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Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

A lovely looking rust bucket - but it seems to have filled the barrel of one of the guns...

   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Looking nice and rusty Ezki, what did you use for the orange recess rust? That ones probably my favourite.
Merry Christmas!

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Stompa parts look great, look forward to seeing it completed, hopefully in time for the painting challenge. New brushed should be a good investment - I was put off for ages by the prices of good brushes, but since I got my Winsor and Newtons I wouldn't go back - they have kept a good point far longer than my old brushes and the brush soap has helped keep them going even longer.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






An epic model in the making. It is looking really good.
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Thank you Arakasi, gobert, Maharg and youwashock!

Arakasi wrote:A lovely looking rust bucket - but it seems to have filled the barrel of one of the guns...

Haha yeah, I always seem to post pone that step until I realize that it's the only thing left to do. And then I have to repaint the end of the gun after drilling..

gobert wrote:Looking nice and rusty Ezki, what did you use for the orange recess rust? That ones probably my favourite.
Merry Christmas!

Thank you gobert! The recess rust is mostly Trollslayer Orange thinned down (1 part paint, 2-3 parts water). Some of it is a mix of said orange and Doombull Brown.

Maharg wrote:New brushed should be a good investment - I was put off for ages by the prices of good brushes, but since I got my Winsor and Newtons I wouldn't go back - they have kept a good point far longer than my old brushes and the brush soap has helped keep them going even longer.

I'm hoping that despite the higher price, I end up saving money in the long run as I might not have to buy new brushes every other month or so.


Managed to finish the Stompa in time for the challenge!
And at the same time I kept my promise for myself and to you guys: finish the Stompa in year 2020. The finishing touches were actually done ~7 hours before midnight
Not even close.


I did not take that many progress shots from the final steps, but a couple nevertheless.

Started base coating the hull with rust colors.
I took a big chunk of leftover miniature foam (from the pick and pluck trays) and went to town with Rhinox Hide and Mourfang Brown.


I wanted to make the hull look like it was mostly red, but with a lot of chipping going on.
Used the foam to apply some liquid mask.
I started painting a few of the panels red, but I realized that it would take a really long time to brush the whole thing.
So instead, I decided to cover a few places with some masking tape and used a red spray primer to get the base color.


After the primer had dried, it was time to scrape off the liquid mask.
Scraping it off was a lot more work than I expected. I was able to remove some of with a rubber glove and the rest with the mold line remover tool.



That's all the WIP shots between the last post and today.


Before pictures, a few words:

Like I mentioned in one of the earlier posts during the summer, this fellow was given to me by my father as a Christmas present 11 or so years ago.
I started assembling it right away, but it was left unattended after that.
Gathering dust month after month, year after yea, it patiently waited it's turn.

I decided to reflect that on the paint scheme.

"A dust cloud was slowly moving along the horizon. The distant roar of engines broke the silence.
A small Speed Freak warband led by Warboss Targamoh was on the move.
For years they had been on the road, disposing of everyone on their way.
They had heard rumors of an old abandoned war machine, left somewhere on a long lost Mek shop.
Something so big and killy, that even the greatest Mek boyz in the warband had never laid their eyes on.
According to the legend, the monstrosity could wipe whole units with a swing of it's saw as big as a Trukk.

Finding the relic would bring glory and power to whomever could restore it.
After years of search, the quest was finally coming to an end. Targamoh felt it in his bones.
They had to be close. Just a few miles. If only Gork and Mork would be on their side...
"


So, I wanted to make it look really old and beaten up by the weather.
I considered the Stompa as a "canvas" to play around with different weathering techniques, old and new.
So the end result is not as consistent as it could be, as some of the bits and pieces were painted with totally different techniques.

Some of the new techniques I played around were using the liquid mask for the chipping effects and glazing / washing some of the rust effects.
In addition, I added a few small transfer sheets just for the heck of it. Last time I used them was probably 15 or so years ago when I did some scale modelling cars.

Instead of making every area of rust or every piece of chipped paint to look super realistic, I opted more for what looked cool.

Anyhow, here you go:




What a way to end the year!
I'm really super happy to finally call this done. It has haunted my thoughts for so long
And I'm actually really pleased with the end result. I could have played around with the weathering for indefinitely, but had to call it done at some point.

