Thursday, July 31, 2008

ZEUS super heavy (16)

Not much of an update today - hey, it's summertime after all :)
Here you can see the contruction of one of the ammo feeds for the Vulvan Mega Bolter.

And just to put it into perspective:

Each cartrigde is about the size of a 40K man's thigh :-)

Hopefully I can mount them tonight.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ZEUS super heavy (15)

I continued working on the VMB, and completed the actual mount.

A side view, and you can see some scribbles of two access hatches - one for the Vanquisher and one for the Ammo Drum.

All weapons (so far) mounted.

And the dual heavy stubber manned.

A nice array of firepower *grin*

The holes you can see here, are exits for the gunsmoke
The VMB still need details, and the ammo feeds.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ZEUS super heavy (14)

Today I started with the first Titan-Killer weapon - the Vulcan Mega Bolter :)

A "heavy 15" weapon with 60' range

It will be mounted centrally, with limited elevation, and no traverse.

It is low and back enough to not limit the two Vanquishers field of fire.

Snugs in nicely.

Next things up is more detailing, the actual mount and then the Ammo Feed.

The idea is to have two huge Ammo Drums on the inside, right behind the two Vanquishers and an outside Ammo-Feed leading to the Mega-Bolter.

Monday, July 28, 2008

ZEUS super heavy (13)

Due to the feedback via some PM, from my nephew, as well as a colleague (Thanks Martin :) I removed the vents from the headlights boxes again - they didn't really fit well.
One headlightsbox was damaged doing so, but I'm going to keep this piece, as I'm sure I can use this for some later battle damage - if not on the ZEUS, then maybe in some diorama.

And I began work on the superstructure.

Again, it is removable via pins and holes, so the inside remains accessible.

Here you can see the "platforms" for the two Vanquisher turrets.

And, again, the face :)

With the two Vanquishers mounted.

Coming along nicely, isn't it?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

ZEUS super heavy (12)

Over the last few days I added the track covers. Since there are the (potential) seats for the transported Infantry Squads beneath the covers, I made them removable.

By a simple set of holes and pins the cover can be removed and offers view into the Infantry compartment.

Next I tinkered with the "face" of the ZEUS.
It is a set of lights with some fans/radiators for the engine intakes on top. The question was where to put them.
Option A was in the lower part of the glacis:

Option B was in the upper part of the glacis:

Option C was at the forward end of the glacis:

Here's a close-up view of the fans.

They were originally made for the Charon air transport. I made some moulds and cast of them, and will use them on the ZEUS.

I decided to go for Option C:

Next were all the rivets...

All in all, I'm very satisfied with ZEUS' face.

Monday, July 21, 2008

ZEUS super heavy (11)

Next I completed the right track section and attached it to the hull.

For the left side I gave the mounted tracks a first paintjob and mounted some track guards.

I tried to maintain the steampunk theme here also , by making them curved.

So with both tracks mounted, the ZEUS is now from track to track 30 cm wide.