Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Forgeworld - Davinite Lodge Priest

this is the new le model from forgeworld and was featured at the black library Horus heresy event 2013. it it a nice model but the cast quality is lacking mine has a air bubble in the fuel tube and the figure is cast badly with a large cast line up the back of the model where it does not line up. that aside the model is pretty nice with loads of detail.

necron lord

Monday, 13 May 2013

Warhammer papercraft model - scratch build - imperial guard chimera

today i took a break from the thunderhawk and made a Imperial guard chimera
above was making the main hull and below is one of the track units that sit on the side
 two tracked units complete and attached to the hull
 turret started along with most major detail
 hull mounted heavy bolter and a multi laser for the turret

Monday, 6 May 2013

Games Workshop dropping products

A Friendly warning to all gamers who collect or play games workshop special games they are all being dropped. this includes Epic, BFG, Necromunda, Warmaster, Mordheim and Inquisitor. once stocks are gone they will no longer be available.

Collectors Range
It has also been confirmed that the Fantasy and 40k Collectors ranges have been discontinued and once stock runs out they will no longer be available 

Forge World
Forge World is stopping production of all new specialist games miniatures.  BFG, EPIC, and Aeronautica Imperialis ranges are now no longer in production 

Warhammer papercraft model - scratch build - Thunderhawk Gunship

this is a project i have wanted to do for a very long time and have just got around to starting it. i will be cutting out pieces using my laser cutter

example of computer drawing
page one of laser cutting
starting to work on the cockpit now inside will have a detailed flight deck
the flight desk and the canopy comes of so that it can be painted easily and displayed once complete

the front nose is complete now
and below is the start of the mid section
with the middles engine complete i moved on to the wing engines and i decided that i hated doing the round engines so decided to rediesn them.

The finished model

A few weeks ago i made thunderhawk mk1 (above) and i decided back then i could improve on the design and i was going to do so, the last few days i have made another thunderhawk mark one to familiarise myself again and improved on it where i could on the fly (mostly efficentiency, structural improvements and mistakes in the plans)
and then redoing the plans where i thought large improvements could be made ready to make a thunderhawk mark 3 which is significantly different

This is the original mark 1 from several weeks ago

now the mark two (not complete at current)

This models improvements are 
  • reinforced crew compartment at front and merging the separate pieces of floor into one
  • side detail on the outer cockpit now present didn't fit on old model
  • top windows of cockpit
  • removed rivets in various places
  • removed various details at rear outside cockpit
  • simplified the general structure and extra reinforcement internally
  • changed how the lascannon mini wings attach
  • redesigned under belly engine to be same design as wing mounted engines
 Improvements made to plans ready for Mk 3
  • made the front crew area and middle of the ship one section with no join in the middle, and removed double walls (reduced materail needs by 20%)
  • improved the the design of the wings so the attach directly onto side and bottom of the thunderhawk and not onto a separate structure
  • more internal structure changes
  • removed some more rivets from undesirable places
  • this various other aesthetic details such as wind tips being to small