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Okay so got a chance to work more on the gun

 

Got the green sprayed on the gun, whipped off the masking and thought it looked a little plain so I brushed on another shade of green and was much happier!

 

48800008207_03bafe24ea_c.jpgIMG_20190923_134910 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

48800008037_3a2e1a27cd_c.jpgIMG_20190924_134439 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

48799867286_9a6e542049_c.jpgIMG_20190924_134456 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I went ahead and used some greenstuff to make the handle, which I sculpted directly into his hand

 

48799867001_ba3c23fb68_c.jpgIMG_20190925_134131 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

48800007547_9fa3b444ec_c.jpgIMG_20190925_134256 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

48799514178_9efafbe492_c.jpgIMG_20190925_134853 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Once it dried I gave it a coat of the same enamel green I brushed on the rest of the gun.

 

48799866181_a7cc306153_c.jpgIMG_20190926_132127 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I also made a start on a test for the laser beam, I've got two so I have a back up if it goes wrong!

 

I used my rotary tool to grind out a recess for my led, it melted a little hole in the side but I think the gloss gel I'm using will cover that up

 

48800006832_a72cc0bd34_c.jpgIMG_20190926_133812 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So yeah blobbed a load of gloss medium in there and shoved the led in and then used a bit of wire to give it a bit of a laser flare effect

 

48799513593_ed7d5f40cd_c.jpgIMG_20190926_134603 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Only other thing I got a chance to do was to try in place when that had dried clear just to get a sense of how easy it will be to line it all up and I'm super happy with how it looks

 

48803728851_9e4d21d57c_c.jpglaser by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next I'll have to thread wires through the gun and get the soldering iron out.

 

Thanks for looking more soon :)

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Thanks! Its really nice to know the project hasn't been forgotten!

 

I've taken a break for the last few months, I've had a lot going on, but I'm wanting to get this finished soon, so there will be updates incoming shortly.

 

One of the main things I've been stressing about (a lot!) is the lights and electrics and I'm afraid to say this wont be lighted now after all. For my own sanity and wanting to see this finished I'd rather drop the electrics and ensure it gets done rather than be over ambitious and leave it on the shelf of doom while I stress about it!

 

I want to get it done quick as I've got another sci fi sculpting project I want to start, so there will be a lot more sculpting action to see after as well :)

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My god, its an update!!

 

Time to blow the dust off and get back on it, started by just adding a bit of shading to the gun and painting a few little details (just some metallic grey bits and a bit of black on the barrel holes)

And I have painted a bit of the clear gloss gel onto the laser beam just to make it a bit more of a ‘rough plasma’ look (if thats a thing! :lol: )

 

49564616538_ba253c7596_c.jpgIMG_20200219_134307 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49565344122_a5268a8339_c.jpgIMG_20200219_134340 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I got it glued into the gun using more of the gel medium, and once it was dry I pressed s blob of green stuff into the recess of his hand and poked it over the protruding wire from his wrist to hold it all in position.

 

49564616433_b9a2b1e02d_c.jpgIMG_20200219_134741 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49565119251_5b87ef200a_c.jpgIMG_20200221_134532 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49565119211_6d70e4ca61_c.jpgIMG_20200221_134615 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So next up going to add more greenstuff to the wrist which will be painted black to match the joint cover of the other wrist. I'll also get make a start getting the clear dome cut and in place.

 

So glad to be back on this, really want to push and get this done ASAP.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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3 hours ago, Hunter Rose said:

a bit more of a ‘rough plasma’ look (if thats a thing!

It is now!

It still looks great to me. The latest details just add to that.

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On 2/24/2020 at 8:56 PM, rockpopandchips said:

Very nice, seeing him again is great also looking farward to seeing it finished and what you have up your sleeve next. 

Cheers Brian! Yeah I cant wait to get cracking on the new sculpt which is a great motivator for this one!!

 

Just a small update today, I've sculpted and painted the wrist joint cover

 

49587238293_d350a2a734_c.jpgIMG_20200225_133626 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49587732731_7d83634195_c.jpgIMG_20200226_133152 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And I've cut a new dome from one of the MANY eggs I acquired at the start of this, as the test one was very scratched and dinged

 

49587733481_7075bc21d9_c.jpgIMG_20200224_134329 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49587976122_55060f3b76_c.jpgIMG_20200224_134648 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49587975922_c2cce0e648_c.jpgIMG_20200225_132936 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And thats just been taped together while the white glue I've used to hold it together dries

 

49587237968_4379c744a9_c.jpgIMG_20200226_133819 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up I'll sort out the greenstuff padding that will act as its attach point and also give it a similar look to the other joint covers.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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38 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Any chance of a hint as to what the next subject will be ? 
 

