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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Out of drydock ...
After spending several months as spaceship parts instead of as a spaceship, my Lion-class battlecruiser is whole once more. I broke the ship last fall when I was messing around, and it lay in pieces in a box, almost forgotten.
I finally got around to fixing the mini. Because the head snapped off at the neck, I had to drill holes in each piece and use a section of safety pin as a rod to join the two parts. The join is barely noticable in the above photo; you probably can't see it unless you're looking for the seam (see arrow below).
The join is slightly more noticable on the underside, but the meld is pretty solid. I just used Gorilla Glue to stick the pin in one hole, then attach the front to the back and push them together.
I didn't drill the holes straight enough, so once it was glued back together, the front section was crooked until I bent it into the proper shape. The ship looks good from the side now, too.
I'm happy I was able to salvage this miniature. For awhile I was scared I was going to have to convert it into two spaceships. Now it's back in action.
The Lion maneuvers into formation with the Victory during a wargames exercise.