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Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Symmetry is overrated! I think it loo!s cool as it is
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Put another underslung weapon below the the Zappa?
Or I'm all for a counterbalancing large rokkit array on the shoulder.

Big Terrorwat is looking Da Bizniss! Every Mekboy in the vacinity is green with envy, well... More green, than usual.

   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Arakasi wrote:Some additional large armour plates to bulk it out / protect it? Or perhaps a side or shoulder mounted large rokkit array?

More weapons is always better!
kaiserjez wrote:Symmetry is overrated! I think it loo!s cool as it is

Thanks, I’ll do more test fitting...
theCrowe wrote:Put another underslung weapon below the the Zappa?
Or I'm all for a counterbalancing large rokkit array on the shoulder.
Big Terrorwat is looking Da Bizniss! Every Mekboy in the vacinity is green with envy, well... More green, than usual.

Thanks! I’m stoked how well he is progressing!

More rapid work today on the skeleton support layer for the Base layer of armour:

I only planned to work around the gutbuster... but got carried away and finished it all! I’m stoked as it really starts to show the final shape of the Gargant and shows that huge belly!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






I think they work size wise. The Cannon seems further from the body, so perhaps having the Zappa out to the side a bit more? Kinda like it’s raising the arm to help balance? It’s also Orky, so add a big rokkit or sum more dakka?

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Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





 gobert wrote:
I think they work size wise. The Cannon seems further from the body, so perhaps having the Zappa out to the side a bit more? Kinda like it’s raising the arm to help balance? It’s also Orky, so add a big rokkit or sum more dakka?
Great thinking, I’ll have to wait to finish the model a lot more before I re-jog the pose at all though.

Today I was able to nearly complete the base armour layer around the Gitbuster! Then I got horribly distracted and started work on the actual Gutbuster (my favourite Ork weapon EVER! I particularly liked the rules for it in Epic/6mm 40k):

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





More solid work today on the Gutbuster:

Finally completed all the base armour layer around the Gutbuster and started work on detailing (some rivits) the Gutbuster. I also put the ‘round’ into the breach (with inertia fuse)!! I will have to work out what caliber it is (44mm diameter)!

After a lot of research I think the best way of bending (both ways in some cases) the 2mm plasticard is with boiling hot water from a jug! This is risky but has the best results (Most controllable). I will have to set up a bath to take the big panels of our layer armour.

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Gutbuster 45mm (IRL) bore diamater = 970.71 caliber projectile!

More gutbuster detailing today, with the base/under layer of armour getting the finishing touches (grot for scale)

Next step is sorting out all the dampeners on the Gutbuster and Completing the base detail layer on the Gutbuster, to then add the top layer of detail.

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Gutbuster done (enough)!!

This means that tomorrow I’ll moving on to planing out the outer (2mm plasticard) armour layer!!!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Today was a planning day oh how I was going to detail the bulk of the model, the hull.

I have been thinking of this since the start and it as glorious to have everything come together so well! I discovered a gap under the Zappa arm that needed immediate attention and in an effort to balance the pose out I added 3 offset armoured capacitors under the Zappa shoulder:

Tomorrow I’ll have to put a base layer of armour around them and they will have to be finished after all the armour is all on.


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In other exciting news... I have just successfully bent 2mm Plasticard with boiling water and using the flat side of a Steel pot as a template. This is a great step in being able to shape the chunky armoured plates of the outer hull!

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The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Progress today on finishing the interior armour panels around the 3 new capacitors, and a monumental moment... fixing the first hull panel (top left).

Unfortunately I also discovered a large portion of the interior hull armour that had no detail (completely unacceptable) and discovered all the zappas in my hull bits box that I will need to place and then mount somehow on the hull!!

“Two steps forward...”

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Looking spectacular ThorNZ2020. The corrugated armour panels look very Orky. Will the cogs be left uncovered in places or just be visible through little gaps in the panels? I do think the grot needs to be a permanent fixture on the gutbuster

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Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





 gobert wrote:
Looking spectacular ThorNZ2020. The corrugated armour panels look very Orky. Will the cogs be left uncovered in places or just be visible through little gaps in the panels? I do think the grot needs to be a permanent fixture on the gutbuster
Thanks, I will be covering most of the cogs, but always wanted a strong clockwork theme to the model.

More great progress today fixing up the mistakes I found last time:

I then went and destressed 2 main armoured plates and fixed and started to detail them both.

