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Made in us
Nasty Nob






My inner Mek has been hollering and banging his spanna on the workshop walls. Let's get cracking on another scratch build! Am I project hopping? ... yes. Am I having fun? YES! So here we go. I've been thinking that I would like some more Ork Warbikers. I made a few some time ago and they weren't bad for a first attempt. (Holy cow, I just realized that was 2 years ago!) I know I'm not the first person who ever made monowheels, but I'm proud of the way they came out. Apparently I inspired adamsousa to make some as well. I think they're really fun, and have a distinct look that is quite different than the official GW models, while still being quite Orky. I went back to my original design and revised it a little bit. I wanted to make the main body a touch bigger, and improve the way that it attaches to the wheel. Here's what I've got so far, WIP, obviously:


During this build I'm taking some inspiration from Camkierhi with the way he makes Orky panels.
Spoiler:
 Camkierhi wrote:

A quick note on Orky panels...

Cut out an uneven piece, can be card or anything. Nibble at the edges with clippers, then file vigerously with a triangular file, clean up with a quick sand, it does not take long and is so worth it. There are a lot of orks out there who cut very straight and clean lines!

I took some bites out of the edges, scuffed up the panels quiet a bit with a screwdriver, hobby knife, and sandpapger, and even used my vise grips to add some texture both to the panels and the wheel. I think they look pretty good.

The hull is big enough to comfortably seat an Ork Boy, including base. That way I could literally take my already painted Ork Boyz and "upgrade" them to Warbikers. Drop them in and you're good to go.


I had some fun in GIMP and did a mockup the colors. Artist's conception, final product may differ from that pictured.


Thanks for looking!

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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Following for possible looting opportunities

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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Looks good so far - What's the "wheel" made of?

   
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Hererford, leo

Brilliant stuff.

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Yup, that's suitably bat-shiz crazy.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
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Not where I should be

Fantastic work, looking great, so inspired, want to do this.




 
   
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Thanks for looking guys.

Had a crazy busy weekend, no progress. Hopefully I'll have more free time later this week.

 Slinky wrote:
Looks good so far - What's the "wheel" made of?


Two yogurt lids. I carefully cut out the middle with my hobby knife, then glued them together.


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Surrey, BC - Canada

Interesting idea with the mono-wheeled bike idea.

Cheers,

CB


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Stumbled across this...

Games Workshop is happy to announce a new service: Models as a Service ("MaaS").

We've recently been informed that some of our customers have been stripping the paint off of their models and repainting them instead of buying new ones. Some of these individuals just really like the old metal models and take great joy from repainting them. We can respect that, (even though in our humble opinion the newer plastic sculpts are better). There is also a small but vocal minority of gamers who complain that Citadel models are just too darn expensive, and resort to buying dirty models second-hand from strangers on "the internet" instead of at their friendly neighborhood Warhammer store. Regardless of their motivations, these individuals then spend time and effort removing paint from their models, sometimes with disastrous results! That sounds like a lot of work, and wouldn't you rather spend your time painting and playing with your Citadel models? Always on the lookout for a chance to improve our customer's experience, we have decided to offer paint stripping as part of our new "Models as a Service" program!. Simply send us your painted miniatures, and we'll remove the paint for you. Customer pays shipping and handling -- both ways. If you are not completely satisfied, just send your miniatures back and our MaaS will strip them again until they are bare.

In addition to this ground breaking and generous service, we are also piloting a subscription program as part of our new MaaS initiative. Now you can have the highest quality miniatures in the world delivered to your door each month automatically. And don't worry, you won't need to agonize over what models to buy each month. We'll pick something out of the warehouse, and ship it directly to you. In January we might send you a box of Nobz, in February perhaps a box of Space Marine Scouts, or Chaos Chosen, or some Tyranids. Each month is a surprise! Subscription plans start at $19.99 per month, plus the cost of miniatures (MSRP).

