So welcome to part two. This tutorial will be working on the platform section of the gun shield. It has been said that the gun platform is not needed, and I would say that this is a valid argument. However I think the platform really completes the gun. Here is a stand alone picture of the platform...
Without the gun
And with the gun
So first up, here are the templates.
An improvement on my first attempt, but still not perfect. I think the best bet is to build these into a downloadable PDF which will be perfectly scaled, but that will be for another day.
So as always we start by cutting out the pieces (I deleted this pic from the memory card by accident, but I'm sure you get the idea!).
Then it is important to test fit the base, ensuring that it clears the other portions of the vehicle, giving the gun 360 degrees arc of fire.
Then we attach Section C to both part A's, like so...
Once this is sturdy, add this component to the base, leaving seven millimetres from the slot to the triangular struts of each section A.
We can now add both of the B sections to the sides of each section A.
Add them to where section A cuts in towards the join to section C. Here is an upside down pic for a better view...
This is the main structure of the platform completed. It is important at this point to once again test fit the platform before adding detail.
From here it is simply a matter of adding detail to the platform, Here are a couple more photos to show you what I added to finish the piece platform.
I will do a tutorial on detailing with textured plasticard soon, including where to get it and how best to use it.
That's all for now, hopefully this will be of some use to some of you. If anyone uses these templates or tutorials, please send me pics and I will stick them up on the blog here (only with your permission of course!)
Any problems with the templates please let me know and I will try my best to help.