As mentioned in an earlier post, I have coveted this treasure of a monster for quite a few years. Since it is pretty expensive I have continuously post-poned purchasing it. But I sold a lot of pre-painted miniatures recently and thought I deserved it! ‘Cause you know… Chimera!
Quite a big awesome box! I have seen some of Mierce’s smaller miniatures unpacked and they looked really brittle and painful to assemble, so I thought that this big fella would be easy enough….. Oh well…
Every single claw on the miniature needed to be individually glued on. Don’t get me wrong, it looks wonders, but damn… I had to file and drill into each claw “socket” to make them fit!
On the bright side, the rest of the miniature was really easy to assemble!
I officially gave my first pedicure to a miniature! (even using Citadel thin superglue which has a brush attached, making it look exactly like a nail polish!) The claws were flying everywhere when using tweezers, however and I managed to glue them to my legs and arms twice! Don’t ask why :-P
As you can see in the pictures, there weren’t even space enough for assembling this guy, so I ‘carefully’ shoved all the miniatures away that I am currently working on :-P
And of course, the day after I assembled it, somehow a claw was missing… But it doesn’t seem too hard to sculpt something similar, though I would prefer not to!
I just purchased a base for the miniature. a 120mm round base will do, but I have to paint the stomach first before gluing on the wings, else there will be no space!
Here is my work so far: