I'm beginning several scratch-build projects, mostly for my Chaos army. However, I may also post stuff from my Imperial scratchbuilds as I complete them (several/most are WIPs that are almost complete).
I have to admit I'm partially inspired by The Damend Artificer's Dark Mechanicum log, wishing I could do the same quality work... At the moment I'm working on a Warhound. I've got plans for it, so it's pretty smooth sailing so far, no major glitches except for the fact that the hip joints don't work out very well. I'll have to make new ones. I'd tried these plans once before but never got past the foot. This time I decided to start from the top and work my way down, so that I'd have more motivation to finish once I started .
I'll magnetize the weapon mounts, as well as make them removable/interchangeable. At the moment, I'm planning to construct 2 Vulcan Megabolters, a Plasma Blastgun, an Inferno gun, and a Turbolaser. If construction on this one picks up, I may even make a second chassis...
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The beginnings... Taped together to hold position and make sure the pieces will work with each other.
Mock-up of the leg. I salvaged these parts from my previous attempt, and I'm not sure how much I like them. I may make a new leg.
Assembled torso/shoulders, awaiting filling of cracks and detail work.
Also visible are the rods for the leg joints, along with the cut-outs of the toes and the main body of the foot at the bottom of the photo.
And the Raider that is also occupying a corner of the table, painting in progress (almost finished, just have some armor highlights left...). I'll take a better quality photo when it's finished, probably along with some of the other painted models so that you guys can get a grasp of the paint scheme.