Saturday, 30 November 2013

Mekboy Junka 14

I almost got the Deff Rolla finished earlier before I had to go out, but as I grabbed pictures I thought i'd do an update now anyway. Once the last few touches are done on it i'll do some overall sots to show what the whole thing looks like now.

So the Deff Rolla itself is the GW one, but I've made new support arms to suit the Rhino hull.


The Deff Rolla needed to be removable, so I mounted strong magnets onto the hull and used the same sized ones on the support arms. You can see below I incorporated the GW part from their support arm into these two.


The Rolla itself will not be glued to anything, it is held in place by the support arms.

I decided to add more support as it made the whole thing far more solid and cut out any tilting or slippage in the assembly when the vehicle was picked up:





The new additional arm pieces need finishing off which should be knocked out tonight easy enough.

After that we have the following left to do...
1. SAG 'barrel'.
2. Last details and tidy up.

So not much really.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Mekboy Junka 13

Well, to cut a long story short the track turned into a nightmare.

I ended up having to replace the rear and forward wheels and remodelling areas of the track units.

So what I thought would be a short easy job took and age and nearly resulted in physical harm being carried out on the Junka.







Couple of WIP shots:



And the track all in place, not sure why I took this picture but I did so I thought I'd include it.


I think I will either do the Deff Rolla or finis the SAG off next.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

IPMS Scale Model Word 2013 Redux

So this evening I spent scrubbing and cleaning up resin track for the Junka. Not my favourite job so once that was done I gave in for the evening.

With the spare time I thought i'd sort a few more pics from the model show.




















And to finish some 1:1 pieces...





And because Maelstrom loved them so much here is one of the many Daleks on show:

Sunday, 10 November 2013

IPMS Scale Model World 2013

So yesterday myself and Maelstrom went to the IPMS Scale Model World show and I thought I'd share a few pictures.

Keep in mind I took close to 200 so I had to whittle them down somewhat for this post.

While most models on show are scale models rather than gaming type pieces they are well worth a look as the modelling and painting work is excellent in many cases.



While this isn't as weathered as I like tanks to be I do love the interior detail shown below.



The above is a scratchbuilt model. Was very nice. And below is what appears to be a Battlestar Galactica fighter in RAF colours...



This was a great piece, unsurprisingly won an award. Got a few more pics of it, the damage modelled into the plane was very well done.


Now below is basically a large barrel...but I've not seen a better example of weathering. The rest of the piece as great detail such as the wasps (bit of a naff picture annoyingly).




Some fantasy/sci fi pieces including 40k...






Isn't he cute?


And some more great examples of heavy weathered vehicles:



There were a lot of pieces like the below diorama. Couldn't really pick out one I liked most so I just picked this one at random.


This guy is great, another scratch built model. Not sure what to say about it...




I loved this vehicle. Post (zombie) apocalypse vehicle. Great weathering and stowage.





That'll do I think.