Monday, 27 January 2020

Pudding Wrestler's Perfidious Projects: The Stompa is COMPLETE!

It's been a very long time coming, but the stompa is finally complete! I started this bad boy at Easter last year, worked on it slowly until June due to a spectacularly nasty and long running cold, and then sort of stalled until a few weeks ago. And now it's done. I built the final twin-shoota pintle mount yesterday, finished it up today, added some final rivets around where it's installed at the lower jaw, tweaked a few more rivets here and there, and then installed pilots to the supa rokkits. And now the vast task of painting comes...

So now there are actually a whole NINE kit parts on the model - all but one being figures. But just look how happy the ork gunner here looks!

Here's the twin big shoota pintle installed, all the riveting done, and me thinking 'YAY! FINISHED!' until I noticed the pilots in the supa rokkits not being there yet...

I suspect the boy here may suffer from deafness due to having a Mega Gattler going off right over his head all the time...

Here's the right-side supa rokkit on it's launch rail.

And the left side rokkit - this was the first one I built. 

Here's the mighty Deff Kannon as it looks installed, with the new Supa Rokkit shoulder pad installed above it.

And now the Mega Choppa or whatever the damn thing's called. There were some parts hanging off the back designed to link to a hydraulic system to push the arm up and down, but they broke when I dropped it, and I liked it better without.

And finally, here are the supa rokkits with the pilots installed. The one closest to camera is a complete grot, trimmed down to fit. The other two have green stuff bodies.
Well, I guess I should probably start working on the paint now. Which could take another year.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Pudding Wrestler's Perfidious Projects: Back on the bench.

Guess who's back on the workbench? That's right, after a very long break, I'm working on the Stompa again. So far this has just meant working on the Deff Kannon (or mega kannon or whatever they call it these days...)
This is where it all started - the ammo cylinder. Originally, I was planning on a sort of revolver design, but I ran into some problems with making the cylinder properly (this is part of the reason the project stalled). I decided to simplify and go for a drum magazine instead which was much simpler. The end caps are MDF cut using a hole saw and drill, which have been plated with plasticard.

To get a rough idea of the gun's length I cut out the barrel and tested it - obviously there's more gun behind the cylinder.

The more gun behind the cylinder in question.

The gun as fitted to the shoulder. I was also having trouble with arm design until I realised the gun was too big to fit to an arm without clashing with the legs, so I just welded it right onto the shoulder. 
And here's the gun fully detailed with underslung skorcha - there's also a big shoota mounted to the top but it's not visible here. The gun is about the same size as the old Rhino kits, and gives the current Rhino a run for its money.
Well, there it is. The Stompa is now well on its way to completion. I'm working on the supa rokkits now, and then it's just a matter of a pintle mounted twin big shoota on the lower hook of the moon.
And paint. Oh so much paint.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Ishoo Wun-Sventeen: Gobbo Big Boss's Hall.

Well, that took longer than expected... there was a problem with getting photos off my phone and then I went to Brickvention.

Anyway, we're back with the second update of the day, this time showing the wonders of the Gobbo Big Boss's Hall. This was built in honour of The Gob Off - a Goblin V. Goblin Warhammer 8th ed narrative campaign involving The Hoodling and The Old Wolf. But mostly because I wanted to do some more of the polystyrene stone carving technique I've been developing for making REALLY tumble-down stone work buildings suitable for Goblins.
Here's Grot!

Well, there we go Hippo Fans! The finest in Squigmarite architecture!

Ishoo Wun-Sixteen: Ruined Concrete Walls.

Continuing the back to basics trend here at TFH, it's time to look at some simple ruined concrete walls. We've done these before - way back when I built the My First Underhive terrain set, but these are a little different. They came out of the same planning session with Pete as the rock spires from last ishoo and are intended to be scale-agnostic enough that we can use them in Gaslands and mighty ruins or in 28mm scale games as low ruins. And in an attempt to make them more durable than our polystyrene, foamcore, or cardboard walls, they're made from MDF.

And there you have it Hippo Fans! Hopefully, these walls will prove more resistant to the destructive forces of HGC club storage. And hopefully you'll be back for the nest ishoo (in about half an hours time since I already have that one completed and sort of forgot to post this one for a few days...)