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    So another project I’m working on….

    Far too long ago I was asked about building a squad of jet bikes for a client that turned into a perpetually on the back burner project as I had few ideas at the time on how I wanted to do one. Even after researching the designs in the Horus Heresy art books along with numerous third party sources I could come up with little on how to do my own take on it. In the end I wanted it to be a somewhat generic model that I could sell in my store that was useable across many game systems and not just for those seven foot tall genetically enhance super warriors we all know and love. But as luck would have it the client was extremely patient and I eventually wore down and just started it.

    The trick has been coming up with the front end. As with a car this is usually its most striking feature and I wanted to make sure I got it right. First off, I wanted it big and intimidating and pictured it as a mechanical shark swimming through the skies. Finally after starting and restarting the project six or seven times I have something I like:









    It’s not much yet but it’s a start. As for the rest of it, once the center section is done I plan to give it a sexy rear end with turbine engines on either side, a set of stubby wings, a tail, and three huge jet exhausts coming out the rear. So what do you think so far?

    As always, more to come….
    http://stores.ebay.com/Blood-and-Skulls-Industry

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    It certainly looks shark like, have you considered bolter barrels in the eyes? Have you seen these jet bikes http://grendelslair.org/PHWorldeaters.htm They might be able to inspire you.
    More Necromunda please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grailkeeper View Post
    It certainly looks shark like, have you considered bolter barrels in the eyes?
    That's the plan

    Just haven't gotten to it yet....
    http://stores.ebay.com/Blood-and-Skulls-Industry

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    wow awsome! :P are we gettinmg custodes to ride thes things!? still that is amazing bit of work!

    -fuzz

    p.s. i tried making a plasticard tank a week ago, you make these things look too easy :P
    visit my blog: www.fuzzbuket.blogspot.com I do cheap commsion work
    And COME TO BOLSCON UK and yell about my font!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbuket View Post
    wow awsome! :P are we gettinmg custodes to ride thes things!? still that is amazing bit of work!
    You'll have to talk to Scribor about getting Custodes model to ride them. I'll just make the bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbuket View Post
    p.s. i tried making a plasticard tank a week ago, you make these things look too easy :P
    Scratch building tanks is never easy. I just have a lot of experience

    The important thing is never let a project intimidate you into not trying!
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    yeah, I use plasticard for models that I am converting--- even then, it takes a lot of patience. I recommend to draw what you want first, then try to make it.

    I have horrible drawing skillz, but I always draw what I want first, so I have a guideline to begin from.

    As for the jetbikes: I like these so far! Are these for an escort for Sammeal?

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    That certainly looks like a good design to with. One suggestion is perhaps to incorporate more of a hint of an eagle's beak right on the front end. Nothing to large though.

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    I like it so far i cant wait to buy 30 of them!

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    Well someone put the idea in my head last week about doing a more "eagle"-like front end on the jetbike and that got me thinking. After much internal debate I decided “Why not?” and set out to build it, and lo and behold it actually turned out really nice.

    Of course you know what that means now, don't you? I now have to offer TWO jetbikes so that people can have the vicious "shark" design or the more elegant "eagle" design. Just what I need, more work....

    Oh, there are pics:









    Hopefully next week I can get back to working on the body along with a couple of engine designs.
    http://stores.ebay.com/Blood-and-Skulls-Industry

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    My my, that does look nice! ^^

 

 
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