A quick progress report, now, on how the Aquanef 'Team Nemo' monster subs are coming along.
As you can see above, I followed the whole cuttlefish thing to its logical conclusion with the vessel above, adding some three-core cable tentacles (no doubt steam-powered!) and some knobbly protrusions on the back to represent conning towers, etc.
The whole has been based on some magnetic-backed artists card, weighing in at 70x30mm, and some filler applied as the water's surface.
I'm not sure how the paint-scheme will go on this one; I think I'll move away from metallics or greys, and might experiment with a more fishy finish, to give it a realistic look.
Next up, the smaller of the two soy-sauce fish was similarly mounted, this time on a 50x30mm base, and again had a funnel and mast installed:
Finally, the larger one went onto a 60x30mm base, and had the same treatment as the others; bit of an angler fish vibe going on here - perhaps it tempts merchant ships close with a fake light lure, and then goes in for the kill!
The strange blue blobs visible internally are not transplanted organic brains for some fiendish purpose, but rather some blobs of putty which just help hold the light plastic body in place whilst the glue is drying and the filler is applied around them.
So, with some undercoat splashed on, the allies of Nemo against the Militarists are beginning to take shape:
Stay tuned for more updates soon....