Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Bik Mek Stompnutz Deffskullz

Hi, I am Hypaspist, and welcome to my first post (oohh the excitement!)

Let me get right down to it.

As Mike has mentioned, a group of us are going along to SVA X in Reading at the end of April, and I have decided that it would be a great, nay fantastic idea to start a new army...

With just over a month to do it in...

Firstly the concept.

I like 'making', in fact, I like it so much that I have a tendency to have more stuff unpainted than painted at any one point in time, anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I suffer Heavily from SNMS (Shiny New Model Syndrome)

This is a terrible affliction that causes you to rush out and purchase things before you have finished the last project and as a result I have countless unpainted models including (but not limited to...) Dark Angels, Sisters of Battle, Inquisitors, and many more.

However, I digress!

The concept, yes.

AS I like building things, and I like my conversions and scratchbuilds, I decided that it would be rather good fun to follow the Deffskullz idea, after all, if it isn't bolted down, and it looks shiny enough, they will find it, pinch it, and improve it (?!)

I wanted to stray away from the traditional ideas, and go bith a Big Mek as my leader.
as There is *Nothing* that can convince me of any weapon more Orky than a Shokk Attack Gun this was also a stipulation, and thus after 3 evenings sat chopping up an Assault on Black Reach Warboss and some entirely random bits from my bitzbox, (including the insides of a looted Ethernet Cable)

Big Mek Stompnutz was Born!

So, I started off with a AoBR Warboss. I chopped off his Klaw arm at around the elbow, and re-attached this on the other side. I then proceeded to haphazardly slice some plastruct tubing in order to curl around his body, very much like the official GW model does.
Chopping up the innards of an Ethernet cable I then proceeded to (basically) stick them *everywhere* including his head.
After all a Proppa Klever Mek doesnt need Levers, 'e just finks where to shoot and it goes bang!

I tried also, to re-create the tri-spinny front of the Shokk Attack Gun with milliput (rolled into balls and smoothed with water, which I then drilled and pinned. glueing the pin into a section of plasticard tubing, which was then secured via some more plasticard, to a rough frame to get the effect you can see in the pictures. a bit fiddly, but I am very happy with it.

I then added a fuel tank, some levers, some plating, an the legs of a snotling being sucked up the tube to create the overall effect.

Thats enough for now, but next up the Big Mek has some big ideas!

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