Monday, November 29, 2010

G for Gretta pt2 "Bombay Sapphire"

The Forge World model is curiously bare when it comes to the bomb bay.
I guess you are supposed to just model it closed.
That will not stand,I went out and using plastruct and evergreen,I beams,Channel,and rods fabricated a replica of a B-17's bomb bay.
I even bought extra Bombs(also missing for the Marauder BOMBER)and loaded Gretta up ready to drop death from above.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

G for Gretta pt1

This is my massive year end project,a Forge World diorama the centerpiece being my rendition of the "G for Greta"from Double Eagle.
I plan on entering this in a Golden Demon somewhere down the line.

I plan on making this special by painting it in an Aluminum B-17 WWII scheme getting refueled and rearmed.

I am using a very different product than most are used to called Alclad II.

This is a metallic lacquer that actually bonds to the surface.

This being said any bump or blemish is going to show very easily so the surface must be sanded glass smooth.
I am starting with 400 grit and working my way through to 12000 grit before I even prime it.

It must also be primed in a lacquer based primer such as Tamiya.
After which it must be sanded again then painted gloss black enamel for the high shine finishes.

I am also going to super detail the bird as there are some things I really want such as the waist gunner and bomb bay.

These pics show how I carefully drilled a hole through the modeled access door then sanded to fit the shape of the door.

I also made a copy of the door so I can model it in an open position with a heavy stubber 50 cal sticking out.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Argel-Tal Pt1

When I read good Black Library books they always make me want to make models of the main characters.

The First Heretic by New York Times Best Selling Author Aaron Dembski Bowden was no exception.

This is a model based on the main character 7th Company Captain Argel-Tal.

This is just the first stage with the beginnings of source lighting on the eyes to give that nice evil glow.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Blood Pact Sentinel Squadron

I have completed yet another item for the Blood Pact Army.

One of my Fast attack choices,the Sentinel Squadron.

Two set up as Armageddon pattern and the third is magnetized to be able to pick any load out.

That's the Omni-Mech of the bunch,he can even become a scout sentinel for the stealth.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Blood Pact Heavy Stubber Team

I have been working on new Heavy Weapons squads as of late.

The first is a Forge World Renegade Heavy Stubber Team.

They are painted up like the rest of my force,I originally wanted them to be shooting out of the window but then the models would of been hidden from view.

Which totally defeats the purpose of painting a mini in the first place.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Two More Renegade Ogryns

I've been quiet for a week or two but not idle.

I have finished two more of the Renegade Ogryn this time the Forge World ones.

The Axe and Pick.

While building I dropped the axeman and had to rebuild a prong on his axe out of styrene.

I have also been working on my 2011 or 2012 Golden Deamon Entry.

But I am not showing that for a long time.

Needless to say it is going to be awesome and intricate.