This site was created late in 2008, just a few years after first becoming involved in wargaming. As you can tell by the name, WAB was my introduction to this community. I appreciate the following and comments this blog receives, and give all thanks and credit to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It may seem odd that this blog appears to focus on the folly of mankind's continuous warfare, but I believe I can still enjoy this hobby so long as I put Him first in all I do. Maranatha!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Sir Walter von Pipemann - aka Pipe-Man Version 2
Using some 45 degree angled connectors, redid the torso to accept the breastplate. The shoulders and stance still look a bit wide, but need to ensure stability.
A note on using PVC cement - it dries almost instantly. That is, make sure you have whatever you're cementing in the right position from the start. I ended up having to cut a connection apart and using tubing fitting inside to correct the positioning.
Pipemann in all his glory. For the record, I used 1 1/4 inch tubing because the cost., but 1 1/2 or 2 inch would be a lot more sturdy - and expensive. I spent about $40 USD for the entire build. I may get a weighted base and secure the ensemble onto it.
The tubing can take the weight, but the only thing is the possibility of it tipping over. It's not top heavy, but I don't trust leaving it next to a glass cabinet - which is where I wanted to put it in the corner of the living room.
Yeah, gonna have to reduce the width of the shoulders.
Although the aluminum mail haubergeon is useless for any type of fighting, its light weight is nice for the display. I will likely spray paint it a darker silver - like gun metal.