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.
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.
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.
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
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!