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So there I was choking down a coffin nail rummaging through my bits box when boom! :choppa like the hand for Mork upside my head inspiration hits. My eyes jump back and forth between a Blackreach Bob and a pile of shootas. We all know how much I like flashgitz :dakka :dakka :dakka (cue links to several build threads) 

So out comes the trusty blade, a few twists and turns of the pin vice, couple drops of cyanoacrylate & of course kneadatite (always need lots of that. :yes)

And whammmo

Beakie dread leg, leg extension on the other side.

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Beakie dread arm w/ a Kromlech klawIMG_5075_zpsm6knhoqi.jpg

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Now you might ask yourself, Who needs that much dakka :? pftt. Who doesn't :!

 

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Plans are to flesh out the arm, probably box in the hand and worky bitz & hydraulics.

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The head doesn't look so tiny in real life. my the camera phone kept wanting to focus on the klaw.

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I also plan on adding straps/chains from his shoulder to the snazzgun maybe even a tracked some sorta something or other.

:cheers


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"I guess...Grot...you just gotta hold that ol' snazzgun in your hand and it all comes clear to you like it was for me that first time. That's when I knew my one true calling in life.

"And wut's dat Boss?"

"I'm a natural born flashgit kill-joy"

"Ask yourself, this is the age before mechanical weapons. How long does it take to kill 70,000 human beings with swords and spears one at a time? The answer seems to be about 6 hours." Richard Gabriel

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You can never have enough dakka. :soap  :dakka  :nono  :cheers

 

I know you are still W.I.P., but any thoughts on his back? I can almost see an ammo-belt leading back to a hopper. Cabling might be interesting too.

 

Thanks for sharing.  :yes


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:lol can ya get any more barrels on that thing!?! Awesome. And I never woulda thought a beakie dread leg would be small enough to do for a boss' leg, but there ya have it. Proppa :thumbs


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I dunno...I think it's a little light in gunz... ;)

This looks fantastic so far.  I especially enjoy the pose, which I think ties it all together fairly nicely.



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@Sproston - Yeah I've been pondering some kind of belt feed. I like the hopper idea too. Will also need room for some power source too. I do have in mind though that he's just gunna be a walking mountain.

 

@ Mad Grot - it looked a bit wonky at first, then I lengthened the other leg & it fit better.

 

@Snarknit- Don't say that, I'm liable to add more just to see if I can.


"I guess...Grot...you just gotta hold that ol' snazzgun in your hand and it all comes clear to you like it was for me that first time. That's when I knew my one true calling in life.

"And wut's dat Boss?"

"I'm a natural born flashgit kill-joy"

"Ask yourself, this is the age before mechanical weapons. How long does it take to kill 70,000 human beings with swords and spears one at a time? The answer seems to be about 6 hours." Richard Gabriel

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Now dat's a Kombishoota  :thumbs Don't know if you'd think it worth metalling up his wristband and inserting a couple of insulated copper wire hydraulic cylinders between the wristband and the backs of the dakka to help his wrist out a bit :?



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Got some more cobbling done. Built up the ammo feed.

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And started laying out the arm. @ Badfang, some of the bitz I added to the snazzgun have obscured the hand which is good, but I also plan on making it a bit of a box like glove such as are on the MANz

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That hydraulic boy will sit flat against the triceps/elbow area. I'll also see about cabling & hydraulics on the front of the arm, maybe directly into the stock of the snazzgun. depends on the room.

Heres how it will look.

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Gasp:! Whats that :?A tank track boot :eek 

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:yes, Yes it is


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"I guess...Grot...you just gotta hold that ol' snazzgun in your hand and it all comes clear to you like it was for me that first time. That's when I knew my one true calling in life.

"And wut's dat Boss?"

"I'm a natural born flashgit kill-joy"

"Ask yourself, this is the age before mechanical weapons. How long does it take to kill 70,000 human beings with swords and spears one at a time? The answer seems to be about 6 hours." Richard Gabriel

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Love the tank track boot and I am looting that sooooo thoroughly.

 

The belt feed is good, but it seems to me that it would be better originating at his lower back. I.e. twist the box bit almost 90 degrees and drop it down to the small of his back. The arc of the feed would be more natural and the hopper box could sit on top of it to the left of the half-loop cable thingy on the box bit. Just a thought.

 

Good stuff. Carry on.


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Is there a cure for tread foot? Perhaps an ointment? Still pretty neat.  :thumbs

 

Where did you get the belt from?  :?


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@ Sproston- sadly for the life of a grot I can't seem to find it. One of the gitz on this forum made & sold them though. Well worth whatever it was he charged. The material is almost rubbery so this is quite a lot you can do as far as movement & manipulation of them. Very bummed I can't give the lad a shout out though, these have been one of the coolest things someone on here has made.

 

@ Mad Grot- You were right. Thanks for that. It did work better flipped over like that and also gives me more room for some of the other things I want to do on his back. I also cut that piece up though & re-oriented it so that those hose go down now rather than up.


"I guess...Grot...you just gotta hold that ol' snazzgun in your hand and it all comes clear to you like it was for me that first time. That's when I knew my one true calling in life.

"And wut's dat Boss?"

"I'm a natural born flashgit kill-joy"

"Ask yourself, this is the age before mechanical weapons. How long does it take to kill 70,000 human beings with swords and spears one at a time? The answer seems to be about 6 hours." Richard Gabriel

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Ahh, too bad. :(

 

I thought maybe they were from Zinge Industries. (armored walker referenced them in his "Punks not dead" thread.) They do some neat stuff including ammo belts. :yes


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Just when you thought it was safe to poke your head from behind cover MORE DAKKKA :dakka :dakka :dakka Ok not really but did dress a couple of the barrels and added a neat little flashing thingy

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A  big influence for this are the old metal Deff Skulls, with the giant shoulder mounted multibarrel shootaz. thy had all kinds of ammo drums and hand cranks> just really nice details they gave them a lot of character.

