Friday, May 6, 2011

SCARAB Project- 3- Inside and Sealed

The screw has been turned and the outside is ready to be painted. Before the screw was tightened and the body sealed I decided that the inside should have some surprises for future generations who might crack the hull open...


Since there IS a big hole in the bottom through which the insides might be seen by very observant/obsessive people I decided to give them a nice show. The big fluorescent reddish/pink panel is meant to represent the glow from whatever the main energy source is. The little green areas are supposed to be various sensor things. And then there's the writing and main control panel...


At the top- my hieroglyphic signature (CBP3) that may also end up somehow being the secret name of this SCARAB. To the right and left are a couple of hieroglyphic statements that are easy to do and satisfying-looking-- let's say they're prayers or spells for good luck and strength. At the bottom is the main control panel with readouts on several things and lots of data-flow hieroglyphs and a radar-type display...


A few views of the tightly closed body of the SCARAB. Now 'just' I need to figure out the best colors to use to make it look pretty good on the tabletop....


Here we've got a 'Sobekite Rebel' (Crocodile Games Sebeki converted and painted as an Ægypton V Rebel) next to the SCARAB to show how it looks with a figure...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SCARAB Project- 2- Primed

The SCARAB is mostly together. It's not sealed up yet because I want to get whatever painting needs to be done on the inside done while I can easily access the inside.

The Base is a mini CD with a Lego rod stuck to it that can be inserted into a little tube that's attached to the inside upper hull of the SCARAB. Lots of debris to make the base more interesting...

I decided that less added bits would be more for it to look good since the pleasing curve of the top is VERY pleasing to the eye. The main gun is a metal ink pen refill (empty), the underbelly gun is a bit from an olde not-Transformer, and the rear gun is a little plastic tube bit.



Hopefully the final painted version will be done soon...