Yes. Oh yes.
I vote for not on fire, because I think a narrative of seeing the split second the Maghariba is coming out of nowhere and pouncing on the car is great. If you can pull off painting the cop car “undamaged”, I’d say go for it.
Realistically it would probably be easier to paint if you made the car partially burnt, with lots of bullet holes, broken glass, fire, and smoke.
Opinions? Green is for go. That thing looks mighty fearsome.
Thanks for the advice Lithian, I will see about checking out the series...the movie did seem like an exercise in animation...good, but .
How much did you get those cars for? I want to get a bunch of those for my 40k cityfight board (still planning on doing it months, maybe even a year ahead of schedule) and burnt hulk 'em out.
I'm so excited to work on my model some more.
that walker looks AMAZING.
Some kit-bashing later, with the emphasis on bashing...
The front wheel needs to be repositioned so that it is more upright but squashed.
The windows have all been removed, to be replaced with some fragments of clear plastic around the edges representing all the windows bursting under the pressure. Any ideas on how to model showers of glass fragments strewn over everything?
The tanks itself has had the two sets of upper legs pinned together, and all six lower legs have pins with corresponding holes in the upper legs. Blu-tack just wasn't doing the business any more...
Several of the upper legs have been bent into new positions by a couple of millimetres, which was really hard given the strength of the alloy.
A few more shots from higher up.
I'm still not convinced by the guns. The HMG looks good, especially the ammo feed coming out from the body. The heavy grenade launcher on the other hand doesn't do much for me - somehow it doesn't fit the style of the model as well.
I may remove the HGL and move the HMG to a central position like Michel's 'Tachikoma-tuned' version.
Alternatively, borrow the multi-laser from an old Sentinel and use as a gatling cannon, mounted under the chin like this:
Add a couple of manipulators and I'll have my own tachikoma-tuned model!
For the scattered glass, I'd try taking the tiny pieces of slate (like in the urban and hero basing kits) and scatter it around and then paint it like glass...white with an accent of blue or something?
Hahaha that REM on the cop car looks sooooo awesome. Way to stick it to the man. :P
As for my own update...still waiting for models. :'(
I have a small update, I started painting the dark colours on the model (boots/holster/guns)
the boots and the holster are done, but next time i think i'll paint them before i do the clothes, since I got black paint everywhere
oh well, I'll just have to do touchups later (there is black everywhere in the pictures)
also i've started the gun (barely) and have finished the basic skin without any details on the face.
Oh, wow, they sectioned off the project logs.
Other than that, the only thing I can think of is going to town on some blister pack plastic.
Hey asecondtoolate, great progress, keep going.
Some of my stuff was on backorder, so now I probably won’t get it until late next week.
That looks so . . . right, the dents, the splayed wheel, the angle of the car, they all look awesome and i'm just imagining it painted.
Fantastic, I looked at the CMON like and i think he got the tachikoma look spot on.
Will you be using this as a gaming model? Or purely display? I was wondering if in the game the tank can haveonly one weapon, because the conversion looks sweet.
It'll be a gaming piece, but not necessarily for Infinity.
As far as I can tell from the PDF Haqqislam army list there is no option for a single weapon, but I can always paint up the HGL and lie it on the base for Infinity games.
I'll try cutting it a bit finer for the final thing, but it's pretty good as-is.
@ asecondtoolate - coming along nicely! You might want to water down the black a bit, should make it easier to apply in a controlled manner.
I was watering down all my paints, i just don't have any luck
Strange. From that last set of photos I'd say the black paint is still too thick - there are quite a few clearly visible creases and holes that the paint should have flowed in to.
Is it GW paint? I've still got lots of the old Cote d'Arms GW paints and was distinctly unimpressed when I bought a new pot of Chaos Black, it's a weird consistency and not very good coverage when watered down.
I've circled the uncovered bits that I'm talking about: