Now I did warn you in a previous post that it would not always be possible to churn out a completed model every week and that a Work In Progress post would be required from time to time and so it has proved. Next week I hope to post images of the completed model but for this week this is all I have to offer by way of progress.
The completed model will comprise of a single figure, in this case a Reaper figure which goes by the name of Andre Durand, Time Chaser. The figure has been primed and work on the face has begun. I always start with the face first because for me it is the most crucial part of any figure. Get the face right and all being well the rest follows. More to do but so far so good.
Now given that good old Andre is billed as a time chaser I figured he needed some form of transport. At this point I should point out that I am working outside of my comfort zone. Scratch built Steampunk machines couldn’t be further away from anything I have done in the past. How to go about it?
A trip into the garage and a rummage through my bit drawers produced a few interesting finds. The obvious question at this point is “why have you been hording this shit TIM?” You might well ask. Personally I am laying the blame squarely on the shoulders of She Who Must Be Obeyed. Is that fair? Yep.
After some experimentation the build begun to take shape. Holes were drilled to insert pin heads. If there is one thing I know about Steampunk the machines have rivets, lots or rivets. Will it look decent once it has been painted up? Good question but hopefully next week we will know the answer one way or another.
Some build progress images below.