Yet another minor update, this time on the weapons. Despite saying “weapons” I only touched the shield. The beam rifle looked sufficiently detailed to me so I didn’t touch it.
Like everything else on the Delta Plus the shield looked plain especially on the underside so I went to town with the panel lines. However drawing lines on a curved surface proved to be fairly challenging. Also added a pair of canards on the underside for a little extra oomph and to balance out the line details a bit.
For the upper side I tried to scribe some shapes to make it look like there are some sensor arrays (didn’t want the Wave Rider to fly blind) but I failed horribly at trying to get the shapes to look identical. Probably a combination of curved surfaces, crap Dymo tape that just doesn’t stick well, and my noob scribing skills. After a few attempts I gave up, patched things with more putty, cut some clear sheet styrene since it’s the thinnest I have and stuck them over where the lines used to be. Now it looks like a mess so hopefully things turn out fine after I prime the parts. In the worse case scenario I may just scrap the whole idea entirely.
The pair of white grenade-like canisters mounted in the shield. In line with the typical design of micro-missiles in mech shows I cut off 1mm and added some similarly sized round molds.
Getting to the final stages of detail work – I’m also running low on time. One month left before school officially resumes and I haven’t even started priming this guy yet. :S