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Tail section completed

by on December, 24, 2012 in Apocalypse, Blasta Bommer, Waaagh! - Comments Off on Tail section completed

Put some time in on the bommer this week. Spent three hours doing rivets on the tail before doing the final attachment. With this in place, it’s time to finish the tail section, blend in the tail wing and start finishing off the detailing. This marks the finish of the base shaping. I’ll need to finish paneling sometime. Here’s where it sits now…

Here’s the assortment of bombs I’ve chosen for under the wings…

I’ve decided to do three sections of 6 bombs on three pylons for each wing. This will total 36 bombs. I’m going to magnetize them so I can just remove one bunch for each of the six sets of bombs I can drop per the stat sheet.

And a final “Barry”, or “Randy” shot. This is similar to pox’s original cale shot he did with his friend holding it. This shows how large this ended up being. (and yes, that’s me).

I’m really shooting for having the build finished by the 1st of the year so I can prime it and use it in our local gamestore Apoc match on the 5th. Should be close.
Later!

Progress on Blasta Bommer

by on December, 18, 2012 in Apocalypse, Blasta Bommer, Waaagh! - Comments Off on Progress on Blasta Bommer

Small spurts of progress, doesn’t look like much but wrapping plastic around a fuselage with compound curves is tough!

I’ve got more of the transition between body and tail. It needs multiple layers of pcard to get it where I need it so I can put a proppa plating on it for skinning. It’s still a bit rough at this stage.

bommer131

I finished up the grot gunner turrets on top.

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Then I did the wheel guards.

bommer130

Pretty soon I’ll be permanently attaching the tail as I need to plate over the seam, this will make painting a bit tricky (PiTA really). Sure,  Icould have thought of many different ways to have attached the tail but I didn’t think far enough in advance. Thankfully this is a once in a looong while type of project!

Later!

Big Meks Give You Wings!

by on December, 10, 2012 in Apocalypse, Blasta Bommer - Comments Off on Big Meks Give You Wings!

Howdy folks! I’ve been putzing all week on the wings of the bommer but nothing worth posting. Would be pretty boring seeing one tiny thing each day…

“Put hoses on today”
“Put the engine brackets on today”
“Put panels down but no rivets yet…”

So I figured I’d save them up to show you something substantial in one post 🙂

I’ve completed the topsides of both wings – yay! I still need to do the space where the wings will connect to the fuselage but in general, the wing tops are finished. There are some areas that may seem a little devoid of detail but this was done on purposes to leave room for some cool paint job stuff. Nothing like super detailing and area and then putting a snazzy paintjob over it to obscure the details.

Here’s the work so far…
Ork Blasta Bommer wings

Blast Bommer wnigs

Ork super heavy flyer

Orky dakka dakka bommer

I took some pics to show the scale alongside the new dakkajet model. For apocalypse games I plan on running two fighta-bommers, two dakka jets and this bommer as my Red Skwadron.
Ork Blast Bomma

Ork blasta bomma

Next up will be the attachment points on the wings, then finishing the panels on the tail section. This will be followed by detailing the fuselage, finishing up the grot turret gunners,  and completing the underside of the wings. If you think the deff arsenal looks dakka dakk, wait til you see what I’ve got in store for the wings.

Later!

Gun Port Hatches Finished

by on November, 28, 2012 in Apocalypse, Blasta Bommer - Comments Off on Gun Port Hatches Finished

A little bit finished tonight. If I keep this up It might be done by 2013!

Worked on the side gun hatches last night and tonight. Not much but something. 🙂

Later!

Ork Superheavy Blasta Bomma Brought Out of Mothballs!

by on November, 26, 2012 in Apocalypse, Blasta Bommer, Imperial, Imperial Guard - Comments Off on Ork Superheavy Blasta Bomma Brought Out of Mothballs!

So I sliced my finger good (or bad, depending on how you look at it) the other day. It’s still thumping sore but works gotta go on, right? Here’s the cut…

Doesn’t look like much in the photo at left, a small cut. What you can’t see very well in the photo is the deep slice and blood bruising in the perfect shape of a #11 Exacto blade, outlined in light blue. Going to be interesting to see how long this takes to come all the way to the surface.

