Centurion Update 20

Posted by Mangozac on January 8, 2014

Happy new year everyone!

I’m fortunate that my day job takes a 3 week vacation over the Christmas holidays. The first week was spend doing Christmassy stuff. The second week I spent on a yacht on the Gold Coast. Now here I am with my third week half way through and progress on the Centurion is starting to gather momentum!

I’m been focussing primarily on the cockpit detailing, which is a slow and fiddly task. I’m actually a little bit disappointed at how it looks in pictures (tiny model parts always look less impressive in photos) but with another layer of details (like structural details) it will be good to go!

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I’m sure you’ll be excited to see the first WIP shots of the pilot, as is being sculpted by my mate Marcus. The body is pretty much done, just the arms are left (which require me to complete the hand controls first, still WIP in the following shots). I’m really pleased with how it’s turning out!

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Centurion_WIP_94

After I took the above photos I gave everything an airbrushed coat of Tamiya Liquid Surface Primer and am very pleased with the results. The parts look better than I’d imagined when all a uniform grey colour!

I’m hoping to test out the new control system I’ve built for my CNC router tomorrow afternoon, so I’d better pull my finger out and draw up some patterns for the weapons so that they can be cut out…