Well, my package arrived from Dragon Forge on Saturday morning and Jeff Hall handed me some magnets on Saturday afternoon, so I got to put a little bit of work into the Stalk Tank on Sunday and Monday evening. Below you can see a bit of a walk-around of the beast on its new home.
I tried to get the legs to hold up the body by themselves (using the rare earth magnets) but although they stayed connected to the body, they allowed the body to spin around too much. I guess the abdomen section is just too heavy. I had to find a different solution.
Enter some fencing wire from Home Depot. I cut off a few lengths, bent them into shape, drilled holes in the base, and slid the limbless body onto the new support wires, as you can see in the shot below. These wires, while still kind of obvious, are no where near as obtrusive as the pipe in the previous Stalk Tank post. This arrangement also helps with the packing/transport of the Stalk Tank, which was a good chunk of the ultimate goal for this base.
Speaking of the base, here are a couple of shots of it, all ready to be primed and painted. Used on the base are the following "ingredients":
• Fencing wire
• Cities of Death building sprues
• Apoxie Sculpt from Aves Studios
• Thin rolls of green stuff
• The fine crushed slate from GW's Urban Basing Kit
• A few pieces of Imperial Guard equipment
• and most importantly, a 150mm round base from Dragon Forge
Jeff at Dragon Forge has just recently added 80mm, 120mm (CD-sized), and 150mm round, blank bases to his range. They can be found in the Sculpting Supplies section of his site. I picked up a handful of the 150mm bases (for future Stalk Tanks) and one of the 120mm bases, for who knows what in the future!
More to come soon.