Sunday, 27 January 2008

Malcador (Part 2)

Well I'm making slow slogging process on the Malcador, with one side now given its basic scheme, it's now had a light varnish to protect it while I paint the rest of the model, then I'll come back for markings and weathering.

A couple of lessons learnt in retrospect for this kit, the sponsons and their weapons mounts are a poor fit, I could of done with a little plasti-crad insert to keep the heavy bolters/galting guns level as is they droop a little, meanwhile I should have painted the lascannon mount to completed BEFORE inserting the lascannon, I've now got a problem with paint being scratched off. These are'nt major problems but things I'll keep in mind when it comes to purchasing and building a second of these in the future.

Oh and of course as ever it seems the tracks were a pain! Oh how I loathe the Imperial Guard plastic track sprue! Of course it's easily solved in reality, I wont go over what has already been covered in this very useful Blog Article on Ultrawerke, which is well worth a read.


Anonymous said...

I sit here with mouth open. Wow. Wow. Wow.

Did I mention, "Wow"?

I'm really looking forward to the next step!

Anonymous said...

I usually hide the IG track mis-fit under some track Guards. It looks like they would fit on the Malcador which is what I plan to do when I eventually get one.

Pretty model though (as with all of your creations/projects)!

Col.Gravis said...

Thanks guys :)

Yeah the Track Guards would fit on the Malcador given it's standard width track and theres suffient space either side to mount em. You'd need to fiddle it around a bit though no doubt since it's not a standard size in terms of lengths, but that should'nt be too big a problem. You could then construct the tracks from the rear which would leave you with a half track gap on the join at the front of the flat section.

Roger said...

awesome job! Kudos to you!!

Col.Gravis said...

Thanks roger!