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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:48 am 
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As you may have seen in my painting topic, I've recently got some 6th ed PG.
Majority of them came with the halberd unglued and when I dry fit them it looks like none of them are really matching the different position of the hands. As there are 3 different type of body (if we exclude the command group) I was wondering if there's also 3 different types of halbers each one fitting only one type of body.
Or am I just expecting too much of these metal models ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:02 am 
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It's been a while since I assembled mine, but from what I remember, there are indeed 3 different types of halberts. One for each pose. They still remain a pain to assemble, but matching the right halbert with the right model makes a bit of a difference.

Two things helped. I pinned them, by drilling a hole and adding a piece of paperclip. And, when I pinned them, I added a small ball of greenstuff on the pin to sit between the body and the hand. The greenstuff does two things. It strengthens the bond. For some reason, superglue makes a better bond between metal and greenstuff than between metal and metal. And, it quickly fills up the gap between the two pieces which hides any gaps you will end up with because you have a less than perfect fit.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:30 am 
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Thank you Rod !
Now I just have to find which halberd is for which pose ... I think I would have prefered you to say they were all the same :lol:

I think I already kinda knew that I'd need pinning and putty but I wouldn't have thought about doing it that way with the ball of putty directly on the pin ! I think that'll save me some time.

Thanks for your help, Rod.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:39 pm 
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If you take a look in the 6th ed Army Book paint section it looks rather obvious to me.

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