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Trying to assemble Tai Sheng

Discussion in 'Yu Jing' started by Mahtamori, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    There's this thing I've noticed with CB's 3-point assembly (Gun arm with both hands, torso, supporting arm) and that's put very simply; it's utter garbage.

    Tai Sheng takes the price, though. There's more than a full millimeter between the left arm and the hand on the gun when you put both shoulders snug against the torso piece.

    The problem is, who ever is making CB's Yu Jing miniatures seem to love this design and it doesn't hold a candle to the Line Kazak HMG I just assembled using a different 3-point system where the left arm also had a piece of the left torso which makes the unassembled torso have a huge angular cut by the left shoulder. By contrast, Tai Sheng has a full torso and the left and right arms have been detached cleanly by the shoulder, leaving all of the torso's details intact - and it sucks.

    Does anyone have a solution to this other than bending the gun 20° or using greenstuff to repair the right shoulder? Anyone else had problems with their model?
     
  2. Solar

    Solar Well-Known Member

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    I found it frustratingly difficult too, I acquired one for a Dashat conversion. Added green stuff in the end
     
  3. archon

    archon Well-Known Member

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    I had no big trouble with her. I vague remember that the I had a little problem, but it fits without GS or bending. But I remember that I had a similar problem with Wu Ming HMG.

    But: For me the new bases are very annoying. I use 3mm thick 5mm magnets for the bases and now, that the have the cross slots, there is no room in the depth for the magnets. So I have to use carve in the hole for it or one of the three corners. I use a elektric dremel but it is very time consuming.
     
  4. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    Well, 3mm is the height of the bases, so that won't work. There is a socket for 1mm thick 5mm diameter magnets, just like in the old ones, but located more to the side.
     
  5. archon

    archon Well-Known Member

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    Its actualy 2mm ... anyway the base provided not enough depth - except the base from Ms. Tai :wink:
     
  6. Ashen_Seeker

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    I went to my local shop to buy the Hulang and the Beyond Wildfire and found out the owner had Sheng and, remembering this tread, I decided to buy her... ...I thought you were joking when you said there were some space between arm and hand, but you were not...

    Fixed by filing a little of her right boob and then bending slightly the rifle-arm at the elbow. Then, I bend the left arm outward (always at the elbow) to compensate and it went perfectly.

    I had this problem also with the Thorakitai(feuerbach, hmg and combi), Nox and Kappa (I actually rendered the female advancing unpaintable trying to fix her, a little too much pressure), so...
     
  7. wes-o-matic

    wes-o-matic New Member

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    Can confirm this problem with Tai Sheng too. I've ended up using a bit of paperclip wire and pin vise drill to pin the connections where trooper wrists join up like this, which seems to help a little bit, but it's a problem I keep running into across a lot of the minis I've picked up that feature this kind of pose. I really preferred, for example, the female Zuyong models that feature the head, arms, and shoulders as one piece that glues down across the top of the torso.

    The number of really miniscule joins involved in this line of miniatures has been eye-opening about how fiddly you can get with a multi-piece model at this scale. (My past miniature experience has mostly been BattleTech, Dropzone Commander, and assorted RPG minis.)
     
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