Why use dragon forge cables?
|Small and medium sized cables on a renegade sergeant.|
I have found the dragon forge cables are pretty quick to add to a model and give a great cable effect. I generally add a cable by removing the small mould lines and then attaching them to the model. Sometimes I drill a small hole for the cable to go into and then attach it in place with super glue or greenstuff. Sometimes I glue it to the surface. As most of my models are chaos models I also like to leave a few detached or severed cables hanging around on the model as well.
|Smallest size on some terminators.|
|Size small cables on cadian and catachan models.|
The medium size works well for larger human figures, alien races, and walkers (orks, larger cables on space marines, terminators, ogryns, etc.)
The largest size is best suited for vehicles
|Small and medium sized on a servitor.|
The biggest challenge with the cables is removing the mould lines. There are two thin mould lines on either side of the cable. I remove them using an exacto knife scraped along the cable. It is hard to completely remove them though. I usually paint my models with lots of rust and grime, so the mould line doesn't show up too much anyways.
|Medium sized cables (and a few small on the power fist).|
|Small cable on left arm.|
I have found the dragon forge cables an invaluable addition to my conversion tools. I recently ordered another three packages. The mixed set of all three cables is a great start and will last for many conversions. I find I use the smallest size the most frequently. I would recommend these cables for someone interested in converting models and adding details. They are pretty easy to use and look very good when painted.
If you have any questions about the cables please post them in the comments and I will try to answer them. If you are interested in seeing more details on some of the models pictured then click on the tags at the bottom of this post. Thanks for visiting!