Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Space Sharks: Bikers WIP
I've repaired second-hand bikers before, but never really built any space marine bikes from scratch before. I think that they've updated the kit at some point in the past 20 years or so, as I think I remember a few extra fiddly bits in the older versions. These though went together very nicely. A simple but pretty well-designed kit.
Above is the squad: sarge with powerfist, two meltaguns, two other guys. The leaning is intentional. While I don't plan to make super-cool conversions like some have of guys jumping out of the saddle I did want to do a little bit of motion with them so some are leaning one way or another, which the bike design takes to pretty easily.
Here's the sarge, with his fist, extra-fancy bladefin including trophies, and some blades up front to boot.
Meltagunner, banking into a shot. I used the berzerker torso with the chain for him; figured bikers need a chain somewhere.
Second meltagunner, planning to have him ride upright. Better profile view of the bladefins here, taken from Dark Eldar stuff, I believe from the jetbikes. Forgot to shave down the arrow on the chaos meltagun, will attend to that later!
Banking left into a bolt pistol shot. Sorry for the blurry pic. Here you hopefully can see the jagged edged left shoulder pad, which all in the squad have. I plan to make it like a maw, white "teeth" triangles around the edge with red interior.
And the pretty straightforward guy. I plan to have him with a harpoon (taken from DE raider stuff) along the right side as a lance/ccw/litter stick to give him a little more pizazz, but waiting to glue it on after painting.
Speaking of which, two pods and then I'll be ready to prime and start painting! I plan to follow Ron's excellent drop-pod assembly guide over at From the Warp, which should hopefully make it a quick and easy process. If you haven't checked out Ron's tutorials area, he's got tons of great modeling and painting advice up for your perusal; go give them a look!