Monday, May 16, 2016

Triarch Stalker Conversion & Magnetization

I finally started working on my Triarch Stalker. I bought this model almost two years ago, when I started collecting. I was waiting to get hold of some conversion bits for weapons, and later, to decide what I'm going to do about my Praetorians since one of them is driving the thing.

Onto the conversion!

As usual, the pilot has their spine integrated with the vehicle. Instead of assembling the chair and legs, I used some extra Wraith bits I had lying around to create a terminal for his spine. I had these bits available as extras from my Scythe conversions.

As for the weapon magnetization, I had waited for a very long time before I could get hold of an extra two of this thing. It made weapon magnetization easy and straightforward although more expensive. I'm fine with that, considering the insane amount of fine magnets I'd have to use to magnetize weapons without them and how finicky the result would be.

Here's what that looks like:

Pretty nice and clean!

I started using Milliput instead of Green Stuff on this model. It's a putty very similar to Green Stuff, but it's not as rubbery and dries much harder. It sands smooth much better than Green Stuff. I primed the model since taking these pics and it looks like Milliput absorbed some of the primer. You can tell where Milliput was, as the primed surface appears to be a bit less glossy when over Milliput. I think this is ok? I don't know, we'll see, but the surfaces are perfectly smooth. It was a pleasure to use.

On another topic, my 3d modeled snake tails have been printed and are on their way.

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