Only thing is, I might have to shorten the exhaust pipes a few millimeters, as it does not fit into my cabinet


Thank you for looking!
And happy new year for everyone! May 2021 bring you many wonderful moments, hobby wise and in general.

   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






Awesome end to the year Ezki! The stompa was definitely worth the wait. The weathering on his body is fantastic, he certainly looks to have been sat abandoned for years! I’m glad you got him up and running again. Happy New Year

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Regular Dakkanaut





What a wonderful rust bucket, really effective weathering. Well done for getting a model of that size done in a month
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

You definitely achieved your goal of that guy looking really battered by the weather. It looks great, Ezki! Congratulations and Happy new Year!

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great job on finishing this beast and I love how you took the time to get all the little details like cables and pressure valves. The crew looks amazing too and contrasts nicely with the color of the hull.
   
Made in gb
Perfect Shot Black Templar Predator Pilot






London

A beautiful Stompa, thanks for sharing this mighty beast!



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Warped Arch Heretic of Chaos





Now that is a stompa

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War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Thank you very much guys! I really appreciate the comments.

gobert wrote:Awesome end to the year Ezki! The stompa was definitely worth the wait. The weathering on his body is fantastic, he certainly looks to have been sat abandoned for years! I’m glad you got him up and running again. Happy New Year

Thank you gobert! I'm glad that the weathering worked. Happy new year to you too!

Maharg wrote:What a wonderful rust bucket, really effective weathering. Well done for getting a model of that size done in a month

Thanks Maharg! It was quite the crunch to finish the last steps, but it was fun all the way!

Syro_ wrote:You definitely achieved your goal of that guy looking really battered by the weather. It looks great, Ezki! Congratulations and Happy new Year!

Thank you Syro! happy new year to you too!

Viterbi wrote:Great job on finishing this beast and I love how you took the time to get all the little details like cables and pressure valves. The crew looks amazing too and contrasts nicely with the color of the hull.

Cheers Viterbi! The small details are what makes the model in my opinion. They also usually provide some spot color and break the otherwise bland surface.


I was really surprised that the Stompa got the first place in the monthly dakka contest! Been on the podium a few times, but never with the most votes. That's very cool.
Thank you if some of you guys voted it


I've yet to pick up the brush this year. Okay, that's a lie: I did some slight dry brushing on the shingled house I built last autumn. But that's it.
After painting the Stompa, I cleaned my desk first time in months, so it's a bit harder to start a new project when all the paints and stuff are stored in their boxes.
I felt like I needed a small break, just for a couple of weeks.

I also "accidentally" bought yet another old Volvo, which has taken quite a bit of my time. Old rear wheel drive cars are fun in the winter

Taking a small break from the painting usually turns into a break from the forums and other social media platforms as well. I've been stalking, but have not written much.
I'll try to get back to it.

Originally I planned on doing a year review sometime near the new year's eve, but missed that.
As I have nothing to show yet, might as well do it now. Even though it's a bit late.


To start things off, I took a couple of pictures of all the painted minis I managed to finish last year (really hard to get the lighting working and the weather was really dark for the whole weekend when I took these shots).




That's 56 minis and one terrain piece done, from which:
- 11 were vehicles or monstrous creatures
- 12 were heavily converted / kitbashed miniatures (a few more if you count most of the chaos gangers)
- completed finished Necromunda gangs
- finished the final unpainted Krieg model (for now)

In addition, I added snow effects to the bases of the whole Eldar army.

I also explored other social media sites and hobby communities as well, and took the step to create an Instagram account for my hobby stuff.
I'm usually not the one for that kind of stuff, but I thought to give it a shot anyway.
If you are interested, check out tarkamos_mini_workshop on Instagram!
But don't worry, Dakka is still my favorite

Learned a ton during the year and got to try many new techniques. Especially building the Orky vehicles and the Chaos Gangers was really really fun.
It is very possible that during the spring or the summer I might get back and do a few more ork vehicles. Got a ton of ideas for them.

I'm also really happy that I got to finish many infinity projects, that were either gathering dust on my cabinets or had been half painted since the 5th edition.
All in all, it was a good year hobby wise (not so much otherwise, for obvious reasons).

I also wanted to share again some of my favorites from the last year (so, pretty much all of them!).

