Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Light Attack Craft Erithacus - part 13

New update! I slowly come close to end. Slowly.
This time I've worked on the lower part of the cockpit, the Erithacus nose.

I've removed this big radar antenna/refuel support. Before it was too asymetric.

Then I've added this plastic component, form Chimera desembark hatch, I'm not sure. 

Green Stuff work. Now Light Attack Craft Erithacus' nose looks like (a bit...) a sport car's nose.

The new nose is more compatible with the vertical line of storm bolter. 

Frontal view. 

The radar antenna is replaced by an armoured plate.

Don't look at the upper part of cockpit and the canopy, I must change them!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Light Attack Craft Erithacus - part 12

You can see some green stuff is more yellow than normal. I hope it becomes hard...

Three missile launchers are placed under each wing.
Right wing. There is one frag missile, the other two are unloaded.

Left wing. There is also a crack missile, it's from a hunter missile form the old Imperial Guard tanks. I've shortened it with the cutter.

An aggresive pic of the fullarmed Erithacus aircraft.

Light Attack Craft Erithacus - part 11

New pics on the work in progress: the sculpture of the internal part of the wings and the renewal of the missile launchers.
Original missile launchers: 

I cut off the excess green stuff with the cutter.

I use this curved screwdriver to model the green stuff. It's very good to smooth the surface.

The original missile launchers (Imperial Guard plastic mortars) with the components I add to them, small plastic cylinders, to increase the total lenght. Otherwise these weapons are too short with the new bigger wings.

To get the frag missile head I use the tips of this scenic ( I don't remember the box's name it comes from, there is an imperial pilot, space marines and tyranids...). I incise them with the cutter, to get the surface of a frag grenade.

Erithacus aricraft costruction continues in the next page...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

An old pic...

My entire army's showing his best in a pic of some years ago. The army looks like ready for a Warhammer 40000 Apocalypse match.
18 vehicles and some hundreds of infantrymen. All is painted and I'm proud of it. 

After this pic, some tanks have been restyled and I've built some other models, like the urban war diorama.

There are (from left to right):
(top) diorama with battlefight, Exterminator, Griffon, Conqueror, Chimeras, Demolisher, Roughriders, Hellhound, Leman Russ, Basilisk, Chimeras, Termite selfmade aircraft, (middle) old Catachans, old Tallarns, Lions (Pretorians' conversions), Ratlings Snipers, Imperial Missionary, Lion mascotte, Eversor assassin, Tallarns, Stormtroopers, Tallarn Veterans, old Beret Stormtroopers, Tanith Ghosts, Sly Marbo&Catachans, (down) new Catachans.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Light Attack Craft Erithacus - part 10

I have to resize the soldier placed on the foothold...

I file the Cadian helmet (like a paratrooper's?) and I add a knee pad with green stuff.
 Here is mounted in his place.
 He keeps hold with his hand.

The model is very heavy and it need a joint. I putt together four segments of an iron paper clip, like a cross. This pivot enter in the plastic of the aircraft.

Erithacus aircraft mounted on the base, aimed low.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Playing DOW with Steel Legion

Battle Report: Steel Legion VS Orks. 3 VS 3.
Some years ago I play a cooperative map of Dawn of Steel, the best mod of Dawn of War Winter Assault. Two friends as allies and difficulty insane.
In the start Orks wildy attack my base. I'm outnumbered and my main force are too distant, raiding Ork's base. Ork force destroys a lot of vital buildings, before going away. I'm without workers for the rest of the match and I must defending the few turret-barracks that remain. Above, you can see my first and last Lieutenant giving his life in the desperate defense.
Ork invasion is stopped by the heavy fire of my allies, that're defending a tight pass.
First personal counterattack along the border of the map, a bloody trench in the wetland, deploying the Stormtroopers (the radar's survived). This first attempt of revenge poorly fails. In the second pic the infantry's retreating, under the cover of élite squads.
Allies attack the nearest Ork base, defeating it while I'm holding the centre with tanks against superior force (look at the minimap).
My tanks in the middle and the victorious allies penetrate in the rest of hostile territory with support of additional forces deploiyng from the sky. In the first pic the spectacular landing of one hundred Stormtroopers. The siege is very hard, the defenders are too many and too strong. Every building and turret has a lethal defensive fire.
Next moment is critical. We are surrounded in enemy bases. Entire contingent is slaughtered by Ork fire, except my tanks that turn and attack other base, defenseless, destroying it.
The battle turns in our favour, because of the Stormblade too, obviously. Finally the combined offensive (allies dropping by the sky, my tanks from destroyed base and my infantry's advancing from the border of the map) is decisive.
We win. The table with the result and the battlefield, full of corpse. A very good and difficult match, one hour long, to be remembered.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Light Attack Craft Erithacus - part 9

I continue with this foothold/helicopter skid/rollbar...
 ...useful to mount and desembark from assult craft.
In this pic there is not yet the green stuff.
 I sculpt the armour plates in the rear with green stuff.

 The foothold is from internals of Imperial Guard Chimera.