Thursday, 3 September 2015

Reaver Titan 6

I mounted the legs up; I pinned the feet first to the plinth/base and then pinned the legs right through them and the base for a strong connection with 2 part epoxy.  I also pinned straight through the hips.  Before the epoxy set, I used a level to ensure it was flat.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Reaver Titan 5 - Basing

Once I settled on where the forest floor would go, I glued it down with 2-part epoxy.  The feet are dry fit here, but I've used joint compound (for dry wall) to fill in and texture the base.  This provided a gradient up to the plastic floor base.  While it was wet I pushed in the feet to give some impression of the weight sinking into the earth.  I also created two 25 mm slots for infantry bases to fit into.  I'm hoping primer will seal the joint compound so paint doesn't dissolve it.  I'll add the trees later once all of the titan is built and painted.  They should slot right into the base (this is the citadel wood forest kit).

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Reaver Titan 4

Lots of clean up work and then I did some dry fitting to see how I wanted the legs to stand.  I pinned these once I was happy by drilling a hole through the two parts, cutting a 1/8" metal rod to fit and affixing with a two-part epoxy.  I think the resin would break before the joint did so I'm quite happy with the strength.  The model is going to be very heavy so I don't want anything to be weak.  You can see a hole in the knee where the rod goes but this will be covered with the knee armour plating later.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Reaver Titan 3

I can't get over how large these weapons are.  I've cleaned them and attached the barrels to the gatling blaster.  They weren't too warped either, just a bit of hair dryer straightened everything out.  These pieces aren't too heavy (nothing load bearing) so I pinned them with paper clips.  Each gun is about as long as my fell blade!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Reaver Titan 2

I tossed everything in a giant pail of simple green to degrease the reaver parts.  It seemed to work pretty well too compared to the dishsoap I usually use.  Here's a monster pile of all the pieces drying out.  I haven't removed the flashing from anything yet.  Going to do that as I build things.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Reaver Titan 1

Time to start the big project!  I premeasured the base so I could ensure it fit in my display cabinet.  I want to have some infantry on the base that are removable so I can tie the titan into whichever army/faction it's being used with.  I'm going to put it on a forested base to look like it's stomping through the trees.  I hope it turns out alright since everyone always uses debris and buildings.  New is good!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

[Emerald Fists] Sicaran Battle Tank - Complete

This model was fun to paint; I think partially because it is a new chassis to what I'm familiar with (so many rhinos).  Really nice design too with all of the elements evident in the land raider.  Anyway, pew pew!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Star Wars Armada - Imperial Fighters

Armada is such an awesome game and I had to continue painting the fighters from the fighter expansion pack.  I'm a bit sad it came with two more tie fighters, since I already had 6 stands, but oh well.  I'm sure there will be a 2nd fighter pack someday so I can get more pilots and bombers.  I painted the bombers with a very slightly different colour (space wolf grey instead of fortress grey) but it doesn't really show on the photo.  I also added the 'ace' stripe to soontir fel's interceptors :)

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

[Emerald Fists] Sicaran WIP 2

More painting on my sicaran.  I tried out some heat burn on the barrels with some purple and blue washes.  Do ballistic cannons get hot like that?  Probably not?  I assume the entire barrel would get hot and not just the end but what do I know?  I like the look.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Imperial Assault - Painted Jyn

My friends and I started playing Imperial Assault a few months ago and when choosing characters, I ended up with Jyn Odan.  I shouldn't say 'ended up with' because that implies I don't like the character, but I chose last so this is what I have!  Anyone who's played the game knows the pieces come unpainted and I wanted to get into the game a bit more and took her home to paint.  The characters in the base game are really just copies of heroes from the Star Wars movies with different names.  Jyn here is really just a copy of Han Solo and even has an ability that could have been called 'shoots first' but instead is quick draw.  There's a generic wookie and a jedi too.  Anyway since we started calling her 'fake Han' I decided instead of painting the weird orange from the player card I would copy Han solo's costume.  Here's the result of a very quick paint job (it's my friend's game haha).