Monday, August 29, 2011

Carnival of Chaos -=- WIP -=- Part 4

Quick/Teaser update:
The Carnival of Chaos Plague Cart construction is underway. I have most all the main structure built now. It will turn out some size larger than the official model, so I am unclear if I will be using it in gameplay or just for added cool factor to the warband. Below is a picture of most the parts piled up before assembling. You'll see the two horses and the model I will be using for the Guardian driver (he is a neat Dark Age model I got at the paint n' take at KublaCon this year)

Wood Working For Dummies
Per Op-For's recommendation (which I highly regard for his conversion skills) I used plastic card for the construction material. The main model is made from 3mm PVC. It was either that or balsa wood. But I felt the plastic would add strength to the model, and I would be able to control it better. I am glad I did! It does take alot more work to prepare, but I think the end result will be great.

All the wood work in the picture was done by first laying out the wood paneling design with pencil, then scoring the lines with a knife, followed by enlarging the cuts with a small pointed file (like seen below).
Then on the plastic's surface I used that same file to randomly lay down lines to simulate the wood grain pattern. Finally, I used a small pin vice to add nail holes to the ends of each wood panel created. It's that simple folks! Maybe I can take some closeup pictures of how to do the wood.

I will be assembling and building the cart now. I am excited to see it take shape from my drawing sketches to 3D.


Op-For said...

I guess I can't give you anymore advice, otherwise your conversions will soon be much better than mine.

Spooktalker said...

Can't wait to see it assembled! Really impressive work.

Consider a scribing tool for the etching--could save you a step as you're using two passes for the lines. I have one that is weighted toward the top end and is really comfortable to work with. As a bonus and since it has a heavy, flat back end I can make holes like yours with a little tap of a hammer (this also makes a bump on the other side that can be exploited as rivets--the reason I bought the thing in the first place, actually).

CB said...