Hands of Mars Update

I’ve been meaning to take some photos of the dreadnoughts that I hadn’t finished when first photographing the Hands of Mars. I had a chance to shoot and upload them as well as some limited edition adeptus mechanicus models from 1992 that I’ll be using as a command squad or assault marine unit. I’ve also been wanting to incorporate dreadnought droppods into the list but since the Forge World model is way too much money for what you get I decide to try my hand at scratch building some. I found some build plans and went to work. While the end result isn’t identical to the Forge World one, I think it’s quite convincing. What do you think?

Scratchbuilting has been an interesting process and I plan to do Imperial Warhound Titan at somepoint as well. The first one I did was built completely out of paper card stock, balsa wood and a couple of bits. The next one I’m working on will use plasticard instead of paper. The process takes a bit longer but the end result should be sharper. Below are some work in progress photos of the plasitcard model as well as some selections from the new Hands of Mars photos. The full selection has been added to the army gallery here.