Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Y'Vahra in final prep for D-Day
I'd gotten a decent amount of work done in the past two weeks on my Riptide conversion. It's not completely done yet though as the pic above was taken as the Elmer's glue was drying right after the base flock was applied. I've still got to do the multiple overcoats of varnish (which then take a half day to fully dry in the summer heat and humidity) along with decal application in between. I'm still figuring out exactly what decals to put where though. I had initially planned to put a larger Allied white star on the arm shield generator but I don't have any large enough from my FOW decals and the only offered one from a fellow gamer into Bolt Action is a bit too big sadly (but thanks for the offer, Judgedoug!). I kept largely the same scheme on the larger mecha with the faux D-Day stripes on the leg, various blues for the plasma weapons, and the white armored shoulder pad on the left. I wasn't sure where to add the splash of red initially as I didn't want to add a giant mecha bonding knife to the model. Even though it is largely ceremonial, it felt odd to have a weapon on the hip when neither arm would really be able to use it ever (unlike with the crisis suits). I've been going back and forth on that one but I'll likely skip putting the old farsight sword (the one I used temporarily for a dual wielding sword commander earlier in a blog update) on his hip.
Since I'm always bugging others to put up scale shots, I put in a couple of figs from various games into the progress shot. From the L to the R, we have a WHFB ogre (converted to a shadowrun troll RPG pc fig), a space marine, a Robotech scout pod, a Heavy Gear Cobra (made unusable by their most recent southern field guide), and my Tau Commander Farsight conversion. I hope to have the final shots of the done model up by the end of the week. Hopefully I'll be a bit more accurate with my completion assessment this time around. :)
Finally, my apologies to any subscribers that got a phantom new post update last week. Since I didn't have too much to report regarding painting progress (just the base coats for the main colors), I decided to finally add tags/labels to my blog posts. When going through the entire list of posts, I accidentally republished an old update again but corrected the mistake soon after.