Thursday, December 16, 2010

Advanced Technique-crushed armor

Someone on Warseer asked this question:
"I'm thinking of buying a reaver titan, I was wondering if anyone knew how to crush a rhino or something, I wanna make my reaver titan look like its crushing a tank under foot."

I though some of you loyal reads would find my reply interesting:
"If you are really set on doing this, I have an idea for you. I experimented with this several years ago to very interesting results. Get one of the paper templates for a rhino and a bunch of empty soda or beer cans. Cut the top and bottom of the cans off and then cut and flatten the sphere into sheets. Start making the basic rhino out of the metal and add some plastic details to finish the look. Then you can step on it, or hammer it, or do anything you want to give it that crushed look. I put the rhino I built between two bricks, which were not as tall as the rhino and put a board over the rhino and then stepped on it. The bricks kept me from over crushing and produced a very interesting crushed hull look. Also bullet holes were very easy to make in this, as I just pushed nails and pins through the sides. I don't have any photos to show as I gave it away many moons ago.

You can also use this technique to make smashed or popped armor plates on vehicles or titans."

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hobby Changes

Having been involved in the GW/40k hobby on and off for almost 20 years I find myself moving into a purge state again. I haven't played much and don't really enjoy it when I do. So if you see anything in the blog you would like for your own collection feel free to email me and make an offer. Furthermore, as an ork player I also have a ton of ork bits and infantry available should you be so inclined.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Orkfest VI come and gone

Unfortunately I was not able to attend. Makes me sad. Awesome pictures start at the bottom of page 6: Here

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Orkfest VI June 26, 2010

Awesome gathering of members in New Jersey. I recommend it to all for the sheer spectacle of all these massive and expertly painted ork armies. Many of the players have been playing orks in excess of 10 years and have really cool armies. Players are always welcome.

Rules and extras for the big stuff. I'll be reconfiguring my gargant to match these rules.

I plan to be there.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Doc --Not the mad one

I still need to add some ork parts to the bucket but he is currently my stand in Mad Doc Grotsnick until Marc finishes painting the main conversion.

Enjoy and as always, feel free to comment.




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Black Reach Nobs in Mega Armor





Ork with thunderhammer and waaagh shield.



Mega Armor from scratch based on a template found on the-waaagh made with scrap from the p-card junk bin. Unfinished but I was taking pictures so...


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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Black Reach Boss in Mega Armor

Since part of my army is Goff centric and since I've never liked the Gazz model, I decided to try something out. I had seen some other Black Reach nobs to mega armor conversions and thought I should give it a shot. I had seven of the new plastic boss figures and decided one would not be missed. Now he really can't be missed.

I started with removing his arms and repositioning his legs for a more dynamic pose. Thick plastic card, like 3mm, on the bottom of his feet to boost his height and then boxed in his upper body, leaving space to access the neck area for the head to attach. Then it was a matter of just running the shocks and pipes. I went a bit wild with the back banners. There is space to run some powercables and some mold lines that I'll get to before I paint but, all in all, something I'm really pleased with.

Please, as always, feel to comment





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