Thanks for the kind comments as usual
Now... i have been a bad boy
I have neglected my painting recently for more Konversions
However, I have finally decided to make a dent working on my Seer-Council/Autarch-jetbike-squad-of-mass-destruction project as a new Konversion Competition has opened up at my local GWS. I will be putting up a painting blog as i finish these guys off - So some painting good will come of it !
The entry model has to be in by the 24th of December to be then judged. Prizes are for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The first place prize being about 5-10kg's of raw bitz. No sprues ~ just bitz. Metal and plastic stretching across the whole range.
Rules are as follows:
1) Entry models have to be converted to some degree, while only using GWS models and parts ( plasticard and so forth is fine )
2) Entries also need to be painted ( doesn't have to be an epic paint job - but its to show what the model should look like, without being, green, grey, silver and clear with all the parts that have been used )
3) In the result of a tie, the judging then falls back on the paint job of the model to break the tie.
This model has been created using just bitz i have lying around. No greenstuff/gapfiller/plasticard or anything has been used in this stage. It is a pure design stage( be kind parts are actually still blu tac'd on and not glued for design and positioning purposes ).
So i present to you...
Jetbike prototype model Mk I to be issued to Autarch/Seer Council rank.
Now... I'm happy overall with the chassis design.. however, the rear section above the engine itself seems to need work. I have been at it for about for hours now trying to get something that will work.
So, i would appreciate any comments/suggestion regarding options. I will make about 3 models with different back assemblies to see what i can get that will look in proportion.
Here is a few shots with riders:
Seer Council rider:
And a few comparison shots to the standard jetbike model.
So that completes Stage 1 of the new jetbike design. I will be working on completing the overall chassis to what I'm satisfied with before i move on.
Stage 2 will comprise of small details, smoothing the model out, making sure everything is flush, in proportion and looking sleek and sexy.
Stage 3 - Greenstuffed canopy molding, extended canopy, Farseer/Autarch runes and so forth.
Stage 4 - To see how much time i have left and to do a Farseer/Autarch as time allows ( Autarch is the oh noes I'm out of time model ). Model and convert accordingly.
Stage 5 - Clean ups and basing. Priming the model ready for the paint job.
Stage 6 - Sexy times... painting begins !
Stage 7 - Competition time
So there it is, -Ulfhedinn-'s jetbike project WIP. As usual comments and critique are encouraged. Sometimes you can get too close to a project and can't see the simplest thing that would bring it all together. So i could be your comment that could be the 'Rosetta Stone' for this project
So stay tuned for more updates,