Now that the lower rear section was pretty much completed, I began to work on the propulsion system. First I built the support for the propshafts.
As usual, I tried to create the "victorian" brass and iron industrial look for it.
Here are the supports and shafts in place
Next I started on the rotors or airscrews. For this I cut two rather large discs.
Then I drew the 8 blades and began cutting
Then I mounted it on the shaft
both in place
Another side/rear shot
Current side view - and as you can see I already opened the side wall of the command island
rear view with the rotors
close up - BTW, those two "noses" are actually caps from a superglue tube, and some skulls from the fantasy Vampires added.
and then it was time to start on the "Shrine" on the island.
As you can see, I played (for the very first time) with some LED's for this.
Next I did cut the gothic style walls for the shrine, as you can see, it will have two shutter doors.
The center part will be filled with the painted glas, for which I'm using transparent paper
The motive is like a Sister with angel wings and the slogan "Ultima Ratio Imperatus" (hopefully last resort of the Emperor). So strong Imperial mythology with a Cathedral look and feel to it.
I did a freehand with pencil first.
And then traced it with a black pen onto the transparent paper
Painting started with the highlights and shadows first, as it is painted on the back of the paper
But it really looks good form the front
red and blue next, again painting highlights and shdows first