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Selling a house (selling it well, anyway) is hard work! Whew! Anyone know of anyone in the central Minnesota area in need of a nice 5 bedroom rambler with a lot of party space?
Anyway, I still have some painting I can do while everything else is packed. A neat bonus is if I finish the stormboyz before the house sells, I’ve got a Forgeworld Bikerboss coming that should help fill in the time til then. 🙂 On to what I am working on though – stormboyz!
I’ve spent a bit of time over the last week or so (more than usual because of the house selling thing) and really didn’t post anything because they were short sessions that really didn’t show much difference. Now the new pics actually look a bit advanced from the old ones.
I’ve completed the clothing (blue to match Zagstruk, not because he’s a Deffskull), the leather straps and the fur trim on the ones that have it. A problem with taking pics of this work is most of it is only seen from the underneath so showing a regular front-on shot of the mob doesn’t really show much. I’ve picked a couple to show the general level of work I’m doing here.
They’re a little better than my standard boyz as I’m using these guys to kill time – I might as well spend a little of it doing a slightly better job. I’m at the point now where I can’t really assembly line paint the same things on all of the models so it’s ‘pick one and finish it’ and repeat. Then off to the rokket packs!
Well. just about everything in the house is packed and it’s all staged and ready for showing at any time. Let’s hope it sells sooner rather than later!
I was smart enough to leave myself something to do if I got a chance. Ten stormboyz and two mekboyz are all I’ve got to work on until either this house sells or someone buys the other house first and we all unpack. Took some time to start the skin and wrapped that up tonight. Nothing big but something to keep the Waaagh! growing in the meantime.
On another note: work on the bommer will be temporarily halted.
Now that you’re all done shouting… An exceptional opportunity for the missus and I to buy a different house has come up and things need to move quickly so the hobby room is getting packed up so the house shows better, which usually equates to a quicker sell. We’ve done this before so it’s nothing new for us, just a lot of work in a short time. Getting into the new house should be a relatively short process too. We’re figuring somewhere between Halloween and Thanksgiving we should be in the new house. Christmas at the latest but we hope not ’cause I HATE moving in the winter in Minnesota.
The paint hutch will still be in the house so I’ll be painting on occasion but don’t expect much in the way of updates for a while.
OK, I did it, I added more guns. Wasn’t sure how I was going to finish off the chin so I decided to add more dakka! Too much? Naw…
And Thanks to Harkon Greywolf for his patented lascannon barrel conversion – looted with pride!
So now I get to finish off the plating on the nose and move on to the big shootas down the flanks. Moar dakka!
Finished the Deff Arsenal. Pics.
It may look a little sparse yet but don’t worry, all “plain” areas will receive due treatment before it’s over.
I’ll do some of the plating around the nose and do whatever it is I decide to do with the chin (not sure yet – maybe more guns…) Then I’ll move on to the big shootas down the side and then the landing gear bay covers.
More Deff Arsenal work today. Not 100% there but close. Got the nose guns and rokkets finished, now working on filling in the sides with various armaments. Just pics, not a lot of words. Dakka dakka dakka.
Doesn’t look like much but spent some time working on the deff arsenal tonight. I detailed up the interior space in the nose tonight and finished off the gun receivers that “should” extend back into the fuselage of the plane.
Things seem a bit open and unfinished in this space and that’s because it is. Now that the main two kannons are finished I’ll be adding some big shootas to the sides and then moving to the rokkets in the nose and the rest of the weapons that will be attached to the sides of the nose. Lots and lots of fun!
Three hours and two large barrels – it’s all I got tonight, but it’s a start.
I didn’t have the room I thought I did when I was sketching things out away from the model so I don’t thing I’ll have room for the belt feed, oh well.
Here’s the pics!
OK, did some research and found a gun that gives me the look I want in the nose.
It’s a short barreled, drum fed M2 .50 machine gun. I did some sketching to see how it would fit within the space of the nose and decided against the drum feed and go with a belt feed that goes into the center space between the guns. I can include a couple of hatches down the nose for access to the ammo hoppers.
The barrels won’t be as long as what’s in the sketch or as short in the photograph, it’s just enough to give me the right idea. I’ll add a couple of big shoota/dakka gun type weapons on either side to fill out the space with more dacha.
Whew! Now I can’t wait to get home tonight and start cutting’