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Waaagh! Warbiker

Here's one I finished. This was my first scratch build... well, over 90% scratch build anyway. I only have one set of WIP pics, then the finished product. BTW: This is what gave me confidence to try the Supa Kannons (which, that effort can be found here http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/298092.page )... right, pics...

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Waaagh! Warbiker

Here's the finished work, and painted.

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Servoarm Flailing Magos

Gotta say i like this.
The orks copying what da enemy duz well. i eeee dur lemon rurs

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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot

mesa, az

dude that is soooo pimp!! How long did it take you to make? what what did you use? dimensions maybe? share your knowledge!! i must know.. and no im not kidding i really want to know cuz it looks like the guys kanvas on youtube

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman

San Jacinto, Ca.

its cute! love it, nice copy of the FW unit, looks awesome, and some how adorable...

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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought

Boston, MA

Wow your orky mojo is strong... very nice!

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Stalwart Space Marine


0.o well erm.... can i marry you? >.< joke. I love your work realy talented when it comes to fine detailed work like this 10 out of 10 from me!

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Average Orc Boy

Just wondering but what will it count as? Sorry if its a noob question.

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very cool! it is the perfect size.
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Regular Dakkanaut

epic paintjob... epic conversion,
You sir, are a genius !

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Waaagh! Warbiker

I owe the Kanvas guy on youtube the credit for this inspiration and guidance. I honestly hadn't tried something like this prior. I've been modeling, converting, and painting for as long as I can remember, but this scratch build (or most of it anyway) was the first of it's kind for me. Kanvas's work was my motivation - no question about it. He has approximately 8 or 9 videos on youtube. If you search for Grot Tank on youtube, you can find it. I "strongly" encourage you to start with that if you choose to give this a go. He covers many obvious things that I didn't think about at first.

I took my initial build design from Kanvas's lead even. He has two Grot tanks out there painted in a blue scheme. The first one contains the step by step instruction for doing one of these. When I got comfortable enough with the process, I think branched out. Once you start doing this, you can feel empowered to make the model your own pretty quickly.

As far as what I used, just Styrene (Plasticard). Several local hobby shops sell it. I stick with 1 mm thick stock sheets for the majority of the work (though .5 mm and .75 mm have come in handy). I also like the various shapes I can buy the stuff in. Circular / square / rectangular tubes, L-brackets, I-beams, H-beams, square / rectangle and circular rods as well. I've seen a host of textured stuff, but I tend to stay away from that.

Testers plastic cement, some files, x-acto (hobby knife), cutting board, metal ruler should get you going.

Thanks for all the comps.


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Anointed Dark Priest of Chaos

Looks great. Awesome plasticard work.

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Average Orc Boy

So caught up in how much I wanted to use one in my army that I forgot to comment on how super double fab this work is.

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Waaagh! Warbiker

Regarding how long it took: 4 nights of assembly, 4 nights of painting and a 5th morning to seal it properly. I use mostly valejo paints with the occasional GW paint pot or wash. I seal with gloss then matte testers spray. I worked on it from 4-5 hours a night in both assembly and painting. I had less than two weeks to get it done due to a game with the local group that was timed with the arrival of Imperial Armor 8.

As far as a "count as?", Imperial Armor 8 has a Grot Tank unit in it of 3-6 Grot tanks. I didn't know that when I built this a few weeks ago, but I knew there were Grot tanks in the book... so, now I have to come up with a few more I suppose - LOL. If I do, I will make each one unique so I can field the unit. Until then, I have used it as a Junka (Imperial Armor 8), Tracked Buggy (ork codex), a Big Trakk proxy (IA 8) to test the rules, and a half track (Imperial armor 8). I thought I might make three and use them as "bug gunz" (ork codex) but haven't done that yet.



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Average Orc Boy

cool thanks, mind if i use your pipe exhaust design, quite clver that. i think ill use mine as warbuggys with rokkit launchas cuz i dont know what ia8 is.

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IA8 is Imperial Armor 8. Forgeworld's newest book.
Having seen the copy Rob (Tactica) has, I'm convinced that it's an absolute MUST HAVE for all ork players!


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Waaagh! Warbiker

Fiestamonkey wrote:cool thanks, mind if i use your pipe exhaust design, quite clver that. i think ill use mine as warbuggys with rokkit launchas cuz i dont know what ia8 is.

Eric answered the IA8... and sure thing, work your magic with the exhaust. It's a hobby, have fun I say.

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