Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas is approaching as is progress

In case I don't update my blog until afterwards, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

As for progress, well not much work has been done, enough to take a few pictures but not many. I have however been throwing ideas around in my head.

Work in progress AA gun. The Big shootas need holes drilled in their barrels still.

As you can see I have used an old killa kan/deff dread arm for the AA gun

Underside of the platform. Still needs alot of work

I was thinking about making the looted blast gun look like it was being powered by  re-purposed  lascannons and zapguns. These are not glued, just positioned for a mock-up.

Broken Coolant tubes.

Im now thinking about not using the lascannon idea but instead making a reactor out of an old paint pot. Specifically one of the ones that had the screw lid. I'm planning on having tubes come out of the dimples on the lid and having wires come out of the tubes. I'm not sure where I want the wires to go, and I'm also debating puting more broken coolent tubes on the base of the gun where the lascannons are now.

If anyone has any thoughts or ideas let me know.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A small amount of progress has been made this morning and coupled with the other small projects I have been working on, you get a good amount of new pictures.
I added the Deff Arsenal turret that I have been working on. I'm quite happy with how it turned out the of course I need to add rivets, armor plates and of course more rivets.

Side view of the Deff Arsenal turret. In this one you can more clearly see the old metal LR crusader hurricane bolter ammo box feeding the smaller weapons. as well as an old metal sentinal lascannon power pack.

The turret was mounted with two 25mm bases as seen here.

These things are great. with this I can make a movable turret. Yes I could have used magnets but I didnt for  3 reasons.
1: I didnt have any that would hold the weight at the moment. 2: This involves less glue. 3: Due to the nature of magnets sometimes one will pull the other out of the hole its in, glue and all. With this I don't have to worry about that problem

The Gargant. I never was happy with how the other arm looked and when it broke off in transit to a game I left it off. 
I'm not sure what this is going to be  yet. Probably a battle wagon with kill kannon (just because that thing looks too cool to be a regular zzap gun)

Side view. The tip is made from a broken stikkbomb.

The Big Mek battle fortress.  Its coming along incredibly slowly. especially since it was started almost a year ago.
The latest additions are: the big gun in the middle (a looted plasma blast gun) and the side weapons seen clearly in the following picture.

A better picture of the side weapons. I have 2 assault cannons that go with the zzap gun but I can't find them at the moment.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this part of the gargants track. I might  enclose it and add  more guns or   make it a transport section. Either one of these ideas requires me to buy more plasticard (I'm quite low on the stuff at the moment.)
Comments? Criticism? Leave them in the commments.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Finally Back To Work

After what seems to me like an eternity, my room is built, and I have moved into it. All that is left are a few boxes of random (mostly non warhammer) stuff that still need to be moved. HOWEVER, I now have a large work desk, complete with drawers for plasticard and bits box storage. I shall soon be able to fully complete my gargant, and several of the other projects I (unwisely) started during my absence. Tomorrow I shall be uploading pictures of things I started during the break. Hopefully I will get some respectable work done on my Gargant too.