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Over the river, through the woods

@ Cam--i tried tubes, but it came out looking like garbage to me. too regular. overlapping didn't help. i had an idea to use some copper scouring pads or a bath loofah...may try that as a proof on concept project.

good luck with your take on the squiggoth--it's actually been pretty fun so far. the triceratops i used was about 11" (28cm), which i think may be the right size or thereabouts. also, my howdah is much larger than the official models', as far as i can tell (don't have a real one handy for comparison), because i want to actually carry 10 models on it...i'm sure you'll do a fantastic job as always once you get to working on it. (don't ditch the blimp to do it, though! still looking forward to seeing that project completed.)


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Over the river, through the woods

i was uploading pictures last night, but they hadn't finished by the time i dozed off in my chair, and i was in a bit of a rush to get out of the house this morning, so pictures of my progress on the squiggoth will be up in 9 hours or so.

had a bit of bother with the airbrush, which i finally got sorted out, but by then it was too late and too cold to paint much of anything...

also started doing some magnet work, as the chains attaching the armor and howdah will be magnetized for convenience of installation...

thanks for taking a look.


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pics, as promised:












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also, had an idea for replicating this:




like this:



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Over the river, through the woods

some minor work on the squiggoth, including rivets!









rivets are 1mm nail half-dome beads, which i had to buy from a UK seller on Ebay(waited 10 days to get them, which is a lifetime when you NEED something)...they are great for vehicles, but probably too large for figure-sized rivets, though.

back to painting!

as always, comments/criticism welcome, and thanks for stopping by.


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All looking brilliant. Rivets look very effective. Love the colour scheme on the Squiggoth.




 
   
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Over the river, through the woods

thanks, Cam!

the whole howdah is drybrushed--just need to pick some panels and paint them colors--thinking primarily red, for the +1" movement (not that i ever actually play the game)...weathering, chipping, etc. also meeds to be done, as well as small details (had an idea for a bookshelf full of space marine helmets...) and of course MOAR rivets.

found out that my squiggoth is really somewhere between a regular and gargantuan squiggoth...will have to look at the rules and upgrade mine to a gargantuan.

most of my hobby time this weekend, though, was spent on making grot tanks. got 2 of them about 90% finished--all that is lacking is rivets and small details (i.e., the hoses on the flamer tank), and a 3rd about 60% done (hull and tracks; needs track guards, weapons--thinking rokkit launchers--and details)...pictures up later tonight.

as always, comments/critiques welcome. thanks for taking a look!


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I like the helmet you've made for your squiggoth! The howdah is coming along nicely, too.

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Over the river, through the woods

@WW - thanks! it kind of bugs me that every time i look at it i am reminded of the creature in the arena in the Star Wars prequel movie, as that was not my intention.


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Well, here's the grot tanks i couldn't help but build. big shout out of thanks to Camkierhi for the tread bits--one of the best--if not THE best--dakkanauts it's been my pleasure to get to know.

tank 1: BIG SHOOTA/KUSTOM MEGA BLASTA(with more work)



the tube in the bottom of the turret goes into a tube in the hull section of the tank. making different weapons and magnetizing them may have worked, but if i decide to change weapons, i will just build a new turret. i plan on making them all interchangeable.





detail of the "engine" came from a WWII model sprue. i don't know what it the model is of, what scale, or what it is supposed to be. but i thought it fit in with the grot tank aesthetic.



tank 2: - SKORCHA



didn't tank nearly enough WIP shots of this tank. wanted an OTT look to the flamer's barrel--made a scratch build one based of the burna boy's weapon, but it looked ridiculously small on the turret.



have actually worked on the Skorcha tank more, adding hoses, but i don't have pics yet. also working on tank 3, which will be ROKKITS. think i want to get 4 tanks mostly done then go crazy riveting them all at once.

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Looking brilliant, loving the whole thing. They have a nice vibe of Grot about them.

And just glad they are helpful.




 
   
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I'm really digging your grot tanks!

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Over the river, through the woods

@ Cam and EyeamRai - thanks, you guys!


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Over the river, through the woods

pics will be up later tonight of the progress so far--Blasta, Skorcha, and Rokkitz builds are 95% done--need rivets and maybe a few small details before paint. Also started the 4th tank, which will be the commander's.


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just found out that Leonard Nimoy died this morning...

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Say it ain't so!

NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo!!!!!

I feel a hole in my gut!

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one second ago i was admiring nice grot tanks here and then i read that line about nimoy...i knew he was at a hospital due tosome chest pain... but...an icon has left us...

   
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Over the river, through the woods

as promised, some pics of the grot tanks:

















RIP, Mr. Nimoy. going to have a drink in his honor tonight...

comments/critiques welcome. thanks for stopping by.

