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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:13 pm 
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I feel like I might be missing something with the phoenix. It seems like the ball and socket base is supposed snap in and the bird will balance without glue. But when I built my flamespyre way back it the socket on the phoenix was visibly misaligned so I just assumed that I messed it up, or the cast was wonky.

This time with the Frostheart I was really careful with that part but it seems no,it isn't going to just be a snap on/snap off affair. Am I doing this wrong or what?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:46 am 
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If I remember correctly, you need to glue the ball into the model to make it stay in place.

As an alternative, what you can try is to drill a little hole in the ball and in the phoenix. Then, glue in a small pin (I've found that a piece of a paperclip is ideal for this) in the ball (the pin only needs to be a few mm). Now you get the phoenix to stay on by sliding the hole of the phoenix over the pin. I think I did this and still glued the phoenix in place though.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:12 am 
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Gluing it to the base just sounds like a recipe for me snapping it off that base so I've double downed on the paperclip pillar route.

https://imgur.com/aZqVKVt

https://imgur.com/OUCwiTq


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:17 am 
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That definitely works. And yes, snapping is an issue. Though it's not as bad with the phoenix models as it was with the metal great eagles. The plastic is relatively light and flexible, which makes it a lot more forgiving than the heavy metal models.

Great looking model by the way :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:27 pm 
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The phoenix I bought was also loose in the socket. The model came together perfectly at the seam. I think it's just slight variations in castings. My plan is to coat the round bit at the end of the plastic stand with some super glue and let it dry so it hopefully makes the fit a little more snug.


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