This is taking longer than I thought at first, and there are things I still need to figure out:
-The canopy gap
-The rear section: Engine, exhausts and cabling
-How to make the upper hull removable for easy painting
-Secondary weapons cabling and power feed
And after that, fixing minor stuff, mold lines, detailing, basing, etc. But I wanted, and needed to see how the model would look (roughly at least) with the weapons, and I was pushed forwards to that by Malika666 from Bolter & Chainsword.
So I took one of the intended weapons and made a first, raw mock up.
First thing I did was to remove the joint, because I’m going to cut that in half, and that little hole is going to hold a magnet for easy weapon swap.
Here is the bug with the weapon added:
The pose is a bit awkward because it have a lot of blue-tac, but that’s ok as I just wanted to see how it feels. Here’s with his little brother:
Now the question is, should add those little forward facing arms to the weapon mounts?