Ready to fly
So the Chickenhawk-based gunship is finally all done and ready to fly! I’ve done a quick paintjob on the thing, mostly grey with a rough black wash, to make it spaceworthy for the Dark Heresy game I ran on Friday (which ended up not using the model, although they did fly it in a brief pseudo-combat).
Anyway, here’s a small gallery of the finished dropship.
The Chickenhawk Gunship is nearly finished! I just have to add rivets on the remaining flat surfaces and then she’s ready for some paint!
All the photos I’ve taken at this stage are in the gallery, but here are some interesting or new parts which I haven’t posted about before:
So, the papercraft Inquisitorial gunship/dropship I’m building is slowly taking shape! It’s now a gunship/dropship as I’ve decided on arming it the same as a Marauder Bomber (six nose-mounted autocannons, dorsal twin heavy bolter, rear twin assault cannons, missiles and bombs), which means it’s ever so slightly going to be too heavily armed to be just a dropship.
Green and White
As you can see, no more unsightly panel join lines, now replaced by unsightly scratches, dints, and green splotches! Um…
A long time ago I built a papercraft drop pod, way back before the plastic drop pod models came out. Since then, I’ve stayed away from papercraft, since a) there weren’t any models I really wanted to build that didn’t have actual miniatures and b) the lack of detail on papercraft models meant I didn’t really like them.
However, I’ve recently really wanted to build a 40k-style gunship – something slightly bigger than a valkyrie or a stormraven, smaller than a thunderhawk, that could be used as an inquisitorial combat drop ship. I did a bit of searching around and found the above model – the UD12 Chickenhawk from www.toposolitario.com. The plan is to build a cardboard model, then detail it using bits from my rather large bitz collection as well as specific bits from Ebay.
Here goes… Continue reading