Monday, 22 December 2014

The beast is taking shape!

Thought I'd post up some more of the progress that's taken place in the past week.

Marine having a bit of a look up top, just for scale.

Front "mouth door" finished & installed. A cheap camera
aperture used for a door.

These are the two base platforms that will keep this bad boy off the deck.

As you can see, it's not a pretty sight underneath. Copious amounts
of hot glue were administered, all in the name of mad science.

Not sure if you can place this section, but it goes just behind the
conning tower. I cut out the boss in the centre of this hole,
enlarged it to take a 25mm base, installed some mesh & put a
plastic ring inbetween to fill in the gap.

Magic health drink containers installed. Their jet engines silly!

Double the yogurt power!!!!!

I'm pretty happy with how the bases turned out, their only visible if you get down low to the table, apart from that angle they cannot be seen....just what I was aiming for.

I'm kinda worried about the painting process at the moment. That mouth section really should have been painted as a subassembly & then installed after everything had been painted, but I'm too impatient to see it fully assembled. If I painted it before installing it I might have faced the chance of running into fitting issues & could have ruined the paint in the process of making it fit....thats my reason for fitting now anyway :)

Next up will be fitting a control panel to the conning tower, armaments to the various sections & then I think she'll be ready for the detailed work i.e. making the drink bottles look like engines, running cables over the exterior of the body, hiding/ including the stub axles in the design.

The beautifying proceess continues........

Bye for now.


  1. That thing is going to be darned interesting when you get it done. I'm very much looking forward to it. Keep it up good sir. Keep it up.

    1. Thanks Composer,

      I agree, "when" it's done it should look interesting. Gotta keep that motivation level up that's all :)

      Oh, and for some reason blogger doesn't notify me of your comments, so I only stumble upon yours when others do. I make it a point to reply to everyone, so please don't be offended if I miss yours sometimes.


  2. Wow, man, this is turning cooler and cooler :O

    1. I'll try to keep the temperature down for as long as I can Suber :)


  3. Both daft and immensely cool! This is the point where I'm most often tempted to abandon a project...where the there's still a mountain of fixing left to do. I salute you on your vision and fully expect to be blown away by the results :)

    1. Yeah, I know what you mean (siege dreadnought anyone?, but I think this project is different enough from both of my previous builds (Helsreach Walker as well), that I'll keep plugging away at it until it's done.

      Cheers Axiom :)