Good point with the sentinel for the head.
Okay, so I'm about to put up my laptop and start cutting template pieces out and starting construction. I naturally want to start with the head or something like that, but as I only have an exacto knife, wire cutters, and scissors for the plasticard I probably should start with the feet for now. We'll see!
A side project I had was making a terrain piece for my long time continuing project of an Imperial Outpost (bunkers, watch towers, chemical/fueling area, barracks, comm tower, various barriers and what not). Instead of making a weapon tarantula I found a perfect piece of plastic that is a semi piramid (top half cut off) and used magnets to mount a 4 rail missile launcher with radar dish and laser targeter. I need to experiment with the self made rules to find something fair, practical, and balanced. Suggestions on those would be appreciated.
The project continues. I havent made my paint order yet but grabbed a pot of ultramarine blue and have been working on stuff. I've started working on my vindicator and I will get picks of it WIP up soon perhaps, just not sure if there's any real point to WIP pics. It's all really simple. So far everything has been base coated ultramarines blue with several watered down coats (some parts in white but doesnt look good so screw it, blue it is but small parts for contrast), and I have toothpick applied gold to all the rivets. Next will be boltgun metal base coats and detailing on their respective parts.
Also I was going to make a missile launcher tarantula, but ended up making a semi-piramid missile platform with 4 rails-4 missiles, and have made a rough rule design for them. It's probably not balanced at this point, but we'll see. If anyone has ideas on point and rule balance I'd appreciate it. I know the points balance is pretty low at this point, it's just a start. Pictures soon. I went out to get my 'Make It Stone' spraypaint that I use for my terrain concrete pieces, but the two places I went today don't carry it anymore, and I dont want to use another brand unless I have to. It's finished though and the missile platform is mounted on magnates to give it some rotating ability until i find the lego rotating piece I wanted to use.
Armour 13 all sides (12 seemed impractical, given how immediately people may want to blow the amphetamine parrot out of it)
Capable of anti-air fire.
25pts Penetrator Missile: Range: 12-120” S: 10 AP: 2 (small blast?)
45pts Firestorm Missile: Range: 12-120” S: 8 AP: 3 Ordnance
(missiles can be used directly instead)
100pt base (120?), at least one missile choice mandatory.
Advanced Targeting (Should I require extra points for this option?): through use of radar targeting equipment, and information relayed form other field units, if the weapon's target is not in LoS the weapon still subtracts -1 from scatter roles, and a total of -2 if a friendly unit has LoS. These bonuses do not apply when the target is in LoS of the firing platform.