Friday, February 18, 2011

Assembling Games Workshop's Arachnarok Giant Spider

I'm putting together and painting an Orcs and Goblins Arachnarok spider for my local FLGS and I'm taking notes and photos as I go.
First off its really struck me as a well made kit, the folks who are on the computers designing these for GW have really hit their stride with an attention to detail that has the parts fit well enough to almost snap into place.

The only section that had me scratching my head so far was how the legs should attach to get them in the right spots but as i dry fitted them it became apparent that there was a sweet spot that had them locked into place. Put the leg into the correct socket and give it a little bit of a twist and push and you'll see what i mean.
The Arachnarok sprue with forest goblin for scale.
The abdomen side piece complete with little spiders riding along.
Four pieces to get to this stage.
The top of the abdomen about to be glued in.
A face only a mother could love.
The fit of the pieces is exceptional.
The front right of Games Workshops Arachnarok spider showing the four leg sockets. the squarish peg hole on the abdomen is the brace for the rear leg.
The giant spider is a pleasure to put together but I can't wait to get it to the point of starting the paint job. I can see a lot of these turning up at Games Day this year in Sydney.

NB: no night goblins were harmed in the production of this article (yet!).

1 comment:

  1. Very nice, i might get this and use it for apocalpyse gaming.