Hey there, ATT. Been a while since I posted. Thought I'd show off what I've been working on.
Bought my first real Broadside suits over the holidays and decided I needed to get to building one finally. My two problems with the (much improved) Broadside model were the awful tiny pin head, and the difficult to swap weapons. I'm a sucker for magnetizing- you may think there's only one viable weapon to build on today, but who knows what GW will do to the future codexes and completely change things up? Better to be prepared for anything.
First off, the head.
I spent a lot of time toying with the options in the box. I took all 3 head options and snipped off the little neck mound and then tried fitting them together in interesting ways. What I was really looking for was something that felt more fitting for this big brute holding down the back of our battle line. In the end, I took the two "normal" squarish heads and glued them together bottom to bottom, one forward, one back with a slight forward offset, giving him a bit of an underbite.
I'm pretty thrilled with how it came out. Much more brutish and appropriate than that tiny thing.
Next up was the gun. Using K'tano's
brilliant thread as a starting point, I wanted to be able to swap out the guns. I won't retype all of his thread- you can just click on it yourself. This picks up where that great idea finished, and you should have something that looks like this:
Just don't glue that HYMP front on! Drill out some magnets in both sides- you know the drill (*rimshot*). The Rail Rifle needed somethhing to put the magnets in to, so I cut out a piece of styrene (plasticard) and glued it on the end of the barrels. Unfortunately, this looked a little clunky- just interrupted all the detail.
I needed something to cover up that blocky junction. I decided it needed a sheath to cover it up. Fortunately for me, I have access to a laser cutter, but anyone with basic skills could do something pretty similar minus the vent holes on top.
Here's what the assembled Broadside is looking like mid-painting. You can see I added a small screw detail on the side of the sheath to break up the flat space. That's just an MSG
modelling part, but you could deck it out with anything from your bits box. I'll post up glory shots on my project log
once it's all finished.
Any thoughts on further improvements? Hope you all enjoy. Feel free to comment- I've got another box ready to open up!