thank you very much, Tom.

    #37848
    ddaines
    Participant
    hsf62 wrote:
    Having said what I have said is because I don’t have these MZ/MX and there for can’t judge how easy or uneasy it is to assemble the parts.
    What I mean is that the parts should fit easy together without the possibility that the parts can be glued on at any angle.

    I dont think I would have any problems to assemble these MZ/MX figures as long as I’m still able to repair swords for the Mithril figures using a 0.4mm drill bit free hand to drill the holes….:P

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_m9_sword.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_m9_sword.jpg[/imgz][imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_m9_sword1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_m9_sword1.jpg[/imgz][imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_m9_sword_2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_m9_sword_2.jpg[/imgz][imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_m9_sword_3.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_m9_sword_3.jpg[/imgz]

    I think ideally you need three hands for the boats 😆

    #37849
    Maenas
    Participant
    ddaines wrote:
    …/ and applying adhesive that sets PDQ that is essential

    Haven’t tried it, but I know about a glue that sets within seconds without being cyanoacrylate… it was used by shoshie’s magnificient mini paintings, but I can’t remember the exact brand/name…
    https://www.facebook.com/Shoshiesminis/

    The one I knew about was similar to this brand, but not exactly this one:
    https://www.permabond.com/products/uv-glue-uv-adhesive/

    #37850
    hsf62
    Participant

    Master ddaines,

    if need be I do have 4 hands… :P

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_20190513_182021.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_20190513_182021.jpg[/imgz]

    #37851
    Theobald
    Participant

    Oh, Master Hsf62, I have a similar “machine” but mine has also a nice large and movable magnifying glass at the top. Anyway, it’s a very useful tool.

    #37852
    hsf62
    Participant
    Theobald wrote:
    Oh, Master Hsf62, I have a similar “machine” but mine has also a nice large and movable magnifying glass at the top. Anyway, it’s a very useful tool.

    This one had… a magnifying glass aswell…:rolleyes:

    #37858
    Gerold
    Participant

    I made the boats all 3 of them. The figures are indeed a bit tricky, especially Legolas, Gimli, Aragorn and Boromir. Not the hobbits. I first painted the parts, before assembling. After painting I glued the parts with superglue. Legs were not easy because there are no holes to fit them in, so you have to guess what should be the right position of the legs. But I managed to do it, and if I can do it, so can you.
    I posted pictures in the TAPROOM 4.

    #38004
    imisel
    Participant

    I have forgot about this two. Just ordered the two MX boats.

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