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Whorelando, FL

Awesome! This is fantastic! Nice job.

   
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Pleasant Valley, Iowa

 Briancj wrote:
The headlights are there so the driver can see the expressions of the people he runs over as they go flippyflippyflippy around and around, impaled on the spikes.


That reminds me. I have some clear styrene sheet to make windows out of, while I'm waiting for this to be good and totally dry, I can make the window panels. I'm thinking it needs wipers, and possibly blood spatter. I don't usually use spatter on my models but I think it's probably going to work well here.

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Got some work done, even with the backup airbrush.



Salt to taste. I went heavier on the bottom; and although it looks ridiculous at this stage, a good bit of it is going to blow off when I start laying down paint; as you can see with...



the basecoat.

And, my favorite 3 color camo:



and other side



and, the treads:



The last 3 images seem a little bright; but the upcoming wash will tone them down some. I also have yet to drybrush the treads prior to the wash. Anyway, I think the airbrushing parts of this project are over. I just need to let the paint dry for a few hours before removing the salt.




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Washed off the salt, it's drying now. The side panels are perfect, the top panels less so - I went way too light on the salt on those. I wanted "less"; not "nearly none". Not a problem, I can sponge some on lightly.

Probably crashing soon, been a full day of fishing and painting.

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Got the treads painted, drybrushed, and washed:



And how much will be visible with the side plates on:




In some spots the treads look a little rough, but for my previous projects the weathering annihilates all that anyway. I probably did more on the treads then was necessary as is, before adding the rust & earth powders.


I had hoped to finish this project this week, that seems unlikely. They're still an awful lot to do. But it's proceeding apace; so hopefully this month. I did make good strides this week, certainly.

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This is getting better and better!

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Burtucky, Michigan

Do you use Americana in your airbrush? Or just for the rusting? I use that paint because its pretty impressively cheap and works rather well.
   
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I generally try not to run craft paint through the airbrush because; in my experience; I can only seem to get two settings: too thick & cloggy, or too thin & runny. Something about the way it's formulated has not lent itself well to airbrushing; at least not in my setup. It might just be I'm really crappy at getting a good ratio of airbrush medium to paint, but who knows. At this point since I can't get a consistently good mix I only airbrush Minitaire colors, or homebrew Les Bursley style washes for very large models (i.e super rarely).

I absolutely love it for painting terrain and such though, perfect for that. When you need quantity vs quality it's perfect.

That being said all three shades of gray here were cheap craft paint; so there goes my theoretical vs practical application. Same goes for the treads, which were basecoated with the airbrush using a 99 cent tube of copper, then drybrushed with some old Dwarf Bronze. The IG tanks I did for my nephew (which I sadly lack pictures of) were all done with Americana as well (or something identical). Essentially any large models, vehicles really, I do use the cheap stuff.






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These all look great mate! Keep going

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Reading through all 6 pages of this was a lovely way to procrastinate. Can't wait to see the finished product, it looks awesome and extremely Orky!

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Just ran into this thread and man is that an awesome orky fortress on wheels. Congrats on the amazing work you have done so far.

 
   
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Just notice this and I must say it looks great! cant wait to see it painted
   
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Omadon's Realm

That salt technique is clever stuff.

This is coming together well. Glad to see any vehicle in Propa BloodAxe Kamo. That will make this fine ride ded sneaky and killy.



 
   
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United States

This is a fantastic scratch-build. Can't wait to see it fully painted. The salt technique is really, really cool.

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Well, no one saw this coming, but I have some updates for this project.

I have a much more important project I am working on, but in between working on that I've been taking little bits of this to work with me now and then over the last few months. I should tell you now I took some of these pictures with my cell phone so some of them are of dubious quality.

First, I unpacked the top deck to get started up, and was unhappy with what I had.

The Alumilite resin that I made the tracks for was also used to make the gun barrels. As it turns out, that was a pretty big mistake. There was some pretty bad sag over time.



I had to recast the barrels with my reliable Tap Plastics resin.

Secondly, I looked at the Kustom Battlewagon rules and realized that - this is going to sound pretty stupid as far in as this project has gone - that this is not a legal build. I have one really big gun, and then 4 counts-as big shootas. The Kustom Battlewagon needs 3 big gunz, which are swappable for type... I need two more bug gunz. So, i used some Kromlech turrets I bought forever ago and came up with a twin-linked rokkit launcha and, why not, a Zzap gun.