We hope you are as excited about our MaaS as we are. If you'd like to some example pictures of our MaaS stripping service, or details about subscription plans to our MaaS, click the link below. And don't forget to like our MaaS on Facebook.


Also, I found a leaked image that shows some new prototype models. Not sure what faction they are, but I think it's some sort of partnership with gossip columns to make miniatures of celebrities. I dunno, it's hard to tell. As you can see, the basic troops don't have much in the way of armor, or even weaponry, whereas the HQ is fully decked out. Perhaps this is for a horde army?


Pictured: 28mm Jessie, Ginsberg, Justina, Kelly, Liz, and Cannoness Rachel.

Yeah, ok, I was just messing around in GIMP. Whatever. I'm amused.

(Happy April Fool's Day, everyone!)

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Made me smile, and at the end of the day that's what's important, did Kyoto smile.

Terrible, terrible things can happen if Kyoto does not smile.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Made me smile, and at the end of the day that's what's important, did Kyoto smile.

Terrible, terrible things can happen if Kyoto does not smile.


Heh, glad to help.


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Monowheel Update:

Body is coming along nicely. Filled in a couple gaps with Milliput. Added a gob on the front. Some rivets for detail.






Needs engine, treads, exhausts and of course, Big Shootas.

Thanks for visiting.


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Not where I should be

That is amazing work. looking fantastic. So inspirational.




 
   
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Nice Are you going to add teeth to the wheel?

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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Thanks Cam.

 CommissarKhaine wrote:
Nice Are you going to add teeth to the wheel?


Yes, I've started adding some little spikes.


I've made significant progress on the monowheel, but haven't had time to post pictures. Life has really kicked me in the ribs lately. So it goes. I should be able to resume hobby activities this weekend.


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Life is wont to do that. Don't worry about it, we'll see them when we see them. Though I'll admit I'm curious to see how this evolves

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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 gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Don't sweat it. RL is a pain. We're still here buddy

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Well the teeth up front look very Orky.

Cheers,

CB


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Pious Palatine






Loving the mono wheel dude!

EDC
   
Made in us
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OK, rivet heads. Here you go:

Monowheel Warbike Build Complete!
















Question: Who should get this sweet ride?
Originally this was just going to be another warbike for an Ork Boy. But the ladz down at the Mek shop spent so much time on this, I think it needs to go to a Nob.


"Oi, you gits! Dis 'ere is my ride now, see?"

Although, I noticed a Painboy eyeing it as well.

"Accidents happen, hehehe!"

I'm thinking the Nob. The Painboy should have his own custom ride. Maybe with saws, jars, phials, etc. hanging off of it.

Lessons learned:
I should have made the "face mask" all one piece. It was difficult to attach after I had glued the jaw/gob in place.
The sides of the bike hull ended up being slightly bowed out/flared. This required me to re-cut the top pieces a little wider to fit.
I'm happy with the way the battle damage turned out. It's time consuming, but the effect looks great. (Thanks, Cam!)
Could add more spikes to the wheel. Their size was limited by the desire for them to "fit" underneath the mask and gob. Realism isn't a huge worry with Orks, but still I wanted everything to make sense.
I spent a long time adding detail to the rear engine area. Probably too long. But hey it turned out pretty cool.
The dakkaguns turned out OK. Lacking a little detail, but I think they look pretty good.

Well folks, that's all I've got for today!

Next decision: paint this right away, or tackle another project?


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That's a lovely design. Consider it looted . I can see what you meant with the smaller spikes, and I like the overall effect. With all the gubbins in the back, I thought it was a KKF bike for a mek, but if you're not going that route, I'd go for the nob. I agree the painboy needs a more specialized vehicle for his needs. Amazing design, and love the execution!

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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Stunning work, Cleatus!

   
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Perth, Western Australia

that looks great man, real nice work on all the mechanical details, rough edges, and rivets

that nob looks about the right size for it, definitely too flash for a regular bikerboy!

