Monday, June 28, 2010

Space (C)hopper - 4

Ah, one of those long after-the-weekend posts again. Be prepared for a lot of images (I think 38 of them :)

I completed the doors, by also painting and weathering the insides.

And then I mounted the cockpit interior.

HUD and dashboard in place.

The door mounted.

Next I mounted the windshield.

Still needs a frame, but looking good.

I also started to build a floorboard.

Started to build the frame for the windshield.
And completed the nose.

Still kind of Huey outline.

Test fitting of the roof and rear fuselage.

The engine housing and rotors will be on to of the roof.

Rear exhaust nad thruster.

A closer look at the nose.

Then I began on the passenger cabin.
I still had two ZEUS seats left, so I used them as the base

for the 6 passenger seats needed for the Tiger Team.

4 are mounted against the back wall.

Then I added some floor details - mainly hatches.

And mounted the two forward seats.

They rotate outwards, so the can be used for the door guns.
These are the bolters I want to use for the doorgunners, but I have to admit I have no real clue on what kind of mount I want to use.
I had initially intended to have it mounted together with the gunners seats, but that looked to flimsy. Maybe if you have some ideas, you could post a link?

More deatils, like strap-on hooks,

and some more hatches.

Next was base paint. Astronomican Grey again.

Added some logos for the gunners seats.

"We kick ASS! " :)

Next I build some roof panels, with emergency blankets and camouflage netting attached.

Then the interior paintjob slowly came together.

After the initial washes there's almost no difference between the cockpit and the passenger area.

Nicely beaten and worn.

That's quite a ridden horse.

So that's it from the weekend.
Next up is to complete the ceiling and then I can start with the sliding doors :)
I hope you like it.
C&C welcome and apreciated.