February 27, 2011

Back to the pylon

So it's been a long while, but at long last I'm back with the pylon. First step is to build the base. I've pinned the legs, using a cunningly crafted template to ensure the holes match on both sides. It certainly helps speeding things up too, as this needs to be repeated for all 6 legs.
One side of the template is marked 'hub', the other 'rim', to help ensure I don't drill the holes the wrong way around. An alternate method would be to drill the guiding holes in the exact centre of the template, but I could not be bothered.


The leg side of things:


And that's all for now.


  1. Thats a cool idea. Forgeworld ar a bit prone to doing large models that require lots of pining at times.

  2. I've just started on a strip/refurbish project on one of these beasties, and must say that the pinning template is so genius in it's simplicity, so I'll definitely be making use of that old school handyman's technique : )

    Right - I'm off to check out how it all went, in your other progress updates!