My SB pads arrived today Rogue, they look great, and they arrived FAST! I was not expecting them yet from across the Pond.
My next step therefore is to learn how to sculpt the shoulder capes Sword Brethren have, has anyone got any tips?
Sweet I'm glad they got there quickly, mail arriving promptly at Christmas time can be somewhat of a crap shoot and can be really slow sometimes, but other times it's surprisingly quick. Glad it was on the faster end
Outside of filling a few small orders I didn't get a lot done over the holidays as things were super crazy, in addition to the family stuff I had to go in for minor surgery on both eyes each procedure being a week apart. Complications from being diabetic have some liquid swelling in the rear of my eyes which is causing minor vision difficulty and treating it means getting a series of injections in the eyeball itself. It's a rather uncomfortable and unpleasant experience but thankfully everything is numbed up so it's not painful. Since everything is slightly out of focus at first it tends to disrupts stuff for a day or two afterwards so I can't drive or do much (like modelling) that requires good vision.
I did print out a generic set of blank gardbraces without the cross and I'll have those up soon, I can do the same with the saddle bags but I'll need to see if there's any interest. I ran off a test print of the banner without any wind ripples just to check the level of details, after the ripples were added I tried a second print but it failed, not quite sure why so I'm having it outsourced. Despite the misprinting issues and having several heavy lines running through the print the overall details looked good so I'm excited to see what the print comes out like on the better machine. I'm also having the lances printed at the same time since the cross guard on the spear head keeps coming out flawed on my machine. I've had a few successful prints but I'm only getting 2-3 good ones out of a batch of 8.
The big banner would be a good stand in for a company or ancients banner and I think I might toss together some smaller pennant style banners that can be attached to the rear of the bikes or maybe on the lances.
I also started mocking up some nice rotary autocannons or mini guns that would fit onto a Rhino turret mount, it's also fit a Landraider if you leave the ammo drums off. I may try and see if I can do a belt fed version but it'd require restructuring the barrel length and the main body which I toyed with but the proportions look slightly odd to me so I'll need some further tinkering. The current plan is to have this done with pre-set holes for magnets so that it can be tilted up/down or be swapped out for other weapon types. (once I get to them) The base is currently a WIP so it's plain and boring but I'll be adding more details to it over the weekend. I'll also be tackling a set of side sponsons as I have a bunch of half built tanks and vehicles that have been sitting around neglected for years and are missing parts. It'll be a a good 3d project and let me fix them up at the same time.
To support the Ravenwing bike build I picked up a Darkshroud/Vengeance land speeder. This was a lucky ebay find since they aren't in stock anywhere atm.
I don't like the preacher's pulpit gunner seat in the front so I've been attempting a conversion I saw elsewhere online, it turned out to be a bit more involved than I first expected but overall it's coming together fairly well.
The old 3rd ed landspeeder plastic they used the in the battle force box is garbage and needed a lot of bending to make things fit, if you decide try this conversion save yourself the frustration and use one of the newer land speeder kits that has the reworked/updated sprue as it'll fit together so much better.
I'll be adding magnets so it can be switched between the Darkshroud and Vengeance configurations. Since I'm using the Templar motif I'll be leaving off all the crazy Dark Angels icons and use something more knightly and Templar-ish once I figure out what I want. I'll probably call it the shroud of faith and use Com dishes as a jamming/cloaking device instead of the funky shrine.
And the stock version... ugh
Edited by Rogue Crusader, 06 January 2018 - 03:46 AM.