Except nothing in my world is easy.
Since I painted all of the different parts slightly differently, it came down to what parts look good together. Realistically, this step might have been completely skipped by some people altogether, and I’m not sure it was necessary for me either. Still, I like to over-complicate things a bit.
It just didn’t look right when I put some of the heads next to some of the torsos.
Does that mean I’m O.C.D.?
I’ve never really considered myself to have that affliction–nor would you, if you’d ever seen my desk at the office. But when it comes to putting these guys together, it seemed like it was necessary. So, I spent a good 30-45 minutes playing dress-up with theses guys in the garage and in the house. I called my wife over and asked her how she felt about specific configurations: “Well, I really like this knee pad, and this guy is stepping up so he’ll show off that pad better–but that would mean that it would have to align with this carapace–is that too much checkerboarding for one model?”
I don’t think her heart was in it as much as mine was.
Still, it was a fairly pleasant experience, and I feel a good use of my time. The only thing left at this point was to glue things into place and then take some final photos. Ooooh, can you smell the anticipation?