[WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good - Stormsurge

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

Post#31 » Apr 12 2013 08:57

El'mo wrote:1 x Sun Shark (the plan is to go magnet heavy on this)
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Would you like my initial observations on magnetizing the Sun Shark?

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

Post#32 » Apr 12 2013 09:07

There is a good "how to" here but I plan to have a good look at it myself when it turns up as my magnet-fu is at a black belt level after loads of recent experience with my DAs. Plus I need to use the magnets I have first....

Thanks for the offer though :)

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Che Gue'vesa
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Post#33 » Apr 12 2013 09:14

Yeah, the waiting is annoying, guess why I started working on my two Forgeworld suits!

I am looking forward to see your models.

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

Post#34 » Apr 12 2013 12:32

El'mo wrote:There is a good "how to" here but I plan to have a good look at it myself when it turns up as my magnet-fu is at a black belt level after loads of recent experience with my DAs. Plus I need to use the magnets I have first....

Thanks for the offer though :)

I found that the best things for getting my magnet-fu back on were "Suture removal tweezers" they're disposable-design but sturdy enouh to keep on the hobby table, plastic. A whole 'suture removal kit' at my local medical supply place is $1.75 and comes with a pair of scissors and gauze in a sterile package. Also, from the same place a few packages of 'cotton tipped applicators' basically 6 inch long one-ended cotton swabs with a wooden shaft a little thicker than a toothpick. I've been using the swabs for various things, from quick daubs of liquid cement, to wiping out the cup of my airbrush in color changes, but the shafts, so useful having lots of disposable wooden sticks around the hobby table.

Still on the hunt for 'where the hell did my teflon tweezers go.' Because superglue wouldn't stick to them either.
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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#35 » May 03 2013 09:27

Work has now begun on the first of my new Broadsides - prepared for spraying

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It is also magnetised to be able to swap between weapons/systems on the 2 rear mounting points

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I used 2.5mm diameter x 1.5mm deep rare earth magnets but had to fill in the cut outs on the suit mounting points to get a wide enough position for the drilling (you can see the greenstuff).

I will be starting to spray tonight so we shall see how this progresses :P

Before you ask - I did not get 4 drones in my kit. I had a couple of gun drones lying around ant it is a shame to loose the extra drone bits from the sprues.

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

Post#36 » May 05 2013 04:05

Over the last 2 days I have been putting the splinter camouflage onto the XV88.

I used the Maskfx 15mm system for the first time and it made the camouflage pattern much simpler and faster to apply than before.

The colours used where all Army Painter spraycans:
Angel Green
Goblin Green
Leather Brown (this is a bit lighter than my usual brown but with a little Devlan mud it should blend in)

All it needs now is the detailing which should take about 3 days against the last XV88 which took 2 weeks to paint.

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Don't feel shy - c&c welcome :P

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

Post#37 » May 05 2013 05:12

El'mo wrote:Over the last 2 days I have been putting the splinter camouflage onto the XV88.

Don't feel shy - c&c welcome :P


That's quite gorgeous.

I've been debating grabbing that masking tape for my new crisis suits. I'll admit everything I've gotten is sitting at waiting for another color other than primer (though the XV-104 and barracuda are on their 3rd and final coat of primer, finally, so much sanding) Probably another wave of progress on Wednesday evening :)

I do very much love how you've magnetized this model, and I'll be making the 2nd Nu-Broadside of this set in it's style.
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Re: [WIP] El'mos return to the Greater Good.

Post#38 » May 05 2013 02:28

Now I have to get my Broadside painted to keep up with you right? ;)

It looks amazing!

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

Post#39 » May 17 2013 02:57

Thanks Che and JagdtMirage :)

Here is the current state of play.
The drones are about 90% complete. They just need markings and weathering.
The Suit is at about 70% with about half the brown still to darken along with most of the detailing.
The HRR is almost complete as are the secondary weapon systems.

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

Post#40 » Jun 07 2013 10:21

After many delays and false starts the XV88 is now complete :P

Apologies as this will be photo heavy but bear with it as it is worthwhile.

First up the magnetisation worked well. Below is a picture of the bits. I used 2.5 x 1.5mm rare earth magnets.

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Here he is fitted out with the TLHRR

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And here he is with the HYMP

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Finally the drones.

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CnC always welcome :D

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