Tuesday, September 9, 2008

ZEUS super heavy (19)

Today it's just a small update.
These images show the individual sections of the ZEUS, so you can see, that I can still access all the interior parts for building.

Here is the mount of the Main Gun.

The Main Gun's turret, as well as the hull section that contains the bridge section.

Added some more ornaments.

I have to watch out it doesn't look too much like a Chaos vehicle.


Monday, September 8, 2008

ZEUS super heavy (18)

Wow! I can't believe it's allready a whole month since I last posted here.
I had to overcome some personal morale checks and disappointments, as well as I was working on some other stuff.

Well, I definately got my fingers sticky with some greenstuff, while attempting to get a crew for the ZEUS. I am half way satisfied with the result, but not yet at a 100%.
As I don't want to hold up the further process on the ZEUS just for the crew, I decided to skip the internal build for a while and complete the outside.

So, here we go:
Here you can see for the first time the complete weapons layout.

The two small AA turrets, the Main Gun, the two Vanquisher turrets, and the Vulcano Mega Bolter.

The rear is still missing a lot (like the ramp ect).

Nice, huh?

Then I added some engine exhausts/turbines

And first details and ornaments.

There are still a million of details to add.

Monday, August 4, 2008

ZEUS super heavy (17)

Since my Blog was blocked for a few days (supect to spamming), here's a rather large update.

I finished the mount of the VMB (Vulvan Mega Bolter) and the ammo feed.

For ease of playability and painting, the complete VMB and its Ammo Feed is detachable.

Here is a WIP of the ammo drums.

Here they are mounted.

And connected. Now they can feed the enormous ammo hunger of the Mega Bolter.

Next on the list was the secondary engine to power the Vulcano main gun.

I tried to emphasize the steampunk topic more than the traditional bulky 40K theme.

This is the final position of the secondary engine inside the ZEUS.
Next were the items required for the "bridge".
As you can see, I use a real ships helm for navigation.

Next, the engine controls - I can really see the Captain scream "Full steam ahead!"

This is the bridge itself (the soldier is just for scale)

And my favourite:
The main Computer Screen.
Plus some scetches I made for planning.

This will be the final position of the bridge and the screen.
First shot of the screen during painting.

And completed.

Next was the helm. "Sic itur ad Astra" - this is the way to the stars (honor).

That's it for today.
I hope you like the update.