Its not really a wip as its pretty much 99% finished, but I had to
call it that as I still need to finish the doors. The model itself is
darn heavy and was a complete nightmare to assemble. I know previously I
mentioned the FW Tomb Stalker and Storm Eagle are nasty ones to put
together but this thing was on another level. The tracks do not even
fit. You need to completely cut away parts to get the thing to attach
properly. Thats only the beginning. So my advice is if you purchase a
Spartan be prepared for a lot of grief.
the good news is the model is fantastic and was a joy to paint. Its
really models like these from FW that put a smile on my face before
painting. The detail is amazing.
On another note I am currently
putting together a FW Dark Eldar Tantalus, and at that point I am going
to end as that model so far has to be the worst to assemble. Hopefully I
will get some photos up for that one.
Anyone else tried the FW Spartan? What did you think?
Hey, I did use metallic paints on the tracks, and then added rust mig pigments to get the effect. Hope that helps
Great to know about the difficulty of assembly. I wanted two storm eagles but am having issues convincing myself to get the second one after the grief the first one gave me. I was considering this as an alternative.
Out of all the models that I have put together by FW, the Storm Eagle was the one that nearly got me super gluing my hands to the model. It was a pretty painful experience.
Great paint job as always but surprised to hear you had so many problems putting it together, when I did mine I had to get a replacement side due to a miscast and the tacks were a little on the loose side but certainly nothing like you encountered and I actually found it one of the easier fw kits to assemble.
It was a joy to paint I agree, apart from the quad las cannon as painting the same thing eight times is never my idea of fun 😉
Hey Ben, I'm glad you didn't have many problems. I found the thing a nightmare 🙂
The Storm Eagle is an absolute nightmare to build. I actually had to glue the front and rear doors shut to ensure the integrity of the model., something which I really regret, because there is quite a lot of detail on the inside.
I'm working on a FW Legion Fellblade at the moment and apart from a bit of hassle with the tracks, it was quite easy to assemble.
To get back to your Spartan, it's absolutely gorgeous. So rusty and weathered it almost gives me shivers.
Hey cheers Revan88 🙂
- cool games
its nice work, i really like it and thanks for the tutorial.
I would like to say I wish I had read this post about 1 weeks ago :/ I had to completely cut away half a tank track panel just to make it fit! I though I was going crazy! Since I am an engineer at heart this completely frustrated me to no end. BUT its an amazing model! and I will do it again with my Typhon. can you also give detail as to how you painted the tracks to your Spartan please and colours used ?
Ha 🙂 yep that model does take it close to the insanity point if you dont expect it with the track bit. Give me a bit with the track detail and I'll get back as I need to remember.
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Lovely work as always! 😀
Out of interest though, are the metallics on this painted with metallic or is it rust colours and brighter highlights?