Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders (71003) Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders (71003)
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I have just assembled one of these lovely, spider Lolth models. Here are some notes and a guide to put it together. We have tried to achieve a delicate look with the legs, with a solid locator hidden underneath.

Just to get rid of any unwanted residue from the casting process, give your sprues a clean in warm soapy water. This will help the primer.

The body parts are given a tidy-up with a scalpel and fine grade wet and dry paper. With resin kits there is sometimes a fine split line and feed points, which will need removing. If you are having trouble seeing them, give your model a mist-coat of primer. This will bring out the fine detail. You can always apply a proper coat of primer later, when the model is ready for painting.

If there are any parts that are bent or warped, holding the sprue over a boiling kettle will heat the resin and it will move back to its original form.

The first step is to glue the column of rock into place. There are two locators.

Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders (71003)

A quick note about the spider legs: On the end of each ‘foot’ there is a feed. As well as helping the casting, this also provides the anchor point on the base, so when you remove the leg, keep some of the feed attached.

The next step is to attach the legs with different shaped locators on. They are in order and labelled on the sprue L1-L4 and R1-R4 as you look down on the spider’s body. They are triangular, small square, horizontal rectangle and vertical rectangle. These legs provide the main anchor points for the model on the scenic base.

Once these are dry, if any small gaps have appeared from the leg to the body, now is a good time to fill them. 
Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders (71003)
Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders (71003) Underneath the thorax is a hole which locates onto the metal ring on the column. This will need gluing in first and the legs to follow, in their locating holes on the base. The spider is now secure.
  
The rest of the legs are on ball joint and are ‘floating’. They can be positioned wherever you want on the scenery. Remove the feeds as there are no locators for them on the base. Following the guide, attach each one at the body first and then on the base. 
Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders (71003) Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders (71003)
 
Lolth's Spear

To achieve the delicate sashes on her spear, these are split into two parts. Each piece has its own fitting and will need a little gap filling.

Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders (71003) Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders (71003)

These are easier to glue before the arm is attached to the body.

Lolth, Demon Queen of Spiders (71003)

The spider body and Lolth are drilled and pinned onto holding cork stands, ready for painting.