Monday, October 8, 2012

The Praetorian Project - Leviathan side sponsons built

Finally got a set of side sponson towers that I like sorted out, and snapped a few pics. This was the last bit that really needed to be made before it really looks like a Leviathan!


They're not quite perfect fits, but they're by far the closest I've been able to manage thus far. Close enough to be able to fill the gaps, at least. I was determined to utilize the small turrets that I picked up from Blood and Skulls Industry, and that required a somewhat complicated shape full of compound angles.


I haven't attached them yet, as I still need to go in and do a bunch of gap filling along the bottom of the upper superstructure. Just picked up a whole new tube of green stuff for the purpose. I have a feeling I'll be putting a good sized dent in it by the time I'm done!

12 comments:

Damn The Valley said...

Looking much better with those on the side! I was worried with the last post because the sides were so barren, but I was wrong to doubt! I can't wait to see this thing finished.

Mordian7th said...

Indeed - the side sponson towers really are needed to make it look 'right'. I'm thinking that the large open area on the upper front section will lend itself well to a big banner or symbol or something. There will be a bit more fiddly detailing here and there as well...

sonsoftaurus said...

Coming along great!

Damn The Valley said...

I don't think that the upper front portion looks too bad to be honest. It was just the emptiness of the sides that was killing it for me, but they're looking great now!

Col. Ackland said...
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Col. Ackland said...

The silhouette is now looking spot on. This is certainly looking like one of the best Leviathans ever made!

#2501 said...

The more I see, the more I like. Any idea of what the in-game stats on this thing are (or will be?)

Zab said...

That looks fantastic. Looks like you are in the home stretch. I can't wait to see it with some paint. Airbrush or spray paint will be your best friends on a piece that big though;)

Mordian7th said...

Thanks very much, folks!

@Col. Ackland - Aw, shucks! I don't think it holds a candle to some of the super-detailed work that others have done, but nevertheless I'm quite pleased with how well it's turning out so far. That's all thanks to plenty of pre-planning, sketches and test builds!

@#2501 - In all honesty, this will never see the surface of my gaming table, as my local group doesn't really ever do Apocalypse games. It's more a labor of love than anything else, and will more than likely just end up on eBay shortly after it's finished. The BoLS "Lords of Battle" have rules for it, but are several editions out of date now. Nevertheless I'd say that it'd need to be at least on par with a Reaver or Warlord, points-wise, due to the multiple void shields and Destructor weaponry.

@Zab - Indeed! Luckily the paint scheme for my army is primarily black with red detail panels, so it shouldn't be too bad. The vast majority of it will be handled by the black spray primer, with edges and details picked out as required. It's gonna be a lot of paint, nonetheless!

LuckyNo.5 said...

This is coming along nicely! I need to finish that banner for you. Hopefully this weekend now that I moved a lot of other projects out of the way I can focus.

Dai said...

Damn mate, those turrets are spot on!
A question though - isn't the rear a ramp that lowers? Wouldn't those lights at the back get crushed if so?

Mordian7th said...

I appreciate the kind words!

@LuckyNo.5 - the banner looks great, pics to follow!

@Dai - On this one the square section on the back is meant to represent a pair of doors that swing outwards, and a ramp descends from inside. I still need to do the hinges on the sides of the doors, should help the overall look...