Bottom Deck and Keel Details
This post will have many pictures. Cool, right? I went on a greeblie hunt and sacrificed a few armor models to get their parts. I parted out my 1/35 scale Hummer and a Russian T-72 tank. Combined with other junk on the parts desk and this is how it all looked when I was done.
Other things of note are the panel lines on the black PVC engine tubes and the scoring and plates added to the keel. It all looks like a huge mess unpainted, so I finally did a primer coat. Bingo, bango, we now have a starship.
That’s the SS Sokol in the background. Home from my office for the holidays. It all looks more ship-like after a primer coat. I put her in the vise so I could get these beauty shots of the primer.
Here’s a shot looking forward from the stern. Most of the details are washed out in this pic, but you can see how they look much better gray.
The side view all in gray on the bottom and sides. I like this shot. The gray is slightly darker than the SS Sokol, more battle hardened.
One last shot to show off the details. I had the garage door open and it let in sunlight. I’m pretty fond of the underside. For something I was dreading doing, it turned out pretty cool.
Directly opposite the above shot of the bottom, is the top deck. This is a work in progress still, but you can see where I’m going with it. More tank parts and various smaller greeblies.
At this point I’m also detailing the poop deck, behind the main decks on top of the star drive tubes. This area is proving to be real fun to create with deck plates and various port holes, escape pods and such.
This side was slightly thinner than the other side, so I needed to make it thicker to match better. Poor boxing skills have I. To thicken it up, I added a wing from a 1/48 scale F-16 model and some U shaped stock. Then I started to add the deck plates and small details. Most of the smaller details are guns from Warhammer models.
Close up of the decks and details. You can see some of my tank tread escape pods packed in there where the people work. The orange pill bottle is of course a laser cannon turret.
Moving on up, to that deluxe apartment, in the sky. Well, maybe not but I do believe that little area is just about done. Well, that’s all for now. I’ll be working on it more this week as I’m off from the day job. I hope to get the upper decks finished this week. The final part to build is the starfighter hanger and that will be built up from scratch.
I’ll slap the head on it and take some pictures next time, so you can see how the finished ship might look.