Sunday, July 26, 2009

Landspeeder Storm Part I

Alright folks, the blogs been quite as of late as we are all enjoying the mild summer in Chicago (well at least I am!) been pretty busy with trips outta town and what not so haven't really be modeling or painting much lately. One thing I have been dieing to build (doubt I will ever actually play it in a serious competitive game!) is the new land speeder storm. Finally got mine in the mail on Friday and spend what little free time I've had working on it this weekend. I recently saw a post on... honestly can't remember where i saw it, probably WarSeer or Bolter and Chainsword... any how someone else posted a nicely done storm with magnets to be able to take the scouts on and off. But I'm pretty sure (can't seem to find the original post) that their plan was to just use regular scout once the magnetized ones were 'dis embarked' from the storm... I really liked this idea but thought I would try and take it a step further and actually make bases with magnets too so that the actual Storm scouts could be used... so here we go...
First off this is a WIP... will try and take more pictures and as I touch stuff up with green stuff and all but anyhow is are the first pictures...
First up is a photo of the top view of the actual storm it self.



The picture isn't the best but hopefully you can see the 5 magnets I added. Two on each of the passenger side foot steps, two in the rear passenger section and one on the front passenger seat. First off, I am using These magnets from K and J magnets (I ended up having to use 4 other smaller ones just for stabilization purposes on two of the scouts) as the basis for this project. The magnets are small enough, yet also strong enough to hold the scouts both on the Storm and on bases.

I first assembled everything with just small amounts of glue for tacking purposes, just in case I needed to 'Change' things later on, which I am glad I did as I had to take arms and legs off more than once.
Anyhow... After assembling the scouts (which I did first) I started to build the actual storm. And as you may have noticed in the picture I left the rear passenger seats out and also cut out the rear of the 'T' top section (for a lack of a better description) This was total trial and error (with not much error thankfully)
But basically I followed the GW instructions to the T with most everything...
Once I had everything built to 'spec' and figuring out where everything was suppose to fit. I then started drilling away with first a pin vice drill and then a full on 12v drill with an 1/8th in diameter bit on it. (should have taken more photos, but i don't actually own a camera and had to borrow one for this post).
Here is the bottoms of the scouts feet with magnets in em...



Haven't had time to green stuff em but that will be easy enough..

So really it was just a bit of here is how GW says its suppose to go, now lets see how we can make em fit with magnets.. hence having to remove some of the original pieces from the Storm.

Next... here is a couple picts of the magnetized scout actually in the Storm...






Ok next up is a pict of the bases with magnets on em


Here i've added a little bit of green stuff just to make the model and the bases magnets fit together better, but pretty sure there will be much more green stuff involved before this is all done...
Lastly here is a pict of the scouts on their respective stands...


There is still some work to be done to make em look ready to be painted but wanted to at least write something here as its been too long!
Cheers and as always would appreciate feedback and or comments.
Eric

6 comments:

eriochrome said...

I personally was thinking of doing just converting the passagers up to use as normal scouts and using the storm 2 just 2 crew.

Do you have the storm's weapon mounted on their underneath some place. Top mounting is probably better for Line of Sight reasons.

Pedro Kantor said...

Ya know, I am going to be running it with a melta gun... and was originally thinking I would just mount it on the bottom as my passenger has his bolter in hand... but now i might have to double think that given the line of sight..

Scott said...

Looks really cool Eric. I don't care if it's not 'competative', rule of cool wins out here.

As far as the melta, could you squeeze it on the mount still? Just have it hanging. The scout just wanted to use his bolter so he let go the melta. Makes sense.

Raptor1313 said...

Well, huh. I did not think that the various Scout poses would translate well to bases, but it seems I was wrong. Good job on that bit.

For Storm weapons, I think I'd probably roll with the heavy flamer. Screw BS; and you might as well soften up what you're going into.

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