Friday, 18 April 2014

Mekka Dread

Another kit i'm making at the moment is the Mekka Dread by Forge World.
To save time, i'm documenting its build on my Youtube channel and i'm up to Part 3 now.
Part 1 can be found here if you fancy a look:

Grot Runtbot - finished

Sorry about the lack of in-progress shots on thsi fella, but i've been so busy on getting various scratchbuilds done by their deadlines (see me Mr E Models Facebook page for more info on those), plus other kitbuilds just makes everything so hectic right now.
Anyway, here's the Boy all done. Had a great time in just doing the metallics, but had even more fun once the armour plates were blocked in to make him as down and dirty and rusty as i could.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Grot Runtbot

This fella was the 2010 show exclusive from Forge World and is a lovely idea - the Grots want to be like their big boy Ork cousins and have their own walking, clunking machines. And this is what they came up with.
As usual with Forge World, the detail is simply amazing and it'll be a dream to paint up. The pic of him in primer is him just held together with Blu Tac - i'm keeping him in sub-assemblies (and the not seen Grot controller) for ease of painting as i really want to do the fella justice.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Penitent Engine

Had one of these yonks back and got rid of it yonks back too, but with the Imperial Engine all done i've had a hankering for another bipedal 40K design. At the very least to keep my Sisters Of Battle company again.
So, got me one and here it is in primer, minus the arms for ease of painting:

Here it is with a squirt of white primer on the "rider" - she'll be very pale, with white robes, so figure i'll be giving myself a hand by keeping that area as white as possible through the next few processes:

And here i've covered up the white bits with cling film while i blasted the rest with Satin Black:

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Jagoroth Spaceship - feet

For the feet, i drew around one of the supplied hemispheres then got my circle template and drew a bigger circle at the right size for the dome.
Then it was just a case of extending it into a teardrop shape and cut three out.
It was with some trepidation that i stood the fella up on his three legs for the first time, but - hurrah! - he seems pretty level.
Then it was a simple case of putting all the other hemispheres on for the leg joints.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Jagoroth Spaceship - legs on.

Quite a few steps since last time, and they've been pretty nervous steps too - had had bad experiences in the past where pinned resin parts start to give over tiem and thought i'd be having the same sort of trouble here, what with the body being held up by those spindly legs.
So, have taken great care to pin the upper legs to the body, then the lower legs to the uppers.
Time will tell whether i did it ok.
Next up, another adjustment - fix the feet. The kit has the feet as just hemispheres, while the original has them true, but also a flat tear-drop shape to them as well, so have to make them from Plasticard.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Imperial Knight - all done

No updates on this as i was having a ball making the fella, but here he is now.
Introducing Artus, The Green Knight:

Thursday, 27 March 2014

40K into WW1 - done

That was a nice, fast, easy project and it was fun to try and match the markings and colours of the real tank. Shame there was no space for the numbers though.