Monday, February 3, 2014

Eldar Jetbike Custom Build, Part 3

Hey all welcome back to SB40k!  Today I'm back at improving the Jetbike I've been attempting to scratch build and sharing the process so far.

Starting with the bottom portion, I've done a little work beginning the details.  I first began cutting out the area in which the engines would be placed.  I also began some of the detail, including two pipes going up the center of the model.

Since I'm not a good sculptor, I thought I'd take a break from the bottom portion and attempt to cast the top piece.  The problem I ran into the first time is it was very difficult to remove the jetbike from the mold.

The first attempt ended with a mess and a mold which was torn apart.  I then reasoned it would be much easier to remove the piece if the center hole was cut out a bit, allowing the Instant Mold room to move.  This worked much better.

This is the result so far.  I know it doesn't look like much yet, but I assure you it's good progress.  Once the bottom portion is completed I can attach them together and begin making the pieces which will give the jetbike a unique look and feel.  So far the 'easy to duplicate' is working well.

That's it for this week.  Let me know what you think and if there is anything you would do differently.  Till next time, happy hobbying!

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