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Old 07 Sep 2007, 23:50   #1 (permalink)
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Default A new way to go up stairs

This is my new SM biker he maybe the best based unit i have ever made (or am in the process of making). he is not done yet but will look even better when it's done. the plasma ball is made from driped candel wax. as always C&C welcome.




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Old 08 Sep 2007, 00:05   #2 (permalink)
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This looks really great, but I have a few suggestions.

The first is to clean up the mold lines more carefully. I can see them on every plastic part. Of course, I know where to look since I have assembled more than a dozen of these recently. But you really do need to do it or it will be hard to get the painting to come out well.

The second is to drill the bolters. They look much better if you take the time to drill out the barrels with a fine drill bit and a pin vise.

The third is to remove the wax plasma before painting. I assume this was your plan anyway, but it already looks great without having to add any paint. Awesome idea.
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Old 08 Sep 2007, 04:48   #3 (permalink)
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OK i read your post and I shaved the mold lines off to the best of my abilities, I broke the wax off on accident so thats was easy, i don't have a pin vice so i used nails to put holes in the bolter barrels. I also added some sprue ruble to the base. Inaddtion i put some plastic card on the sairs and then added alot of elmers to make the stairs look smother and less like cut up sprue it's not much to look at now but after it is primed it will look better. And im giong to put sand on the base.





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Old 08 Sep 2007, 05:59   #4 (permalink)
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That is looking a lot better. I would still clean the top of the backpack and the inner edge of the Plasma Gun, but the bolters look good and I really like what you have done with the base. That is going to be awesome when it is painted.
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Old 09 Sep 2007, 04:46   #5 (permalink)
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And if you do a full squad of these guys...
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Old 09 Sep 2007, 15:03   #6 (permalink)
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I'm doing this one realy nice because I bought it in the UK and wanted it to look special
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Old 10 Sep 2007, 06:32   #7 (permalink)
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Looking good ! maybe do another biker thats flying off the stairs on the top!
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Old 11 Sep 2007, 03:29   #8 (permalink)
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well I just primed it today and it looks awsome the elmers did realy well. however because I fail at painting, (anything, especialy black templars) I will have Kin7777's little brother who is mega tight at painting, paint it so it looks awsome (because as stated above I bought it in the UK and wanted it to look special unlike the rest of my poorly painted army). And because I bought it in Milton Keens(sp) (anyone from their give a shout out) I will make a cool sign that says the towns name (spelled correctly) on it. so more pics to come but currently i have a crappy internet connection and have to wait for use of my family's laptop.
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Old 12 Sep 2007, 23:20   #9 (permalink)
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That's the most awesome base since Delightfully Emo's water bases! It would be sweet if you did a second biker bursting through stairs instead of going up them.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 04:05   #10 (permalink)
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so it seems to be a consensus that the other three bikes I should make should also have dramatic stairs incorporated into the base so i will do that. but now i have pics from the priming.




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