Glue, New Elephants and some nice painting

We have been getting questions as to what glue we use to stick the metals together, it seems that pewter is not that superglue friendly. Adam found that the really cheap thin stuff from the likes of the pound shops works as well as it did on the lead alloy, others found that UHU or Bostok was the way to go. I found the howdahs a real problem before resorting to Adam’s thin cheap stuff, Adam also recommended using Bluetack to hold the howdah side together as the glue dried.

The new Resin Elephants are now in the store, I mention this as we want to let you know we will be adding unit deals for 2 elephants and crews once the crew sets have been remade. They will include the new astride crews and have a small saving over the packs prices.

We get sent photographs of painted figures from time to time but I think this is the first link to a youtube video

I really like them and the horses are some of the best I have seen to date. Thank you Frazier Ketteringham for sharing with us.

I have also been trying out the resin beasts to see how they take paint and washes. This is just Halfords grey primer, washed with Agrax Earthshade then dry brushed with a light beige followed by another quick wash. The small ridge on the upper blanket is the glue from a howdah I had fitted to check fit etc. Might use this for an astride crew. Old on the left new on the right.

3 thoughts on “Glue, New Elephants and some nice painting”

  1. The elephants look great. As always, Aventine tempts me to purchase figures that I don’t really have any plans to field as part of an army! Anyway, I do have a question about “the really cheap thin stuff from the likes of the pound shops”. What are pound shops? We must call them something else here in Canada!

    1. They are shops that sell all products for £1.00 might be $ stores or bargain deals. They sell boards with 6 -10 tubes of superglue.

      Cheers

      Keith

      1. Ah! Yes, of course, we Canadians call them dollar stores. I didn’t clue in that a pound store was a £ store! I was thinking more along the lines of a pound store being a kilogram store, which of course didn’t make a lot of sense! I wondered did a pound store originally only sell items by the pound? Anyway, I guess that I am in a goofy mood today. Someone needs to pound some sense into me!

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