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Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





The Building, Painting and Adventures of Terror-Watt
Project S.E.G.A (Secret Gargant) started 28th December 2019

Hi, I have been playing 40k for far to long, and since 2nd Edition (like most 40k players) I have always wanted to own a 40k Warlord Titan!

2 years ago I decided to collect Orks (for the 3rd time) and decided that a Dread-Waaaagh (elite CC army) was my ‘cup-of-tea’. After collecting a mighty ~3000 point Ork Dread Waaagh lead by my mighty Mekboss ‘Superfix’, and with 2 more Stompas on their way, I though my Ork collection was complete... Then just before Christmas 2019, I found a delightful piece of old 40k Ork art and a very, very dangerous dream was born:

With no real money (but a big and growing family) #ForgeworldhatesNewZealand, I would have to rely on the Ork Big Mek inside me and would build it myself!

I made a scale sketch/template for the height of 22” to distribute weight and manage the pose well, and I set to work finding bits and plant pots for the base structure. This was a combo of old Ork kits (mostly the hated Gorkanaught models) and garage and garden rubbish.

In an effort to look after the only planet we have, I set the lofty goal on only using recycled/repurposed things and stealing my kids toys. I have raided many 2nd hand stores and ‘dump shops’ looking for parts. I have come to love 32mm piping! The best find so far: 2 toilet cistern for $2 (perfect base components for both arms)!

Rules wise the Warlord/‘Gargant’ is armed with:
Quake Cannon = Gutbuster/Body - Superfluffy!
Sunfury Plasma = Mega Zappa/Right Arm - Superfluffy!
2xTwin Mega Bolters = Rotor Kannon/Left Arm - Very Kool and visually matches the art!

No one in my gaming group is aware that I’m making Terror-Watt (so please don’t let them know) and I plan to unveil him as a surprise at our next 40,000 point Apocalypse Game. I also plan to keep an in-game battle record of Terror-Watts exploits (over the inevitable years) in this thread as well as a photo diary of the build and painting process.

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80’s Inspiration

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Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





Update: I sketched up a 22” Warlord size (in the background on the wall) for scalding and pose check:


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Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





I couldn’t help do a bit of detail work on the head/eyes

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Made in gb
Khorne Chosen Marine Riding a Juggernaut





UK

ha awesome!

i literally made a stompa out of two buckets years ago, i never painted it and didnt figure out a great way to do the feet. i'll dig it out if ye interested

 
   
Made in gb
Khorne Chosen Marine Riding a Juggernaut





UK

found em!

if interested for any ideas (it's pretty slap dash and more of a joke model)

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Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





Thanks for the inspiration, I’m hoping to complete it in a 2-3 months!

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Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





Jaw, Mega Zappa and Base:


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Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





MUCH more progress!

Feet nearly finished, and bottom done! I’m super happy with the progress and working on other things atm

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Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

Sweet! A gargant! I haven't seen a good gargant build since way, way, way back in the days of the Waaagh! Forum. Hats off to you, it's looking fantastic.

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Terrain I'm making.
The Darion Sector War Campaign.
Into the Jaws of Hell 40k campaign.
I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

This is excellent! Recycled parts builds are the best builds.I'm looking forward to how it comes along!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Bedford

I admire your ambition and its looking great so far. Good Luck

   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





Now with more detail, and Nuts (ankles)



More Nuts to come...


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Negative Armour details within structure to go below armour:



This is a great trick to add depth below armoured panels and add complexity to the model

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Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





Fluff I wrote for my Ork army and Terror-Watt:

