|Guns, missiles, and ECM capabilities, oh my!|
|Did some experimenting with a gold ink on the cockpit.|
|Of course, did the usual florescent painted thrusters.|
|And the belly view. The gatling cannon is made by Paulson games. The four autocannons are Lego parts made by Brickmania. The landing gear and VTOL thrusters are also Lego bits. The missile pods came off of a MW:DA mech called a Targe.|
|Of course, I did not sculpt everything on this baby. There are also various plastic parts that I cut to fit my design.|
|Coming in HOT!|
|Here she is next to the original miniature that I used for my inspiration. I also threw in a few 1/144 scale ground crew to give you a better idea of how big she is.|
Not only did I get a sculpt done, but lots and lots of other miniatures as well. Just so this post isn't too short, I will show off yet another one of my Star Wars treasures- the first of three Anigrand Sentinel assault shuttles that I have finished.
|She's not in any "official" colors, but she still paints up quite nicely.|
|I decided to finally go with a blue florescent thruster color. I am pleased with how this one turned out. You can also see where I added a pair of plastic strips to keep the wings from elevating too far in landing mode.|
|I added tiny scrap-booking jewels to the heavy laser cannons.|
|Underside view. I glued the landing gear bays shut because I had something a lot better in mind which you will see below...|
|I wanted to make a cool flight base to go with a cool model. I don't do a lot of snow effects, but this was fun! If you look closely, you can see footprints in the snow. The snow itself is Arm & Hammer baking soda.|
|Here she is with my new landing gear attached.|
In all, the Anigrand model is not for the inexperienced or impatient. The wings required a little straightening. I had to do a bit of sanding, routing, and filling to get some of the parts to fit correctly, and even then, she isn't 100% perfect. I hope with the experience I got from this one, my other two should go together a lot smoother. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the show!