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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#11 » Nov 20 2012 10:59

man am i regretting trying to build a custom XV88, i cant tell you how much work its taken
i gotta update my thread today with what i have made, all be damend if I'm making more though. i might cast it... not sure yet.

in the mean time however, put some tau up you lazy bum :P

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#12 » Nov 21 2012 06:42

:D

Not lazy - just very over committed with other projects :-(

I will be starting some XV88 suits next week - promise ;)

I will have to convert the jetpacks with plasticard and zipties but the feet will have to stay as a standard XV8.
I will play at magnetising some bits and see if I can pull off an effective XV8/XV88 transformer....

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Post#13 » Nov 21 2012 07:56

El'mo wrote:I will have to convert the jetpacks with plasticard and zipties but the feet will have to stay as a standard XV8.
I will play at magnetising some bits and see if I can pull off an effective XV8/XV88 transformer....


I had started to do this before I got into making the Drone army, though I was struggling on how to make the cover for the jetpacks removable. The best plan I could imagine was to magnetize the railguns to the shoulders and have the jetpack covers attached to the rear part of the railguns, that way only one magnet is needed at the top of the shoulder for both the railgun and jet cover.

Very eager to see what you come up with in that conversion :D

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#14 » Nov 21 2012 09:45

i did attempt to use the BS feet for mine, but they just looked wrong. i ended up messing with the crisis feet to get what i was going for.

i like the idea of using magnets, might have to steal that idea :P how are you using cable ties though?

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Post#15 » Nov 21 2012 09:52

Pictures will explain it better - I will try to upload some at the weekend.

The cable ties will give the ridged effect on the cover over the thruster nozzles - must...engage...brain :nice:

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#16 » Nov 25 2012 11:16

Not quite got my head around the cable tie vent covers yet - I will have to give it some more thought this week.

But.... I have started to drill/fit magnets to the first torso so I have been doing some Tau ;)

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Post#17 » Dec 01 2012 07:44

This is where I am up to as of today....

The vent covers for 1 of the XV88s are about 90% there

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The bits are magnetised and the legs have been cut into an upper and lower section for positioning.

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Just needs its black spray then the fun can begin :D

This one will be a "prover" model befor I start production on the other 2.

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#18 » Dec 01 2012 01:47

I am even more keen to see those jetpack covers in place now that I've seen them.

Cable ties are great for use in conversions, I have been using them on my stuff doe a while and they really add that extra detail that makes conversions convincing.

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Post#19 » Feb 07 2013 06:25

Right, after a too long absence I will be back with a vengeance next week.

The XV88 is going into the spray shop this weekend and painting WILL be starting next week with a provisional completion date of 16 Feb (fingers crossed :biggrin: )

Pictures removed as no longer Gue-vesa. Can now be seen HERE

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#20 » Feb 07 2013 10:35

Really nice work, I especially like the Backpacks on the tanks.

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#21 » Feb 07 2013 11:36

Che Gue'vesa wrote:Really nice work, I especially like the Backpacks on the tanks.

Agree'd.

Are you using the standard 'roll some greenstuff into a sleeping bag' then a little wire after while it's still somewhat squishy?
S7,AP3,10inBlast,IgnoresCover. Smells like...victory.

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#22 » Feb 11 2013 03:21

JagdtMirage wrote:Are you using the standard 'roll some greenstuff into a sleeping bag' then a little wire after while it's still somewhat squishy?


The sleeping bags etc where all on the vehicle accessory sprue you used to get with IG vehicles but now have to buy seperate. My greenstuff work needs more practice.


Update on the XV88: Sprayed black last weekend and is taking position at the front of the painting table so work will start tonight.
Unfortunately due to lack of camera where I am at the moment - no photos till Friday. I will try to get it finished for the weekend but we will see what happens ;)

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#23 » Feb 14 2013 04:59

So, the bad news is it will not be ready by the weekend as the camouflage is taking far longer than I thought.

The arms, legs, head and torso are mainly done but I have yet to start on any of the weapons options or any of the weathering / lenses / plasma glow etc. :sad:

I will post WIP photos tomorrow.

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#24 » Feb 15 2013 12:25

So, as promised here are the WIP photos - be gentle with me as there is still loads to do ;)

The bits....

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Views of the suit

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Rear with XV8 jet pack

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and with the Broadside power pack fitted

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and all together

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the plan with the pose was to show the Broadside advancing ASS working, striding over an abandoned IG location searching for new targets (not forgetting it also had to look ok if I was using it as an XV8). I think it works :D

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#25 » Feb 15 2013 01:04

El'mo wrote:So, as promised here are the WIP photos - be gentle with me as there is still loads to do ;)
[snip]
the plan with the pose was to show the Broadside advancing ASS working, striding over an abandoned IG location searching for new targets (not forgetting it also had to look ok if I was using it as an XV8). I think it works :D

I LOVE the Stabilization System conversion you've done, and how it really is a 'bolt on module' That's just epic.

:)

I truly wonder if the Original Modelers at GW used zip ties now.

Of course, I've been dying to get back to Tammies Hobbies and crawl through their scale modeling section looking for appropriate sized 'storm shutters' that I could shine LEDs through...
S7,AP3,10inBlast,IgnoresCover. Smells like...victory.

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#26 » Feb 17 2013 09:15

Cheers - it is a really easy thing to do and only took 4 little magnets.

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#27 » Feb 21 2013 02:41

Quick update - the XV88, after 2 long evenings, is done.
I had to add a couple of bits of brass rod to stop the railguns spinning/drooping due to the weight but it all works well now.

Photos tomorrow ;)

Next up is 3 autocannon teams for the Gue-vesa.
These are already partially done so should be ready for the end of next week.

After that I have a DA vow to complete then I will be back to do the other 2 XV88s.

Lets see if it all goes to plan :P

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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#28 » Feb 21 2013 07:15

I really like the solution you have for covering the jetpacks on the suit for 'Broadside Mode' that is the one thing I didnt get nailed down before I abandoned my standard battlesuits for the Drones.

Looking forward to more stuff, keep it up!

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