This started off as a scratchbuilt papermodel dreadnought, from which I made a garage-style silicone caulk mold, and cast in resin.
It is in the typical wh40k 28mm scale, standing about 50mm tall. It is an 11 part mold.
Everything, including the base, is scratchbuilt. I painted it up in a grimy dark Bloodraven color scheme.
Step by step (Steps 1 thru 19 of 19)
These are the posts I made during the making of this project, in chronological order
Since my Land Raider has a lot of staring-at-the-walls-waiting-for-the-paint-to-dry going on, I decided to start working on another of Eli Patoroch's models: the Dreadnought. This [...Read More]
I've gone and compared my model with photos of the official Dreadnought, and realized that the body was not quite in proportion to what it [...Read More]
Here is some progress on the weapons. The multi-barrel auto-cannon needs rework (I don't like the look of the toothpicks, I will roll barrels out [...Read More]
A bit more progress on the body: panels, rivets, etc. I am using some green stuff (putty) to fill in some deeper holes. There is [...Read More]
Nothing to see here, move along. [...Read More]
More rivets, and some surgery for the next steps. I think this build will have a *lot* of mixed media in it, so it might [...Read More]
Some more progress: bulking out the… bulkheads? The body fits together nicely. Adding more detail to the feet. [...Read More]
So here is the primed body of the dreadnought - it looks a tad cleaner this way I did this last night, then took the [...Read More]
The mold is complete, so I removed the parts from it. They only suffered minimal damage, nothing a bit of CA couldn't fix. Started building [...Read More]
Here is the progress I've made in making molds and casting resin parts for this figure. Minus the left hand - this gave me a [...Read More]
Finally, I've got all the molds together to cast one of these: The hand took the longest to properly mold. Because I am using caulking [...Read More]
A coat of gray primer showed up a fair amount of tiny bubbles on the surface of the parts, again more so toward the parts [...Read More]
Spent the weekend basing the couple of models I have made: The dready also got a base: All primed and ready to go: Looks like [...Read More]
He is getting the rough and ready treatment. Needs some insignias and then a ton of weathering. Because of the rough cast, with visible bubbles [...Read More]
Slapped some chipping and insignia on the garage dread. Basically, the same process as the Raptor's chipping, but I went a step further and added [...Read More]
On the chassis of the garage dread: It's covered in gloss coat, so I can add some oil-based weathering. [...Read More]
Broke the purity seal on the garage dread's shoulder a while back. Here is a new one: I might write up a post about how [...Read More]
The garage dread got a garage base Needs some serious matt varnish to knock the shine off it, but otherwise it's almost done! More wip [...Read More]