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Will the fenders be mud guards or useful as running boards? If just fenders, you could have a short and angled one for the back, just to keep the kommander from getting sprayed with mud when doing circles (on an 'umie Regimental lawn?)

 

If running boards, they could wrap around the back and provide support to extend past the side wall. The yellow line the kind of length I was thinking, intersecting with a similarly wide horizontal plate at the back.

 

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I had imagined them as the former. I think now that it might be worth me finding a spare piece of plasticard and seeing if I can make the running board idea work.

I may have to break off the land raider power plant at the back, but the payoff could be worth it if it breaks up the "lump of balsa with wheels" look. Thanks!
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Derry, you are the man (ork).  I'm pretty chuffed with the way the running board fender idea is working out.  I still need to glue some rivets and what-not on, but here's how it's looking at this point. 

 

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Yes, you are correct to observe that I would have been much more intelligent if I'd done the rivetting before the base coat.

 

Also:

 

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Proppa Orky build - start simple then keep adding werky bits 'til it can do what it's supposed to :thumbs

 

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Luvvin the freehand Sunz glyph on the back, and what's the mesh off :biggrin



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Mud guard / running boards looking great. The grill is a great addition, making it into a continuous back section. Now you just need some mud flaps, something like paper printout glued to lead foil (from wine bottle). I grabbed the image below from here. I like the kill marks, maybe you could add kill shapes of various kills on the hull side. I like Gobsmasha builds and wish the range 24", S10 AP2 large blast for the smasha gun was still available.

 

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I'm pretty nonplussed about the mudguards.  I like the idea a lot more than the actual execution... partly because my running boards are not wide enough to permit the mudguards to actually be truly functional.  But what do you guys think?  If I keep them I was thinking I'd paint them white or off-white with a flame motif down the bottom, then hit them with 500 coats of Ogryn flesh, or whatever the hell we call brown wash these days.  First I need to decide whether I keep them though.

 

If I keep them, I might also make them a little more three-dimensional by cutting out some thin plasticard shapes and sticking over the top.  Nothing exciting, probably just a border or something.  But most truck mudflaps that I've seen usually have some kind of design built into the rubber.  They could also be distressed quite a lot more, which might improve them.  If they stay, I'll have a look at the trucks at work and see what sort of damage they usually take.  I can't say I've honestly paid too much attention to that up until now.

 

That runt is gonna have a hammer, BTW.

 

Badfang - I honestly have no idea what that mesh is from.  I found it in the living room.  The missus didn't know what it belonged to, so I assume my children have dismantled something in there while no one was looking.  Really glad the Sun glyph is working for you.  I wasn't sure if I was gonna get away with it tbh.  I'll play around with it and some more red paint later.  Kinda wish I'd outlined it in black, but going over it in black is a surefire way for me to cock it right up.


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If the flaps don't look right, feel free to pull them off. If you skip the mud flap idea and have them be fenders, you could angle them. Either way, this build is coming together.

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That was a decision I was rather hoping you guys might help me out with...
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If you're just after busying it up a bit then you could maybe put some step shaped fenders going up behind the front wheels up to the entry hatches :?



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The mudguards on the human truck are made of flexible plastic that I don't think orks would use. If it's not looking right to you, that's probably why. Rather, how about a flat heavy slab of metal attached to a hinge or dangling from chains? Like an old fashioned sign that's designed to swing in the wind. Only metal and orkish.



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Another option is to skip the mud flap idea and make the back piece angled to be more of a fender. You could also use fat staples up the front as a ladder to get up on the vehicle.



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I still like the mud flap idea because it is vaguely ridiculous. I mean, who worries about mud on a tank. But you could easily morph them into fenders. But the way I see to fix the mud flaps is to make them wide enough and have them suspended from chains or strip hangers connected to a thin bar at the top which is wide enough to cover the wheel. It will give them a more dangly mud flap look and make them look functional. Just my two bits.


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Yeah, these are the kind of thing you just gotta make it work. Stuff like that is what really separates kitbashes & scratch builds apart from out of the box stuff.

Heres sort of a visual of what Mad Grot might have in mind minus the chains

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And whether you paint it on or do some sort of glyph work, ya gotta add Yosemite Sam.

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Yeah, that's exactly it. Thanks for the visual, Z.


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Threw a bit of paint at these two. Early days yet but it's better than mournfang brown. Did a bit of freehand on the gauntlet that you can't see but that I'm pretty happy with.

Also this will be a squiggoth.

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so those wagons are made of balsa wood how is it to work with i was thinking of using balsa wood as the bace of my tank to make it stable is it easy to work with and get in large sizes?



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Building something like those Gobsmashas, incredibly easy, because it's a solid lump of wood - simply a matter of cutting it into shape.  Much easier than some builds I've attempted where I've had to build up a frame to build over.

 

You'll need to cover the balsa up with something of course, because no matter how many undercoats you give it you'll never obscure the grain.  I used cardboard, because I was following Hakbash's tutorial and that's what he used.  That worked really well coz both the balsa and the cardboard accept PVA glue really well.  If you do use cardboard, you'll need to seal it before painting with a water-PVA mix.

 

I got my balsa from Bunnings, a big hardware chain down here in Oz, and they have it in pretty decent sizes.  I don't think it'd be too hard to come by wherever you might be located.  Um, also.  I hope I don't come off sounding rude, but your posts are kinda hard to read without any punctuation.  :blush


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Sorry dewly noted. I'll try and use more punctuation I need to be told that some times thank you. I'll have to try and make a tank with balsa wood, and figure out the limitations.
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Always curious to see what folks do with triceratops-squiggoth conversions. It's always a bold undertaking. Aside from the obvious difficulty trying to obscure/change the neck frill, I find that most triceratops models have really dopey faces. Not exactly the fear-inspiring angry look for a squiggoth.


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I can by no means assure you that this one will not end up dopey, and in any case dopey can work for orks. My goal is to make it look like a squiggoth, not a dinosaur. Someone posted stone triceratops squiggoths a while back, and they looked good, they just didn't look like squiggoths. So this is my experiment to see if I can do better. As I see it, the wok thing will come down to rebuilding the eyes and jawline (steel gob).
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