They are spoilered in order to save some space. A really lengthy spoiler!
Spoiler:

Started the year by painting two Mordheim guys: the Necromander Laurentius and a bounty hunter Anna


After that, I finished my Looted Rhino. It was in the works for years after years, until I finally decided to give it a new life:


Then I got the idea of swapping the wheels and tracks from a battlewagon to a trukk, and the other way around:




To break things off a bit, I did one Eldar character. A converted Warlock on a jetbike:


Back to the Orks with a kitbashed Megatrakk Scrapjet:


I was really really happy to finally finish my Battlewagons. They were in a half painted state for years, like most of my Orks:


Never liked the formula one look of the Shokkjump Dragsta, so I decided to turn it into a buggy instead:


Like usually, the summer time was a bit slow. Did a quick Ork Weirdboy during a couple of weekends:


Did this Krieg Heavy Weapon team mostly for the painting contest. It was a really cool project, I will have to do some more!


The urge to build something suddenly hit me during the October. So I decided to go with a halloween themed graveyard.
This project taught me many new things and I truly enjoyed the building and crafting aspect.


The Wraithlords in my Eldar army were never actually finished. I finally decided to give them some new life


Finally got to paint a few Raging Heroes minis as well! Even though their clothes turned out a bit too blue (the images tint it a bit more), it was good practice for glazing and blending.


I will combine the rest of the Necromunda guys into group shots to save some space:








Thank you for looking!
And thank you for everyone who joined me on my hobby journey of 2020.
Hopefully the year 2021 will be even better hobby wise!

Happy hobby times to all!

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Procrastinator extraordinaire





Edinburgh, UK

Congrats on the painting challenge win again, that Stompa is superb.

Nice to hear about the Volvo, I hope to own one of the older ones some day, the boxy ones are up there as favourites for me.

The year in review looks good! Not sure what to pick out as my favourite as the stuff you worked on was brilliant but the Escher gangers take it for me.

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That's a great Year in review gallery there. Lots of wonderful images. I have seen the Orruk shaman while investigating building an army of them and really like the looks of the smoke cloud you did.

Escher's are bang on

The graveyard has me contemplating a bloodbowl pitch in that style....bad you , I need no more projects.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Congrats on finishing Stompy! It looks brilliant. Nice year-end pics, too. Never sad to see the galaxy scheme Eldar.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Exalted Ezki.

Enough said.

Cheers,

CB

37 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
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Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks for sharing a great year of painting and kitbashing with us Ezki. It's really nice seeing your beautifully painted ork force together like that. It certainly screams "speed freaks". I still remember the big push to finish your graveyard a few months ago, it is really something to be proud of. I was surprised to see it in the latest pics, I thought you gave it away. It was nice seeing your Krieg gunners and Escher girls again too.

   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Love seeing the whole year together, it was always fun coming to your plog because of the different stuff.
Have fun with the Volvo and I hope you find the hobby motivation again soon
   
Made in gb
Skillful Swordmaster






A great haul for the year, lots of variety in there too. Best of luck fixing up the Volvo

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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Great showcase of your skills Ezki. Fantastic weathering on the ork vehicles and your Escher are very nicely done. Great skin tones and detail.

   
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Painting Within the Lines





Lafayette, CO, USA

Lot's of great stuff. The Stompa is fantastic, and so dominant standing among the army!

   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Thank you for the all the comments and compliments guys! Means a lot.

Tyranid Horde wrote:Congrats on the painting challenge win again, that Stompa is superb.

Nice to hear about the Volvo, I hope to own one of the older ones some day, the boxy ones are up there as favourites for me.

The year in review looks good! Not sure what to pick out as my favourite as the stuff you worked on was brilliant but the Escher gangers take it for me.

Thank you Tyranid Horde! The Escher girls are one of my favorites too.
The boxy ones are the best! You can get them at a reasonable price, but the prices are going higher and higher. The "new" -91 240 is my 4th volvo in a row and a third car in my current collection (-98 Volvo 940 estate and a -80 Dodge Aspen).
Reliable bricks they are!

Theophony wrote:That's a great Year in review gallery there. Lots of wonderful images. I have seen the Orruk shaman while investigating building an army of them and really like the looks of the smoke cloud you did.

Escher's are bang on

The graveyard has me contemplating a bloodbowl pitch in that style....bad you , I need no more projects.