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Added plating to the klaw arm. That spiked bit doesn't really still out, there is a gap but the whole thing is tilted so its at a slant to the shoulder and sits sorta sideways.


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"I'm a natural born flashgit kill-joy"

"Ask yourself, this is the age before mechanical weapons. How long does it take to kill 70,000 human beings with swords and spears one at a time? The answer seems to be about 6 hours." Richard Gabriel

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And now I'd be looking at putting a crane on his back to 'help' support the weight :lol Looks more proppa every time you post a new update :thumbs


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Yeah, I'm going to make a flakka-dakka gun for the trukk I'm assembling and I'm using this as inspiration. :lol


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Little bitz coming along here and there. The

back assembly

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Work on the gun arm. I'm waiting on a shipment of that danky green so I can fill in the gaps, but the goal will be to keep as much flesh showing as I can and add some in spots.

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You'll notice I shaved that thumb off. I've always planned on encasing that all in, but I had managed to cut a beakie flamer in half length wise and got this nice little bit out of it but I'll mount there and wanted things to still be a bit flush.

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Added a bit of sprocket as a gap filler

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The boss pole (s)

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No thats not another gun barrel. It's the gitfinda you gits :lol

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The fuel tank from that flamer made a good addition to the power plant. The other half of that gauge bit is on there too.

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Now get back work :whip


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"I guess...Grot...you just gotta hold that ol' snazzgun in your hand and it all comes clear to you like it was for me that first time. That's when I knew my one true calling in life.

"And wut's dat Boss?"

"I'm a natural born flashgit kill-joy"

"Ask yourself, this is the age before mechanical weapons. How long does it take to kill 70,000 human beings with swords and spears one at a time? The answer seems to be about 6 hours." Richard Gabriel

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Added an integrated gitfinda  into the head.

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And started working on a base and how that will play itself out. My plan for the arm was to make it mechanical looking enough to seem that it might actually be strong enough to hold the snazzgun so rather than having to put out some sort of tripod, which aside from the aesthetics would actually help the model stand up right, I'm thinking I can add some washers under the base to counter balance the extra weight.

 

With the discrepancies in leg lengths it does kind of give him a gangster lean as if the recoil is knocking him back, even raising his foot off the ground some.

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Note the added shoulder plates, mail skirt & jolly ork belly plate.

FREEBOOTERS FOR LIFE:! :dakka :dakka :dakka


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"I guess...Grot...you just gotta hold that ol' snazzgun in your hand and it all comes clear to you like it was for me that first time. That's when I knew my one true calling in life.

"And wut's dat Boss?"

"I'm a natural born flashgit kill-joy"

"Ask yourself, this is the age before mechanical weapons. How long does it take to kill 70,000 human beings with swords and spears one at a time? The answer seems to be about 6 hours." Richard Gabriel

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So I slapped on all the green stuff I could onto the warboss and while it was drying I got to thinking. A snazzgun that big, no :nono way 3 ammo runts could keep it fed. That many barrels, always in the thick of the fight :dakka you'd need full boyz and a nob. At the least.

The nob

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radio operator, ya know to call for more ammo

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Couple of tank bustaz, cuz ya know...tanks. Just added a pack & and ammo belt. nothing major.

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Now for the load bearers.

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Managed to cram an ammo box under his arm. Its the one being dragged by a grot that comes with the flashgitz box set I think.

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With a little cut & paste I managed to get a FW ammo box under this ladz arm w/ Kromlech running legs & armored torso.

 

And who can't use another heavy machine gun :?

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A grot did manage to sneak his way into the group but I was at my picture limit for 1 post to he got the chop :choppa

He's one of the old old plastic ones w/ the autogun. w/ just a umie backpack added to him.


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"I guess...Grot...you just gotta hold that ol' snazzgun in your hand and it all comes clear to you like it was for me that first time. That's when I knew my one true calling in life.

"And wut's dat Boss?"

"I'm a natural born flashgit kill-joy"

"Ask yourself, this is the age before mechanical weapons. How long does it take to kill 70,000 human beings with swords and spears one at a time? The answer seems to be about 6 hours." Richard Gabriel

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These are really quite amusing when you put them in context. I especially like the one who's running (as if to catch up before one of the boss' hammers starts clicking on empty chambers). The trailing tin cup and bouncing backpack adds to the sense of motion.


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This is going to be a fun model to play with, and show off at games!  I love the creativity. The ammo pack on his shoulders is a nice touch



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This is going to be a fun model to play with, and show off at games! 

Sadly if this ever sees a gaming table it'll be because my wife has left me (probably too many models :eek) and I had to sell it to make ends meet. I've never really played the game just enjoy building things. I daughters are pretty amazed by it though so that goes a long way. :thumbs

 

Trying to get some decent pics of the finally assembly. And I was still finding bitz to add even then. :lol


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"I guess...Grot...you just gotta hold that ol' snazzgun in your hand and it all comes clear to you like it was for me that first time. That's when I knew my one true calling in life.

"And wut's dat Boss?"

"I'm a natural born flashgit kill-joy"

"Ask yourself, this is the age before mechanical weapons. How long does it take to kill 70,000 human beings with swords and spears one at a time? The answer seems to be about 6 hours." Richard Gabriel