Angles, dimensions, how all the pieces fit together and in the back of my mind I'm trying to make all the pieces simple enough that if I want to I can cast them in resin and make more from the original model which sounds easy but is turning out harder to do in practice.
Anyway after two crappy attempts I finally managed to make something that I'm quiet happy with atm. Now it does look rough and I'm the first to admit that, but its my first attempt at anything like this so please bear with me.
So the first leg was made and I copied the designs over to make another five legs for six in total. Originally I wanted eight legs but the size of the model would have been too large for a stand in Sentinel (bigger than the Defiler)
The pencil marks in the pictures below are chaos banding that I will make later out of thinner plasticard once my order arrives in the post.
Its amazing how much plasticard I've actually used as well, so here are the photo's.
Along the top I will have a set of pistons which give the tank legs the forwards/ backwards movement (right top side of the chassis), these will also be protected by an armoured shell so to speak that actually fits over the top of the model and houses the turret and the communications.
Now I'm not sure if it looks too big, the size of the legs which are quite chunky, follow the same designs as the defiler but that's meant to be a daemon engine and I'm thinking that they need scaling down to look more Sentinel scale, probably 50% thinner than they actually are now and also scale down the pistons that are housed under each leg. What do you think?
The reason I ask is below you can see the Stalk Tank and the Defiler side by side. I know the Defiler will stand a lot higher than the Stalk Tank but its more or less the same sort of size chassis wise. But I guess in the end its meant to be a tank sized model and it probably is. From what I've read in the Gaunts Ghost novels they find taking down these things hard and its normally a krak missile that does it.
Help please any suggestions?
Thanks for reading