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Citadel Journal 9 (1995), p9 — How to Make Bubonis

Bubonis is made from a number of different parts. You will need...

To start your model glue the Rubble claws over the Titan's moulded feet and then attach the body section as usual. Don't glue the carapace on yet.

  • Next you will need to take the carapace and drill some holes in it. Make the holes big enough so that the tentacles will fit inside. It is also necessary to cut away the front overhang - that's the bit with the Imperial eagle moulded to the top. You can now glue the carapace to the rest of the Titan.

    It is now time to attach Bubonis' main body (the Nurgle body piece). This should fit quite well on to the front of the Titan body although if you trim the Titan body and the inside of the lead part a good fit can be obtained. Try to position it so that the bottom of the Nurgle body piece fits between the Titan's legs (see picture).

    The Plague Cannon

    These are simple to make. Take the two Titan heads of Nurgle and cut off the rear tab (the one that usually fits in to the hole in the Titan body) and the tongue. You can now glue these on to the front of the Gargant Gut buster cannon.

    Attach the finished Plague cannon to the arm mounts on the Titan.

    The Head

    The head piece from a Beast of Nurgle is quite large and it is necessary to cut the actual head away from the "bib". To do this make two straight cuts either side of the head so that a triangular wedge (with the head at the centre) is removed from the "bib"; don't make the wedge too big as we will be using the "bib" later on. File the head down a bit and slot it in to position between the body section and the carapace, in the space left by the removed overhang.

    If you wish you can now glue the "bib" on to the rear of the titan; slot it in between the carapace and the main body (see picture on left).

    The Arms

    The arms are also simple, although you may wish to pin them in place. Your model will look better if you pose the arms a bit. To do this bend the fingers and hand so that it will look like the hand is gripping the Plague cannon, but be careful as it is very easy to accidentally break a finger or even the entire hand off (I know, I did it myself). After the hand has been posed it is a simple matter to glue it on next to the Plague cannon.

    The Tentacles

    Assuming you have drilled the holes into the carapace all you have to do is cut the tentacles away from the rest of the metal and position them as you like in the holes.

    To Finish

    This is up to you; your Bubonis model should now be ready for painting although I recommend filling the gaps in the model with some milliput. Also you may like to model Bubonis' slime trail on to his base; again milliput would be ideal, although I used some Bostic all purpose clear glue.