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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Yorkright: Thanks

Coh Magnussen: Thanks. I can do better than 'details', tutorial underneath

Camkierhi: You do read your own thread now, do you? Not to mention all the other absurdly talented people on dakka.... Thansk for the compliment though, my ego salutes you

gnome_idea_what: thanks! I agree that him riding the doomchicken + the molotov should make him stand out as a nob.

So, as requested, a chicken leg tutorial

Tools used: modelling knife, dremel, round file, superglue, tweezers

First off, a piccie of the plasticard I used (3 sizes of tubing, two sizes of plastic rod, plastruct I-beam):



Here are the bits as needed. From left to right: 2 large round tubes for the hips, 4 bits of tubing for the joints (knee and ankle), 2 short I-beam bits for the upper leg, 2 long I-beam bits for the lower leg (all the I-beam have their end bitz rounded to match the plastic tubes used as joints), 2 bits of tubing, filed to match the tubing from the ankle joint, two larger bits of tubing for the foot. You can add all kind of other bits, but these are the core of the build.



Here's how they look laid out, ready for assembly:


And assembled:


I find that sticking near to a 90° angle works best. It's how these legs work irl as well when it comes to a running or walking pose

Next, it's time to add the pistons, making it look like it might actually work . First you add the big cilinders: 2 bits of rod to act as anchors in the back of the knee, and the cilinders which will house what would be the moving parts irl. I've made working pistons before, but not on these guys since making them posable seems like going a tad overboard .



For the lower leg, just add some very thin rod to connect to the rod to the rear of the knee:


You'll see I cheated with the right one, since I cut the rod a tad short and added a slice of plastic rod to make it fit. Cheating is OK, it reduces the amount of swearing by a considerable amount .

For the upper leg pistons, I made a small t-bit out of the thin rod, then attached it (tweezers are your friend here):


Intrepid readers will have noticed I haven't attached the ankles yet. There's a simple reason for that: this allow you to test how the model looks and make minute adjustments to the pose after attaching the legs to the model, like this:






That's the basics really. After that, it's just adding details. Like this:







I hope the tutorial was clear, and that you like doomchicken numba 6. Now, off to the household chores. Adieu!





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A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Excellent tutorial. Clear and very useful. Thank you for taking the time.

I do read a lot of blogs, and stand by my words, a grot with a Molotov riding across a battlefield on a giant robot chicken is the coolest thing I can remember in some time.

And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that.

   
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Rough Rider with Boomstick






Terrific tutorial, CK! And lots of potential applications- pistons and working struts like this are something I was trying for on the Athena, and may be able to work into the SPG that the Phaethon serves.

"All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing granduer, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem'



"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Excellent tutorial. Clear and very useful. Thank you for taking the time.


Most welcome!

I do read a lot of blogs, and stand by my words, a grot with a Molotov riding across a battlefield on a giant robot chicken is the coolest thing I can remember in some time.


Well, if you put it that way... . Maybe I worry too much? Sometimes I think, t with all the great blogs over here on dakka, we forget to take a moment to admire our own work. Thanks for reminding me of that!


And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that.


Your phone has impeccable taste . Sigging this

Terrific tutorial, CK! And lots of potential applications- pistons and working struts like this are something I was trying for on the Athena, and may be able to work into the SPG that the Phaethon serves.


Most welcome as well! I did a (less extensive one) a whole bunch of pages back on working pistons as well, feel free to ask any questions if something is unclear.

"All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing granduer, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem'


Sigged!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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A very good tutorial CK . Keep the chickens coming.
   
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Thanks, commissar. I need better feet than what I built for Meka-G, are those toes just glued to a solid bit of rod with a 'rivet' on each end?
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Yorkright: Thanks! Only have shields for two more, but should be able to source a few. Or I can make them out of plasticard.

schank23: Sounds promising . That bit defintiely opens up some options!


Coh Magnussen: You're welcome. Toes are plastic rod indeed, plain and simple: bigger rod for the hinge, small rods glued on for the rivets, triangular piece of plasticard for the claw.

Having built a bunch of doomchickens, I wanted a changed of pace. I still had a mek gun in the box, and got some old vehicvles froma friedn, so I set to work.

I built one KMK right out of the box to get a feel for the kit:



Lovely kit with a lot of details, albeit rathetr expensive IMO.

Having a reference point, I trawled through my bitz box for a second one, and decided ona bubble chucka becasue I love the craziness of it:








I mainly used some plastic tubing, plasticard, and a dakkajet exhaust, combined with the bubblechucka pieces from the mek gun kit.

Comparison shot with the regular model:







Seems quite OK sizewise. next up is the crew - or whatver else tickles my fancy

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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I think I like that as much as the original. Once you get it primed and set them side by side. If you didn’t know any better it looks like it was a kit from the box. Great job on the conversion. I will be putting this in the ol memory bank for later.

   
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Nice looking artillery, CK - any plans to make a Squig Catapult mek gun?

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Mostly, on my phone.

Looks legit. As indeed all kitbash ork stuff does very cool.