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Your grot tanks are absolutely splendid!

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Over the river, through the woods

@Waaazag - thanks for checking them out!


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some work done on the tanks today--lots of rivets, nuts and bolts.

also got the kommanda mostly done:



might get some pics of the work on the tanks up later, but first sex and dinner!


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Grot tanks are looking good!


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Sex and dinner always come first!

I think grot tanks are the best things ever. They always make me want to play 40K orks.

But I don't want to do orcs in both fantasy and 40K and I'm pretty heavily invested in fantasy orcs and goblins.

Your stuff is looking so great!

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Grot tanks are looking lovely and grotty Nice job on the engine gubbins, you're right, they have a nice grot-feel to them.

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Over the river, through the woods

@nflagey - can't really remember what we had for dinner, to be honest...

cold wet weather has prevented me from doing much of anything this last week or so...am making a big push today to finish the LoER contest entry today, though.

if anyone bothers to read this without looking at just the pictures, i am curious as to what kind of paint jobs you all think i should give the grot tanks...was thinking stylized tiger stripes for at least one of them. don't think i want to have them all in a matching color scheme, and i don't think the extra 1" for a red paint job is worth the points it would cost...thoughts from people more experienced in playing the game would be highly appreciated.

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tiger stripes would certainly be a fresh thing...red is kinda overused...

   
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 GawdamSumbish wrote:
if anyone bothers to read this without looking at just the pictures, i am curious as to what kind of paint jobs you all think i should give the grot tanks...was thinking stylized tiger stripes for at least one of them. don't think i want to have them all in a matching color scheme, and i don't think the extra 1" for a red paint job is worth the points it would cost...thoughts from people more experienced in playing the game would be highly appreciated.


Ironically I usually do only look at the pretty pictures and bypass the words, but I happened to see that someone had commented on something other than the build (namely the paint job that was not in existence yet) and I scrolled up to read. Funny that.

Do you have a color scheme for the rest of your army? Or is this the first thing you're painting? If you aren't going to paint it red, I just pick 4 colors - 2 I label "major" and 2 I label "minor". These colors can be literally anything, but if you have a color scheme already in place for your army it's easier to just use whatever colors they are. For my own orks these colors are bright yellow and medium blue as major & black and dirty white as minor. Then I use the colors to greater or lesser effect on everything. One unit might be mostly yellow with blue details, one might be black with yellow details, one might be blue with black and yellow check marks. One tank might have a yellow undercoat and then look like it's been partially repainted blue, one might be black with yellow lightning bolts all over it. Etc, etc, I think you get the idea. If you have no colors in mind I recommend putting a bunch of colors you like in a hat and randomly selecting them.

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Over the river, through the woods

@Vic - tiger stripes it is...



don't know if i should add thin white stripes to emphasize the borders between orange and black, like this:





but i did it, anyway.

@Waaazag - I don't have much laid out in the way of color scheme for the army--almost nothing is painted. my girlfriend likes orks tan pants with red accents. The Gee Bee is red, although i am thinking about repainting that to look more like the original gee bee paint job. I don't care if the grot tanks match the color scheme of the army--in fact, i think i would prefer that they don't match. had another idea for one of the tanks--white with red, yellow and blue polka dots, like wonder bread packaging...



also did a little more detail work on the grot tiger tank:

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Need to borrow me a third thumb for this
The tigerstripes look awesome! The white is a very good choice, without it would have looked too bland...

Amazing work mate!


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As for the wonderbread...hmm trial and error... Its a scheme that needs to be tested on a tank as it is difficult to form an opinion on that one...looks a bit clownish to me, tho with grots that wouldn't hurt...

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Grot tanks look great!

Squiggoth armor is also great

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Where did you get the resin tank tracks? I have been looking for cheap tank tracks to start my own grot tanks.

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@Vik - i thought the stripes worked out, and it was easier to do then my other idea, which was to remask the tank and spray more orange to disrupt the black stripes (to look more like a real tiger)...as for it looking clownish--that's EXACTLY what i was going for. I had actually thought of painting one of the tanks plaid...but that's probably way too far overboard, and tedious, to boot.

@Shaso - thanks for stopping by, man!

Orock - got them from a fellow dakkanaut - Camkierhi - but i don't know if he has any more, and i don't know how "cheap" they would be. may want to PM him.

further along those lines: thanks to my experience with Cam's treads, and the fact that i really enjoy making grot tanks, i will probably be getting into making my own masters and casting tread sets myself in the near future (can't be bugging Cam every time i want to make a batch!). need to do a bit more research, but i think i might just get a starter set and figure out how much i like it.


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Well you did a fantastic job matey, Grot tanks look amazing, all looking amazing in fact.

You got to try the casting thing, it is easier than you think.

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