Dennis

 

Don't want to give too much away, but I'll be doing another 1/6 scale full figure of a subject usually only available in miniature, and that's all I'm saying :lipssealed:

 

Cheers for the interest Dennis :)

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Time for a small update

 

I've used some epoxy glue to get my two helmet halves together

 

49642723423_78a8d16af3_c.jpgIMG_20200306_131807 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And then I put some greenstuff around the inner rim of the neck recess so I can press the helmet into it to get a bit of an impression to help locate it (after first putting a bit of vaseline on it so it doesn't stick)

 

49643525287_de18fcd307_c.jpgIMG_20200227_134027 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49643248226_964d5240a2_c.jpgIMG_20200303_133855 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then when it dried I have painted it black to match the other joint covers.

 

49643248236_e1d961fca0_c.jpgIMG_20200306_133026 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up I'm going to get add a little detail to the helmet, want to keep it simple though, I'll just cut the top lump off and then cover that and the seam with a strip of styrene before getting it stuck in place.

 

@Corsairfoxfouruncle

Also I know I said Im keeping quiet about my next project , but sod it I'm pretty excited about it! So what I'm going to do (or attempt to do!!) is a 1/6 scale T'au Fire Warrior with no helmet so you can see his face.

I'm hoping to be able to start it next month, I should have finished this guy by then (fingers crossed!) and I'm itching to get started on the new one, I even have a base with a glass dome i'm hoping it will fit inside.

 

But as I say that will have to wait till after I've got this one finished, and its only the backpack to sort out once I've done the helmet so not too long to go!

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Love the beam going through the leaf/petal/plant bit, it really sells the whole thing! The pistol design is neat too.

 

Are you going to add any plant matter ejecta, or is raw plasma more of a hot cooking effect?

 

NB: No. 1 offspring will be very excited to hear you're making a giant T'au, she's very much in favour of their sneaky mind controlling ways :)

 

W

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22 hours ago, DalekCheese said:

Looking good! When was your book published, btw?

 

Thanks dude! Spacebase 2000 was published in 1984 (so when I was 3!)

 

19 hours ago, Will Vale said:

Love the beam going through the leaf/petal/plant bit, it really sells the whole thing! The pistol design is neat too.

 

Are you going to add any plant matter ejecta, or is raw plasma more of a hot cooking effect?

 

NB: No. 1 offspring will be very excited to hear you're making a giant T'au, she's very much in favour of their sneaky mind controlling ways :)

 

W

Cheers Will! I got lucky with the pistol, its a gundam machine gun which worked out as a pistol at this scale. 

The plants staying as is, yeah just want a burn/melt like effect rather than a blast.

Cool, I'm looking forward to it myself, I've never played the warhammer game or built much but I really like the t'au! 

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Update time!

 

Got the nub top bit cut off the helmet dome

 

49673140377_f16682eac6_c.jpgIMG_20200312_134623 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And I've cut a strip of styrene to go over the seam, I gave it a black spray over the back as thats what will be seen through the helmet and then brushed over the armor colour on the other side.

 

49673140262_d7fc353838_c.jpgIMG_20200312_193701 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49672858316_f161f5d7b3_c.jpgIMG_20200313_132131 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49673139982_6d84d2f96f_c.jpgIMG_20200314_135514 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I also painted the bottom rim of the helmet black just to hide the back of the bit of greenstuff I'll use to cover the edge when its in place

 

49672317273_c24a02df8b_c.jpgIMG_20200313_132138 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And my strip is now taped on while the epoxy I used to glue it dries

 

49672860856_3035a1623d_c.jpgIMG_20200318_134223 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

One other thing I did was mix some more red with some gloss medium to beef up the laser as it comes out the gun a bit more, which I was really happy with when it dried.

 

49673139962_6cc48e5c61_c.jpgIMG_20200314_135507 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49672316928_6e6029b436_c.jpgIMG_20200318_134340 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up I want to get the helmet in place, I know its going to have some small dings in it and not be a totally clean glossy helmet, but if hes battling carnivorous space plants left right and centre hes going to get some damage on it, so thats my excuse! :lol:

 

The end is getting ever more in sight!

