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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.
Finished everything except the canopy tonight. Because of my schedule I know I won’t be able to finish it before Saturdays game. Oh well, not like they need a windscreen anyway, right? 🙂
I did magnetize the bombs so I can always swap them out later with Grot bombs or other fun ordnance. I’ve got the cockpit taped off as I’m in the process of priming now.
Playing this thing in the next Apoc game should be a lot of fun. Hopefully it’ll last more that one turn 🙂 🙂 🙂
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. 🙂
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.
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’
I’m back from vacation and started it off right by whipping those parts grots inta shape!
Started work on the cockpit today. Put some gubbins in the back, a pilot, a control yoke and a commo-grot. Various plates, planks and rivets round out the detail.
Here’s the parts pulled out so I can prime and paint.
The big radio gubbin’ thing is a part from an old space ship model I’ve had lying around for about 25 years.The pilot, of course, is from the trukk kit and the grot’s from the stompa kit.
Here’s the detail of the interior plating…
The black marked areas are where the other cockpit parts are going to sit. I marked them out so I didn’t rivet any areas I didn’t have to.
I’m out of primer so there’ll be a little bit of running to do today before I can move on.
Tiny update tonight. Model-wise I did the bridge of the nose and glued it to the rest of the fuselage. Dat’s about it. I spent the rest of the time cleaning up my work area and sorting through bits for details for the wings, cockpit and engines. That means the main body and shape is finished, now the detailing starts. The cockpit will be first, then I’ll move to the engines and wings. Just because I’m like that though I have to post some pics.
Beauty shots! Here’s two of the plane assembled. One on it’s wheels and one in flight on the tripod. There’s a Barry-wagon in there for scale 🙂 I’m surprised this thing balances out as well as it is. I was really worried I was going to have spend some considerable time balancing this thing back and forth to get it to sit right. (thank Gork – or Mork – I don’t have too!)
I might get a change to start on filling out the cockpit tomorrow night, who knows. I’m leaving Friday for an 8 day anniversary vacation with the missus to Duluth, we love it up there. Lots of used bookstores, plenty of great food and lots of places to drink really, really good beer.
I’m working my tail off here!
I’ve now paneled up the entire tail wings. I created smaller plates using the original struts and wing panels as templates. Then I trimmed them a bit smaller and cut them into interesting shapes, sanded them a little and glued them in place. Here’s a support and the upper wings underside panels.
The finished upper tail section…
And the upper tail piece glued to the engine supports.
I’m finished with the tail for the moment, I probably won’t come back to it until I’m ready to incorporate it into the fuselage.
Up next – tires, then the nose!