Steve here, with a fun start to the weekend by asking a fun question: What are some of your best hobby mistakes? This is a light-hearted post.
The premise here is that I was in the middle of destroying one of my new Legion Moritats that I bought from Forgeworld (link) and I grew nostalgic thinking about all of the models I have screwed up in the last year or so. Sad at the time, but fun to think about now.
Below are some of my recent failures, what are some of your recent hobby fails?
The Legion Moritats recently released by Forgeworld have such a great look to them as gunslingers. Rules aside, these are amazing models. I pre-ordered both types and they came in the mail recently. They will join my Blood Angels army (which sadly is mostly unassembled).
The fail with these models is that the ammo lines that connect the guns to the power armor are straight pieces of resin and fairly brittle. While I was successful in heating and bending the plasma pistol wielding Moritat, I did not have enough patience with the Volkite wielding Moritat and it broke in several places on along these ammo feeds. Now I am left shaving and molding green stuff that I used to attach the lines. Green stuff is still magic to me in the hobby, so this worries me.
They still do look awesome though!
I was in line to pick up Captain Centos on release day and I was very excited. He was actually affordable. He is a good looking model, though he is a bit static in his stance.
The fail with our good captain here is when I got home and began to assemble him, I lost one of his arms. This was almost immediate, and only magic or the divine could have lost a piece this quickly and completely. Very odd and silly.
He will now take his place as a sergeant in one of my tactical squads. I will still name him Centos.
Last but not least was my first set of Tau drones. I do not collect Tau, but had a squad of fire warriors made from the Kill Team box. I personalized each fire warrior and was really happy with the start of that kill team. The fail is when I glued the guns on to the drones backwards because I was not clearly looking at the direction of the antennae on the top of the drones. I had to cut them off and re-glue them on - almost straight.
I will not mention go into detail about gluing every Land Raider front door shut by accident. What are your best hobby blunders? There has to be more out there than just me? Right? Right?
I look forward to hearing about them from you. Have a great night!