Monday, December 22, 2014

Heresy Era Mechanicum - All about that base...

Sorry, sorry. Couldn't resist.

With the holidays upon us the work year draws to a close and I actually am getting a few much-needed days off starting Wednesday. Much needed after getting emergency panic texts at 4am two days in a row, that's for certain - Ugh. On the up side, after work today while picking up some last minute gifts I did manage to find a wooden disc suitable to make a base for the Reaver, score!

Dug up an old crashed Aquila Lander from the depths of the Closet of Doom and started fiddling around with potential arrangements, definitely want to get a walking pose out of it - Still awaiting the missing thigh piece before I can really nail down the final leg positioning, but it's on the way and I hope to have it in hand by the end of the week (holiday shipping mayhem permitting). Been slowly getting all the parts cleaned up in preparation for assembly, and scheming on how best to allow for weapon swaps on the beast, hence the big ol' magnets! I'm finding that my earlier statement of it being surprisingly lightweight may have been a bit premature. Got the main carapace assembled and let's just say I don't think even those magnets are going to be sufficient...

More pics to follow soon!


  1. Dem Feet! Wow that is going to be a gigantic model!

  2. Kool. The base looks a bit big for gaming...

  3. @Gothmog: Cheers!

    @Greg Hess: Indeed, it's turning out to be significantly bigger than the old Armorcast titan!

    @Eater of Small Things: Hah!

    @Zzzzzz: Aye, I totally agree. Am thinking now that I'll go with a standing pose, maybe just a 120mm disc on each foot for stability.

    Cheers everyone!

  4. Did you ever finish this beast? Ive just discovered Scifimodelguy and im contemplating splashing out :D