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Mega Armor Warboss an' uver stuff

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I am converting the AoBR Warboss into a Mega Armor boss. It's mostly finished.

 

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Size Comparison with pewter MANz

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I think it's basically finished but would appreciate any suggestions about what I ought to add. I think I need to add a couple rivets on the back and pop it on the base.


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looks great!  I'll probably do this with one of my AOBR warbosses I recently purchased!


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Thanks for looking and commenting.

 

I'd planned to make this guy for a long time - I had another model with the same equipment as the AOBR boss before the set was released - and held off to see what the new core rules and codex did to point costs and benefits. Honestly, it seems to me that Warbosses are better now and there's an even higher premium on protecting them to insure they can make use of their once-per-game ability.

 

I put a fair amount of time into this guy and I don't want to miss some detail that could easily be corrected at this stage.



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Update

 

(that only took a month...)

 

I noticed two rivets I needed to add after the last post, so with that done, I've started in on painting him:

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I started with the metal and skin areas and I'll work on the armor once that's done.

 

He's a Blood Axe, so he will be getting some camo, similar to my battlewagon

 

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and the helmet and iron gob will be similar to the red on my MANz:

 

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Comments and criticism appreciated - I am early enough in the process to fix things still!



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Update

 

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Comments and criticism appreciated - I am early enough in the process to fix things still!

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:biggrin Oops. Thanks for looking and pointing that out - it should be fixed now.



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No worries - armour's looking good, really liking the engine bits, about the only thing I could suggest to'improve' it would be to tie the left arm into the suit with a bit of bracing and a couple of hydraulic cylinders - but maybe that's just me  :biggrin



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Thanks for the compliment. The gears in the engine come from a small wind-up car along with a motor from the 2nd/3rd ed. warbike and a gas can from the warbuggy kit. Frankly, this is about the only use I've come up with for these kits and I've got several of them that I received as gifts but never built.

 

You're right, there's no brace or hydraulic on the left arm and it kind of bugs me too. I tried a couple things before priming it but the space is really limited and ultimately, I didn't think anything I was trying improved the model. I was/am too scared to cut the claw off because I like the original sculpt.

 

I am a little stumped on how to paint the claw. I am tempted to give it hazard strips, honestly.



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Update! 

 

I am making (slow) progress. The layering, washes and highlights are done, except for some mistakes I need to clean up on the lower jaw. Next will be camouflage, camo highlights, glyphs, weathering and the base. 

 

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Side view, since I haven't shown this angle yet

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Close up - I am really happy with the way the new GW paint range works. Having a consistent intermediate color (Warboss Green here) and highlight (Skarsnik Green) makes highlighting a lot less painful.

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And, because I am happy with it, detail of the engine and worky bitz

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C&C appreciated - thanks for looking


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Lovely model, very bulky as any proppa megaboss should be....but it sort of backfires because it makes the AoBR power klaw look weedy, and who would ever want a weedy power klaw?



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Thanks for the compliments about the conversion. I've been looking at this model a lot and a fresh perspective is appreciated. I had looked at the klaw before I primed it and decided it was stocky enough to go with the rest of the model. At this point, I think I will finish painting it and see how I feel about it then.



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Finished!

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Added highlights, glyphs and some damage

 

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Here he is on his battlewagon!

 

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And I started work on some tankbustas and a looted wagon/battle wagon

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Thanks for looking! Comments and crits appreciated


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Looks good. :thumbs The only thing I could suggest is to add some scratches and chipping around the edges of the armor. And possibly some dirt and grime in the recesses wouldn't hurt either. He looks a little too clean ATM.


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Long time, no update.

 

I've been trying to bring my army into 7th and adjusting to the new codex.

 

Over the past few weeks I've been trying to get things built to get them primed before it gets too cold for the winter, which is getting me started on a lot of projects but not too close to finishing them.

 

The biggest thing I've done is build and prime a Blitz Bomber:

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I magnetized the big bombz by putting rare earth magnets in the wings and small pieces of ferrous metal in the bombs - they come off easily enough if you want them to, but they hang in place until you do.

 

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I am also working on a unit of tankbustas. I've got one set of the unit GW sells and I'm trying to supplement it a size where it's useful on the table top. I am aiming for a mob of twelve, with no tankhammers. I've built a couple more and acquired a couple very old orks with rokkits to bulk out the unit.

