Although today I am not really in the mood to do some building, I can show you some of the progress I made in the past week.
Firstly, I have made the second tripod. It has been shot right in the face plate and exploded. The remains, billowing dark clouds out of what remained of the "head", is starting to topple and fall into the water. This is what I have in mind, and this is what I made of the "head" of the tripod:
|The tripod is held here by its yet unfinished legs, pinned into a cork on which I put a weight to keep it upright.|
|BLAM! Right in the kisser! Take that, you nasty Martian!|
|Smoke will be added for greater effect later on.|
I found that the base for the diorama actually was too small. I like them small, but this one was just too small in its squareness. I really needed more length to display the models more correctly. I took another frame, this time 20x50cm, and started painting the board:
|Medium dark blue underground, lighter blues on top, arctic white coloured white water foamy accents.|
|Ship's wake. Caution. Wet paint.|
|Ship's wake, engine propeller wash and the stream around the legs of the last tripod.|
|A quick test fit. Yes.|
|Shiny glass plate added. Its mirror-like quality soon will be dealt with when I add a layer of transparent acrylic paste to mimic the water surface. But I suppose it will give a little depth to the watery suggestion I want.|
|Oh, and I added the tentacles to the falling tripod.|
All that hopefully next time I tune in for an update.
See you and thanks for stopping by!