Pulsa Rokkit


Finished Apocalypse Models!

by on November, 17, 2010 in Apocalypse, Pulsa Rokkit, Skullhammer Tank - Comments Off on Finished Apocalypse Models!

OK, back in the saddle again…

Finished up the Apoc models I was working on, wrapping up the paintjob on the second Pulsa Rokkit. Nice to have them finished.

Ork Pulsa Rokkets and Skullammer Tanks

Ork Pulsa Rokkets and Skullammer Tanks


Too big to fit all of them on my workbench at the same time so took over the kitchen table for a group shot. Fun to use a warboss as a Barry for the shot, to give you a sense of scale.

Over the Thanksgiving holidays I’ll be bringing the good work camera home and settin up another {Year’s End) shot of the entire (painted) Waaagh! and I’ll post’em of course.

Now I need to see if I feel like painting (finishing up some models) or building new things (more Stormboys of Killer Kans).

Later!

Pulsa Rokkets!

by on September, 29, 2010 in Apocalypse, Pulsa Rokkit - Comments Off on Pulsa Rokkets!

OK – got a bit of a break. The guy I was building the other skullhammer and pulsa rokkit for can’t make the Apoc game this weekend so I only need to finish one of them. I could try and take both but because of the way the points are structured, it doesn’t make any sense. Besides, I’d rather take the other SKullhammer that;s finished already instead!

I hauled ass to get this thing where it is now – about 85% done. The whatever they are on the top aren’t painted, I can live with that. Not my best work, but as I stated at the beginning of these, how many times a year am I going to use these? On to the final pic…

Ork Pulsa Rokket

Ork Pulsa Rokkit

I’ll take some pics tomorrow of what I’m bringing to the game – nearly everything is painted so I’m pretty pleased about that.

Later!

Paintin’em Red of Course…

by on September, 26, 2010 in Apocalypse, Pulsa Rokkit - Comments Off on Paintin’em Red of Course…

An hour of masking and about 30 min. of spray painting some of the base colors. From here it’s metals, some checks/dags and chipped paint, then wash, seal and base. Hope I can get it done in time!

pulsa

Taped for painting

pulsa

Taped for painting

pulsa

Taped for painting

Later!

Pulsa Rokkit Tower – Shed

by on September, 25, 2010 in Apocalypse, Pulsa Rokkit - Comments Off on Pulsa Rokkit Tower – Shed

Ok, enough chit chat, back to the Big Mekkin’!

Started the base work on the second pulsa over the last couple of days. I’m taking a different approach to this one. The first pulsa was all about this rokkit, this one is all about the base. Since the rokkit on this one is soooo skinny, it’s hard to come up with details for it – especially ones that won’t shear off during launch! The “detail” for this rokkit will be in the painting and most of the modeling details will be focused on the launch platform and shed.

Without further ado, here’s the base nearly finished.

Scratch Bulding Pulsa Rokkits

Pulsa Rokkit Tower

Scratch Bulding Pulsa Rokkits

Pulsa Rokkit Tower

Scratch Bulding Pulsa Rokkits

Pulsa Rokkit Tower

I just need to finish up the upper rails and do rivets and I’m calling it done. I’ve got a week left to wrap these boyz up so painting will be FAST! There’s a bunch of small things that I want to do but will have to come back to them after the Apoc game next Sat.

Later!

Back on the Squig

by on September, 19, 2010 in Apocalypse, Pulsa Rokkit - Comments Off on Back on the Squig

Well, getting back on the squig after three weeks off. For those who care, this is where I went…

Trip to Seattle and Alaska Cruise

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.

Pulsa Rokkets

Pulsa Rokkets

Pulsa Rokkets

Pulsa Rokkets

Pulsa Rokkets

Pulsa Rokkets

Started the base to the second rokkit, not too far yet.

Pulsa Rokkets

Pulsa Rokkets

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.

[b]Later![/b]

Pulsa Rokkit – A Big Mek’s Work is Never Done

by on August, 28, 2010 in Apocalypse, Pulsa Rokkit - Comments Off on Pulsa Rokkit – A Big Mek’s Work is Never Done

OK, got some work done – did the strapping that attaches the engines to the rokkit and started work on one of the launch platforms.

Ork Pulsa Rokket

Ork Pulsa Rokket

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.

{b}Later![/b]

Pulsa Construction

by on August, 22, 2010 in Apocalypse, Pulsa Rokkit - Comments Off on Pulsa Construction

Got the engines/rokkits assembled and attached. so the basic structure is finished.

Ork Pulsa

Ork Pulsa

 

Ork Pulsa

Ork Pulsa

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!

Later!

Ransacking the Bitz Bin!

by on August, 20, 2010 in Apocalypse, Pulsa Rokkit - Comments Off on Ransacking the Bitz Bin!

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…

Bitz Bin for Pulsa Parts

Bitz Bin for Pulsa Parts

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!

Later!

Apocalypse Blitz Part Two

by on August, 18, 2010 in Apocalypse, Pulsa Rokkit, Skullhammer Tank - Comments Off on Apocalypse Blitz Part Two

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.

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.

scratch building ork pulsa rokkits

scratch building ork pulsa rokkits

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.

scratch building ork pulsa rokkits

scratch building ork pulsa rokkits

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.

scratch building ork pulsa rokkits

scratch building ork pulsa rokkits

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.

Later!