måndag 30 september 2013
söndag 15 september 2013
I have started to GS the underside of the Opus but I will wait with pics until am done. I have also made some test assemblies of some of the weapon systems which are looking suitably menacing.
fredag 13 september 2013
söndag 8 september 2013
This will be just a short update on what is going on. Last week I put the Opus Magna bottom board together but the rib frame was not even which resulted in the top of the board being bent, which of course has the result that anything built on top of if will also be leaning. As the bottom board will be the base fore everything else this could not stand. So I had to pull it all apart, and even if it was not a solid glue, it was some hard work to get it apart. Well, that means one step forward and one back, so the Opus is mostly where it was last week. I have started to add the side coverings and done some initial grinding to get is even and smooth. One thing I learned from the Warbird/dropship build is that you can not get a nice sooth structure from scratch. It is actually quite like painting, you have t
o lay down a base, which will look bland and sometimes not to even, then you start to add layers, to give it texture and cover imperfections in the base. So once I get most of the rough parts on to the base I will put some green stuff in to cover the gaps, sand it down and then start adding details to break up the large surfaces and cover any gaps or uneven parts in the base structure.
Talking about adding detail layer to the base, that is where I am with the Dropship, it is actually where I was at the beginning of summer, and where I got sloppy. It is ok to be sloppy while building the base as this will mostly be covered, but you cant keep on like that once you get into detailing. That's the reason for me building the Lord of skulls as a break from the dropship. Well now I am back working on the it. I have added some texture to the back plate, added the air intakes, shored up the engine cowling and added the doors to the landing gear. I am also working on the inside. The CIC is mostly done, I just need to add some texture to the VTOL manifold and it will be done. It is my first try to build an interior of a model and it is not quite straight and symmetric but it will have to do. On the Opus Magna I will have to be more careful about this aspect.
måndag 2 september 2013
Just a short update. After removing the books from press gluing the Magnas bottom plate I thought that I would give you a scale shot for some reference. All in all the plate turned out ok, I could certainly been more diligent in the fitting of the ribs, there are quite some gaps and the structure is not 100% straight, nothing to obvious, not on this scale anyway. I do not think I will break it apart since most of it wont be visible once the side covering is on but I still know and the structure will be less durable. I have to think on it.