Category Archives: GR-75 Transporter

More Rocket Nozzles

The last three rocket nozzles for the rear of the transporter have been finished and fixed to the hull. I have added extra plastic in a hope of making it a bit more resilient.

From the rear, all of the engines look pretty good, at least they should when they are all painted.

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Landing Engines

I am considering mounting four landing engines onto the hull of the transporter. I started by using some deodorant can lids as the engine body, but the plastic proved to be resistant to glue!

One alternative was to do it the hard way and make four engine cylinders from plastic card.

Sometimes, you just need to use loads of clamps to keep things in shape.

The lid version has a nice rounded end, but the home made cylinder version will at least glue to the plastic bases and not fall apart.

As I don’t like using these bases, I have accumulated plenty to use on the engines, they do make an interesting shape when glued together.

Finishing Internal Detail

The last bits have been added to the ship interior and I really should stop. Any blank wall space in the following pictures will have detail added when it is painted, these will mostly be computer displays with some graphics.

Other wall space has been covered in techno gubbins that should look okay when painted a multitude of colours.

Each side of the bridge has loads of bits, some in place to cover up dodgy joins between the wall and the deck, but most just to fill a space.

The main area has also had control panels and access panels added anywhere there is a gap, the last thing I want is flat wall space to paint.

The rear wall will have two displays added when the painting is done.

It is quite full now.

Radar Dish

Any decent spaceship needs a radar dish of some description. I have several options for the top of the hull, all interchangeable.

The radar dish is a few bases stuck together and finished with some perspex off cuts and plasticard.

Initially I did not have a bit for the center of the dish, I was going to use part of a pen, but at a wargames show last weekend, I found a plastic counter/token that would do the job for 20p, bargain.

I am actually quite pleased with it.

Upper Hull Detail

The upper hull of the transport has had plenty of rivets and detail added.

I may still add some more rivets, particularly around the edges.

The front recess also needs a bit more so there are not too many flat spaces left.

I found some really old plastic twin lascannons in the Loft Full Of Lead and have magnetized them so they can be used on the upper deck.

With a couple of magnets added, I can add just about anything now, I may have to make a small crane for hoisting supplies up and down!

An extra turret option on top is also available now.

Adding Details

With the fiddly bit done, the main build of the transport ship is done!

All that is left is to add three more rocket nozzles and more bits of interior detail. Then it is a case of waiting for a nice dry day to undercoat it.

The bridge had some plastic bits added to hide a few gaps, there are still some more control panels and screens to add to the walls here and there.

In the main area of the ship, I am working out where additional wall detail will go, hence a few bits positioned on the deck for the moment.

The resin wall features will be glued in place before undercoating as I want to add extra bits that will be easier to do now before any paint goes on.

It is starting to look finished!