July 30, 2009

Talon Light Warjack - New Big Daddy

The Big Daddy jacks getting discovered by the video gaming blogs got me worked up to get back onto finishing these guys.

I recently picked up the 40K ork gretchin pack and the tesla style prod thingy got me thinking it would make a great stun lance tip, so ordered a Talon to add to my merc jacks.

I trimmed off the original conicle spear tip then cut down the zappy part to fit. It needed something wider behind it so I tried a wire hoop 1st but didn't like so did it again with a bit of plastic tubing spaced slightly from the spear shaft.

Seems I've added a wheel to all my previous jacks so gave one to the Talon too. It's half of a snap stud with some added rivets.

I was surprised how much shorter the Talon was when he arrived or should I say how tall the Buccaneer is. So I decided to alter his feet a bit to make him a tiny bit taller and to match the aquatic jacks look a bit more.

I trimmed off the sides of the toes 1st, then glued on plastic sheet under neath with an edge all the way around. Then filled the notch between the toes with filler putty then sanded it smooth.

For the new diver face of the jack I trimmed off a bit of the hood and then glued on a left over part from a plastic kit. I dremelled back the front of the dome part to fit on a window.

then I bent up some wire hoops to make a face cage, this time going over his back as well like the proper Big Daddies

I finished off the cage with some nice bolts where the cage joined the shoulders. Then I cut plastic rod and made a heap of rivets to circle the face for that high pressure tank look. Also added a rivetted plate over the top of the head cause every jack needs that collar looking thing up top.

I detailed the inside of the forearms a bit with staggered holes then glued them in place.

Last thing to do was make a decking base from balsa wood and I also added a couple rats on a little barrel from Rackham from one of their scenary details packs i got recently.

Couple more angles:

Here he is with the Buccaneer.

Speaking of detailing the bases I thought it'd look funny to have a drunk passed out under the beer jack (Mule) so slightly modded this passed out monk mini from Shadowforge, just split his robe to look like shorts then added a belt and a mo and filled in the shaved bald spot.

the Mariner gets a little girl packing heat from Freebooter, I think I need to add a face cage to him to match the rest.

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