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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

schank23: Thanks! Feel free to loot it, looking forward to your take on it!

Dysartes: Ooh, good idea! I'm going to update the design though, a catapult-like contraption doens't really suit my grots.Maybe more like a potato cannon... Ideas are forming!

inmygravenimage: Thanks

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Wisconsin

Looks like a bubble chucker to me, maybe better than the original. Always the inventive Mek CK ;-) .
   
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Nice kustom work CK. Consistent with the GW version in overall form but unique all-the-same. I like it.

   
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Not where I should be

Brilliant stuff, inspiring, got to get me some of them.

   
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Rough Rider with Boomstick






Most excellent bubbleckucka CK- amazing what you have stashed away in your bits box!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Hey CK. Started on mine but still a wip. Made some decent progress so far but still have a ways to go. Not sure what it’s going to be quite yet but we will see what direction it goes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Didn’t see the need to start a new post so edited this one. Got a lot done tonight on it. Went with the traktor kannon. Seemed to fit best with the direction it took me. I hope you like CK. Some minor work still to be done again thanks for the inspiration.
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Great job, CK. Looks the part next to the "vanilla" model.


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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Yorkright: thanks . the advantage of not having to make 5 guns from a single body: it allows for something a bit more specific with how i umagine a bubble chucka to look.

Gitsplitta: Thanks, tha's what I was aiming for

Camkierhi: thanks! They're ovely models, if maybe a bit too busy for my liking. They have a ridiculous amount of detail crammed onto them.

Meer_Cat: Thank you! I've been collecting GW stuff since the nineties, so that makes for quite an extensive bitz box

schank23: Those look great schank23! Is that a valkyrie engine as the main body of the gun? One thing I'd add is some cabling going from the engine to the gun, to tie it all together. Great traktor kannon!

Dr H: Thanks, that's the effect I was going for


So, finally got some 40k-hobbytime in . I volunteered (or got volunteered, still not sure ) as a props-make for a children-oriented LARP, and that's been eating some of y time. No regrets though, I've been having great fun making pirate-related LARp props

My 40k hobbying was dedicated to another mek gun, giving me three total:









And scale shots with the other two:






The tip is from a loctite glue bottle, for those wondering. C&C welcome as always!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon







Yep it is part of a Valkyrie engine. I think the hardest part was trying to figure out what bits would work and how to fit them together. Once I got started it went pretty quick. But you right I need to connect the cables to the engine. Gonna need to find my green stuff. Not sure where I put it. But again your work brings out the converting bug.

Love the crows nest idea in the new one.

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Thanks for posting the guide for making the legs. I totally stole yhe idea to make some arms for my big mek
   
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Lovely stuff on the Mek Gunz
This is what I have in mind if I ever make a Bubble Chukka
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I think it's time for another pic of the whole collection...

You've been consistently and prolifically at this for what... 7 years or so? Crazy... admire the dedication and always a fan of the conversions and creativity brother

   
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^^agree, army shot.

You know I would like the guns, but more, I can see massive potential with trukk kits and kan kits, just ork nonsense really. Might seriously have to look now.

   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

schank23: thanks! And glad to see other people konvertin' as well, I love looking at all the stuff here on dakka

Drazaruk: most welcome, and nicely done on your big mek, very clean work! Oh, and it(' not stealing among fellow greenskins, it's lootin

Llamahead: interesting model. And orks may turn ut very nice, we'll just have to wait and see!

MajorTom11: Army shot below . I did have a4-year hiatus (burnout will do that to you...), but my love of the little'uns has been rekindled lately

Camkierhi: Done! And I agree: a mix of kan, mek gun and trukk parts would be brilliant. I have plans to toss in a 'naut at some point as well

So, Army pics today! II started this army roughly 8 years ago, with a 4 year hiatus, and it's a nice to take a step back and look at how far the squeaky waaagh! has come.I should've come back to this sooner, these gyuys have great therapeutic value to me .


First off, painted stuff!





Then, with the WIP, non-painted, or barely built stuff tossed in:





And, for closers, all of it arranged in a more aesthetically pleasing manner:








Hope you guys like the pics!

P.S.: they all link to the gallery, so you can zoom in.






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A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon







Awesome stuff CK. The army looks great. The main reason I love ork is for all the conversion opportunities. And yours is some of the best.

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

That's an orksome horde of green

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Not where I should be

That is so pretty. Just truly a thing of beauty. Excellent work bud. Keep at it. Thoroughly enjoy your blog.

   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

schank23: thanks . Not sure I'm the best though, there's a gazillion brilliant greenskin converters out there. But thanks for the complilment, it's thoroughly appreciated!

inmygravenimage: I see what you did there. I approve Not very orksome though . I've painted plenty of orcs, but very few orks. Three in fact, one for a speed-painting comp that I gave away, one being crushed by one of my kans, and this guy, also for a painting comp:



Sormboy body with some random bits tossed on

Camkierhi: High praise indeed. thank you!


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A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Man I really like how that blue turned out. Nice.

   
 
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