Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Mounting a Secret Weapon flying base on a Forgeworld Tigershark
After cleaning up the model I decided on how to mount it. Since I don't play much 40k I wanted to use the landing gear and make it more of display model. I do want to play with it occasionally, that being said, I decided on a Secret Weapon Miniatures base from the Tau Ceti line with their "5" flight widget". . While the rest of my army will be on standard bases I thought it could be interesting to use it for this Apocalypse only model.
This required some work to mount. The base comes drilled for the flying stand by Secret Weapon Miniatures. That is one half of the equation, as you have to drill out the bottom of the model. The flying widget comes with a mount though this is a very heavy model and I had doubts it would support a large resin model. I am sure it would have worked fine for a plastic GW kit though.
Additional, I didn't want a static mount, I wanted it to be climbing and banking. I am very lucky in that while I work in an office in my day job, it is in manufacturing and the the machine shop supervisor will frequently indulge me with help on hobby projects. He previously had helped with with machining out some Chimeras for an IG project.
The first step was to decide how much bank and climb (degrees to drill at). The advantage of doing it with this machine was it could be done at 5 degrees back and 5 degrees to the side.
Now I need to actually finish the thing.
Posted by Sean Ireland at 2:25 PM