Ninja John to the Rescue!
We got a treat last night, in the form of several photos posted on Facebook by John Cadice over at Ninja Division, of him assembling half a dozen Regults from the test runs we received last week. He also sent me some higher resolution versions to post, so here they are. As usual, click on the images below to get larger versions. The captions are his, quoted from his Facebook posts.
“Some early sprues, ready to go - only test shots of the bases so far, so please pardon the color discrepancy on the bases - they will ALL be black in final production.”
“Add the tools of the trade - we have had questions about what was needed to assemble basic kits - the plastic is really nice and glues well with both plastic cement and super glue (I used some simple miniature glue from PP) cutters, and a blade.”
“Official start time 1:55 - ..and in my style.. roughly cutting the bits from the sprue - you will see I have set aside different piles here with paired legs (shown on sprue) hip segments, heads/cockpits, feet, etc. I have opted to leave the lasers on the sprue - they are fiddly, and need to get the big work done before I worry about them.”
“2:10 - about 30 minutes into construction - my pods all have legs, feet, and laser turrets - I noticed that one of my sprues (the only ones I had as samples) was missing an anti missle laser turret for the back of one of my pods' heads. So, looks like I'll be short a bit - which goes onto my list to have the factories check their quality assurance process so that no customers end up with missing bits from their sprues.”
“2:23 - before arming - got them all comfy on their bases - the 40mm bases are marked off to present a forward point, and mark off 180 degrees to the front, as well as their ID tag on the back of their bases - I cant wait to get some paint on these guys”
“2:54 - well, a few facebook posts and some phone calls, and still i have managed to get them all together just under an hour - they can use a little cleaning and filing - but overall - snappy and easy”
“KK - put them on a clean surface so you guys can see the seams and lines etc. They are not touched up much, I pretty much just daubed glue on 'em and stuck em together without much ceremony (which I will have to get used to when the 60+ pods I ordered get here)”
“..and now... from behind... note- the hips are two pieces, we are confident that most seams on armor will be treated this way - and anything in the test-shot phases that do not pass muster will get tightened up.”