Ok, apologies for the lame title, I couldn't help myself Anyway I decided to start a log for my various projects, in part to motivate me to get them done!
First up my current big project a Chaos Stormblade:
Very much a work in progress at the moment, the hull and blastgun haven't been glued yet, the hull still needs a bit of hot water treatment to bend it into shape before I can actually. As you can see so far what I've done is make a 'super-sponson' by taking two normal sponsons and connecting them with plasticard. This is going to be the command vehicle of a Word Bearer Dark Apostle and so eventually will be heavily converted, I'm going to add a pulpit/platform to the side of the turret structure from which the dark apostle can preach. I'm also going to extend the turret structure back over the engines and add some more bulk on top too that will later accomodate an organ and organist.
Here are some pics of cardboard mock-ups I've done of the turret extension and the template for the pulpit:
The smaller box on top of the turret in the last picture is very much just a temporary thing to check sizes, I'm not going to show a pic of it from the front because it is just so ugly, I think I need to bevel some of the edges to stop it looking too blockish. Anyway the reason I posted a pic of it from the back is because I'm not sure its big enough to take the organ and I'm not quite sure what to do about it. The front part of it is sized to fit into an existing recess in the turret and avoid covering up too many of the interesting details, obviously I can extend the rear part of it sideways out towards the edges of the turret extension but I'm not sure if that will be enough. One thought that occured to me is that where the sides of the extension go in to meet with the engine section I could slope that bit outwards so that the upper surface doesn't loose that corner out of it, allowing me to make the box on top quite a bit bigger out to the sides. What do people think? (If you could understand my description that is) Any other suggestions also welcome.