That said I may have rushed some bits and the focus spine isn't too pretty but I think the painting will hide a multitude of sins.
The ectra chitin plates came out really well though. I'm sure I'm missing something in the technique from the Capillary Towers and the Bastion as it feels too easy. Maybe that's just the familiarity of the process I don't know but it was so easy it felt like I'd missed off part of the process or the previous sculpts were harder.
I also cut and gouged the foamboard battlement 'rooftop' and in so doing sliced through the bottome board. So I applied a thin coat of clay, to stabilise it and create a more rigid platform to apply whatever sculpt the Hive Mind sends me. This process was actually the first thing I did and potentially killed the nights efforts altogether, that said it was about 45 minutes to an hours work to do this.
The following night I ummed and ahhed about continuing down this path but it means I can work indoors and I do my bit, pack up and go to bed earlier - I managed pre-midnight both nights and perhaps with a bit of effort I can manage 11 o'clock!
So the two smaller plates were completed,
and the second spinal plate. I'm trying to bulk it out, because I thought the spine looked a little anaemic and hopefully the more clay I use the more durable it'll be.