For the past 2 years, Eye've chosen to build a brand new suit of Power Armour for conventions to show off my abilities in prop making and fabrications. Given the lengthy process it has taken these past two years to create an entire entourage of armour plates and each year, a better quality suit. Eye've come to the decision, that this third year, why should eye build a third of entirely different legion, and neglect the other 2? So, in result of this pondering, Eye have decided to build armor accessories and wargear expansions. Improvements in details, and refabrications of easier parts and lighter materials.
For starters, the World Eater legion armour; Its striking in color and animosity in all out detail and appearance. However, Eye feel that the weaponry could use some "Zazz". some of the details on the arms, could use some form of ornate detail, something more ceremonious in design. The suit is huge, and almost as heavy as the first, probably close to 80lbs in total, which sounds agonizing, but, compared to my first, its 30lbs lighter! So what eye'm thinking now, is a relaunch. Eye've been looking into a sturdy, yet light weight frame for each pualdron, 3/4 inch plywood should do the trick. Just simply cut out an arch shape in the size appropriate for the massive amour section. As for the chest and torso? RIF foam should do the trick. Also, eye've been lookin into Thermaplastic sheeting, light, and entirely shapeable to the curvature of the pualdrons.
But, a simple relaunch is like doing the same thing over again. It's not what's going to be the big hit. It's been decided now, that eye'm going to do Armour upgrades, differing set ups for each convention. So eye'll now announce, Tactical Dreadnaught Armour has been decided. The concepts are drawn, the materials are selected. Eye'm ecstatic!
On top of this decision, it's also been added into the plans, an Assault Marine loadout, though, being Chaos, Raptor. Styles have been inspired by the wonderful Greyall, the ingenious creativity and masterfully ornate designs are a direct influence into these up and coming tasks. Now however, going against building entire new suits of Power Armour, and instead, upgrading to new technology, it will both save money and time.
These new routes in fabrication will accelerate my building time, giving me only a few months for large scale pieces. Allowing me to produce more weapons. In fact, plans are up and coming for a multitude of weapons to the arsenal; Storm Bolter, Chainsword or Gladius, Storm Shield, Combi-Bolter with Melta/Plasma/Flamer loadout, Plasma Cannon, Power Ax, and possibly even Lightning claws... Big things are coming