Obviously I didn't buy it for its mechanical serviceability, I only had eyes for it's RT vehicle potential. I'm gunna convert it into a Hovertank come heavy transport, able to roam the wasteland of some degenerate planet, providing protection to the workforce on their way to and from the mines.......Helsreach.
So, let's see what I have planned for it hey.
|All the wheels will be removed & the rear most wheel wells |
will be filled with rocket engines.
|Control panel & bulletproof blister pack windscreen |
to be fitted to the conning tower.
|Both sections to be bonded together permanently & those "R" symbols|
on the rear section are to be sanded into oblivion.
|I've got a WW2 bomber type in mind, but it may prove |
impractical if I want to retain the ability to place a mini
inside....time will tell.
This guys going to be mounted on a hidden platform that will raise it about a centimetre off the table.
I've decided that in future I'm not going to mount this or any other large vehicle/building on an aesthetic base, as I think it detracts from the visual impact that it can have on the table. Of course I'm still going to base things that "need" it.... for stability, but for no other reason.
I've already stripped this toy of all it's bits & bobs, so all that's required before I begin the build is to wash it in soapy water & give it an alcohol wipe down.
This project should be completed relatively quickly (famous last words) as I won't have to scratch build so many component's.
And yes, I know that I've got two or three other unfinished projects on the go, but this one got me all excited! Trying to get myself motivated to paint/convert after a long hiatus away from my desk..... any way I can think of.