Few updates to the base
I followed the tile idea and cut and glued in some textured plasticard.
next is cutting up lots of aluminium tubing for the spent shells. I was going to use plastic rod but none of the stuff I had looked thick enough. So in the end I made my self a lot more work but I think the results were worth it.
after cutting all the pieces I put them in the chuck of my dremel and bevelled the tip down
It took a while I also puttied up the flat end of each shell.
I went for a good random look by putting down a fair bit of super glue and just sprinkling them on, then placed on the ones that didn't fit bellow up top.
For the other side of the base I got the idea to have a servitor skull floating just off the edge.
I started with a resin skull and just went with the flow and stuck on wires and plastic rod and card and stuff.
I drilled in a hole and there it is
Well that's it modelling wise. I've primed it today.