Sudsy's Benchtop - Mk I Dreadnought build

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    Needed a change of pace today, since I'm on the painting phase of the second BMP, yet had a hankering for building something different, I figured why not build a couple of dreadnoughts?

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    You can see the body core built already for one of the Dreadnoughts. These are classics from Rouge Trader era, so they can be either the Dreadnought or Imperial Robot (if my recollection of the Compendium and/or Book of the Astronomicon is correct).

    Lots of circles! I can see Silveroxide lamininating like crazy if he ever builds these!

    I'm likely to place these on one of my 3D print bases instead of the paper one.
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    Today's progress.

    I used some of Silveroxide's round lamination and forming advice, I pulled out dowels and ratchets and my new paper cutter to cut the strips to lamniate the round parts with. I'm pleased with the results and wondering 'why didn't I think of that' which just goes to show you the awesomeness of the Internet and in particular Zealot for being a rally point for such information!

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    Last of todays progress! Got the torso and head all completed. Next step will be arms, legs, and of course weapons. Not a bad pause point. I might look into incorporating some small washers into the arms and magnets into the weapons (or vice versa).

    These MK I Dreadnoughts come together pretty quick!

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    Midweek paper modeling madness!

    More progress on the MK I Dreadnought. Thighs are built. Again, I used a slightly abreviated version of Silveroxide's round laminiation method using the ratchets as forms. On the cylinders, I used orginal Tightbond wood glue as it has a longer drying (and therefore working time) than the Tightbond III I have normally used. I then used sand paper flat on my bench top to even out the height of the large and small cylinders before assembling them to the sides of the thigh. Some of the pictures are out of sequence for build, I ended up knocking out the first one before I realized I was going to attempt to document the process!

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