Progress continues! Took the drill to the back end a bit to lighten the load. Also added all the detail parts the engine section.
Started building the base plate up as well as the tread assembly. All the treads will stay separate until they are painted.
NOW the fun part really starts: the interior!!! I basically carved out some more areas of the base and rebuilt the surfaces with styrene to keep them leveled out. As the building of it went, it was and still is pretty improvisational. All Iâ€™m keeping in mind is that there has to be room for the light to bounce around pretty well and room for a crane (plus room for the forward sectionâ€™s levels).
I also realized I wanted the front ramp/door to be hinged so I devised a method utilizing a rod with magnets on either end. There will be corresponding magnets on the main body, too. Knowing that the ramp would be down, I started building up the detail on it, with a corrugated plate and some â€œtracksâ€ for unloading/loading heavy stuff.
Lastly for this update, I hollowed out the bridge windows.
Sweet! You bit the 12 gauge slug! Rad. FYI y'all I got my LEDs and will wire them this week (maybe...I have that NX to finish up quick and an art show to install this weekend...). AND I ordered some Micro Machine Jawa figures. They might be a little large but they might actually look decently in scale. We'll see.
Thanks! I picked up the Micro Machine Jawas to go with it but they might be just a tad too big...I'm not sure how to go about making them. I do have some 1/350 figures I could dip in brown paint...they might be a bit small but if I could find 1/288 figures they'd be perfect!
Finally decided to attach the front section. I should still be able to build it up pretty well. Also playing around with the little Micro Machine Jawas. Theyâ€™re about twice the size of what I need but they might be fun anywayâ€¦weâ€™ll see if I can conjure up smaller versions somehow, someway. Actually, is anyone experienced with the shrinky-dink casting stuff?