That has really hit home for me that there have been some problems with this top deck pretty much from the beginning. It's super crowded on top - I can only fit the boyz on there if each specific one is arranged in a specific way. Adding these 2 new turrets is a super tight fit.

I decided to bit the bullet and create a new top deck. This time, though, I would do something that is very un-Ouze like - I would create a plan and do it right.



I knocked up a rough draft. I also straighted the walls so that they were no longer sloping; such a design would mean every round that hit them had a pretty solid chance of riccocheting up into an Ork Gunner's chin. It seems unlikely any Mek would build such rubbish. The rough draft:



Here's a size reference. As you can see, evem though the new deck is only a little bit larger, the better placement and shape of the walls means I can now fit everything much more comfortably. I managed to hew pretty close to the plans.



Looking at the guns really made me realize that the ammunition in the bigger guns wasn't ideal. I decided to make some better ones.

I made one cartridge, cast it a few times, and then made a belt. Repeat. Once again I was, as you can see, hobbled by a poor choice I made earlier - the size of the ammo boxes dictated the length of the rounds - quite short. They look sort of like stubby little .45 ACP rounds instead of the nice, long A-10 rounds I wanted (front row, vs back row)



but at this point they will have to do because I'd have to redo the ammo boxes, the ammo entry point, and maybe the gun bodies over again. Too much, small short rounds it will be. I wound up using the longer rounds in the ammo boxes, and I am sure they will come in handy for some future project as well.

I also started doing the electrical work when I had time at home. Unfortunately I didn't get very many pictures of this but really, all you'd see is the underside with some blue wires running here and there.



I added a rail running down the length of the second level of the vehicle. That worked pretty well and I embedded some lights into it. The problem that created is that once the lights were on, it was pretty clear that there was nothing on the second deck. No big deal. I'll just make some stowage to fit in there.

First, some barrels and hoses. The barrels are 1/48 Tamiya. The hoses are just recast guitar wire that I bent in hot water, I have a hard time shaping guitar wire normally.



I also made some modular ammunition boxes. You can see the original in styrene with brown Tychy rivets in the center back, there. After making the box I made a model and recast it. I also made 3 different types of inserts: a pile of ammo (center), 2 large shells, and a 6 pack of standing shell rears. The larger shells I made by turning a resin rod on a dremel tool and using the edge of a hobby knife to shape in as a kind of half-ass lathe; it didn't work really well but they look very good on one side and you only need to see one side. The primer rear end I did by filling a styrene tube, filling it with resin, then drilling a little indent in one end and filling that with a procreate ball to make a little primer.



I decided to add Grot gunners to be counted in the rules as Grot Sponsons. To do this, I just went with regular grots who were holding pistols in a "gunner" position, and cut off the pistols. I also had to make little stepstools for them since they were a little too short to reach the portholes I had cut in the sides of the walls.



I used various Big shoota type guns to make the sponsons. They swivel from side to side.


Test fit it all together.



I also finished off the grot flakk gunner. It's from (I think) that newish Ork flyer kit. The grot has no feet normally, for whatever reason, so I also made him some feet.


I also finished the flakk gun and did the same burn effect I did on my Sicaran tank. You'll probably see that effect on most of the larger guns I do from now on because it looks good and is readily achievable with even my poor airbrushing skills.




At this point I removed everything from the deck and painted it. At this point it's done, the next series of pictures will be of the finished and painted vehicle. I'm resizing the pictures in photoshop now and want to have them up later tonight.

I actually finished this project!

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Well Done! Just Wow!!!

   
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Oh man, I just realized I never replaced the cocking handles on the quad gun that broke while I was assembling it. I better do that when I get home.


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Showcase thread is up for the final images.

I wound up counting the spiked treads as the required Deffrolla. The one you saw worked on previously will make a re-appearance at some point, but I really need to design a vehicle from the ground up to use it - this was too far along to add it on in a way that would have made me happy.

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Very cool indeed. Highlights for me are the home-cast ammo shells, the bluing on the AA guns, and the grot's feet

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Very nice work well done!

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Beautiful, inspired build. Great!

 
   
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What an incredible project Ouze! WOW! Can't wait to see the final shots of it all together. Very inspirational. I think you've got enough amazingly handy little molds that you could open up your own bits company!

   
 
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