Speeder with press mold elements

Blood Angels Land Speeder Squadron – Part 2

Modeling Heresy-era Land Speeder

I’ve been working on the 30k Blood Angels Land Speeders some more over the last several weeks. The modelling is just about complete, just a bit of clean up and some detailing left. The recent additions are some press-mold details attached to the model.

Grav-gun mount
Grav-gun mount

The first thing that I needed to do was to create a way for the grav gun to mount onto the speeder. I built a dome with a divot cut out of it for the weapon to link up to. This was then used as a master for a simple press-mold so I could mass produce the part. The mold itself was made with a product called Instant Mold which I am fond of for this sort of work. The turrets were made out of Greenstuff mixed with a little bit of Super Sculpy so it conforms to the mold better.

 

Grav-gun mount
Grav-gun mount

The turret needs some clean up still as well as some targeting bits mounted to the side of the grav-gun. The targeting cable was made with a Tentacle Maker tool which is great for creating ribbed cables of all sizes.

 

Sensor array
Sensor array
Front of speeder
Front of speeder

The 2nd press-mold used on the model was to create a sensor array which protrudes from the fuselage far less than the one from the stock kit. This time I used Apoxie Sculpt for the press mold which I learned I like better for this sort of work more than Greenstuff. It ‘flows’ through the mold a little bit better than Greenstuff putty and sets up faster. After mounting I trimmed up the sensor array a little so it lined up with the model better (not shown here).

Putting It All Together

Speeder with press mold elements
Speeder with press mold elements

I cranked out enough press-mold bits for each of the speeders that I have in the squadron. Next step will be to clean up some details, double check my mold-line cleaning, and then off to priming!

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