Okay, so, first up is the Corvus Hammer. I have a wad of bikes that I just purchased and 10 of them are going to be Black Knights. I want to differentiate my hammers from the standard GW faire (otherwise, what's the point?). To this end, I'm basing it off my "angel sword" design from some time ago:
In the case of the hammer, I want the wings to form the back, where normally you would have a blunt head. The front will still be a spiked beak, but I'm hoping that the design will mesh with the Ravenwing theme.
A second thing to note is that these will be attached to the bike's armor, so I'll be making a kind of magnetic holder to make them appear to be fastened properly. I may also make a version that can be held in the hand as well, but for now they will all simply be attached the bike in a way that is easily "available" in close combat.
Okay - off to doodling!
Getting very close to being done! I've added more detailing and a power cable to the shaft. The GW version does not have a power cable, but the artwork in the codex shows it similar to a power axe with cable included. At this point I'm going to start figuring out where I want to attach the sprue points. I decided to order some casting stuff, so I can make a single print and then cast them at a greatly reduced cost. I may invest in a better casting setup with my friend at some point in time.
UPDATE - 2/02/2015
Alrighty, it's 100% finished and a test print is ordered. For those curious, here is an interactive 3d view.
The prints arrived!
The good news is that they seem to print really well. They're detailed and just epic looking. The bad news is that they are too small. This means that both as a weapon and structurally they won't work. The wings break right off the back and they are a tad small for a heroic scale hand. Ironically, they're exactly the perfect size if these were true scale miniatures:
I'll need to adjust the scaling and try again.
I fixed the corvus hammer and it's working great. The mace has some durability problems with the wing tips that I'm sorting out:
Edited by twopounder, 21 March 2015 - 09:40 PM.