Space Wulf Dreadnaught

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You roll them up with glue and a bit wet and they do form up really well. You can also wrap them around a thick gauge wire, and use the wire as a mandrel, pulling it out when it drives. One would just have to make sure they have a flexible enough wire, and not too sharp of a curve. yours came out great with the technique you use, as does all you touch! . :)
 

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You roll them up with glue and a bit wet and they do form up really well. You can also wrap them around a thick gauge wire, and use the wire as a mandrel, pulling it out when it drives. One would just have to make sure they have a flexible enough wire, and not too sharp of a curve. yours came out great with the technique you use, as does all you touch! . :)
Thanks for looking in Zathros. This was done thought trial and error. Too wet and the rolled cable comes apart. Mixed with glue and you have to be careful rolling it. The glue wants to stick to your fingers and the cable either becomes fuzzy or comes apart. I sometimes just roll it my way and then add the glue later after the cable is dry. That covering of glue keeps it from unrolling or coming apart. Rolling the strip requires a bit of deft. You cannot place too much pressure on the strip or it will come apart. Practice until you feel comfortable with it.


Still working on the Dreadnaught. The hip cable system is attached and will be colored in later. The shoulder weapons attachment point are made from rolled strips of paper and the weapons will attach here. The weapons can be glued in place but if you want, do not glue and you will be able to mount different armaments to the shoulder hard points. The exhaust system is not the same as the GW version for this one. I used the four stacks to make it a bit different. The next update will cover the mounting of the exhaust stacks. The back pack is different from the plans, in that I cut it up into sections and built the box up. The exhaust stacks will go into drilled holes and the whole pack will be very strong because of this. Enjoy and see you all soon with more stuff.

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All good things must come to an end and so it is with the Dreadnaught. It is now part of the paper model archives. I am pleased to those who looked in now and then and enjoyed the build thread. It is now time to move on with the next project. I am in the process of rebuilding Julius's PT-17 Stearman and converting it into a crop duster. I also have to finish off the Glaug Mecha as well. Enjoy and see you next time in the Aviation or the Alternate forum.

Here are some extra photos, to include the original Games workshop model to compare the plastic from the paper model. Thanks to Armorman for uploading the patterns. The Ukrainian guys did a fantastic job in transferring the patterns into paper. The model as built in the original way, is a great model, it is just me that wants to add stuff to the build.



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Alternate forum? I think you mean "universe". :)
 

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An absolutely fabulous build and so informative. Silver, thanks so much for walking us through this. Amazing build, as is your usual craftsmanship and quite an enjoyable journey, as well. I really appreciate builders like you that give so much time and effort to allow me to watch as you solve problems that may arise and instruct on how to make a fabulous model.
Thank you again.
Dave