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U.k

I was lucky enough to grab one of Kromlechs “God-busta”. The limit release gargant model for their Orktober promotion.

It is a very detailed and clever HDF model with wood and resin parts as well. I intend to build it pretty much stock and then add details to it as I go along. This thing is HUGE! And so clever the way it goes together. I’m going to document the build and paint job and the home brew rules I’m making for it here.

Any C+C welcome.

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This is going to take a while.
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That's an... intimidating build!
   
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Andykp wrote:
Any C+C welcome.

...wouldn't C&C be how they made it in the first place?

Looks like quite a beefy kit - how tall is it to the shoulders?

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Its oddly satisfying to put together. Like one of those 3D jigsaws, the instructions are good and the numbering and layout of the sheets makes it a joy. More pics soon but have done the main hull, will compare to a stompa and measure tonight for yous.

They say they will make more available at the end of the month and I have to say it’s worth, doesn’t feel like it likes details and there’s no compromise because of the material it’s made from.
   
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Hull pretty much done, popped it next to my stompa to show how big the thing is.

It’s 9” or round about 22cm to the supports for the shoulder armour. And has no feet as yet. Kromlech say it’s 18” when built.
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Tonight’s work.
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Priming that magnificent beast is going to take a case of rattle cans.
   
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That's a really interesting model, looks to be very cleverly designed and it's already great even at this WIP stage. I'll be watching with interest!
   
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Veldrain wrote:
Priming that magnificent beast is going to take a case of rattle cans.


Yeah painting it is going to be whole new challenge!


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 Bellerophon wrote:
That's a really interesting model, looks to be very cleverly designed and it's already great even at this WIP stage. I'll be watching with interest!


I am very impressed with how much detail they have got out of flat pieces of HDF.

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Veldrain wrote:
Priming that magnificent beast is going to take a case of rattle cans.

Depends on whether Andy seals the MDF before undercoating it, which would reduce how much the wood drinks.

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 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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 Dysartes wrote:
Veldrain wrote:
Priming that magnificent beast is going to take a case of rattle cans.

Depends on whether Andy seals the MDF before undercoating it, which would reduce how much the wood drinks.


And how would I go about that? Made some mdf terrain before and just used normal primer but was thinking of wood primer this time? But very open to advice on treating the thing to make painting easier.
   
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Water down some white glue and essentially varnish the surface before spraying. It's very good advice.

   
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 Nurglitch wrote:
Water down some white glue and essentially varnish the surface before spraying. It's very good advice.


There's also actual MDF sealer (such as this from TT), but I've not used any.
   
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 Nurglitch wrote:
Water down some white glue and essentially varnish the surface before spraying. It's very good advice.


There's also actual MDF sealer (such as this from TT), but I've not used any.

Aye, I think that's what I was thinking of - I'm pretty sure I got a bottle at one of the UKGE shows for some MDF terrain then, true to form, haven't done anything with the terrain...

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 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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Thank you all that’s great advice. I have painted the odd bit of mdf terrain very simple and found it really porous so this is great to hear.

Sadly I though the build would take a couple of days then I could start painting but I think that’s a couple of weeks away. Sorry this blog will drag on for a bit.

Kromlech say they are releasing more of this kit soon, and if anyone is thinking of getting one I would recommend it highly. It’s well worth the money and is giving more model goodness than anything I’ve built recently.

Planning on getting some green stuff works moulds and making hex bolts and rivets for the body, hide the mdf plugs and adding some more armour panels. Also thinking of making some tread plates moulds and making green stuff thin tread plate sheets to apply where the hdf has tread plates etched in, but that might be ambitious.

I like all the cut away details but the one down the right hand flank (as you look front on) is a bit too big for my tastes, ruins the silhouette, so am going to panel in some bits of it.
   
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Progress in the power plant today. Trickiest bit so far. Any small misalignments made on the hull really come back to haunt you when you come attach big bits that cross over lots of layers and have numerous angles to them.

Cocked up as well, thinking they hadn’t provided two small parts of dowel needed for the bend in the exhaust, I set about what I thought was a spare bit with a saw, only to find I needed it later and that the small bits (21Mm and 16mm each) were provided in resin. But I fudged it by recreating the sawn up dowel with the off cuts and the resin bits. It’s very hidden so won’t be noticeable when painted.
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Started on the belly gun. Very clever design. You build the frame seen here and then use push card to line the barrel and casing.
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I suspect I'll have to wait for the next set of WIP shots to get what you mean, though I think I understand.

Definitely firing a significant shell, that's for sure.

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 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
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You wrap the card around to create the round shape. Used super glue to good effect on another bit, pva soaks the card and damages it if you handle it too much. But because of the shapes here I ended up glued to it as much as it was to the gun.
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Andykp wrote:
They say they will make more available at the end of the month and I have to say it’s worth, doesn’t feel like it likes details and there’s no compromise because of the material it’s made from.
It's back until 31st October, and I am very tempted...

   
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So mekboy or slasha gargant sized in old money?
   
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beast_gts wrote:
Andykp wrote:
They say they will make more available at the end of the month and I have to say it’s worth, doesn’t feel like it likes details and there’s no compromise because of the material it’s made from.
It's back until 31st October, and I am very tempted...



Do it. You’ll regret not doing and it’s cracker of a kit.


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So mekboy or slasha gargant sized in old money?


It’s just shorter than a warlord titan, I was thinking slasher sized but building it feels more like a great gargant. Having said that I haven’t seen a forgeworld warlord in the flesh (resin) so it’s really a good size slasha.
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Looking at that scale photo against the Warhound, it looks at least Reaver sized

   
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So hight wise it’s 18”. Warlord is 20 to the top of carapace. So it sits between a reaver and a warlord. So I would say a chunky slasha gargant, if I remember right the old epic slasha model sat a bit shorter than a reaver.

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What a phenomenal example of ingenious engineering for all the MDF to be slotted and be fitting together so well. A lot of care went into its design, that's for sure and what an impressive centerpiece to your army - super job so far!!

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I'm not sure how official or accurate the first one is:

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 MDSW wrote:
What a phenomenal example of ingenious engineering for all the MDF to be slotted and be fitting together so well. A lot of care went into its design, that's for sure and what an impressive centerpiece to your army - super job so far!!


Thank you, it’s a Labour of love but I am continuously impressed by the design. Not just the construction but the effort that has gone into labelling up the bits and making sure they only got together a certain way makes feel like a 3D puzzle with instructions. It’s a joy to stick together.

Size wise, definitely a slasha gargant. See old pic and side comparison.

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Head built and added, good detail again and clever design!
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Close combat weapon built and added, more very clever design here. One thing I’m not keen on is the hinges are free moving, but because there’s no control on it the just hang to the lowest point. So will most likely have to glue them in place but waiting to get all the arms built and in place before decking on a pose. Need to make sure I can still remove the arms for painting and transport etc. but it look good and feels beefy.
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