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Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





Differential Symmetry:

These 3 similar ‘teef’ are a combination of many different techniques (which will generally go unnoticed) that I have used all over the build:

Left ‘toof’ is over cut and shows a lot of splash on the face.
Middle ‘toof’ is closely cut and much finer and neater.
Right ‘toof’ is aged and over cut to make it seam ancient or truly recycled. I actually chewed the 2mm placard to mark the face easily!!

This is to give the effect of 3 different Gretchen loot/salvage crews producing items for the Ork Mekboss.

Today I completed the whole left shoulder! Minus a few pipes of course. The aim is to make the left ‘Minigun’ arm look more brutal (lots of sharp teef) and the right ‘Zappa’ arm more Mek/tech like (lots of cog symbols and pipe work):

This turned out soooo much better than I thought it would (due to detail stacking making the trim a lot less flat) and I absoululy love the end result

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Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






Those teef look great, it’s that sort of detail that will bring this huge thing together... he says like he knows what he’s talking about, despite never tackling anything like this! Anyway keep up the good work!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





 gobert wrote:
Those teef look great, it’s that sort of detail that will bring this huge thing together... he says like he knows what he’s talking about, despite never tackling anything like this! Anyway keep up the good work!
Thanks, I sure hope the detail helps. I just couldn’t bare it being finished and knowing I didn’t do it justice/properly. I’m truly learning as I go with these materials and having heaps of Orky fun doing it!

More progress today on the Stompa Zappa arm now complete and looking super!

I’m very happy with how it finished and all the balance I managed to achieve!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Looking good. Detail definitely helps - and yeah - a project this size - definitely want to do it justice (and I think you are).

Have you thought about how you are going to undercoat this so that the paint sticks to all of that - looks like insulation plastic?

   
Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





 Arakasi wrote:
Looking good. Detail definitely helps - and yeah - a project this size - definitely want to do it justice (and I think you are).

Have you thought about how you are going to undercoat this so that the paint sticks to all of that - looks like insulation plastic?
To undercoat it I was going to use grey auto etching spray can primer, it’s sandable and sticks like glue to most things. I’m worried about the silicon components of the model but will do some tests before I buy 10 cans. Hopefully it doesn’t eat the Plascard!!!


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More right (cog/tech) shoulder progress today with a good amount of the main components/armour panels completed.

I will have 3-4 more days working on the armour and then rivits plus pipe work to finish this shoulder.

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Made in au
Horrific Horror




Australia

Looking good! As good as it will look painted, it really is interesting to see the WIPs and try and pick which parts came from where. Love the zappa arm on the stompa too. Would it be possible to get a size comparison shot of the two big boys?

t z you are k 
   
Made in de
Dakka Veteran






Cool work on the Zappa, nice progress overall!
   
Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





tzurk wrote:Looking good! As good as it will look painted, it really is interesting to see the WIPs and try and pick which parts came from where. Love the zappa arm on the stompa too. Would it be possible to get a size comparison shot of the two big boys?

Thanks, it’s a lot of fun to make, but it’s absolutely devouring my bits box!
Viterbi wrote:Cool work on the Zappa, nice progress overall!

Thanks, I love how the Zappa came out too!

More right more tech/cog shoulder work completed, more paneling to do tomorrow...

As per requests, ‘Family Photo’

The Stompa’s look sooo small!

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Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





More front right ‘tech/Mek’ shoulder pad and general detail (not shown in the pick) work, I’m very happy with the result:

Tomorrow I’ll tackle the rear of the right shoulder, this will the an area I’ve looked forward to for a very long time as I’ll be putting in a lot of hoses and cables!

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Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

It's a massive effort and the result is building no doubt to a massive achievement. Always inspiring to look into your mekworx and follow along with your progress. Thanks for sharing.

   
Made in au
Horrific Horror




Australia

Looking the goods mate. Thanks for the scale pic - can't believe how massive this monster is!

t z you are k 
   
Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





theCrowe wrote:It's a massive effort and the result is building no doubt to a massive achievement. Always inspiring to look into your mekworx and follow along with your progress. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for you kind words, I estimate that I’m over 1/2 way through the build!
tzurk wrote:Looking the goods mate. Thanks for the scale pic - can't believe how massive this monster is!

Your very welcome, Terror-Watt if a Thicc Boi

More progress on the rear of the right shoulder today:

A good start but entirely not enough cables and pipework YET!

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

Yup, that's looking fantastic! Very Orky so far, keep up the great work, and I know just how tedious this type of project can be for Ork builds, we dont do clean crisp lines and nice paint. It takes a TON of work and creativity to make these look properly thrown together and busted scrap.
   
Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





 KingCracker wrote:
Yup, that's looking fantastic! Very Orky so far, keep up the great work, and I know just how tedious this type of project can be for Ork builds, we dont do clean crisp lines and nice paint. It takes a TON of work and creativity to make these look properly thrown together and busted scrap.
Thanks for some truly sound praise, it’s a long, fun and great road with layers and layers of details.

Today I finished off another layer of piping on the right shoulder and other details/piping over the shoulders

And with the shoulders now completed enough at this stage I had a decision to make... my work order!

I did a quick inventory of my remaining parts (during lockdown) and decided on the next stages to complete:

1. Zappa/right arm and piping.
2. Rear engine/body integration with venting, exhausts and ducting.
3. Rotor cannon/left arm and ammo feeds.
4. Gutbuster Cannon completion.
5. Body armour panels till I run out of plascard.

So with no messing around I started cleaning up the Zappa arm ready for tomorrow’s push:

It felt great to start more work on the Zappa again, I love the aesthetic!!

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Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





More Zappa cabling progress:

I’m going to finish the front first and that will determine the extent and position of the cables back to the body.

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Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





More Big Zappa progress:

I have to finish the side closest to the body tomorrow, then I’ll be working on Piping and ‘converters’ down the barrel toward the shoulder

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Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





FINALLY (this is taking ages for some reason??!) finished the end of the Zappa:

Next step is working back down the barrel toward the converters

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Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





More Zappa progress on the converters:

It looks very unbalance at the moment, but will get much better once I have all the main components on it

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Made in de
Dakka Veteran






For a moment I thought "why did he put a roll of toilet paper on there?" Progress is looking good, so much cables...
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

I suppose the good thing about ork builds is that a fair amount of what you're using is everyday household objects. Gives you a few more options while in lockdown for stuff you have access to if you run out of shop-ordered parts.Though I wouldn't advise dismantling the toilet cistern for parts. The rest of the household might object, albeit a worthy sacrifice.

   
Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





Viterbi wrote:For a moment I thought "why did he put a roll of toilet paper on there?" Progress is looking good, so much cables...

Thanks, and a lot more cables to come yet! The Zappa arm will be defined by cog and cables, the gun arm by ammunition belt feeds!
theCrowe wrote:I suppose the good thing about ork builds is that a fair amount of what you're using is everyday household objects. Gives you a few more options while in lockdown for stuff you have access to if you run out of shop-ordered parts.Though I wouldn't advise dismantling the toilet cistern for parts. The rest of the household might object, albeit a worthy sacrifice.

It’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make for them!

A bit more Zappa work today:

I was also pre setting a group of magnets (very fun) for the hose connections from the Zappa to the main hull. The position was a bit off so I had to modify the strut positions (no pics/very boring)

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Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





Zappa plating and hosing progress... I need to complete the plate/base layer before adding more finished detail (pipes and wiring) over the top of it

There is a lot of work you can’t see in this pic around the back to bulk up the toilet cistern mechanism/Zappa. This work will take a couple of days to complete. I’ll show you after tomorrow’s build session

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Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





I got very distracted today with the ‘looped’ cabling and pipework under the Zappa:

And it looks amazing! This adds some more dynamic energy to this arm and the loops at more form and bulk to nearly the whole length of the Zappa.

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Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






Man, this thing is so detailed it’s unreal! Loving the progress so far and will continue to follow to its conclusion!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





 gobert wrote:
Man, this thing is so detailed it’s unreal! Loving the progress so far and will continue to follow to its conclusion!
Thanks, ‘God is in the detail!’

Great Zappa progress today and nearing Zappa completion:

1-2 more days should see the Zappa completed with a focus on the Junction to the hull with the piping...

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Made in se
Resentful Grot With a Plan






The zappa looks great, so much detail! It will be fun to paint, I imagine.

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Made in gb
Perfect Shot Black Templar Predator Pilot






London

Wow, zappa looks fantastic



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






I never thought Gork and Moro were much in to details, but I guess you’re right!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





Pomander Cask wrote:The zappa looks great, so much detail! It will be fun to paint, I imagine.

Thanks, Its a monumental thing to paint!
IGtR= wrote:Wow, zappa looks fantastic

Thanks, I love the finished look as well
gobert wrote:I never thought Gork and Moro were much in to details, but I guess you’re right!

Thanks, it’s much more fun to build than photo...
I got distracted and completed more Zappa fine cabling:

More updates tomorrow on back of Zappa

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Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





I thought that this would be the final day working on the Zappa, this is the back/body side that you won’t see:

After a test fit... it turns out you can see the front on the arm mounts, meaning I need to tidy up and finish the front of the Zappa arm tomorrow!!! Then I can start work on the reactor/engine deck and interface of the reactor into the hull, which I have been scheming and looking forward to for a very long time!

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