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





More outer armoured goodness today with the ever watchful grot supervisor watching like a hawk!

I’m starting the armoured overlapping panels from the bottom rear and working my way forward and will finish with the top middle ‘moobs’. This will give the effect of layered scale armour that would be weatherproof as well.

This layered armour has the added benefit of each successive layer hiding most of the screw heads that fixed the last layer!

I’m making each panel as individual as possible but I’m running out of ideas! The last thing I want is a repeating pattern on the outer hull!!

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The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Today I completed the bottom layer of base armour making up the skirt of the Gargant

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Netherlands

This is shaping up to be an absolutely amazing project

   
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Screamin' Stormboy





 Singleton Mosby wrote:
This is shaping up to be an absolutely amazing project
Thanks very much, it’s taking 3x longer than I thought... but totally worth it!

I was wrong yesterday, I had only completed 1/2 the bottom of the skirt armour... easy remedy, lots of more time:

This was great to finish and tomorrow I’ll have more planning and move up a layer!

What does a Bad Meks workshop look like you may wonder... a right royal mess!

Tera-What’s Rota Kannon making a surprise appearance far mid left!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in ca
Roarin' Runtherd





Toronto

It's so exciting to see that samurai armor framework up! So much potential!

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Screamin' Stormboy





 DaRealJDB wrote:
It's so exciting to see that samurai armor framework up! So much potential!
Thanks very much, it’s all coming together ‘relatively’ quickly now!

More work today Starting on one of My favourite hull details:

This might not look like much but will in the end be where a massive shell has exited from the other side and the hole has been bodged up!

Also Orkamedes (fully magnetised) got a test fit on the bridge:

He is in the perfect position


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My new Kaptin/Orkamedies:

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The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Bodged up exit would completed:

All except holding bolts and about 10,000 rivits

This looks better than I anticipated and really adds to the battleworn look I’m going for!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Just about completed the armour paneling behind the ammo bins:

This will be completed to the top edge tomorrow and the back around the the other rear side to complete the Zappa arm

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Main armour panels now completed to the top edge of the hull:

I have done a few other rivit details, but no one like photos of rivits...

Onto the other side of the hull Zappa arm tomorrow

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in us
Been Around the Block




This monster is really starting to come to life! I am really looking forward to finally seeing it on a battlefield.

   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





fingol23 wrote:
This monster is really starting to come to life! I am really looking forward to finally seeing it on a battlefield.
Thanks very much, me too!

More work today on the Zappa hull main armoured plates and I completed up the the top of the main hull:

This sets me up really well now to complete all the main hull armoured panels over the next week or two, and I track for our big APOC game!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Entry ‘wound’ completed on Zappa arm side of the hull:

Coming together very nicely indeed

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





Another day of solid progress with more hull armour panels completed:

With the bulk of the detail work completed on the Titan these large armoured layers are comparatively flying on. I will have a lot of detail work on the panels to complete after the panels are all done (pipes, cables, over armour panels, turrets and mini Zappas)...

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Big guy is moving along nicely. It's cool to already see in parts, how the hull will look with the gaps to see the clockwork underneath.
   
Made in nz
Screamin' Stormboy





 Viterbi wrote:
Big guy is moving along nicely. It's cool to already see in parts, how the hull will look with the gaps to see the clockwork underneath.
Thanks! It’s all in an effort to add depth to the otherwise flat armoured plates

More under-arm work on the Zappa hull:

I’m loving the armour panel diversity that will only be accentuated with the painting!

I also completed the base armour plates up the middle of the hull from the Gutbuster that will be ‘nestled‘ between the moobs

I have yet to detail these but really give you a good idea of the Form of the swollen belly! “I love it when a plan comes together!”

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
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More progress today on the armour panels above and around the ammo boxes:

Everyday I also do little bits all over the model, but it’s just to hard to take a good picture of.

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in cz
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the Republic of Belarus

ух ты. это отличный проект. мне нравится! есть чему поучится!!! и нужно обязательно набрать трофеев!

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 kenderthistle wrote:
ух ты. это отличный проект. мне нравится! есть чему поучится!!! и нужно обязательно набрать трофеев!
Thanks, my reward for all this work will be the look of surprise on my 12-13 Garagehammer friends faces!

More work today on the armoured panels:

This is really starting to define the clockwork portals/holes and looking great! I’m delighted with the depth of field they provide!

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