|Look at them, all smug and Tachikoma-like|
YOU WILL NEED:
- A scalpel or craft knife
- A small hand drill
- A small metal file
- Brass rods (for pinning)
- Epoxy Putty (aka Greenstuff)
First of all, unpack and sort the contents of the Kameel box. It should include everything in the picture below If it doesn't, Corvus Beli's customer service will send you out replacements, just quote the complaint code that comes on the little slip of paper.
Next, trim and file off any flash and mould-lines (I've included cleaned up versions of most parts in the picture). Be careful not to clip off connectors like the ball joints for the rifles. The hoof-like parts on the ends of the legs are the hated base extentions. Leave them on*, but cut off the thin bars between them.
Drill a hole in the bottom cupola of the chassis, where the legs will connect.
Even though the legs and body aren't glued to each other, it all slots nicely together. The larger, rounded legs are the Kameel's front limbs, the more spindly, angular ones the rear. Don't get them confused!
The remote is now ready to be primed. I've experimented with priming the top and sides white and the underside black, to increase contrast. They're not included here, but don't forget to prime the baggage as well.
Jannisary. For now it's mainly just red/brown. The body is still not glued to the legs, the baggage compartments aren't glued to the body, and the brass rod holding it up isn't glued to the base, but everything balances perfectly. In the next post I'll go over attaching the remote firmly to the base, and blending in those annoying base extensions. And finishing up the paint job too I guess.
* The other option is to cut them off and reposition the legs so that they all fit on the base. I considered this for about 5 seconds before writing it off as Too Much Work.