I'm still painting my the bulk of my air fleet and i wont begin in earnest a new project till thats done, how ever ive gotten some of the ground work done.
the above shot is some of the paper mock ups as well as my early attempt to start the gunship.
The paper cut out is to be used as a size reverence.
the above pictures are the mockup to show size im working towards.
the lower picture is my first and not completely successful attempt to make a resign cast of the manta, it may be flawed but it will serve as parts for the gunship. I drew the lines where I will cut the wings off the central body.
the lower hull and where I want to cut it, I don't want to use the bulk of the lower hull, I will use a partial section of the Pirhana's front nose.
the lower pic is a full look at the underside. the tape over one of the railgun details is there to protect the detail when I use the dremmel to cut the wings off.
The above 2 pics are all the mantas Ive produced to date, included is the original that I made the mold of. I started my casting program to save some money and to field large force of standard and exotic war engines and gear.
second picture is one of my home made mantas in its base paint, all the burst, ion and rail cannons were also produced at home. the tiger shark a-01 is also a home made craft.
I will be working on the epic scale to see if the model will work, if it does I may make a 40k scale version. or just a shadow sized cut out on a stand to go with the epic version for 40k games, this way I can have the model and keep its foot print as well as my money and sanity.