 

Thanks for looking more soon :)

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Right so I got the helmet sorted now

 

I pulled off the tape and the styrene strip was stuck fine, however there was a little bit of over-spill from the epoxy glue, so I had a think after a little mild swearing and decided to give it a black edge, which would have the added advantage of also covering the mark where I cut the top bit off.

 

So it was out with the masking tape!

 

49692843688_1aed122208_c.jpgIMG_20200320_132502 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49692843683_c6f083fa71_c.jpgIMG_20200320_132646 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49692843633_a39c30cf04_c.jpgIMG_20200320_133600 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I got out a black rattle can out and gave it a spray

 

49692843493_e30140f299_c.jpgIMG_20200320_134254 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And once I removed the masking tape I was really pleased! Its a cool detail I wouldn't have thought of if the glue hadn't gone a bit astray so another happy accident.

 

49692843473_caa15396b6_c.jpgIMG_20200321_153627 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49693686382_348da5886e_c.jpgIMG_20200321_153633 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So thats ready for a little wash and then getting glued in place, which will be coming next.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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On 12/03/2020 at 20:42, Hunter Rose said:

Thanks dude! Spacebase 2000 was published in 1984 (so when I was 3!)

 

Ah, thank you. I was just wondering, because the other day, while browsing a local charity shop, I saw a book with a cover showing the same piece of artwork that’s inspired this. So, (thinking of this thread) I took a look inside; the book was first published in ‘70, but the edition I found was from ‘75. I just thought it might provide an interesting tidbit of information the book was written by Harry Harrison, the same guy who wrote ‘Soylent Green’, and it was called ‘Prime Number’.

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Incorrect book title
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Oh cool! I just assumed that was the first published date, didn't realise it was actually originally done earlier. 

That's a good bit if info too about the author, Soylent Green is one of my favourite Sci fi movies, always love the moving euthanasia scene

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Right! Update time chaps :)

 

First of all, I dont think I've mentioned before but my modelling setup has always been at my parents; mainly due to when I lived in a rental property it didn't have a big shed pr room for any of it.

So all my modelling has been done on my lunch breaks, which in all honesty hasn't been ideal, so now I moved into my own home that has a decent sized shed it was time to get my stuff over to my own shed (especially as I cant go round there due to the current situation)

So now its all in and sorted, and I can spend some lock down time doing my hobby!

 

49798963147_760cae0092_c.jpgIMG_20200419_144719 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Really happy with it, so much more practical too so should speed up my builds loads too which is awesome!

 

Speaking of which, spent the afternoon today makling a start on his back pack, so pulled out the styrene sheet and my scalpel.

 

49798658386_af41d93417_c.jpgIMG_20200420_134806 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then just held the back piece in place to double check the size, then cut the other bits

 

49798103783_ebcd285d2d_c.jpgIMG_20200420_134848 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49798103673_af214187d0_c.jpgIMG_20200420_140009 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49798103673_af214187d0_c.jpgIMG_20200420_140009 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49798103503_0940b0618e_c.jpgIMG_20200420_142827 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

All the bits are cut, I'm going fo a rectangle shape with a cit off sloping top panel as the base. The orange kids fruit pouch lid is going to be the jet nozzle on the bottom.

I also want the sloped panel to have a grill in it, so I cut some wire mech and an appropriated sized hole in the middle of it.

 

49798103428_5849b34457_c.jpgIMG_20200420_144141 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49798657826_769f5b9414_c.jpgIMG_20200420_150156 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I stuck it in place with some blobs of greenstuff

 

49798962352_dbfc3064b2_c.jpgIMG_20200420_151001 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I do want to have some detail showing through so I stole/borrowed a couple of bits from the kids lego box (useless spare hub caps from a lego ferrari f-40) and decided to used them as fans.

 

49798657316_a03b2ae158_c.jpgIMG_20200420_151912 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

49798657321_22b5cbf5b7_c.jpgIMG_20200420_151936 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

That last pic is just to show the look, next up I'll get them sorted and add more details to the panels before getting it together.

 

Thanks for looking , more soon :)

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Thanks Pete! Yeah feel like I've stuttered and stalled on my modelling all year but now finally feel like I'm back on it properly! 

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