Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Dread Progress

OK, so some more progress on the Dread Mob occurred last night as I managed to get a very brief step-by-step on Stage 1 of how I made the first Stompa-Kan, and then batch processed another 8 to that stage!

So. to begin with you

1) Take a cut piece of blue foam, my pieces are all (very) roughly 4.5mm x 3mm x 5.5mm (WidthxDepthxHeight)

2) Then, using a wide craft knife slant the sides of your box from top to bottom. For the top I use a 2mm x 2mm square in the middle and take this out pretty much to the width of the base, so that you end up with something along the lines of

obviously, the height stays at 5.5mm

3) Once this is done, you are ready to begin!
(in this example below, I am making the Stompa-Kan with a Grotzooka, represented by a Belly Gun, hence the pipe, this is clearly optional, but just push in the pipe, make a space, and cut away some of the internal foam, and glue it in with some PVA)

4) Cut yourself two pieces of plasticard, one each for top and bottom, the purpose of which, is to give you something to put head and feet on, the rest will come together on it's own.

5) Prepare yourself a random assortment of Plasticard peices, or, if you are like me, and have an offcuts box, raid it mercilessly!

6) next, slather the foam sides (not top or bottom yet) in PVA and stick random assorted bits to the body to create the bottom skirt layer.
once these are positioned, then cover top and bottom in PVA and attach your pieces.

And then below is the progress I made last night, that totals 9 Stompa-Kan frames to work with, next begins the joyous labour of creating the arms and weapons for these bad boys!

Hopefully I will get the chance to do a bit more on these before Christmas day.. but it might be tight, so maybe in that comfortable lull between christmas and New Year :)


  1. COOL, cool, cool looking good i want to face them first deal? DOC

  2. well that may very well depend on the time they are ready for...!!

    it may be if you want to hold me to that deal you might have to face them off at Reading!

    (but I'm going to do my *very* best to get them ready before then ;) so yes, provisionally!

    Your Nemesis!

  3. They are looking very very good, from what you have built them from I am amazed at how pro they look. Orks are great for this & u my friend are an exceptional Mek!
    I only just managed to look at the IA8 dread lists in detail & they are brilliant!