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Made in de
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Every time I look at the pics and think, "wow, he's done with that part", you just go and add more cables and pipes
   
Made in nz
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 Viterbi wrote:
Every time I look at the pics and think, "wow, he's done with that part", you just go and add more cables and pipes

As someone here mentioned, Ork builds need layered details to convey the makeshift nature of the Meks!

Great progress point today... I have finished the Zappa!

After the test fit yesterday, I managed to fix and ‘detail’ all the tricky areas and delighted with the result!

With the Zappa finished I move onto the next exciting chapter: Reactor to Hull integration!

I started the skeleton of the hull as a test that will support at the base layer armour, which will in turn support the outer armour layer... it’s a bit tricky but a good method again from the famous English Ork builder: Ian ‘the waz’ Wyatt

It was very Kool to be working on the hull finally, and with very rapid progress!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
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Lots of progress in the last 2 days: started base armour layer on Zappa side of reactor/engine (with all the cables) added detail parts and started planning and completing some details on the reactor. But only 1 pic (with Zappa on):


Over the next 2 days I will work on the skeleton and base armour layer on the Rotary Cannon side of the reactor and add then finish detailing the engine/reactor... making great progress!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in au
Horrific Horror




Australia

Still loving this - an endless source of inspiration and I will never stop admiring your patience & attention to detail!

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





 tzurk wrote:
Still loving this - an endless source of inspiration and I will never stop admiring your patience & attention to detail!
Im humbled by your kind words, thank you very much.

More reactor detail today and outer vertical skeleton work completed:

The reactor hatch is a prominent part of the ‘fluffy’ writing piece on the first page and was a delight to complete, including the gantry.

For the next few days I’ll be working on the reactor and intergrating it into the hull better, now that the vertical skeleton is completed.


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Double content update day!

I just couldn’t help myself and built some more railings and added more detail to the base layer of the reactor.


Tomorrow I hope to detail the 4 chimneys properly and finish the base detail layer of the reactor!!

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The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






That’s some serious Orkificatation!

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Made in nz
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 gobert wrote:
That’s some serious Orkificatation!

It’s heaps of fun making such a big model out of scrap that the world threw away!

I worked solidly on the back of the head (man I love making Ork gantries) and the reactor today, and I’m calling it done (done enough):

Tomorrow I’ll work at integrating the Rotary Cannon side of the reactor into the hull and finishing the rear base layer of armour beneath the reactor.

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
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Another chapter completed, the reactor is now fully integrated into the hull with the base layer of armour:

With that completed I now get to work on the rotary cannon!! (Tomorrow)

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
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Another very exciting day!

I just ordered one of these from a friendly local tool and dye maker:

It should be here in 4ish weeks!


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Nothing says (Ork) firepower like a rotary cannon, in a rotary cannon that’s in a rotary cannon (grot on top for scale):

I just couldn’t help myself and forged ahead with the rotary cannon build/test fit!

I imagine the left arm will be quite bullet hungry!

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Made in nz
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More solid progress today, I fixed the rotary cannon together and started detailing it.

It’s a bit bulky and long but I’ll trim it back at the base and hide it on the cowling.

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in de
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Rotary cannon is looking good, it looks a little bit, as if it is awaiting nerf darts ammunition
   
Made in nz
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 Viterbi wrote:
Rotary cannon is looking good, it looks a little bit, as if it is awaiting nerf darts ammunition
Great minds... The rotor cannon has got a ‘dart’ mechanism in it which puts a huge amount of tension of the chassis of the gun/arm. I’m going to leave it not working atm and focus on getting Terror-Watt completed before going back and making it work.

More progress today, I fixed the multi-multi-multi barreled Rotary Kannon to the arm and detailed it a bit more!


Which means a pose check!

Man that looks sweet, I’m a proud Dad!

Tomorrow I’m looking forward to start work an the ammo boxes and ammo belt feeds from the hull to the Rotary Kannon!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in de
Guarding Guardian



BRD

Your gargant looks like it can really walk around and crush things! Great job!
   
Made in nz
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





OscarWao wrote:
Your gargant looks like it can really walk around and crush things! Great job!
Thanks, when the build was in concept I looked at fully automating it (walking and moving) but I wanted to focus on the modeling. I still hope Terror-Watt crushes my friends armies in our APOC game in about 10 weeks!

More progress today, I tried my hand at making ammo belts (3 times unsuccessfully) and settled for making ammo bins on the hull of the Gargant:

This is great fun with so much test fitting and re-modeling. I rehashed the whole thing twice (at the fatal expense of my kids play blocks) but I’m delighted with the final outcome!

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Made in nz
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More work today on the base structure of the Rotor Kannon:

This is time consuming stuff! Spacing all the belt feeds, making the housings at the right angles, fixing the ammo housings to the hull and the Rotor Kannon well and remaking anything that doesn’t fit well.

I also added some drum mags and ammo boxes to the outer face of the Rotor Kannon as most of the real estate on the inner face is taken up with ammo feeds. I have allowed for a few ammo casing ejection ports, but not enough to be realistic at all.

