Apologies for the dust, the past couple months have been crazy working conventions and haunts, but now that I’m back in unemployed land
, konverting has recommenced (and what an update today is!)
So to answer your question Mortalis (sorry for the delay) YES there are updates and its going to be so satisfying to paint these guys, I've already been scratching my head as to the how, but at the moment I'm leaning towards airbrush. And thanks for calling them wicked Mortalis, that's exactly what I'm going for! As a side note on the PVC texturing (truly a bigger challenge then scratchbuilding in general) if I've learned anything thus far, its that I need to do A LOT more than I have been. Not just for the looks either, but because a lot of that detail thus far as been shallow, the glue hasn't been gripping as well as I'd like.
And Dog_of_War I absolutely HAVE to try that hammer technique! As for this...
Many of my projects just spiral out of control before I lose interest.
I totally hear you buddy. For me the more common thing the past couple years have been that life itself spirals out of control and I'm running like a headless chicken without the time to model, and then because I live with a roommate and can't leave everything on the worktable like I used to, things get lost in the shuffle and when I finally have time to model again I can't find the project box or everything broken which leads me to the depression question of 'do I even want to fix this?' Which honestly I looked at the stuff on Monday and was not into that, but today was different, which is why there is (finally) a...
So I don’t know how I missed posting WiPs earlier on this thread of the broken bird, but here’s just one of what will be at least a couple themed terrain pieces along with a little companion
The crashed plane is @ 85-90%, very little I want to add to it, a couple guns, maybe an unexploded bomb, and probably do whatever it is I end up doing to polish the thrusters off on the other jets (which honestly is something I really need to figure out soon). As for the cute little Buggy, he needs guns (obviously), hubcabs, some under-rigging... actually a fair deal of work. I'll be building at minimum 3 of these (very much a rip from the Deff Skwadron comic).
As for the work today though, I sadly discovered the box got shook up a bit and I had to repair the three that are mostly done. I blame hot glue, but as that is the cheapest material on hand and these are for home games anyway I'm not going to upgrade to using the epoxy I'd like. But today isn't about that tragedy, NO here's a new bird that will likely be a Blitza wingman.
At the moment he isn't super thrilling to me, its just another plane. Which is fine since it's just going to be a Wingman, but I really want and NEED to do is spice him up a bit. At the moment my only thought is something cool and unique for the faceplate (thinking a scratchbuilt metal skull with some exhausts), but if you YES YOU have any ideas please share with the class.
But that's not all! Oh no, see today I wanted to really go whole hog, and put a massive amount of love into that Iron Gob (although he's lost a couple teef).
Due to not one but 2 times I've mis-measured this I have to really extend the back end (the first mis-measure was when I originally started the frame, the second being earlier today when I added the top thruster, which actually has unseen cuts from the powersaw to fit on the top so I'm stuck with that because I'm not risking my fingers for another try). At the moment as an attempt to fix that size problem I'm thinking of adding onto the rear a bomb bay, even though I feel that would work better if it were a Blitza instead of a Burna. Again if you have a different idea please let me know!
Overall since my plan is to amass 13-14 scratchbuilt flyers, 3-5 Buggies, 2-3 Terrain pieces, and 1+ Trukks, I figure I'm hovering around 35-38% complete on this project. I wouldn't say the water is over my head on this project, but the waters probably around my neck.
I can't promise that this will get finished by the end of the year, but I am going to be updating regularly again, and I hope, nay Pray to Gork and Mork to fill me with the inspiration to make each piece a truly unique credit to Orkiness.
Post Script: Thank you Dog_of_war for giving me a new quote for the signature!