If you’re new to working with resin, check out our previous blog which provides some general advice for the cleaning and assembly of resin miniatures. Once you’ve had a read through that article, continue to see how to assemble Caduceus Clay!
A final resin production piece was used to create this guide. Always dry fit your pieces before trying to glue them to ensure a good fit!
Step 1 – Cleaning Up the Miniature
Before you start putting glue on the pieces of your Caduceus Clay miniature we recommend going over the miniature with a sharp X-Acto knife, cutters and some files to clean up any excess material left from the casting process. Where possible, cut away from yourself and always take your time. You can remove more material if needed, but it’s much harder to put it back! If you’re a youngster be sure to get assistance from an adult when handling sharp objects and tools!
Step 2 – Dry Fitting
With all the pieces of the miniature cleaned up and prepped for assembly, it’s time to dry fit the pieces to ensure everything fits as it should. Remember: don’t use any glue when dry fitting!
Step 3 – Attaching Caduceus’ Arms and Staff
With dry fitting finished and everything fitting as it should, it’s time to start applying some glue! My preference is to finish assembling the miniature before attaching it to a base, but some prefer the opposite. If you’d prefer to attach Caduceus to his base before attaching his arms and staff simply jump to step 4 of this guide and then come back to step 3 once you’ve finished.
To attach Caduceus’ arms simply add a small dab of glue to the sockets on the inside of the shoulder and pop them into the sockets… make sure you put the correct arm on the correct side! Leave these to dry before attaching the staff.
Once the glue is dry and the arms are secure you’re ready to attach the staff. You’ll notice two small balls on the staff and two corresponding sockets on the miniature: one is just below Caduceus’ belt and the other is on his right arm. Simply dab a small amount of glue onto the balls and pop them into the sockets.
Step 4 – Attaching Caduceus to his Base
As the final step it’s time to attach Caduceus to his base! When gluing Caduceus to his base, it’s worth noting that you can apply the glue to either the base, or the bottom of Caduceus’ feet… the choice is yours!
Note that Caduceus’ feet may not line up perfectly with the cut-outs on the base. No need to worry! We can fix this when basing, which will be covered in step 6 of the painting guide which will be posted tomorrow!