November 6, 2014
Assembly: Cerastus Knight Castigator, Part 4
All in all, this was a fantastic kit! Very fun and enjoyable to put together. It definitely had more of a "modelers" aspect to it, being slightly more complex to assemble due to the poseability of the legs and such. I had very few issues with the kit. Only one warped piece, and only the lower arm piece on the sword arm had any issues with not being cast well (i.e. bubbles and thin areas) and most of that can be easily fixed with some liquid green stuff. It's an expensive kit, so I'm glad it was well cast and didn't have too many issues. You can get two regular Knights for the cost of this one.
The only other issue I have (not related to the model itself) is that in getting the Wave Serpent to attach to the base, I somehow warped it. Not so bad that it can't stand up, but I will definitely look into getting some plastic card to shim the base to make it more stable. Now I have to find some info on making it look like the Serpent crashed and dug into the ground with mounded up earth along the length of the model. So I won't be ready to prime it just yet.
I hope you enjoyed following along with the assembly. I hope this diary helps to supplement the instructions in the kit to make your own assembly as smooth as possible.