login   |    register
Other Genres: Fantasy
For fantasy figures. Elves, dwarves, dragons, etc.
Andrea Miniatures Spider-Man
Sabot
Joined: December 18, 2001
KitMaker: 12,596 posts
Historicus Forma: 128 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 11:32 AM UTC
I was at one of the local hobby shops (mainly trains, so I rarely visit) and they had the Arachnid metal figure. My wife was with me and told me I should get it, so I did. It was listed as 54mm, which I've now figured out is 1/32. Fairly small figure but it is well done.

Having never done a white metal figure, I could use some assistance from you figure experts. The metal (pewter?) had a little greasy feel to it so I gently scrubbed it with a toothbrush and some Comet cleanser. I'll start assembling it with super glue this evening.
airwarrior
_VISITCOMMUNITY
New Jersey, United States
Joined: November 21, 2002
KitMaker: 2,085 posts
Historicus Forma: 69 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 11:58 AM UTC
I use white metal ALL the time with my warhammer figs........just use some super glue and give plenty of curing time........also a brass rod is helpful when attaching limbs.
Marty
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: June 16, 2002
KitMaker: 2,312 posts
Historicus Forma: 380 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 12:57 PM UTC
I find that super glue is good for the smaller parts in metal figures. For larger joints like arms and connecting upper and lower body I would probably go with a 5 minute epoxy. Make sure you prime the figure before painting it as paints don't usually stick well to bare metal.
M4Nut
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: March 22, 2002
KitMaker: 148 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 01:11 PM UTC
With metal figures it is important to prime the figure before starting to paint. I usually use Floquil primer airbrushed on.
Eric
m1garand
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: February 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,248 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 01:13 PM UTC
Here's an article from Andrea that may help:

http://andrea-miniatures.com/eng/workshop/init.htm
AJLaFleche
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: May 05, 2002
KitMaker: 8,074 posts
Historicus Forma: 1,791 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 01:16 PM UTC
Welcome to the dark side! #:-)

I concur with the brass rod, (If I remember right, Spidey is clinging to a wall, so you'll definaitely want to anchor him), . but I always use Zap-a-Gap on my white metal figures witha touch of acceleartor when needed. Priming's a good idea, but I don't always do it. You'll want to be cautious with ANrea. While they have generally excellent castings, with recognizable facia features in 54m, the engineering is not always as tight as Pegaso and you may need to fill some joints. Again, zap drizzled in then a drop of accelarator. Subsequent drizles react to the already applied accelerator.


I haven't seen this one buit up, so you'll have to keep us posted with pics.
Sabot
Joined: December 18, 2001
KitMaker: 12,596 posts
Historicus Forma: 128 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 01:43 PM UTC
Spidey's left hand is molded to the wall, his body attaches at the wrist. His right foot has a tab that goes into the wall as well. The right leg is a separate piece as is the head and right hand. Doesn't appear to be a big area to try to insert a brass rod into the wrist.
Marty
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: June 16, 2002
KitMaker: 2,312 posts
Historicus Forma: 380 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 02:48 PM UTC
Since there is a tab that goes into the wall for one of his legs, I think you will be able to get away without using a rod but I would definitely use epoxy to secure this guy to the wall. Then again, you could use a rod where his foot meets the wall and that would probably hold him up pretty well.
Maki
Staff MemberSenior Editor
ARMORAMA
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: February 13, 2002
KitMaker: 5,579 posts
Historicus Forma: 1,985 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 05:28 PM UTC
I was looking at that Spiderman for a long time... It looks great, but the pose is totaly off balance and you'll need some extra strength in securing him to the wall. As others pointed out use putty with super glue (I'd even use a pin to additionaly secure his leg to the base)...

Perhaps this review will come in handy: Spiderman

Mario M.
Sabot
Joined: December 18, 2001
KitMaker: 12,596 posts
Historicus Forma: 128 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 11:26 PM UTC
Thanks for the link Mario. I'm just about at the same stage as that review. Amazingly, the figure stays in place with just the left foot tab and left wrist tab holding him in place. Of course, I'll super glue him in place after I deal with his butt crack gap.
AJLaFleche
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: May 05, 2002
KitMaker: 8,074 posts
Historicus Forma: 1,791 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 02:47 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I'll super glue him in place after I deal with his butt crack gap.



OMG! Spidey's a plumber! #:-)