Bad Mek Supafix wrestled deep in the gloomy bowls of the clanking and grinding giant Mekfactory to connect an enormous neutron coupling into a primary cortex of a starship grade plasma reactor. Supafix kicked Nibbla away - his eternally overly enthusiastic pet cybersquig - and nodded.
The huge dread Drippa stomped over and spurted a glowing blue gel on it, just before it slid into the gamma-shielded cowling.
Supafix didn’t look up from his welding as he snatched Grunks arm as the ever clumsy assistant dangled off the gantry that he just bumbled backward off.
“Careful Grunk!” he growled.
“Juice!” he barked into the coms. High above him in a cleaner and well-lit control room, a Grot threw a pair of large breakers and was wildly electrocuted and another grot called Lunk, with a cap on, instinctively cowered as he pressed ‘da big red button’.
Supafix reflexively lashed out and booted a dirty bleeding sack that yelped in surprise at the unprovoked violence. The gantry they were all on vibrated with a sharp resonance and Supafix cybork face smirked behind his favorite blast mask as distant turbines spun up and the hum of capacitor banks and power fields swelled.
His favorite yellow blast mask was only worn on the very best of days... or on the very worst of days. When another mighty Ork warmachine would roar to life and with thunderous stomps, murderously stride out the giant gates of Mektown, or his Mekfactory might detonate for the third time! Or was it the fifth?
Supafix kicked the dirty sack one last time for good measure with his oily armored boot, as he contemplated the impact of what months’ worth of work was about to culminate in. There was indeed a good reason to smile! In the bleeding sack was a particularly malicious Umie Machine Spirit that he has personally pried from the dying heart of an uge Umie Titan nearly three years ago on Taravin 4.
Supafix had ever so carefully bashed, kicked and starved the sack for years, he even got Lunk pee on it and Nibbla to chew it, and with applied horrendous violence he cajoled the feisty spirit with to accept its place and then persuade it to be willingish to undertake this radical transition of sorts.
As raw power primed the core of the plasma reactor the giant machine on which they all stood twitched, throwing everyone to the deck and some screaming off the edge to their deaths! Reflexively a giant foot stomped far below on the scorched blast crater floor made from the impact of the Kill Krooza that is now Mektown.
The place screeched with excited Grots as anticipation swelled but Supafix was concentrating hard and everyone scurried away to their shielded stations, or ran in terror for somewhere to hide.
The reactor coughed and fired once illuminated the massive cavern with a pulse of harsh white light and charging the Mekshop with ozone. As Supafix braced himself on the gantry and stooped to pick up the sack it chugged again and flashed against his power field. He stood and bellowed over the resonance “Turn da dampnaz ovv! Open da exhausts nn hit da frottle!” Shielding the dirty sack with his body, he struggled through the billowing chem-steam, choking ozone, and wild showers of sparks to stand against the plasma core.
“Dampers off” squeaked the coms. “Throttle at Max!” Lunks voice squawked excitedly. Supafix wrenched open a small blast portal low on the core that gushed uncontained wild plasma to the dirty grated floor.
The reactor spat and chugged “1!” Chug “2!” Chug “3!” Supafix hurled the sack into the spitting core and slammed the blast door shut, cutting the stream of wild plasma. He activated the locking bolts. They clanked. He ran.
It was not often that a Mekboss ran, but the first few waking moments of an Ork Gargants bloody, wrath filled and horrifically murderous life was both a highly motivating and undeniably good reason.
Supafix ran out of gantry and leapt into midair, snagged a long dangling chain with his power Klaw and swung away. A terrible cacophony of newly birthed destruction and bewildering violence broke out behind him as his latest client and New Kaptin of the Gargant fought with all his might against the savage will of the newly awakened spirit of the titanic Ork warmachine... no longer in a dirty sack.
The Bad Mek grabbed another chain and tugged, it lifted him and he accelerated upward. Supafix narrowly missed the plummeting counterweight with a single still growling and newly unfortunate squig on it.
Supafix landed on the sun blasted upper deck of his Mekshop, to watch the eastern side of his Mekfactory bulge and then blow out, as the new Gargant crashed through. He smirked as the falling wall crushed a rival mekshop. Everyone was staring with glee at the raw destruction as the newly freed Gargant was driven through Mektown at the front gate demolishing whole blocks of garages and workshops. The Gargant triumphantly bellowed huge clouds of smoke as it stomped through and scrapped the north tower and onto the Blastlands for ‘field trials’.
It would come back in a week or so for proper arming and refueling. The dread sized round hole in the wall stood testament that Supafix had learned long ago to arm a walker AFTER the pilot had full control of the new grumpy stomping tower of mechanical mayhem.
“Anuva gud launch!” chucked Drippa as he marveled at the trail of flattened workshops and fires.
Supafix raised his favorite blastmask to revel his Cybork face “What next?” he bellowed with a rye smirk.
“Rush job:” Grunk Blurted. “4 Stompas, 6 Morks, 7 Gorks and a Telporta for Krooldakka, wiv a guuuuud profit!” “Let’s get lootin den!” Supafix ordered. No one moved. Awestruck they all just stared at the raw stompy power of the Gargant in the Blastlands “Dis is gunna make uz eeps of teef... Everyones gunna want one of Doze!”

