Here ist thou second instalment of my Siege Dreadnought construction, for you immense viewing pleasure I'm sure :p
In the last post you would have seen that I'd only gotten as far as modifying the cockpit, making up a Space Marine pilot and removing the missile pod covers. Here I'll cover the way I went about fitting the Las-cannons to the body & the complete construction of the rest of the body. So, sit back and enjoy the show;
|I selecter two Las-cannons from an old Land raider kit for its armament.|
|I then assembled the rest of the body (joints not yet glued) and test fit the Las-cannons.|
|Now I just had to figure out how I was going to make them look sexy in their position.|
I needed something that would fill the rest of the slot where the Las-cannon's were positioned. Something that would follow the arc prescribed by the shoulder rotation. After a rummage through my bits box I found two old office chair castor wheels.
|Who needs all those wheels on a chair anyway. They'd be much better served |
being used on a Kitbashing project!
|So, after chopping them up, and adding some cardboard to the sides they were ready.|
|Looks ok to me.|
|The idea is that the Las-cannons look like they can rotate up & down in an arc...I hope :)|
|The rear of the Las-cannons were then scalloped out & mounted in position.|
|Here's little billy making "vroom vroom" noises, dreaming of when it'll be finished.|
|So, the shooty bits are done. Now all that's left (modelling wise) is the smashy bits.|
|Can you guess where that's gunna go?|
Ok, that's enough typing for today. In the next post the build will be completed, ready for paint.
Oh, and I just noticed a few days ago that GW have released (or are just about too) their own Siege Dreadnought. They must be jealous of my work :DDD