Phoenix Body Build 14 November, 2015


Part 1 of the Phoenix monster build, focusing on the body. See the Phoenix Hand build page for details on assembling the hands onto the body
For inspiration, take a look at Davogrod's painted Phoenix


Good clippers are needed to trim the sections that connect a piece to the sprue. A few cuts need different angles and smooth fitting pieces are essential to this build. This build is broken up in several sections:

  • sprue photos – 6 total of 3 sprues front and back
  • tail – 5 parts
  • torso, wings, talons – 6 parts
  • base – 4 parts
  • face – 8 parts


Left wing sprue front


Left wing sprue back


Right wing sprue front


Right wing sprue back


Hands sprue front


Hands sprue back


“Drool” sections


“Drool” sections glued. Did these first and set them aside to try. Will probably leave this off as it gets in the way of painting and sets in the mouth with the tab well


Tail section parts


Attach small tail piece to underside of main tail


Attach larger underside piece


Attach left and right legs – test for fitment first, smooth faces match up


Torso and wings with talons


Connect left and right torso pieces


Attach left and right wings – test for fitment first, smooth faces match up


Attach left and right talons


Connect tail to torso – test for fitment first, smooth faces match up


Base pieces


Attach large rock with feet to back section


Attach end piece


Attach “center rear” piece


Connect base to legs – test for fitment first, smooth faces match up


Attach left and right hands


Face pieces


Attach lower jaw


Attach right side


Attach left side


Attach face, line up the top seams as shown as there is a space between the jaw and this piece to leave a maw


Attach beak


Face looking at right for context


Face head on showing maw


Remember the “drool”?, insert tab here. I did not glue this to the mouth for easier painting. Attach the beard


Phoenix monster body assembled, looking left. The 100mm base is not attached


Phoenix body assembled, looking right. The 100mm base is not attached.
Recommend letting this dry overnight and proceeding to the Phoenix Hands guide