The next generation Stormraven (extended) prototype out for a test flight before principle photography for the contest over at Miniature Wargame Conversions. Test Unit Alpha 1 is sound, if a little drafty inside, and, at the time of this blog entry, ready for final paint and detailing. For those of you not in the know, contest entrants have to submit photos of unpainted conversions only, so while she looks a little rough now, rest assured she cleaned up nicely in the end.
The Tachikoma engineers and yours truly thank you in advance for voting for us on the 30th (or whenever voting opens).
All of you hobbyists out there know you started out with Lego, or at least had them at some point. This video makes me wonder why we gave them up. The stock LR kit doesn't even have the wheels and rubber treads that even make it potentially mobile, so it takes some heavy converting to make the thing move, much less remotely.
But Legos? Man, you can really master the possibilities, as this guy did.
One of our crack engineers is making final adjustments on Edbart XIV, the ship's gun servitor. Why put him in a big poorly-designed turret when he can sit safely in the armored heart of the ship? Plus, he'll be there to greet people whatever door they come through.
Except the yawning dreadnought door in the back, but I'm sure he can swivel or something. Ooooh I should've hinged that before gluing the hull together. Well, it's not like I have time to make a fully-articulated dread, anyway. Maybe next time....