So to while away the weather front I did some work on the neck which I have to admit is coming out better than expected. I sheathed the coupling on 0.040 thousandths styrene to three layers and then proceeded to bevel the rear edges 45° as in the drawing.
As you can see below there is quite a bit of cutting to get the 45° bevel in the front edge ............
but my 'Farmers file' was up to the task.
The forward bevel needs to be refined but is okay for the moment while I make the inner neck mechanism so the head can be tilted down. My previous Warlord has this capability but the mechanism is very clunky and I am hoping to refine it on this model.
Finally I found this collar that will work very well in the scheme I have in mind for the side to side movement of the head and fits into the Emperor design quite well.
Can anyone guess the source of this wondeous bit of sculpting?
"It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."