At the end of my last post I'd finished assembling the model, but hadn't glued it in its final pose. The Las-cannon's had been mounted though and little Billy was well pleased with the progress to date.
This post will cover the fixing of the model in it's final position, mounting it to one of my "custom" bases, constructing the cockpit, making a smashy fist thingy and finally adding all the other little bell's & whistles to it. So let's begin;
|Glued all the joint's together in a (hopefully) aggressive stance, like he's gunna punch something.|
|You can see that the top of the back needs some "filling in" with details too.|
|Ready for some punchy punchy time :)|
|Cockpit made from thick cardboard. It looks rough (and it is), but it will be smoothed out.|
|The only logical reason to have children....so you can steal their toys mmmwwwahahaha!|
|The "hammerfist" made from a shower bracket thing and sprue off cuts. Looks crap I know.|
|Test fitting the fist where I thought it would look like he's readying himself for a punch.|
|Here you can see the green toy part I used to connect its fist to its forearm with.|
|The position was ok, but the sprue bits were too "crisp" for my liking. Didn't look like it'd |
been hammering on fortifications all of its life...which was the look I was aiming for.
|So, I broke out the cigarette lighter and melted some plastic...oh what fun I had :)|
|Here you can see the hydraulic ram & hose work used to operate the fist. It's all in my|
imagination you understand....none of this actually works ok. It's just a toy!
Oh, and I'd covered/detailed the back area too.
|If you look closely you can see the black things on top of & underneath of the "elbow". It's|
supposed to represent the pivot shaft.
|Poised to give someone a huge reconstruction bill.|
So, this is the build part done. Next you'll see the colours start to go on and I'll describe the method (if you can call it that) of how I went about painting it up.
Oh, and a special shout out to any Canadian followers I may have out there....Until next time, keep your dick in the vice. What a lovely turn of phrase it is too :D