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bsharitt

How are the Mangler Squigs as models?

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My next planned purchase for a my goblin army is likely going to be mangler squigs, but I see that it's finecast. Already I've run into a few finecast models and while they've all had that weird support beam structure all over the model(often obscuring details, meaning I have to re-carve them with an x-acto knife), some have been fine other than that, but others have had the bubbles and blank spaces where resin should be(luckily the worst was a pestilens plague priest, so that worked out). For smaller models, I don't mind taking the chance and it's not bad to hide the molding mistakes, but I'm a bit more wary of bit bigger model that has much bigger details, so I wanted to get some outside opinions of those that have the model on how it was. From what I understand, a lot of the worst offenders were metal models that got moved right over to finecast and that some of the newer "designed for finecast" models fared a bit better and the mangler squigs are in the later group. So how is the model? How much time am I going to be carving away finecast shards?

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I have never had an actual mangler squig. Didnt have a model when i started orcs and gobbos.

ButIf you end up not liking dealing with it I came up with a not terrible conversion. 

Take a 60mm base and put 6 fanatics on it chains all different directions. I grouped them very tightly but you can have a loose formation. Then take some twine or string or thread and lash them together creating a "nightmare fanatic"

Obviously not the same type of damage but would give the same overall function I think.

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It's actually quite a terrible cast. I spent about 80% cleaning it up, pinning (everything), and resculpt. Worst parts for me was inside there mouths. Alot of detail, including an entire gobbo whent missing. 

But its worth all the work as its wreaks havoc on the battlefeild.

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I have two and both were fine, but that's the nature of finecast really - extremely variable. Buy direct from GW and they'll let you return the model as many times as you need until you get a good one.

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Mine is fine, no problems after using the scrub n super glue technique. The ball and chain on its leg breaks off though - best pointing it towards its own body somehow. 

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No major problems on mine, built them as two separate entities. I should add i didn't add all the extra stuff hanging from them.

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My friend has one 

Sadly the model developed a list very early on that just got worse overtime

The ankle of the 1 foot that' actually touching the base started to bend, possibly due to heat

It's now probably on a 45 degree angle. If it gets any worse it will most likey topple over

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I decided to go ahead an roll the dice on it and placed and order, so we'll see how it goes.

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