Monday, 25 February 2013

Titanic

Today's post title works on a couple of levels
- Hyperion is a Greek titan.
- Ice sunk the Titanic, and I'm considering doing an ice themed base.

Weak pun? Of course. Worth it? Not really. Am I ashamed? Never.

As I mentioned Hyperion in the opening few lines, you may have guessed what I've been up to this weekend. That's right - more house sorting! I'm only half joking, family birthday took up Saturday, and Sunday was housework, and putting stuff away ( I have too much stuff - 1st world problems right?), but I did manage to bust out my box o' crafts and get Hyperion washed, and the legs assembled.  The plan was to assemble up to this stage and then be able to gauge the stance in order to be better prepared to take on some basing.

However, me being the Muppet that I am managed to get the feet on the wrong way round, and end up arguing with skin>resin>superglue for a good twenty minutes or so. I manage to sort it all out, and I currently have the pelvis down assembled, as well as forearms.  I also managed to get both halves of the top hull assembled, and will be searching for some fine grit sandpaper this week to gap fill (Khador gap eh? You ain't seen nothing till you've seen Hyperion).

I'm quite glad I didn't get so far as mocking up the base though to be honest.  Whilst frantically Googling images of the model (with feet semi-glued to my hands typing is no mean feat (feet - PUN that one's for free)), I saw some pretty spectacular work done to bases of various PP Colossals, and I felt siginificantly daunted by the project I was undertaking. My initial thoughts were to have the model standing astride some kind of icy crevasse, but I'm thinking something more detailed might be in order here.

Which, dear readers is where I turn to you.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a suitably epic basing theme/project for my mighty colossal?  I'd like to put a fair amount of work into this based on the price & size of the model as I feel it deserves something stand out :)

Let me know your thoughts, I'd like to maintain the snow/rock theme of the rest of the army but with something special about it:)

I've also been puzzling out plans to move forward with the trench templates I'm making.  I've been sent a mock up diagram of the requirements and will hopefully be able to get something together sometime this week to check with the client before I proceed with the build(s), so stay tuned for WIP & results.

Thanks for stopping by
Lofty

3 comments:

  1. I would suggest making a small mountain stream with a frozen waterfall with the hyperion standing over it (one leg eitherside of the stream)

    http://www.go4awalk.com/walkphotographs/patrickroache10.jpg

    that way you can use your water effects skills and give it a lot more detailed and interresting look and feel to the large base

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  2. That, my friend, is both inspiring AND challenging!

    I'm eager to get home and start work on an idea like that, cheers pal :)

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  3. you didn't think I was going to go easy on you now right ;).

    good luck should look pretty good!

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