söndag 21 augusti 2016
Not much to say really. I am working with the assembly of the Varangian torso at the same time that I am painting on the CCW knight. Painting is more or less my standard recipe now, so it is just going through the motion.
torsdag 18 augusti 2016
Things are moving, both on the Varangian as well as on the CCW knight. As I did not come up with any thing that needed fixing at the bottom of the Warlord torso I decided to go ahead and start gluing. With the amount of dry-fitting I have done I thought that I knew how to assemble it. So I decided to start with the back wall and get everything centered. Bad Idea. once it is there you cant mount the sides, luckily I noticed this before leaving everything to dry. So I went a head and glued in the side pieces also, and to get the right spacing I also put in the front piece, and then suddenly I had the whole bottom part of the torso glued. I tried to use clamps to hold everything together but in the end I ended up wrapping it with rubber bands. Now I will glue the back piece in and the side walls. Then I can finish the inside build and start with detailing, both on the inside and outside.
And sometimes I do not know why I paint some of the things I do, I mean the whole inside of the knight will not be seen unless I take it a part (but that was also part of the modeling experience). So all the hazard stripes etc is a bit over kill, but I can still justify it a bit as the top carapace can be removed also for exhibition purposes. But then we have things like the numbers on the sides of the turbines, they will never be seen again once these go into the knight, so why paint them?
söndag 14 augusti 2016
Slowly but steadily the insides of the Varangian are taking shape. I have added some more detail to the bottom parts, including the doors that I had to custom make. I also worked on the upper side panels, adding the niches for the weapon servitors. I think I have now come as far as I can without gluing the torso together, but I will let it rest a day or two until I do that so that I am sure I do not need to make any measurements or so at the bottom. Once the torso is glued together I can start to make the final adjustments to the panels, making cut outs etc to fit more snugly. Once that is done I will make the reactors, which is just in mock up in the pictures at the moment. Then I think I will be done with the major build for the inside and I can start with detailing, which hopefully will not be to much since I used as much of the terrain kit as possible. I am very happy with the progress and even if it is not exactly as I had planed it I think it is shaping up nicely.
måndag 8 augusti 2016
fredag 5 augusti 2016
After spraying the CCW knight I could not hold back from some painting, so I started out with the inside. This time I went with a lither green-white inside the knight instead of using the same green brown of the outside as I did on the first knight. This was inspired by John over on 40k hobby blog who has also made some really nice interiors for his knight. Well all in all it is not much to say really. My GS sculpting is not so good which translates into the detail of the knight. Not much of this will be seen any way but I have learned a few things that I will implement for the other knights. One thing being, that all panels with buttons and lights etc should be made separate and then mounted in the knight instead of being sculpted in place. Now I have assembled the torso and need to wait for it to set before moving on.