Thank you Theo! The smoke cloud was a wild experiment with washes, as I was not sure what I wanted to do with it. We can call it a happy accident.
Haha, it's good if the graveyard gave you any inspiration! There's never enough projects... right?

youwashock wrote:Congrats on finishing Stompy! It looks brilliant. Nice year-end pics, too. Never sad to see the galaxy scheme Eldar.

Thanks youwashock! It's always fun to paint that galaxy scheme. Just gotta be careful not to do too much of it in a short period of time, so it won't get too repetitive.

Captain Brown wrote:Exalted Ezki.

Enough said.

Cheers,

CB

Thank you very much CB!

Syro_ wrote:Thanks for sharing a great year of painting and kitbashing with us Ezki. It's really nice seeing your beautifully painted ork force together like that. It certainly screams "speed freaks". I still remember the big push to finish your graveyard a few months ago, it is really something to be proud of. I was surprised to see it in the latest pics, I thought you gave it away. It was nice seeing your Krieg gunners and Escher girls again too.

Thanks Syro_! I'm glad the ork force looks speed freaky, as that's what I was going for.
You are right: I brought the graveyard to our gaming room, but I did not yet find a proper place to store it there. As a few of my friends are not very careful with terrain, I was a bit hesitant to leave it there yet. I left a few "test" pieces of terrain, and will check if they are still alive after a few months


Viterbi wrote:Love seeing the whole year together, it was always fun coming to your plog because of the different stuff.
Have fun with the Volvo and I hope you find the hobby motivation again soon

Thank you Viterbi! I'm glad to hear that.
I certainly have had quite a bit of fun: many snowy days and empty roads bring a lot of joy

gobert wrote:A great haul for the year, lots of variety in there too. Best of luck fixing up the Volvo

Thanks gobert!

theCrowe wrote:Great showcase of your skills Ezki. Fantastic weathering on the ork vehicles and your Escher are very nicely done. Great skin tones and detail.

Thank you theCrowe! Glad you like the weathering, as it's one of my favorite things to do.

DJJazzyJeff wrote:Lot's of great stuff. The Stompa is fantastic, and so dominant standing among the army!

Cheers DJJazzyJeff! The Stompa surely makes the whole army look more fearsome.



This year has started slowly, but I'm starting to feel the inspiration again.
When compared to the last few years, this small "pause" has been very short in comparison to my usual hobby breaks.
It's still good to take some time off every once in a while.


It's really late, so I will keep this quite short.


I pretty much finished painting the shingled house and the small piece of ground I cut for it.




I'm a bit tempted to turn it into a snowy scene, but I'm not sure yet. Snow terrain is something you cannot use that often, but I quite like it.
Might do it, might not, we'll see.

I will take some better pictures of it later.
The tripod I had for my camera was actually loaned from my sister. I used it for almost two years, but she asked to get it back for her school projects.
So I need to finally buy my own at some point. I have no chance to take pictures with a DSLR camera in our dark apartment without a tripod.
Plus my phone camera is really really crappy, as the lens is a bit broken. Crawling under a car using your phone as a flashlight with oily fingers is not a good idea.

Anyway, let's continue:

After painting the Stompa, a few people suggested to me that I should try out enamel paints / washes for the weathering effects (Tyranid Horde was one of them, thanks for the suggestion!).
I decided to start the new year by trying to learn something new.


In addition to the enamel paints, I "borrowed" one of my girlfriends makeup brushes for dry brushing. Okay, I lied. I politely asked if she had any that she would not need.
I actually used it for the first time with the house terrain piece, and it worked really well. Might by a set of my own.

I was thinking about a target to try out these new tools, when it hit me.
A year or so a go I saw some artwork from the boardgame "Scythe", and proceeded to watch some trailers from the strategy game "Iron Harvest 1920+".
The dieselpunk setting in those games is really appealing to me, especially the diesel powered walkers.
Back then I started thinking about making a Death Korps of Krieg sentinel with that style in mind.
Add to that the fact that I can now legally use Sentinels in the Krieg list, it was decided.

It was time to rip a apart couple of my old Sentinels and unpainted Killa Kans, and go to town.
The Sentinels needed a some more paint anyways.

I decided to use Sentinel legs and a Killa Kan body, but the rest is still a bit undecided.
I only have a few concept shots at this hour:








And that's that.
Not as short as I imagined, but hey ho.

Will get back when I have the model built!


   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Ezki,

Yes, it looks a little Steam Punk rather than Orky right now.

My two cents,

CB

37 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army 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
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