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So I’m back in the saddle for a time, we’ll see how long it goes 😉
I’ve actually been working on and off on this monster for about three weeks and the only thing I’ve accomplished has been the metallic weathering. I know, not much to weathering, right? Egggad, I wish. For anyone who saw the tutorial a few years ago about my weathering using the Skullhamma’s, you’ll know it’s a long and tedious process. Sponged base/primer layer, then all hand done (with various size brushes) metals so they all stay nicely within (or trying to) the boundaries of the worn primer.
I’m done with the weathered metallics and done the brassy pieces and the main guns in the Deff Arsenal. I put it together for show since I haven’t seen it in one piece in about a year. It is coming together now and I can finally see some sort of light at the end of the tunnel. Lots of smaller details like the exhausts, canopy, rear engine nacelles (black/white checks), bombs, and the Deff Arsenal. Then it’s back to washes for grime, an airbrush for smoke/exhaust smoke stains – a brief touch up on details to bring them back out from washing – then sealing. I’m really hoping to have this giant wrapped up by Halloween. We’ll see how that goes 😉
ps. I know there’s some shots without the main Deff Arsenal kannons – they were in the process of being painted when I took these. That also accounts for some barrel droop in some photos as well, they’re only blue-tac’d on at the moment.
And a couple of Barry shots – one shown against a dakka jet…..
And a different kinda Barry shot 😉
Just proving I’m not sittin’ on my haunches this break…
Blocking out the metals by going over them with Badab black first – always base your metals with black, there’s a very good and scientific/optical reason why they look better that way. If you’re curious, let me know and I’ll do a tutorial! 😉
This takes a long time to block everything out so be patient. I’m hoping to be doing stenciling and checks by weeks end.
Wrapped up the pilots for each of my three dakkajets last night, presented here 🙂
And he doesn’t look too bad nestled in the cockpit. Just need to finish the widscreen and base it.
In other news, the blasta bomma, “Moar Dakka!!!” is no longer black and appropriately fasta!
And a “Barry” shot for scale, it’s s little wider than two dakkajets:)
Not sure how quick this will proceed but I know the next step is blocking out all the black/metallics as I didn’t do a perfect masking job and there’s lots of smaller details taht need to be picked out.
Put some time in on the bommer this week. Spent three hours doing rivets on the tail before doing the final attachment. With this in place, it’s time to finish the tail section, blend in the tail wing and start finishing off the detailing. This marks the finish of the base shaping. I’ll need to finish paneling sometime. Here’s where it sits now…
Here’s the assortment of bombs I’ve chosen for under the wings…
I’ve decided to do three sections of 6 bombs on three pylons for each wing. This will total 36 bombs. I’m going to magnetize them so I can just remove one bunch for each of the six sets of bombs I can drop per the stat sheet.
And a final “Barry”, or “Randy” shot. This is similar to pox’s original cale shot he did with his friend holding it. This shows how large this ended up being. (and yes, that’s me).
I’m really shooting for having the build finished by the 1st of the year so I can prime it and use it in our local gamestore Apoc match on the 5th. Should be close.
Small spurts of progress, doesn’t look like much but wrapping plastic around a fuselage with compound curves is tough!
I’ve got more of the transition between body and tail. It needs multiple layers of pcard to get it where I need it so I can put a proppa plating on it for skinning. It’s still a bit rough at this stage.
I finished up the grot gunner turrets on top.
Then I did the wheel guards.
Pretty soon I’ll be permanently attaching the tail as I need to plate over the seam, this will make painting a bit tricky (PiTA really). Sure, Icould have thought of many different ways to have attached the tail but I didn’t think far enough in advance. Thankfully this is a once in a looong while type of project!
Howdy folks! I’ve been putzing all week on the wings of the bommer but nothing worth posting. Would be pretty boring seeing one tiny thing each day…
“Put hoses on today”
“Put the engine brackets on today”
“Put panels down but no rivets yet…”
So I figured I’d save them up to show you something substantial in one post 🙂
I’ve completed the topsides of both wings – yay! I still need to do the space where the wings will connect to the fuselage but in general, the wing tops are finished. There are some areas that may seem a little devoid of detail but this was done on purposes to leave room for some cool paint job stuff. Nothing like super detailing and area and then putting a snazzy paintjob over it to obscure the details.
Here’s the work so far…
I took some pics to show the scale alongside the new dakkajet model. For apocalypse games I plan on running two fighta-bommers, two dakka jets and this bommer as my Red Skwadron.
Next up will be the attachment points on the wings, then finishing the panels on the tail section. This will be followed by detailing the fuselage, finishing up the grot turret gunners, and completing the underside of the wings. If you think the deff arsenal looks dakka dakk, wait til you see what I’ve got in store for the wings.
A little bit finished tonight. If I keep this up It might be done by 2013!
Worked on the side gun hatches last night and tonight. Not much but something. 🙂
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.