Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wolfson's SSU Walker and Close Combat Squad
The SSU walkers are some of my favorite models of the entire dust line line and the first model I worked with. The walker came preassembled and undercoated in olive drab green. I wanted to change the positioning of legs to add some character and make sure all my walkers would not look the same. A sharp hobby knife and some minimal cuts can disassemble these walkers for the most part however i recommend taking care when cutting the knee joint as the shield for the knee is a separate piece and the mount is easily broken while trying to get the joint apart. If you do break the mount the shield is easily glued straight onto the leg. The arms plus weapons are all one piece and come easily ready to be swapped in and out with no conversion work needed. I built up the base out of cork sand and spare frame pieces. everything was glued in place and then undercoated in a neutral grey tone. I still like to undercoat Dust models due to after cleaning up mold lines the pre done undercoat will have some spots missing and i am not really a big fan of the color and texture of the base coat the models come with.