For starters, I found the templates from a guy out of the Ukraine who makes some of the best paper templates for the Warhammer 40K universe, many use his templates for proxies, however, he makes templates for vehicles the publisher has yet to make... He also has some incredible designs that are his own, in this case, he blends a BMP-2 with the GW Chimera and gothic weaponry for a truly awesome model that I intend to use for the SF games (Nordic Weasel Games "Renegade Scout" or GZG's Stargrunt II for example).
First off, here is the final result of my first BMP build with some David Graffam ruins in the background. The only non-paper items are the miniature Guardsmen! I had to scale the templates down to about 91% to fit on US Letter size paper from ISO A4 size. One hardly notices given the size of the figures next to the BMP!
A few notes on the rivets. On the first one I attempted to use styrene rod slices super glued to the hull. Mediocre at best, time consuming, and expensive. I found a few posts on another forum where a few builders used white glue, puffy paint, and toothpicks to apply it with. I figured why not use the wood glue I'm using to build it with? Worked out really well. So well in fact, that is way I will do rivets from now on!
Lamination was another big detail booster for this design, and something I intend to use a lot when I get around to designing models myself.
Was that one of Ukrainian designer Pataroch's (Vadim Davydkov) WH40K vehicles?
Yes, it is indeed a Pataroch design, though, I'd say 40K is only loosely part of the design, as primarily he created a 'gothic' BMP-2 MICV. Most the design follows the BMP-2, the treads, and octagonal turret are similar, but different, from the Chimera MICV in 40k. Some of the weapons options I didn't build include 40K favorites. I went with the more generic chain gun looking weapon that is closer to the BMP-2 (RFAC in GZG parlance for Dirtside or Stargrunt).
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9