In other news, I purchased a new tool. A 1 ton aircraft steel punch! I got this for making rivets since my old punch all of a sudden went bendy-wendy on me, not sure why/how. This has various plug/punch dies that fit into it so I can make a few different sizes I’ll be using this soon on the bomma and I’ll let you know how it works.

On the modeling front I did get some of that worked on today. First up, my test scheme for the new ‘umie force I’m starting as an alliance. I like how he turned out except the green uniform is a little light in my opinion, I want something a little more towards an olive drab green. I know how to fix that, just didn’t go back to change this whole thing. I also tried the decals from the box and was sorely disappointed. I think I’ll just go with some freehand of some sort. I might also play with the gun color, changing it to black as I think there might be a bit too much green going on and a little more black should balance that out.

I also dragged the blasta bomma out of mothballs finally and started work on that. After putting the dakkajet together I figured out how I was going to do the turret gunners on top – grot gunners from the burna bomma parts! I just need another dakkajet and I’m good to go there. I started by wrapping up the detailing on the nose/deff arsenal section. Added the banding to “strengthen” the look and bolts/rivets to the bridge of the nose and new banding.

Felt good to start cutting and gluing again. I’m hoping to keep working at a steady pace and completing this by the end of next summer. We’ll see!

Later

Big Old Mixed Bag Today

by on November, 24, 2012 in Apocalypse, Blasta Bommer, Dakkajet, Fast Attack, Imperial, Imperial Guard, Stormboyz, Uncategorized, Waaagh! - Comments Off on Big Old Mixed Bag Today

Sheeze, three days back on the bench and it shows me what for… Did something today I haven’t done in nearly 20 years – drove an exacto deep into my finger. One of those stupid things where two seconds before it happens you’re thinking… “YA know, if that slips it’s gonna go deep and hurt a lot…” SLIP! And in the 1/10th of a second it takes to go in and come back out, you’re already thinking, “Yep, that’s gonna bleed like a sonofabitch. Probably hurt too.” Well, it did both. Pre-drilling pilot holes in gun barrels with the exacto to make sure it’s nice and centered. The hole was a little off so I tried to push the blade to the side to correct and WHOOP… off the precariously balanced barrel tip and deep into my finger.

Welcome back to the bench! 🙂

Oh well, direct pressure and three band-aides later I’m ok. Typing is a little awkward but I’ll handle. So if I’m making a post like this that means there’s updates and pics. I’ve got both for ya all. It’s amazing how much you can fit on a workbench when there isn’t a Thunderhawk on it! There are four main projects I’m working on, all of them are green of a sort but not all are orks. First up is a kit my wife wanted me to make and paint for her. From Moebius it’s the Bride of Frankenstein 1/8 scale model kit. This is a great model, well done. Also my first large format model with human(oid) figures. I’ve assembled, cleaned, puttied, sanded and primed the sub assemblies. Here’s where it’s at with all the parts in place. It’s about 10″ across and 9″ high.

Bride of Frankenstein

He’s green, right? Yeah, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. I’ve brought the blasta bommer back out and staged it so I can think about things while I’m working on other things. Working on my new dakka jet (below) I came up with some solutions that will allow me to move forward with this beasty. I’m starting to feel excited by this project again instead of the creative block I’ve had for some time.

Blast bomma ork flyer

This will segue nicely into the next portion of the new Red Jack Air Farce. I needed to create two rokkit paks for my new stormboyz mob as I sacrificed a number of important parts bashing my Wazzdakka model last year against Uberdark. Here’s the new packs made from the bitz box scraps and some styrene tubing and channel.

Ork stormboyz

This leads to the expansion of the original new-model stormboyz squad I started about a year and a half ago. I’ve added 10 more to the squadron and assembled a dakkajet today to go with’em.

Dakkajet

So, this should give me (when completed) and aerial force of 1 blasta bomma, 1 dakkajet, 2 fighta bommas and two 20 strong stormboyz squad, 1 lead by a PK nob and the other by Zagstruk. There are four toy plane fighter bommas and some grot egg-plane fightas in the long range plans but nothing to show yet…

And for my last bit of green project…. (I’m bracing for screams of “traitor!….”)

