I've been building this beast for what seems like forever. Here's a quick catch up of a few of the earlier stages so anyone who's not seen doesn't have to trek back through the old posts:
|Valkyrie hull was the core of the design.|
|Bulking out the shape with plasticard and foam board.|
|Almost finished, detail and texture lacking but I ran out of enthusiasm |
for a little while! Also, a commenter pointed out the scrawny tail fin.
As you can see in the final picture there I'm missing weapons and a lot of hull detail. Late January I pulled out my the plasticard once more, got motivated and built the rest. The main goals were an interchangeable, magnetised turret for the las/assault cannons, a decent way of showing the bloodstrike missiles, to cover the engines and to add detail to all he side surfaces. Here's how that went:
|Vehicle bade using one emblem from the Baal Predator and two wings|
from the Death Company set.
|An all in one shot showing the assault cannon turret and the bulked|
out roof to hide the razorback plate and various of the side panels.
|Top down to show the magnetised turret fixture (allowing it to rotate)|
and more plasticard panel work to break up the surfaces.
|Engine cowling made from the Razorback weapon shield and engine |
covers from an old Land Speeder, note tail fin is also magnetised.
|Wing mounted blood strike missiles are hunter killer missiles from|
the Ironclad Dreadnought
There was a lot of template making going on for the continuation of this. I also shaved the thicker panels down to 45 degree angles on their edges. The Dreadnought hold I copied from GW - I was lazy and left it fairly empty!
Overall the build has come out really well for my first big scratch build. I was worried about getting everything straight and sqaure as it's a Space Marine vehicle and not something Ork-y where it's ok that it's all wonky and falling apart. I've also been really lucky regarding the size - height, width and length are all within a few millimetres of the official model so I can keep playing it without any kinds of advantages or disadvantages.
I then sprayed the whole of it black, then taped half off and sprayed it Army Painter Dragon Red. I've once again procrastinated with the painting but have made a very nice base (if I do say so myself) which I'l have to show another time as Blogger won't let me put up more pictures without changing the order!!
A brief update on an older project, lots of painting bits coming up plus my uses of the new Grey Knights boxed set (Librarian, Honour Guard etc...)
Until next time folks!