Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Praetorian Project - Leviathan tracks and lower structure built

Had some free time on Saturday to work on the Leviathan, and managed to get the lower superstructure built and sort out how the tracks were going to attach. I'm rather pleased, everything ends up fitting together like a dream!


Still a lot of greenstuff work to do of course, but overall I was expecting much worse in the way of the fit of all that plasticard. I added some internal support to the lower section with some foamcore board, as when I had it taped together in the test build it felt very delicate. It's now a rather solid piece with all the interior bracing.


It took a bit of adjustment, but the tracks sit just right inside the track guards. Trusty Enginseer VictorXX is dwarfed by the tread housing. It's gonna be big!


I'm planning on leaving the treads loose for painting prior to final assembly, which means I have to mask off all the foamcore spacers. Last thing I need to do is to forget that step and have the primer melt it into goo!

7 comments:

Da Masta Cheef said...

I think you're going to need some more Enginseers!

Zab said...

You could just give the foam core a few coats of thinned white/wood glue to seal it. Then it won't melt. Acrylic paint works well for that too. Looking really good so far.

Dai said...

Looking great. Love the pics with the enginseer for scale purposes.

Colonel Winterborne said...

Absolutely epic! I cannot wait to see this develop!

Klaus said...

Wow, this comes along very nice!
And the tracks are absoluty beautiful and crisp.
I will monitor this closely :)
Cheers
Klaus

Mordian7th said...

Thanks folks!

All the pre-planning, test fitting and whatnot is paying off - I hope to be able to get the upper superstructure put together this week...

TheAmbit said...

Skill wise looks great, but the aesthetic of these things has never done it for me. A building on wheels is just not something I want haha.