|Bazalgette Light Armoured Perambulatory Contrivance - looking pretty handy...|
Today has seen the Bazalgette Light Armoured Perambulatory Contraption almost reach its completion.
The canopy is on, the paintwork is finished - and most importantly, she now has a super-intimidating right hand!
|Head Canopy: Top - Basic exterior hatch, and with detailing. Bottom - Interior details (never to be seen again!)|
|The canopy in place and painted.|
|Gunner Theakston relishes the shade of his nice new canopy.|
Needless to say, the hand was the bulk of today's work. Made from styrene 'H' girder, tube, sheet and rod, it took a lot of patience and a certain amount of foul language to complete. Even then, inserting guitar-string conduits without ripping the whole assembly apart was a challenge.
|Hmmm... Something's missing...|
|The hand takes shape. this was very fiddly, fragile work.|
But I'm very happy with the result.
|The finished hand, with conduits. The guitar strings put tension on the joints and almost pulled the whole thing apart a couple of times.|
I've also varnished and based the model now. The varnish had to go on before glassing in the chest and head canopies with acetate sheet (tomorrow's job) as the varnish would otherwise 'smoke' the glass.
|Closeup of the hand. Intimidating, eh?|
The Rivet Count on this machine has now reached 505 - and is not likely to climb any further, although you never know...
|Based and varnished and looking almost done. A good feeling.|
I'm thinking that this will be my last Weapon of Mass Delusion for a little while, so that I can concentrate on terrain for a bit.
|I Crush Your Head...|
Anyway, I'll be sure to post again as soon as the 'glass' is in place. Watch this space, folks!
All the Best!