Thursday, January 30, 2014

"zero-cost" scratch built Thunderfire Cannon project complete!

Finally finished up my Thunderfire Cannon.

As I expected, it didn't take long to paint due to being mostly drybrushed. I did see that the model on the GW website had a black barrel, so I copied it. 

Came out exactly as I wanted.   Anyway enough gab, pic!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dakkajet hangar build complete!

I actually finished this a while ago, but didn't take any pics until tonight.

Finished the ground and the 2nd door.  It's freaking awesome.  Paint will come after the Thunderfire is done.

Not much to say, so!

Friday, January 10, 2014

More on the Ork Dakkajet hangar..doors and floor.

Quick update, but quite a bit of work. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to do for a floor as I didn't just want a wood floor. I was looking at some patterned plasticard but at $11 for enough to do it, I couldn't justify it.

I wanted a concrete look, so I went with the next best option..plaster of paris. I did a poor just as if I was doing a real concrete floor. I made the plaster a bit wattery to make it easier to spread out, but that ended up causing the water damage to the sides. Which makes it look better, actually.  Lesson learned! Despite that, I *LOVE* how it came out.

Ya it's kinda boring in the pic, but AWESOME in person!

The other stumbling block was the front door. I was going over many ideas in my mind, and looking at pics of real doors online.  A lot of hangars have doors that slide open side-to-side, but that requires large brackets that sit outside the silhouette of the building, and thus would be highly impracticable for this terrain piece.

So after sitting for 4 days, I was driving around and the solution hit me..and after dropping everything and working on it last night the the result is absolutely perfect. A functional door that folds out of the way completely so I can still get the Dakkajet inside, yet does not leave the footprint of the base of the piece. And it looks awesome.

So now I'm really, really close to done. Just have to build the second door, finish off the ground work around the building, and seal up the edges of the foamcore.

More to come!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Ork Dakkajet hangar update

Spending a little time each day after work, the hangar is coming along quite nicely.

Some patch panels, door and window in the back.

Side window. This was actually quite a bit of work, and I really like how it came out.

Put in a skylight, and also added a "florescent light"  to the underside of the roof. I've since added a second one.

Even ran wires for the light..

Finally, I built a large crow's nest on the roof to give a nice shooting position. This will be awesome on the tabletop.

I still have to figure out what I'm going to do with the front doors and the floor. 

I realized I could have actually lit up the inside with LED's, but in reality I don't have the money right now to invest in I'll have to stay with the pretend lighting.

This should be done in the next couple of days.  Until next time!