Well it finally arrived - my very own SAW kit!
You see, after designing this behemoth and subsequently casting half a dozen copies for some people I was so sick of the project that I had lost the urge to have one of my own! Recently however - a year on from completing the original design - I suddenly felt the urge to have a SAW of my own.
Since my moulds were partially worn out and I didn't have the time or motivation to cast it up myself, I decided to order a kit from Chapterhouse (exercising my designer's discount and purchasing it at cost). It still worked out pretty expensive by the time I paid for post though...
Anyway a USPS box rocked up at work today and I proceeded to get excited. It's great having stuff sent to your work address!
Tonight I checked that all of the parts were present and gave it the standard resin kit bath in dish detergent. I couldn't particularly feel any release agents on the resin, but it's still best practice to wash it anyway. And scrub with a scrubbing brush.
So all I have for now is a pic of the parts, post washing and drying on the kitchen bench:
Since I'm not gaming anymore I plan to make this into a static display piece, mounted on a (somewhat massive) plinth vignette style. Desert terrain and maybe some Tau troops will be underneath it. I'm planning to paint the SAW in a very non-Tau sand yellow colour the same as Abrams tanks
operating in Iraq/Afghanistan. Painting will be airbrushing as per the IA Model Masterclass book.
Progress will be slow but I'm hoping to assemble at least one leg this week. The casting is decent enough but there are some pretty decent mould lines that need removing.
That's about all for now...
Oh yeah I can make that....