To attach to the body, I have a 8mm x 20mm rod magnet in the gun and 3x 8mm x 5mm disc magnets in the elbow (???). The total pull force is a bit silly, something like 8.7kg worth of pull for a 600g gun. There is virtually no warble on the joint. I also magnetised the second bellicose and will build this and the other carapace weapon soon.
It still needs a little green stuff, but it's pretty much there. The first carapace reaver laser blaster is almost ready too, so I hope to have the weapons build phase finished Shortly.
I've been working on my Reaver recently, the legs are now painted, as are most of the trims, pistons and a bit more weathering. It's nearly at the point I can attach some of his armour plates. I'm glossing the armour plates ready for transfers and the oil wash. The main thin outstanding is the rear carapace...
I'm think of commissioning some Tempestus transfers, as I have no confidence that these will come until the Mars book, and even then, they need to cover a load of Legions. Does anyone have any ideas of a good designer? Let me know in the comments!
With the release for preorder of the Secutarii from Forgeworld, I've decided to trial out a colour scheme on a Skitarii Vanguard model. As the Skitarii don't seem like they will be coming to 30K, (big mistake FW!), I can't see myself building a force as anything more than a modelling/painting project.
I wanted to echo the colours on my Large God Machines, so a white helm and trousers, green lens and the fractured azure of the Legio on the coat. The rest is the usual silver/steel metals. I didn't paint checks because I didn't seem it fitting well on the model with a whit helm. When I get to other war machines, these will likely have these. The base is still drying so hasn't cracked properly yet.
On to the pictures!
Some touch ups are still required, but I do like where it's going. What do you think?
Continuing on from the previous posts, I've now printed a few test pieces. There are still a few tweaks to make as I resize various components. The first bit actually finished is the doors. I'm quite chuffed at how these have turned out.
Second one is on the printer. This is printed at 200 microns, so not a high res print. Took just over 2hours.