 

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These models bring the count to 8, so I need to sort out 4 more. I am planning to try to re-use some of the old models I converted about 10 years ago:

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I'd like to think my painting has improved since I did these.

 

I am also finishing up my mega-nobz. I posted the two finished ones earlier, here are the two others I have to go with them.

 

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The torso/legs are done, the rest of the parts are about halfway there.

 

Hopefully the next update won't take me a month. Thanks for looking.



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Good stuff  :thumbs

I've wanted to do a unit of tankbustas but the box set is too small, and the rokkits for kitbashing are too damn hard to come by..  anyway, yers look good so far..

 

I guess you could pull the bombs off the Bomber and use it as a dakkajet if you wanted to.

 

Jobs a good 'un



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Happy holidays! More slow progress to report. I am trying to finish building the units I need to run a new list. I need to add a trukk, two Nobz with Big Choppas and shootas to lead a trukk boy units, 2 deffkoptas and finish up the tankbusta boyz I started last month.

 

Here's the trukk - minor kitbash done to the engine and crew compartment. I used parts from the Dakkajet here and I will use the 'spare' trukk parts on a looted wagon. I plan to arm this trukk (and my other two) with a rokkit launcha, which I haven't built yet - it would have been nice for them to include that in the kit when they made it an option in the codex...

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Here's the deffkoptas - heads were swapped with spares from Dakkajet kit.

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Here's the first nob - the body is from AoBR, with a head from the WFB warboss kit, an iron gob, a boss pole from the warbike kit and a shoota arm from the old pewter nobz box set.

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Here's the second nob - he's more WIP. Head from AoBR warboss;left arm from old pewter warboss, with attack squig removed, torso and boss pole from old pewter nobz set.

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His right arm holds a large two-handed choppa, made from two old pewter nobz choppas, brass rod, guitar string and plasticard.

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The finished model should look like this:

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Both nobz still need green stuff to close some gaps and add some small details, like grip on the big ax.

 

Comments and criticism welcome - everything is still work in progress at this point and can be changed!

 

Thanks for looking.



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Updates!

 

Slow progress continues!

 

Both nobs with 'uge choppas are built! Here's the one with the custom ax:

 

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I also finished the last two Meganobz:

 

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Full mob:

 

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Da boyz saw their first action of 2015, versus my skumgrod's beakies, in a desperate struggle on planet Plywood IVxVI

 

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The MANz fought well early before bad luck saw they fall to a half-strength tactical. Here they are taking care of one of the four(!) dreadnoughts my opponent fielded.

 

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Da ladz carried the day by quickly securing vital locations and massing to repel the inevitable counter attack.

 

C&C appreciated, thanks for looking.



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Scrolling through here I realised I forgot to comment on your Megaboss.  Which is funny, because I think he's about the best example of a Boss in Mega ARmour that I've ever seen.  A lot of people's builds end up looking like a Mega Dread with an ork head sticking out the front, but yours looks the right size to actually have a warboss inside of it, and it keeps the aesthetic of the Meganobz.  Awesome.


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Scrolling through here I realised I forgot to comment on your Megaboss.  Which is funny, because I think he's about the best example of a Boss in Mega ARmour that I've ever seen.  A lot of people's builds end up looking like a Mega Dread with an ork head sticking out the front, but yours looks the right size to actually have a warboss inside of it, and it keeps the aesthetic of the Meganobz.  Awesome.

 

Thanks for the comment! I did have scale somewhat in mind when I started the Warboss and I used the metal MANz as a guide for where the armor should go, especially on the arm and legs. Honestly though, all I did was slap a bunch of plasticard and bitz on to the AoBR warboss. I wasn't going to use him and it became clear that GW was not going to release a separate Mega-Armor warboss, so the AoBR boss provided a good starting point.

 

Started painting the tankbustas - here is the test model:

 

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Thanks for looking - C&C appreciated



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More progress on da Tankbustas:

 

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One more finished:

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Based on their performance the last couple games, I think they'll be a staple of my army going forward. Unfortunately, I will have to wait for spring to prime the last five of them.

 

Thanks for looking - C&C welcome 







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