Been ages since I updated this thread. Well I did some work on some more jacks on the weekend so here's an update.
Latest on the table is the good old beer cannon jack.
so far I've added some detail and a new exhaust top to the boiler, as well as shortened the ridiculous mace, really why do the mule and nomad have the longest weapons in the game on the model yet have no reach.
The cannon looked kinda sad and stubby when you stood him next to the mariner so I added a bit of extra barrel to the front. I started on the head too starting on a freebooter push cast and hacking into it and changeing the face lens for a start. Then decided the hood on the body might look nicer a bit higher up so hacked into the body with a jeweler saw.
The head got chopped down a lot more since the last pic to fit under the collar and not poke out the front too much. Then I got to making the wire cage.
1st the wire was wrapped around a handy cylinder (it's what I used to lubricate my sculpting tools)
the wire is cut and tested for size so I can trim it down
all the bits ready to go on, you might also see the holes drilled next to the head.
and here we are all done, Meg is right proud
you can see here I used some thin slices of tubing to add a bracket for the cage, the gap between the 2 parts and the body is filled with gap filler superglue
you can see I added a kind of cage/handle over the cannon. I also added a pressure gauge at the back with the dial over at max
another pressure gauge added to the back and sharped eyed viewers may notice the exhaust top is different to before. I unfortunately dropped him off the desk and smashed the 1st pipe this new one I cut the angle closer to the mariners one so I can't really complain, unless I drop him again <_< src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/Rob_Jedi/Pirates/MuleWIP12.jpg" border="0">
here he is with the Nomad. Now I just need to add some more rivets.