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Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

gobert wrote:You brewed up a nice tiny rebel there Arakasi, good luck in the comp. The dread looks promisingly ambitious, hopefully you find the time to push it forwards
Thanks gobert. Progress below...
CommissarKhaine wrote:Saw a grot rebel, had to chime in . Lovely work!
I'm glad you appreciate it!

There may still be time to VOTE For the winner of the 78th Dakka Painting Challenge: Rebel Scum!

Meanwhile, progress on Dakka Painting Challenge Round 79: September 2021 - Heavy Metal...


The spacer for some extra height between the legs and the gun mounts. (Also, you can see the pinning is ready for the legs.)


Pins everywhere!


Legs glued. Workspace still relatively clean...


Much cutting, sawing and cleaning later...

The saw was previously used on a Deffkopta conversion, and the cutters just seemed a bit weedy, so I swapped them out for a modern Deff Dread Saw and Klaw.

I still need to set up the upper arm connection points, but once that is done I should be able to glue the top halves together, which will then allow me to finish the bottom arm connection points and work towards actually finishing the build....

I've missed converting - but I'm not leaving myself much time for paint this month...

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in nz
Ambitious Space Wolves Initiate






great work on the metal dread model- been a while since I've worked on such kits, your pinning work looks solid (I hope no fingers were harmed in the making ). Conversion is great, extra height on that ye olde dread to bring it more in line with plastic kits is a good idea. the conversion blends into the original model so looks excellent.

multiple skin tones on the orks looks great- is the plan to mix skin tones within units or that unit is the dark green boyz etc? Sorry if you've already stated the plan earlier in thread.
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Boy, that's coming along beautifully Arakasi. Nice work!

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@Vestibulata: Welcome and thank you. No fingers have been harmed (so far...). The plan is indeed to mix skin tones within units - their armour colours will be used to mark units/clans.

@Gitsplitta: Thank you as always.

So - I made a template for the upper arm connections...

...and used that to drill the holes in the end of the arms, as well as the spacers to hold the tubes the pins will be inserted into. The most difficult bit was getting the initial centre hole location and direction right...


Here you can see it all in place and working. The pins weren't exactly right - but they were exactly the right distance apart and in the same orientation, so a little bit of bending equally to each fixed any initial location/orientation issues.

Its ALIVE!!!

Well, currently supported in an upright position (the feet aren't actually attached yet). Otherwise all glued and with four removable arms. (Looks a bit like an AT-RT when you remove the arms....)


And a back shot, because you can't see the height spacer from the front.

Still have a cable to attach, attach the feet (to either the dread or the base), the base, work out how I'm going to hold this for painting, work out if I'm going to add the plastic kit shoulder pads (and how, or not) - all hopefully before the weekend as I'm going to need the next two weekends solid for paint to have any chance of finishing before the end of the month...

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in gb
Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

Nice work on the cut n shunt job there

The alignment tool seems like a good idea too. Good luck with the painting time!

   
Made in gb
Incorporating Wet-Blending






Nice work Arakasi, looks like he went together pretty well! I say get on with the painting, shoulder pads would take him a bit far from the original design I think

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@endtransmission: Thanks!

@gobert: Too late...

Build complete! On to paint!

Front.


Back.

I've actually done some green stuff work since the above pics - just some gap filling and extending some of the hoses and cables. But it is now drying from its undercoat.

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Heavy metal, indeed! You could give someone a concussion with that thing.

Now showing two Tranquility crewmembers from Blackwater Gulch!!

Painting Total as of 10/17/2021: 84 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and three SF buildings and some resin barricades!

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Good luck in the comp Arakasi.

Cheers,

CB

48 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






I would've gone mad just trying to build this monstrosity Excited to see some paint on it!
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Ah, a classic model with a modern twist. I absolutely love it!

Would not mind getting a hand one on of those myself.

   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Thanks for the comments people - I'll get back to them next time - but for now, a quick progress update...


So much Zandri Dust!


Plus Seraphim Sepia wash, Zandri Dust layer, Zandri Dust / Ushabti Bone layer...

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Looks good so far.

Now showing two Tranquility crewmembers from Blackwater Gulch!!

Painting Total as of 10/17/2021: 84 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and three SF buildings and some resin barricades!

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in gb
Incorporating Wet-Blending






I was wondering what colour you would go for, of course it had to be a deffwing dread! Loving it!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in gb
Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

Deffwing dred is coming along brilliantly!

   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

So, I definitely bit off more than I could chew... it's not finished, but I'm going to need a break before I can go back to it anyway .

