And we're back!
Took a bit of a break for the summer while the days were longer and warmer... Lots to do in the garden, and family days out... Oh and that social hindrance, work!
But as ever, up here in the frozen north, the summer was short and the nights are drawing in again, so I'm back to working on the Caestus. Last time around I was working on the engine intakes, and after building and reassembling at least three times, I still wasn't happy with the result, so I've put that to one side for now, and will revisit later on. Since its been a few months since I last messed around with styrene, I thought I'd start on the front doors, as they are relatively easy.
Not too much to say as the pictures paint a thousand words and all that... The base was a sandwich of 2 sheets, and the fiddly bit was the teeth protruding from the front, they were 2 thicknesses of strip (the outer teeth are bigger) which I initially kept as a single length, and chamfered the edge, then I could cut the width of tooth I needed, whilst having the same chamfer on each of them.
The vertical strips are thicker than the FW version, but I think this is better for the high impact area... And it will be Imperial Fists after all, so I'm going with the thinking that they would have beefed it up. The dark structural bit on the top is made from left over sprue, and the rivets are my first attempt at using the Zinge Industries resin ones... They were very easy to use and I think they look great for the smaller rivets.
That's it for now, I'm hoping the updates will become a bit more frequent from now on... See you next time!