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WarHammer Empire

War Wagon Train
Details of War Train Construction..   

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WT_10_War_WagonS

This is the Warhammer Empire War Wagon in its original configuration.

 

WT_20_DesktopS

Clear the workbench to get ready for the construction.

 

These are the raw basic parts of the wagon straight out of the box.

 

WT_40_OriginalFigS

The battle figures that came with the wagon plus a few others that will be used.

 

WT_50_MoldEndS

The basic wagons of the train will be built from wood with only details from the original so the first step is to make a rubber mold of each side.

 

WT_60_END_1S

details from the casting are then cut apart and filed to proper thickness.

 

WT_62_TrimPiecesS

These are the side rings. Mostly its just a matter of filing everything flat.

 

WT_63_TrimPiecesS

These are the eagle head corner pieces. They are a bit harder to file down.

 

WT_70_GuagingWagonS

This is a prototype piece used to determine the width of the wagon and tracks.

 

WT_80_HorsesFrontS

The war train is beginning to take shape. Six steeds will proudly pull the war train.

 

WT_82_DisplayS

The display case has been built to carry the war train. Note the shelves were the background figures will look down on the passing war wagon train.

 

WT_84_DisplayTrackS

The tracks have been laid and the first coat of varnish has been applied.

 

WT_90_FrontS

This is the front view. note the showcase used as the base.

 

WT_100_RearS

Rear View of wagon. The back of the case (to the right in photo) will be covered with scenery up to the platforms for the figures.

 

WT_120_HorsesSideS

The horses are still being painted.

 

WT_130_WagonsS

Wagons will carry dozens of warriors into battle.

 

 

 

WT_150_HardshellBeforeAfterS

The Hard-shell scenery has been applied. The area to right is the -before- carving and to the left is -after-.

 

WT_160_FirstPaintS

Add a bit of paint and the scene is coming alive.

 

WT_170_OrcsCaveS

A bit more paint ...

 

WT_180_FirstGroundCoverS

A bit of ground foam ground cover has been added. Weeds are untwisted hemp twine.

 

WT_190_NextGroundCoverS

A slightly closer look of Fred's (the ogre) cave.

 

WT_200_LeadFiguresInPlaceS

The figures are pinned in place and looking good.

 

WT_210_scenicOverview1S

A front three-quarter view showing a bit more of the complete diorama.

 

WT_220_scenicOverview2S

A three-quarter rear view showing the back end.

 

WT_230_scenicOverview3S

A complete over-all.

 

WT_240_scenicOverview4S

Another over-all.

 

 

            

   

 

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Last update   7/25/2012