Ork Deff Dread (Da Deffwing)






Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in de
Emboldened Warlock






Yesss! The orkyfied DA iconography is my favourite part so far. Works well with the weathering, too.

~~~ I Love The Power Glove. It's So Bad. ~~~ 
   
Made in se
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great idea snazzing up that old dread with some new plastic.

I remember putting one of those together. Was a real pain in the ass with all that pinning and gluing, and gaps everywhere

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Looks so good with the paint on it. Pulls everything together seamlessly.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in us
Flashy Flashgitz






Looking good, ork mekboyz ftw

All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.  
   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

It's a shame you won't be able to finish in time for the September challenge, but there is so much going on with that model that it would be a shame to rush through it. I look forward to seeing it finished.

Now showing two Tranquility crewmembers from Blackwater Gulch!!

Painting Total as of 10/17/2021: 84 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and three SF buildings and some resin barricades!

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in gb
Incorporating Wet-Blending






Looking grand Arakasi! The deffwing was definitely the right choice for the dredd. The orky DA iconography is really cool. Even if you didn’t get it finished by the deadline it’ll be worthy of the extra time for sure

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Now that I have recovered somewhat, time to address all of your lovely comments I have been passing over...
JoshInJapan wrote:Heavy metal, indeed! You could give someone a concussion with that thing.
I don't know if I fear dropping him more for the model or my foot...
Captain Brown wrote:Good luck in the comp Arakasi.

Cheers,

CB
Thanks Captain! Looks like I'll need it now...
Viterbi wrote:I would've gone mad just trying to build this monstrosity Excited to see some paint on it!
Nope - the painting drives me madder... but I will be very happy once it is done.
Ezki wrote:Ah, a classic model with a modern twist. I absolutely love it!

Would not mind getting a hand one on of those myself.
I got him in the UK, so over a decade ago...
JoshInJapan wrote:Looks good so far.
Just the first washes and layers...
gobert wrote:I was wondering what colour you would go for, of course it had to be a deffwing dread! Loving it!
It was a difficult decision (not). I thought it would make sense for the older model to be in the more elite inner circle colours. Also, bone is great for weathering.
endtransmission wrote:Deffwing dred is coming along brilliantly!
Thank you endtransmission!
MobileSuitRandom wrote:Yesss! The orkyfied DA iconography is my favourite part so far. Works well with the weathering, too.
Zywus wrote:Great idea snazzing up that old dread with some new plastic.

I remember putting one of those together. Was a real pain in the ass with all that pinning and gluing, and gaps everywhere
Thankfully, I managed to file away most of the gaps (although it took *forever* - longer than the pinning and gluing even).
Gitsplitta wrote:Looks so good with the paint on it. Pulls everything together seamlessly.
Yup! Will be even better when everything is actually done... but it still looks passable at this stage.
Gulgog TufToof wrote:Looking good, ork mekboyz ftw
Thanks, and indeed!
JoshInJapan wrote:It's a shame you won't be able to finish in time for the September challenge, but there is so much going on with that model that it would be a shame to rush through it. I look forward to seeing it finished.
Yeah - I just can't bring myself to rush it, even on a deadline.... in the end, it will be part of my collection a whole lot longer than a monthly competition.
gobert wrote:Looking grand Arakasi! The deffwing was definitely the right choice for the dredd. The orky DA iconography is really cool. Even if you didn’t get it finished by the deadline it’ll be worthy of the extra time for sure
Thanks and agreed x 2.

So, I'll be stepping away from the Deff Dread for a bit - but the goal is to still complete him as part of this year's tally. Two things I might redo though. First - the red. It's a bit flat being Khorne Red base, Agrax Earthshade wash, Khorne Red layer, Evil Sunz Scarlet edge highlights and Wild Rider Red corner highlights. Like the bone, I think I may redo this moving up through Khorne Red / Evil Sunz Scarlet mix and Evil Sunz Scarlet / Wild Rider Red mix - as the larger area needs it / can take it. From memory you can move into light tans for the edge and corner highlights - I'll need to go re-research that. I might also apply the above to the Deffwing symbol and transfers. Haven't decided if the shoulder pad spikes should be in red instead of metal either...

Second - the front plate. I think the idea was sound, but the implementation too busy. I think I'll redo it, removing the green checks, slimming the sword and widening the "wings" - closer to the original inspiration provided by whalemusic360:
Spoiler:

Anyway - the voting thread is now up - go check out the other Heavy Metal entries - VOTE For the winner of the 79th Dakka Painting Challenge: Heavy Metal.

Meanwhile, I think I'll finally paint another miniature from my UK time for Dakka Painting Challenge Round 80: October 2021 - Halloween Special, a practice miniature I worked on as part of a Games Workshop sculpting class at Warhammer World with endtransmission. Picture to be added soon.

Thanks again everyone for pitching in.

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Sculpting Masterclass 2012 mini for Dakka Painting Challenge Round 80: October 2021 - Halloween Special:


Also, finished some Nobz bases - ready for undercoat:


Catchya,
Arakasi

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's some fine GS work there Arakasi.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in gb
Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

Ah I remember him... dimly! I'm really glad that he's come out of the backlog after 9 years to see some paint

Also, Deff Dredd is looking brilliant. I really like the front plate; I'd disagree that it is too busy... it's orky!

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






That skeleton looks great, very fitting entry for the Halloween challenge. And hope the motivation will come back for the dread. Love the freehand on the chest!
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

That dread is looking good already. Sometimes the motivation on a certain project disappears for a while, only to come back later.
Many times a small break from a miniature does good things for the end result.

Liking the sculpted parts on that skeleton mini, I could never pull that off.

   
 
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