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






Albany, Australia

Time consuming, but I have every expectation it will be worth it.

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

That is going to be AMAZING.

Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
Made in nz
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Arakasi wrote:Time consuming, but I have every expectation it will be worth it.

Thanks, I love to job right the first time!
Fifty wrote:That is going to be AMAZING.

I sure hope so, I’m only going to do this once in my time of this beautiful rock!

Very exciting day, after 6 or so days of work... I FINALLY got to test fit all the belt ammo feeds from the hull ammo bins to the Rotor Kannon:

I completed a whole lot of work on the rotor Kannon as well, but it will be 2-3 more days before the rotor Kannon is completed and I can progress to the Gut Busta!

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Made in ca
Irked Necron Immortal






I love all the different sizes of ammo in the feeds! Absolutely hilarious.

   
Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

This thing is fantastic. Reminds me of the good ol'days on the Waaagh! forums, where building stompas, ruzzbots, armored krumpanies, gargants, and battlewagons from scratch were like rights of passage. You're an ork after my own, true heart, ThorNZ!

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I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
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Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:I love all the different sizes of ammo in the feeds! Absolutely hilarious.
its a Kool comical feature of the Orks and I love adding bespoke details like this, my favourite bit on the ammo feeds is that some of the shells are backwards!

Warboss_Waaazag wrote:This thing is fantastic. Reminds me of the good ol'days on the Waaagh! forums, where building stompas, ruzzbots, armored krumpanies, gargants, and battlewagons from scratch were like rights of passage. You're an ork after my own, true heart, ThorNZ!
Thanks for the kind words, it’s a pleasure to be measured against some of the Great work in the past.

More work today on the Rotor Kannon body:

This was a great step in integrating all the ammo feeds and exhaust ports with all ‘‘the bits between’! I covered most of the ugly screw heads that were nessary during the build. It all made me realise that I’m not quite as advanced in the rotor Kannon build as I wanted to be by this point, but I’m keeping my standards up, which I’m assured will pay off!!

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I just got a lot more bits! Including more rivits and thick palscard. I’m not going to take pictures of rivits, but the rotor cannon is coming along nicely!

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
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Solid Rotor Kannon progress today with more rotor Kannon chassis work completed and added ‘teed’ all around:

Tomorrow I’m riveting it all up before I add the final/top layer of pipes and cogs

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I just couldn’t help myself... the Rotor Kannon NEEDED a gantry!!

I’m calling the chassis of the Rotor Kannon done! Tomorrow I’ll detail up the barrel portion of it!

A major decision was made today, I’m going to have to fix the Rotor Kannon to the hull. There are soooo many ammo feeds and they will be a nightmare to magnetise! This will add a lot more rigidity to the Rotor Kannon (which is great for the longevity of the model) but makes it a right royal pain to transport and store.

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More solid Rotor Kannon barrel progress today:

Tomorrow I hope to FINISH the rotor Kannon and attach it and the ammo feeds to the hull!

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Today I finished the Rotor Kannon completely:

I’m delighted with the final details and I’m still sick of rivits!

I went to fix the Rotor Kannon arm to the hull, but realised that the fixed arm will make finishing the ammo bins and layering the armour very tricky, so I decided to finish the ammo bins first. This means I have to complete the ammo bins and the skeleton underlayer... and then the base layer of the armour, before I can move onto the Gutbuster!

2 steps forward, 1 step back! This is all work that I have to do, so I am making progress... just not quite to plan! I finished the work on the ammo bins on the hull with yet more armour plates, cogs and rivits:

This will mean that tomorrow I should finish the skeleton layer and start in the base layer armour around the bins.

The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in de
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That's a lot of rivets, I don't recommend painting them in another color later, if you want to keep your sanity And nice seeing this beast progressing all the time.
   
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 Viterbi wrote:
That's a lot of rivets, I don't recommend painting them in another color later, if you want to keep your sanity And nice seeing this beast progressing all the time.
Sanity is highly overrated, but that is good advice! It’s great working on it daily, helps with the momentum...

More work today, I finished the ammo boxes for the Rotor Kannon with some carving (using a V tool) and more rivits!

I hope to use this technique on the larger plasticard Outer armour panels. I completed the skeleton around the ammo boxes, which means tomorrow I put a base layer of armour around them!

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The beat equipment for Goblins, is more Goblins! 
   
Made in nz
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I finally finished the base layer of hull armour around the ammo boxes/feeds for the Rotor Kannon:

Which meant I could finally attach the Rotor Kannon arm and all the ammo belts:

This was a very tricky process and took ages! I bent and had to remake 2 ammo belts and had to finish off all the ‘bullets’, my favourite but was making the inertia fuses for the ‘big’ bullets.

I then had to do a pose check:

I’m not sure of the balance between the right and left arms... the Rotor Kannon arm looks significantly more bulky than the Zappa arm, and I don’t know how to fix it?!

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Albany, Australia

Some additional large armour plates to bulk it out / protect it? Or perhaps a side or shoulder mounted large rokkit array?

   
 
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