Friday, 30 July 2010

Marauder Destroyer Project: Part 6. Tail Stabiliser.

Hey, me again,
Tail Stabiliser is all done. Not much longer til everything starts getting attached to the main body and this baby takes shape :)


Hydra Part 2.

Now she just needs a lick of paint and some semi-funny name (like Old Reliable, my Vanquisher).


Thursday, 29 July 2010



This is where I currently am with the Hydra tank. Tracks will be painted before being attached to the hull as it results in a neater finish.

I've got a pretty big problem with the hydra autocannons as the barrels on both parts aren't straight and bend inwards towards the end. I currently don't know how to fix this problem and would appreciate any advice on how to straighten the barrels out.

Thanks in advance if you decide to reply,

Marauder Destroyer Project: Part 5. Wings

Hey again,

Small update on the Marauder Project. Both wings are now cleaned and built (minus Hellstrike Missiles which are gonna be magnetised).

Next will be the cockpit and then the weapon mounts. After that all I need to do is greenstuff the gaps. Some of the gaps, especially between the wings and fuselage are pretty big so will require quite a while to fix properly.
Still need to order the magnets, acrylic rod and base. I do know what rod I want and where to get it.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Marauder Destroyer Project: Part 4. Wing Assembly 1

Short update, getting ready for work *boo*. First pair of engines are attached. Didn't realise til after they were glued that both wing assemblies haven't been washed yet, that will be the first job tomorrow (fingers crossed the glue won't melt).

Until next time,

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Marauder Destroyer Project: Part 3. Taking Shape

Hey again,

back working nights again now so I haven't had as much time to work on this beasty as I would like. Pinned and glued Nose and Ttail sections to the Fuselage. Nose was pinned with 4 pins and the Tail with 3. May have to go back and make a fourth pin in the Tail as the joint isn't very strong (broke it immediately after I put the camera down).

Next job will be the Cockpit area.


Saturday, 10 July 2010

Marauder Destroyer Project: Part 2. Fuselage pinned

Slight progress has been made. Fuselage has been washed and cleaned. Then using the skills acquired from my apprenticeship I marked out the points where the pins would secure the top and bottom halves of the fuselage together. Took around 30mins and was extremely fiddly but finally got there. Then it was a simple task of drilling the 12 holes. Next paper clips were 'clipped' up to the required length and placed in the bottom half of the fuselage. Top half was fitted into place. Once I was happy with the fit the pins were superglued into the bottom half of the fuselage before the top half was glued into position.

Pin holes marked and drilled. Fuselage Top.

Pin holes marked and drilled. Fuselage Bottom.

Paperclip pins. Required shortening when halves were placed together.
Top and Bottom of fuselage in position.
I want to look at pinning the tail component to the fuselage. Also need to research possibility of magnetising the wings to the fuselage in order to ease transportation.

Marauder Destroyer Project: Part 1. Is it all there?


Yep it's official. I'm building a Marauder Destroyer. Oh yea and the order also contained a Hydra Flak tank.

So today (now that I've got some spare time) will be taken up by:
-Ensuring every component is there.
-Clean the fuselage.
-Start slow construction of the fuselage.

Everything present and accounted for.

There are still a few bits I need. Namely: a base, flying rod and some magnets.

Well I'm off to start cleaning,

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Project: Whats in the Box?

Title says it all. So what exactly is in the box? Any guesses? (It's for the Imperial Guard btw)


Sunday, 4 July 2010

For Khaine!

Another weekend gone, another few days of painting. Decided to start to focus on my Khainite units now that I've finished both units of Spearmen. So on the paint station were my Death Hag, Cauldron of Blood and my Witch Elf command group. Oh and I finished the flesh and hair of my Shades. Without furthur ado, the pics . . . .
Death Hag

Really happy with the flesh and hair.

Cauldron of Blood
This could be a pain to paint, large areas of Shining Gold are difficult to paint smoothly. Doesn't help there aren't many decent guides on the interweb.
Witch Elf Command
These are alot more fun than I was expecting. Rather than having paint lots of armour these girls give me a reason to paint large areas of flesh (something I enjoy). Will definitely be adding a 2nd or even 3rd unit, but thats a topic for another time.

Flesh and hair are now finished with a final highlight of Elf Flesh (flesh) and a highlight of Codex Grey (hair).
I'm on a roll, lets keep it up eh Marky?