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And, after finishing the Kreiger Vampyre, I have returned! My Vampyre build, in case anyone missed it, was based on a gluebomb Hornisse 'Battlefield taxi' which was incredibly kindly donated by @SafetyDad. So all praise to him again! The Armoured fighting suits are a form of powered exo armour to protect the troops in this war, 800 years in the future. There are (I think) at least three variations of this basic design, and I'm fairly sure that this is the Heinrich version. At Southwell 2018, I met a very nice man who sold me a complete AFS and a Heinrich box of bits and paperwork. Luckily the instructions were still in there. Which was nice. Imagine the front of a 1/48th Hughes 500 on legs, yep, you're there. First job was to take the figure to pieces. Not too difficult. It had suffered from heavy mortaring by tube glue. A twist of a scalpel blade in the joints and most of it popped apart. Yes, that is a huge Panzerfaust top right. The elbows bent the wrong way, so this stage was essential. Also, those ankle shields should be on the outside. So it looks like the legs will have to be dismantled too. Someone wasn't concentrating. The windows had a build up of tube glue around them and some on them. The scarring on the screen is obvious. I gave them a rub down with Micromesh and then cheapo T cut abrasive put a shine on them. I had some clear packaging material and had a go at making a new window just by rubbing the edge as I held it onto a side window. It almost worked, but I refer the (smoked effect) originals. They are very close in size to the holes, so there's not a lot of area for the glue. Microstrip might work here. A close up of the legs. Those shields have got be moved! They're pretty useless on the inside. The main body parts. The scarring from the glue is obvious. But what's life without a challenge? I need to dismantle the legs and see if anything is missing now that I've found the instructions. That's your lot for this episode. And you are very welcome to give me your thoughts on this one. I'm running out of room for the big stuff in the manshed, so these smaller models may become more common! Thanks, Pete