...possible idea for a painboy's bike...what about an orky version of a WWI motorcycle ambulance? ...with a sidecar stretcher thingy or something?

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Love it. Love it so much I'm going to nick the idea :-D Brilliant work, Cleatus, if I can get mine even close to that I'll be VERY happy

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Looking wicked mate, real improvement on the last ones.

 
   
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CommissarKhaine wrote:That's a lovely design. Consider it looted . I can see what you meant with the smaller spikes, and I like the overall effect. With all the gubbins in the back, I thought it was a KKF bike for a mek, but if you're not going that route, I'd go for the nob. I agree the painboy needs a more specialized vehicle for his needs. Amazing design, and love the execution!


Awww, ty!

You know, it almost does look like a Big Mek KFF bike, doesn't it? A little bit at least. But that would need to be a little bigger. Same for a Warboss.

Slinky wrote:Stunning work, Cleatus!


Thank you!

ZoBo wrote:that looks great man, real nice work on all the mechanical details, rough edges, and rivets

that nob looks about the right size for it, definitely too flash for a regular bikerboy!

...possible idea for a painboy's bike...what about an orky version of a WWI motorcycle ambulance? ...with a sidecar stretcher thingy or something?

Spoiler:






I like that idea.

Skinflint Games wrote:Love it. Love it so much I'm going to nick the idea :-D Brilliant work, Cleatus, if I can get mine even close to that I'll be VERY happy


Thank you. If you make one let me know, I'd love to take a look.

stonned_astartes wrote:Looking wicked mate, real improvement on the last ones.


Thanks!

Well clearly now I need to make one for a Big Mek, and another one for a Painboy! My pile of shame already has an unfinished Warboss biker conversion I need to finish. I think if I build these for HQ's the bases would need to be bigger. I'm really pushing it as it is with a normal biker base.


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Mostly, on my phone.

Damn fine riveting there!

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Nice design on the monowheel. Good use of a capacitor too.


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inmygravenimage wrote:Damn fine riveting there!


Thank you!

Dr H wrote:Nice design on the monowheel. Good use of a capacitor too.


Thanks!
De-soldering is fun!

Ok, I really need to paint this thing before I succumb to Oh-shiney syndrome.


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I've been stupidly busy at work lately. Not much time for modelling or painting. However the news of 8th edition 40K has me excited. I think, maybe, possibly, walkers will be playable in this edition. Possibly even awesome. So I decided to make some. Now understand, I'm leaving for work when the sun is coming up, and sometimes coming home as the sun is setting... so my brain and hands aren't really up for any serious modelling. However, scratch building some Killa Kanz while watching Netflix -- that, I can do. Especially if it doesn't involve a hobby knife and the chance of accidentally drawing blood. The wife frowns on that.

So here we go: scissors, card stock, foam board, graph paper, and glue. I give you a gang of Killa Kanz:


I was inspired by the Killa Kanz I spotted over at the Grim Cheapness of the Future blog, which are based on a design that was created by our adamsouza (I think?). I modified the design some. The first two I build have tube legs, but the next four have bent legs. This proved to be a little tricky in getting the balance right, but I figured it out. I also gave them very simple arms for the klaws, and simple rokkit launcher tubes. Could be modified to be grotzookas without too much trouble.

No, they're not the most detailed models. A few rivets would help. But quantity has a quality all it's own, and I was going for quantity over quality here. Also, I can make these little guys while decompressing from the day on the sofa. Each one took me maybe an hour. Not too shabby.

Here's a bonus color-inverted picture, just for fun. I think this makes them look much more menacing, and is very sci-fi.


We haven't seen all the rules for 8th edition yet. Certainly not the faction-specific rules. But I have a vision of dozens of Killa Kanz marching across the battle field, shrugging off enemy fire, and cackling with glee. I own 4 "official" Killa Kanz; perhaps one day I'll own 18+ of these things. In the mean time, these little guys will help to beef up my ranks, and serve well enough for a play test when the new rules drop.

Thanks for stopping by!


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