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Automatically Appended Next Post:
Bits ready for some Jaw work:

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Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





Another Stompy project on the go:


The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

I enjoyed the story a lot and the build is shaping up to be a gloriously orky thing of beauty. Well Exalted!

   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





 theCrowe wrote:
I enjoyed the story a lot and the build is shaping up to be a gloriously orky thing of beauty. Well Exalted!

Thanks very much for the kind words, I loved writing the fluff bit. It won first prize for our Vigilus Campaign writing comp!

Very happy with progress... Things done: Test front tooth (with test edge distressing/wear/ageing), jaw decking test fit, jaw bolts and jaw actuators:

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Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





More distressed Jaw work out:



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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






That's an impressive build, excited to see it's progress! Those distressed teeth look awesome even before they are painted.
   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





 Viterbi wrote:
That's an impressive build, excited to see it's progress! Those distressed teeth look awesome even before they are painted.


Thanks very much, is great fun but a BIG build

Snorkels/Exhausts added to rear engine/reactor for MORE POWWAAAH!!

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Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

It sure is coming along nicely.

Like my Facebook page!

Waaazag da Kan't Stoppable (ORKS) ~6,000 points
Orks-in-Progress, Finished Orks.
Terrain I'm making.
The Darion Sector War Campaign.
Into the Jaws of Hell 40k campaign.
I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





 Warboss_Waaazag wrote:
It sure is coming along nicely.

Thank very much!

I’m going to focus on the head now and have just ordered a lot of parts and bits to do so. While they are in the mail I’m going to focus on shaping the head to the right proportions to take the new components well.

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





Lobotomised Terror-Watt to make room for the viewing platform and base for all the Mek bits and distressed the ‘angry eyebrow’ which is yet to receive the finishing touch of rivets!

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Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





More work on the Gutbuster covering pipe threads and joining to breach, generally making it more believable and congruent. I’m dead keen to apply a variety of rivets to it as the final touches but need a good amount more work on the recoil mechanism first:

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The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





The bits arrived!

Unfortunately (as I suspect with all builds of this size) the details didn’t take up as nearly as much real estate as I had hoped. I will have to add significantly more Kool Mek bits to make it look like a real viewing/coms deck!


The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





It took some time to find the right bits (still looking for spent Bolter/shoota casings) bit I have the command dek (apart from rivits and bolts) completed!!



Now it’s onto the head armour!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





More progress!!

Bits supplies with a custom Stompa head from the famous Ork conversion hero ‘Ian -the wazz- Wyatt’ (ex: Da Green One) complete the head deck I need more rivits though. Link below to his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/wazzoo2000



Next step is NOW onto head armour, body under armour/cogwork details, Zappa arm work.

With more bits on their way I’m going to get really busy!

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The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





More bits arrived, COGS!!




The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






That build is gonna be truly epic once done, cogs do a great job of breaking up the big open space!
   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





 Viterbi wrote:
That build is gonna be truly epic once done, cogs do a great job of breaking up the big open space!

Thanks very much, but the cogs are the under layer to the armour, the cogs will only be seen through/under specially placed vents or battle damage.

This will add a 3rd layer (top detail, armour plates and then cogs/cables under to the vast majority of the model which is overlapping armour plates. It’s always been my fear that with such a huge expanse of armour on the Gargant, there will not be enough detail/depth for it to be believable. As a current Stompa owner I can see that is already the case at Stompa scale, let alone Gargant scale!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





Distressed left Ankle and armour plate:



Fun Face: do lots of really Kool work, fix it to your model and it disappers with the giant scale!!




But I shall persevere!!!

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