Monday, March 30, 2009

ZEUS super heavy (33)

Over the last few days I continued working on the ZEUS.
Namely I worked the scene on the left-side fender.
The first item is a scatch-built Autocanon.

The muzzle-break is looking different than the standard one - replacing the slits with holes.

Cartridge ejector pointing downwards.

To properly mount it on the ZEUS, without using the standard tripod, I created a special mount, that is normaly hidden beneath a hatch - besides it is a small electrical panel that would lower and raise the mount.

I must admit it reminds me of the Star Wars scene on the ice planet Hoth, when the Imperial Storm Troopers manned their heavy lasguns :)

And here's how it will be placed on the ZEUS. Obviously it will be painted to match the exisiting fender.

To blend it in even better, I created a bunch of sandbags from GS, plus some barbed wire.

The other end of the fender received a similar treatment, but a completely different scene.
Here we have an Ork that climbed the track and was then shot down.

I had to greenstuff it extensively to get the pose looking decent.

Behind him there will be a trooper (rifle at the ready) probing the dead Ork with his foot.



  1. That autocannon looks very nice. A bit bigger and more powerful looking than the standard one. Looks cool with the sandbags and control panel.

    The idea of the added Ork is a sweet touch as well. Can't wait to see the trooper inspecting his kill and for them all to be painted with the same undeniable skill that you have used for Zeus itself.

    - Courtney @ Cadian 127th

  2. Very nice work. I just cant get over how good your scratch built weapons look!

  3. Good lord, all your scrathbuilt stuff is great! I can't wait to see more of your works!

    Truly inspirational!

  4. Thanks guys :)
    Well, I'll try to document the steps for the next autocanon (other side) better - maybe this can work as a kind of tutorial.
    Thanks guys.
    And an Update coming later today.
    All I can say is "Steampunk and Greenstuff" :-P