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All right, got some work done last night. No, I didn’t do any work, I got some done last night…
I’ve been threatening to get this done for about two years and finally pulled the trigger. Turned out better than I could have hoped for. Here’s a scale pick so you know where it went. It’s lower half of my left upper arm.
Took about 2 hours and didn’t hurt anymore than any of the others and of course, I’ll do more tattoos but no more 40K related ones in the idea cue.
Well, getting back on the squig after three weeks off. For those who care, this is where I went…
I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Back to the real reason everyone is here, orks and pictures!
Spent a little time last night putting the rivets on the 1st pulsa and primed the starter base making it officially completing the construction phase. The base still needs the groundwork finished and I need to pick up a tub of joint compound for both crash bases, just didn’t get around to it today.
Started the base to the second rokkit, not too far yet.
Hoping to finish the build be the weekend so I can put the base paint down and do metals and wash next weekend. We’ll see how it goes.
Quick shot of the 5K I’m bringing to the Apoc battle this weekend.
Astute orks might notice two skullhammers when my recent list only calls for one. I couldn’t help posting this with both since they were both painted. So technically, this would be 5.4K not 5K even. I’ll only be using one this weekend.
OK, got some work done – did the strapping that attaches the engines to the rokkit and started work on one of the launch platforms.
Been busy with work and getting ready to go on a 2 1/2 week vacation! My wife won a vacation trip in a local raffle ($5,000 worth!!!!) so we’re taking two and a half weeks to take the Amtrak along the northern trail to Seattle and stay there for a couple of days, then get on a Celebrity cruise ship and sail up and down the Alaskan coast for 7 days. Then a little more time in Seattle before training it back to Minnesota. It’s been almost 25 years since I’ve had more than 10 days off in a row – I hope I remember my job when I get back!
That also means no work on the rokkits (or the skullhammas) til we get back. I think there’s only three weeks until the in-store Apoc demo after that so I’ll have to work fast to wrap them all up in time.
Thanks for watching and I’ll try post some pics of the trip somewhere.
Got the engines/rokkits assembled and attached. so the basic structure is finished.
They are a bit reminiscent of a Chris Foss or Syd Mead spacecraft at the moment Wouldn’t have anything to do with me collecting thier art for almost 30 years and subliminal impressionism, hmm?
Need to do the detailing like armor patches, straps for the engines and a couple of fuel/wiring lines and off to next pulsa!
Spent a couple hours sifting through my bitz boxes and bins and pulled a bunch of interesting stuff out for consideration. I think I’ve got Fat Boy pretty much figured out Rokkit-wise, I’ll work on the launchpad after I get the rokkit finished. Here’s the basic parts layout and I’ve started with the detailing and assembly…
It’s almost like an Eye Spy game . Lets try to figure out what parts are what – or Find the…
Toy truck wheels
Monitor riser spacers
Cheap superglue bottle caps
Space shuttle model rocket nozzles
Medical grade filtration modules.
There will be a test!
Started my second set up Apocalypse units tonight – two pulsa rokkits. I’m far enough along and have enough paint on the skullhammas that I won’t be embarrassed to deploy them as is if I don’t finish painting the details before Oct. 2nd. I’m more concerned about having enough time to finish the construction and base painting on these next two units before then so off I went.
My trusty furred assistants Punchy (at left) and Rowdy (hidden at right, he’s hard to see when he’s hiding!) are checking out the base model I’m using for my pulsas.
The booster rockets will be both parts of on I’ll be calling “Sneeky Git” and the main fule tank will be named “Fat Bob”. Here’s the base pieces with a burna Barry boy.
I got some masonite (thanks Chris!) and cut out some appropriate sized bases for the models and glued the main pieces together. I’m using a heavy duty piece of cardboard tubing of the same diameter of the big fuel tank for the “shot” version since I don’t need to worry about a pointed noise on it.
I’ve got the “after firing” pieces cut and hot glued down to the bases and a hut made for Sneeky Git. Here’s a Barry shot and a Skullhamma shot for scale.
Thanks all for tonight, we’ll see where I get tomorrow. I expect the progress on these to go rather quickly as they’re not as detailed or busy as the skullhammas were.
Badab Black applied with a brush. Nothing tricky, it does tie everything together nicely now.
Biff Gunhed over at Warseer asked about the “stippling”method I use to weather the paintjobs on my vehicles now. I’ve reached that point and made a visual tutorial of how to do it (at least how I do it)
I choose a Chaos Black/Scorched Brown as a “primer”, or base color for my wearing. It seems most natural for a red based paint job and works well for me. The grey sponge at the upper left is either a blister sponge or one I cut from a larger piece of some kind of packing foam. I’ll use this, let it dry out, then cut off another angle and keep doing this ’til I run out.
Now our test subject painted up…
Here’s the sponge dipped into the paint and then kinda “sponged” off a bit on my tile palette – this is similar to removing most of the paint for dry brushing.
Apply the sponge to the surface of the model, focusing your attention on edges, places where natural wear patterns would occur and places you want to muck up basically.
You can leave more paint on for larger areas of wear, take some time to experiment on how much you need to achieve the effect you want. TIP: If you’re unsure as to how the first dab or two are going to look and are afraid of “ruining” something, test it in a spot lower on the vehicle and in the back, somewhere out of the way of normal viewing angles.
Here’s the vehicle all dabbed up…
And here’s a close up of the area I started at…
Coming UP: Part II