IMperial Guard

Yes, they will be green. I’ll be starting small alliance force if ‘umie. I’ve already got a skyshield landing pad and a bastion. I’ll be adding just the standerd HQ Command Squad and two regular troop slots to start. Yes, I plan to add more, probably in the 7-9K points range when I’m all done so I can add super heavy tanks and the like. Expect lots of tanks 🙂

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These boots are made for stompin’

by on October, 09, 2011 in Fast Attack, Stormboyz - Comments Off on These boots are made for stompin’

Slow progressd on the stormboyz, but progress none the less. I decided since I was using these to waste time until we move into the new house (which we got – probably another 30+ days before move in) I was going to use these to test and push myself. I want to try using a totally NNM technique – no metallic paints. We’ll see how it goes.

The only thing I got done this week was the boots. As with all of the new ork models, the details are incredible and finely done. Since it’s hard to shoot these due to angle and lighting, I’ll just post a few of them…

stormboyz boots

srtomboyz

And I picked up a little bit of usefulness at the local thrift store today…

squiggoth

It’s a bit larger than the Forgeworld Gargantuan Squiggoth but I’m going to make this guy work. Much cheaper!!!

Later!

Stormboyz get some new clothes.

by on September, 29, 2011 in Fast Attack, Stormboyz - Comments Off on Stormboyz get some new clothes.

Selling a house (selling it well, anyway) is hard work! Whew! Anyone know of anyone in the central Minnesota area in need of a nice 5 bedroom rambler with a lot of party space?

Anyway, I still have some painting I can do while everything else is packed. A neat bonus is if I finish the stormboyz before the house sells, I’ve got a Forgeworld Bikerboss coming that should help fill in the time til then. 🙂 On to what I am working on though – stormboyz!

I’ve spent a bit of time over the last week or so (more than usual because of the house selling thing) and really didn’t post anything because they were short sessions that really didn’t show much difference. Now the new pics actually look a bit advanced from the old ones.

I’ve completed the clothing (blue to match Zagstruk, not because he’s a Deffskull), the leather straps and the fur trim on the ones that have it. A problem with taking pics of this work is most of it is only seen from the underneath so showing a regular front-on shot of the mob doesn’t really show much. I’ve picked a couple to show the general level of work I’m doing here.

Stormboyz front
stormboy
Stormboys
Stormboyz Back

They’re a little better than my standard boyz as I’m using these guys to kill time – I might as well spend a little of it doing a slightly better job. I’m at the point now where I can’t really assembly line paint the same things on all of the models so it’s ‘pick one and finish it’ and repeat. Then off to the rokket packs!

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Incoming!!!!!

by on September, 11, 2011 in Fast Attack, Stormboyz - Comments Off on Incoming!!!!!

Well. just about everything in the house is packed and it’s all staged and ready for showing at any time. Let’s hope it sells sooner rather than later!

I was smart enough to leave myself something to do if I got a chance. Ten stormboyz and two mekboyz are all I’ve got to work on until either this house sells or someone buys the other house first and we all unpack. Took some time to start the skin and wrapped that up tonight. Nothing big but something to keep the Waaagh! growing in the meantime.

stormboyz

Later!

Ork Blasta Bommer Production Halted!

by on September, 02, 2011 in Apocalypse, Blasta Bommer - Comments Off on Ork Blasta Bommer Production Halted!

On another note: work on the bommer will be temporarily halted.

Now that you’re all done shouting… An exceptional opportunity for the missus and I to buy a different house has come up and things need to move quickly so the hobby room is getting packed up so the house shows better, which usually equates to a quicker sell. We’ve done this before so it’s nothing new for us, just a lot of work in a short time. Getting into the new house should be a relatively short process too. We’re figuring somewhere between Halloween and Thanksgiving we should be in the new house. Christmas at the latest but we hope not ’cause I HATE moving in the winter in Minnesota.

The paint hutch will still be in the house so I’ll be painting on occasion but don’t expect much in the way of updates for a while.

Later!