Hmm when you set out to do something only do find out you are out of plastic card, you get very sad :( and end up buying wired games like napoleon total war and play that all the time and forget to build any fighta bommer :)
But I finally got my mojo back did some work on the bommer, since I could not work on the body, I did some work on the engines, and I an pretty pleased with the result.
The flaps are going to be folded down to the tube in the center, the engines were actually simple to make, but time consuming.
I have also made some bombs, but I forgot to take any pictures, so you are going to see them next time I get around to take some pictures.
Last Saturday we had an apocalypse battle over at my local gaming club, and thought I did not play my self, I went over there to work on the fighta bommer while watching the game. And I did get a lot of work do unfortunately I forgot my and camera so I only took a few shoots with my cell phone.
And here is the result of the days work, I am very pleased and surprised with the result of the wings.
Unless I run out of plastic card I should have the sheeting done today or tomorrow at the latest.
I did some more work Da Bommer this time I started on the wings.
We ad to strap a grot to da biggst pole we could find in da shop to give you tis high photo.
Surprisingly he did manage to take tis fine photo on his way crasing to da earth after
some of da boys thought it was funny to let go af da pole...
Ha ha ha ha ha
dad was funny
I forgot to take some shots of my ingenious wing fixing thingi (in own words), but will take some later when I get back to the workshop.
But I almost finished the rips for the left wing. Holy s*** that was tedious work, I would like to point out that someone, not mention any names here, thought it would look cool if the wing where at an angle, so all the ribs needed to be different sizes argh.... Well I did get it done and here is a shot of the power of the rainbow clamps.
Also I am not sure about the bottom part of the plane, so I think I am going to scrap that and go for some wing mounted jet engines, but more on that later.
Because when it comes to building stuff I sometimes have the attention span of a gopher ;P
You know sometimes you just have to do something else, I had one of those moments last Saturday. We have been playing a lot of apocalypse late in my local gaming club. I have always had to idea to apocalypse that it is not just a normal 40k game with more points, of course this might be solved be using special missions or narrative storytelling, but I think the way is the introduce models and armies not seen in normal games, and I don't just mean three Baneblades. It could be a funny model or some small unit that gives the over all feel to the army, and army springs to mind when it comes to special units.... DA ORKS
So yes I have started an Ork Apocalypse army Da ROAF (Da r-someting Ork Air force) mainly because this have the potential to being a fun army to play in a apocalypse game with out having 5000p+ army.
Of course I have started with the essentials Da mighty Fighta Bommer. The main problem with construction the hull is getting the shape and structural integrity, and what I have found is a old and time tested method for hull construction, ribs and more ribs, this methode have been used for millennia for ship building and it works fine for ork aircraft building.
My plan is to construct the hull with ribs and cote them with thin .5 mm plasticcard wich is easier to bend over the curves, and the late orkify the plane with slap on armor plates and repairs.
I have going to use the same approach on the wings, with one or two beams running down the middle for support and a way to attach the wing to the hull.
Of course no fighta bommer is compleet with out an rear turret.
This simple turret is constructed from .75 mm strips of plasticcard and some styrene rods in different sizes. And of course a little vision slot on the top so the gunner can see what he is shooting at.
Did some more work tonight, have been working on an exhaust/vent system for the rear, so the smoke from the rockets can escape.
I am not entirely happy with the framing so I am properly going to redo it to morrow, but for now it will serve as a model for what I am aiming for.
Just thought I would show you my birthday present and new favorite tool THE CHOPPER
With this baby it is easy to cut several strip or profiles to the same length or cutting angels. I simply loves this tool.
I had the day of and when i finally got around to getting out of bed, got some more work done on the Manticore.
Among things to mention is the hinge on the back so the tubes can be lowered into the hull, and the hatch in the front so it is possible to get the inside :P i have also been filling gaps and sanding although I am not entirely done with this. I have also test fitted the stuff at the front not sure if I'll be going with that in the end.
I still need do a lot of riveting, though I had misplace min punch pliers and was out of rivets, but it has resurfaced and I am now ready to commence riveting.
Sadly my camera ran out of batteries and my cell phone does not have a macro function so I will take some close-ups when I get some fresh batteries.
A bit in doubt about what to do with the big area on top of the tubes, it is begging for an aquilla or something like that, but dunno weather to make a large one filling the whole area or just a small one at the top.
Well I have actually puled my self together and start working on a project and take some pictures of it. Some how I go the crazy idea of entering a local competition where you have to build and paint an 1700p army in 12 weeks, seeing that last time it tool me close to 3 years to get it speed painted (red 3 colours and no highlights).
So I have decided to make an Imperiel Guard army and of course I do not want to make it to easy for my self :P so it is going to be a heavily converted, atleast on the tank side of it so I got my job cut of the next couple of months.
Witch brings us back to the project on hand a manticore tank, and since I am not going to spend a lot of forgewold models and don't like the look of the stock manticore, I am going to scratch one from a chimera.
So here are the rockets I am going to use as Storm Eagle Rockets.
I am going for look more in the line of the American MLRS I heavily inspired by Changeling Chimera 438 over at The AmmoBunker. Well any how here are the beginning of the launch tubes.
Well with my exams finally over I can turn my attention to models again :P and I have a lot of ideas whirling around my head and I just have to get them out, so here is the first pieces.
I just need to add some texture and then they are ready to be moulded, yes moulded cause the my main idea was the dragon teeth in particular, but fast an easy terrain for casting, and since these pieces can easily be cast using a open mould they are ideal for the project.