|And this is what it looks like before I even add the weapons.|
First of all, this thing is cool as hell. The photos aren't perfect- getting a camera stand, some decent lighting and whatnot is on my to do list- but even if it doesn't look bad ass in the pictures, it is when you look at it in person. This thing just kind of grows in aspects and areas of coolness as it is assembled and painted the way a town in the old game SimCity does. At first, its just look little piece of this, cool little part of that, then it gets bigger, and you're like, hey, I'm cooking now. And then you do a little more, and its three times cooler than it was before. And you do a bit more work, and suddenly, its twelve times cooler. And before you know it, you've spent six hours on the thing and you have an airport and a sports stadium and no crime and 100% fire coverage and the best road and mass transit system going ever and you look down on your little creation and you think, damn... I made that!
|Instead of a door, there is a space marine supply |
cupboard in the door frame here. Um... Why don't
they just keep all that stuff inside the Land Raider proper?
I have the sides built, top on, treads added, and obviously, have the interior done. I built the model so that the doors open so you can see the details I painted in the interior. I thought I would be half done when I was complete with the interior walls section of the model- everything else looked like it was just big, wide, flat surfaces that would easily be painted. It was the details that were going to take all the time, and those were all on the inside, right?
|Port side door closed!|
So what do I have going on here? Well, first, as I said, I have it set up so the doors open and close. You can build your Land Raider so that all the doors are glued shut, but I knew I was planning on painting the inside details when I started that project, and just had to hope the doors were cool.
|Port side door open! And you can see the computer station|
inside the Land Raider itself!
|I put some close combat knife bits on the rack inside the|
|You can kind of see the engine wall in the back of the|
Land Raider cabin in this shot- hard to get enough
light in there AND get the camera lens in the right place
but I think you get the idea.
- Finish the exterior paint blocking.
- Paint the door covers
- Paint and assemble the weapons
- forward chain gun
- side guns (I'll be doing the hurricane bolters)- two sets of these.
- top mounted multi melta
- Paint and assemble the other bits
- portal covers
- smoke can launchers
- flood light
- communications array
- detailing the exterior
- paint all the rivets
- clean up detailing
I am not planning on doing weathering right now. I want to practice on another model first, and then apply it to this one. I could do it right, but I don't want to risk screw this up. So the weathering step is on the to do list. Like getting better photo resources.
And that is where I am right now. I'll write again when there is news to post.
Until next time,