They were all made using the same model (by Bombshell Miniatures,) with the engines repositioned on a couple of the rockets, and a nose cone added to the last rocket.
The only parts not from the package were the much lager 60mm bases I'm using in lieu of the 40mm lipped bases provided, and the small sensor package (random bit) on the right side of the orange/white rocket
I will make one of the next rockets a four-engine, no-wing variant, with all the engines on the back. I'd also like to add an extended nose cone to that one (using green stuff), but I'm not sure I could do something as even as the nose cone on the blue rocket.
Next up will be the new 42mm samurai, followed by a couple more rockets (which have been ordered and shipped.)
These are great! You've done some really nice work with on them.ReplyDelete
Excellent work, and the modifications and the painting. :)ReplyDelete
Lovely work, and you have managed to make them unique. It may be worth doing a couple of head swaps for the next set though, just to break up the shape a bit more.ReplyDelete
I'd like to do some head swaps, but it would be difficult- these heads are tucked well into those fur collars. Maybe I can commission Patrick K to sculpt another pilot :)Delete
Also, these might work with some modifications...ReplyDelete
What did you use to create the nose cone?ReplyDelete
That's just a lot of green stuff and some trust in myself that I could smooth it over evenly enough around the existing fuselage. But it worked out just fine.Delete
I started by making a ball of green stuff large enough to over-fill the front intake, then started to push the gs toward the edges of the fuselage, smoothing out the seams as needed.
I just ordered a second one to make a "dismounted/parked" version and am struggling for landing gear, well landing gear that make sense. I'm looking at a variety of 1/144 model planes for ideas to include landing skis (ala Jonny Quest's jet)ReplyDelete
Small model planes sounds like the way to go. You might also check sci fi models (there are a few smaller Star Wars ships, for example.)Delete
Good luck! It'll look great.
Here's a link to the finished products:ReplyDelete
The front landing gear and wingtip missiles/rockets are from an Academy 1/144 scale F-16. The rear landing gear are from an Academy 1/144 scale F-4. The decals are railroad N scale graffiti decals.
Those are great! The landing gears look good, and I love the graffiti theme.Delete