Saturday, December 19, 2020

Waterworld Hellfire Gunboat WIP 4

Full primer stage and test fitting of all parts

Pre shading and first base coat of Dulux Rust Effect it has a nice texture

This should be fun these chains are tiny and fiddly


Why the hell not !
 I will put the smokers mother ship name on the back of the barge
I may or may not go with the Trump flag on the truck I think it has the same dark whimsy as the use of the Exxon Valdez name . I am not a fan or even American just to make that clear lol

Having not ever done much rust I have now done lots rust , basically the whole boat is a rustbucket

Small deck items gathered and painted

Getting close now onto the base and the water effects ,after looking at many ideas I found a great method on youtube, if you follow what the guy says its basically foolproof

Very happy with this method

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Molding and Casting with Pinkysil and Easycast


Pelican case for Waterworld build , 2 smaller cases were glued end to end to make
 the long missle case

Mold container using small tupperware tub, job is suspended upside down

50/50 mix of Pinkysil A+B and poured 

De mould after 30 minutes silicon released cleanly

First cast using 50/50 mix of Easycast

Great success first go and it's perfect
I'm impressed with this product the resin was set in 15 minutes and all the
products are odourless

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Waterworld Hellfire Gunboat WIP 3

Started work on the paddle wheel , I cast the ends with builders filler in a shallow dish to get the nice curve

Had this plastic cylinder handy turned out to be the right size

Building the rear paddle wheel support

Have ordered products to cast this case I used 2 glued together to make the long size I need

Working out the drive system found some R/C car drive belts with nice detail

Casting worked out great and now its looking good and getting bigger ! 60cm 

                                       Went on a casting frenzy and made all the tyres I need

Turned out great

Barge details spikes added

Rear drive system taking shape

Deck items

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Waterworld Hellfire Gunboat WIP 2

Sizing up the barge and gun tower

Barge constructed and gun tower in early stage

Gun tower taking shape , added bollards to the front of the barge

I used flyscreen for the mesh its worked before

I will have to build this

And source these cases

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Waterworld Hellfire Gunboat WIP 1

The Waterworld Quad 50 Barge Project

I always thought this was the coolest thing I'd seen in a movie apart from the Interceptor so thanks to Covid-19 I have decided to stop dreaming and get er done
I will of course need: 1 x M55 50 cal quad gun
1 x 1968 Peterbilt "needle nose" semi tractor
1 x barge to be totally scratch built
maybe some resin water effects
shitload of rust effects
Current forum build diary at Whatif Modellers

Unable to find a suitable model 351 Peterbilt I decided to go with this later model die cast truck

Unable to source the Dragon M55 Quad Trailer kit I had to buy this M35A1 guntruck kit ,which is actually coming in handy for extra truck parts for the dies cast model

The die cast is something new to work on takes a bit of dremel work to get it to where I need to start

First scale comparison between the 1/32 ebay die cast truck and the 1/35 quad gun, they look good and lot of parts from the guntruck marry up to missing bits from the diecast truck, the back tray I will use as is

These crates are a pain in the ass, they are extra long "Pelican" type missile cases and I haven't been able to find anything like that online in the right scale
I do have something close but too short I'm considering trying to cast them and joining 2 together to get the long box

Working out the barge dimensions its looking to be over 50cm long !

Modded V-55 tank engine - unable to source a suitable engine I decided to get a cheap T-55 tank engine , originally was going to go the V8 but it was going to be way to big so I am just using one bank mounted vertical it looks very similar to the early diesel engines, you could never get a good look at the one in the movie so I have a bit of leeway here

Putting it all back together and starting to add details

Not happy with the plastic gun barrels that looked nothing like the movies ones I searched around until I found these 1/32 scale 50 cal barrels for a B-24 Liberator, they are perfect

Time to get some primer on to gauge how its all looking , happy so far

A couple of hours swearing and I did the swapover not bad at all