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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…
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Did the drybrushing highlighting and started the basing for the metals – edges of cut panels, guns/exhausts, etc. I also did the checks for one tank. Turned out alright I think. I’ll be doing something different for the other tank. These pics are some of the first ones I could get color corrected to show the true red (your screens may vary…).
Tonight I hope to get the second tanks black basing done and stenciling (for a lack of a better word) as well as the details, then maybe the chipping finished over the weekend. I’d like to wrap this up by Sunday to give me enough time to complete both Pulsa Rokkits in time for the instore Apoc Demo coming up. Yes, I’ve decided to do the Pulsas next. They’ll add more visual impact to the game and the crazy rules should be more fun than the ability to shoot down flyers, we’ll have some other units for that.
OK – second skullhamma tank build finished. Grayscaled for the same reason as before.
I’m priming this one right now and taking a long time since the humidity outside is so high at the moment. Spray, bring it in, let is dry, go back out and spray again, come back in and let it dry. Evaluate…on and on. I’m actually hoping to get at least the base coat of Mechrite red sprayed down tonight – we’ll see how it goes with the primer curing well enough to mask.
Now dey go FASTA!!!
Masked off and ready to go to the garage for airbrushing.
And now they’re red!
They’re really bright at this point so they’ll look a little cartoony – this is even more pronounced in the photos than in real life. Next will be the metals and details, then a couple of overall washes and then paint chipping and done.
Gotta figure out which ones I’ll be doing after that. Matching Pulsa Rokkits? A kustom battlefortress? Maybe the pair of flakka dakka wagons? All before Oct.!