Alright, so I'm not going to say that I am a wise hobby zen kung fu sort of fellow, but here is something I learned this past week or so:
If something isnt looking the way you like, start over.
My last post showed a picture of the green stuff fins that I made for the Leviathan. One side was thicker than the other. The ridges from one side to another didn't match up. They looked bulky, and un-hydrodynamic. I thought long and hard about how to fix them. I sanded and sculpted, but nothing really fixed the problems mentioned. Finally I decided enough was enough. I needed to try a new method.
What I ended up doing was drilling more wires into the tyranid arm, spaced at even intervals. These would act as support and as the ridges of the fins. Then I took regular printer paper that had been dunked in water and then used wood glue to affix it to the wire frame work. Afterwards, I painted on several coats of wood glue to make a smooth transition from the paper to the copper wire. Im very happy with the result in comparison to before. You can see the results below
Also there has been a lot of work on the rider. Hagar the Horrible is what I have named him. I have worked on the legs, and just as I feared they are clearly too large. The feet are almost twice as large as a normal marines. I plan on sanding them down quite a lot in order to make it look like he doesn't do weekend as a clown at childrens parties. The thigh armor looks good and is the correct size. I think I will need to bulk out the chest laterally somehow in order to keep him from looking crazy. I also want to try putting on his left arm before I decide exactly how much he needs to bulk out.
I also finished converting some chaos warhounds into Fenrisian Wolves. They are pretty simple. I just green stuff over the ear holes, and then put a wire up their butt, and then put on green stuff tails.