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post #181 of 321 (permalink) Old 06-05-15, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks,

It's a good thing I took images of the Thunderhawk in grey because you can't see any detail with it painted black.

This weekend will see the beginning of the paint process and I still haven't come to grips with the ball turrets.

http://i.imgur.com/deOpbP2.jpg


That shouldn't be a problem although my camera still cannot seem to focus and that is quite serious. I'd really hate to have to replace my trusty Kodak DC290. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Instant Silvering and Patina:

Anything that can save me time and give good results is aces in my book; here is a simple way to give a metallic luster to your bare metal surfaces...........

http://i.imgur.com/mrYkflk.jpg


This might not be up to standard for PRO painters but for a mere mortal such as me it yields adequate results and it's fast, did I mention it was fast? and it's economical; I probably won't be able to use all the aluminum powder I have; '3 ounces', in my lifetime.

http://i.imgur.com/MltxCOI.jpg


The entire engine and the wing root used just the powder that was stuck to the lid rim of the jar.

First I applied some really cheap flat black aerosol paint (Walmart generic $0.99 cents @ standard spray can)and let dry overnight.

Then with index finger I applied and rubbed in a bit of the powder and brushed it smooth and into the crevasses with a brush which took all of a minute or two to do the cowl and exhaust. and that's it; no drying time; you're finished.

A couple more minutes to do the engine body......

Then I took the pictures.

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Anyone mentiined you need some true scale marines to go with that Thawk?
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What are truescale Marines?

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What are truescale Marines?
Remodeled minis that resize the marines to be at a better scale to imp guards and other minis.......

It puts the marines at the correct scale as dictated by the lore of the WH40k universe and imho they should of been this size to begin with :p

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Remodeled minis that resize the marines to be at a better scale to imp guards and other minis.......

It puts the marines at the correct scale as dictated by the lore of the WH40k universe and imho they should of been this size to begin with :p
So Space Marines are nine feet tall?

I'm gonna need a bigger plane.

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pretty much yeah, they stand a full head and shoulders above an average height human while Primarchs are about twice the height of a human.
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Thunderhawk Cockpit:

Time to resume the Thunderhawk; most of the exterior detail is finished so I'm beginning with the interior furnishings starting with the cockpit.

My cockpit will not be as extensive as the FW version as I didn't have images of the interior prior to building the hull so what will be represented is the area directly below the canopy



Hard to believe they pilot these things in full combat regalia

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Balled Up Turret:

Likewise my first attempt at making a viable set of ball turrets turned out to be a disaster.

What I was seeking is a rotating ball turret as seen below

http://i.imgur.com/KXnF7Eq.jpg


but with fully trainable guns and I believe the FW version doesn't have that capability.


http://i.imgur.com/jTxQqXe.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/vowHL34.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/Vm344XV.jpg



http://i.imgur.com/d0x5XIl.jpg



http://i.imgur.com/slMcDxJ.jpg

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This Time We're Serious:

Okay time to separate the men from the boys...... I've yet to find an easy way to replicate spheres but it seems I never learn to stop trying. This latest fiasco involved substituting a pingpong ball for nittygritty hard work and planning and as per usual it didn't work so back to square one. The saving grace of employing the P.P.ball is I did manage to get a viable scale for the ball turret which seems to be right for a vehicle of this size.

http://i.imgur.com/x0kMvQV.jpg


To recap, what I am attempting to do is make a fully operational (as far as movement potential; Egad!) turret with guns that depress and elevate as a real ball turret would do so using the p.p.ball as a size guide I figure a centimeter would be correct for the swiveling elevation/depression cycle and the standard rim will suffice for the rotation.

This will hopefully be made clearer in the subsequent posts......... or fail utter-ably whichever the case may be.

It's all new ground to me, this one.

Oh, and BTW the new cockpit seats are to the background right; just saying............

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