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Da Squigwigz--Questions on Bits and using Quickshade

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#21
Boss Badgrub

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Apparently I have the newer kit. I will test fit the arms then glue them on after painting. Thanks, derry.


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There's two common schools of thought: build then paint or build and paint. The latter avoids struggling with hard to reach places and derry is da boss at dealing with masses of pieces. While the former declares that hard to reach places aren't worth struggling with because you can't see them anyway. I find myself in the build then paint camp most of the time. Especially boyz, where there's so many of them I can't be arsed to paint the bitz that no one sees. However "show" pieces get the build and paint treatment. Like my grot fighta-bomma where I detailed the cockpit and painted the pilot grot replete with flyer's scarf before gluing on the canopy (which obscures much of the lovingly applied detail).


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Orks -- comic relief in the grim darkness of the far future.

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So I think I'm definitely going to go with the Brownish paint scheme. Largely because it makes the Ork hair the focus, but also because it means I can make Da Squigwigz match these:

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Guys, I think I'm way more excited about having dice that match my Kill Team than I should be. Am I a weirdo?

 

Second, what about earbud foam covers for doing Ork Afros?

 

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I don't have any foam buds, but judging by the jelly buds and the 'ard case bud, I think they might be just too big. Maaaaybe just one boy out of the whole squad who just got carried away. If you're ordering off the Internet, you'd probably be best going for the greenstuff option. As it's essentially just a simple ball with a few small holes poked in it for texture, it seems as good an introduction to GS as anything else.

 

Related, I'm sure a simple flat Mohawk can be made by cutting the right shape out of a piece of cardboard. Maybe several of the same shape stuck together. Or a useless plastic card sent as spam. The bonus is that it'll act as a fine structural support if you ever want go back later with greenstuff.


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Yep, you're right. Those look way too big. I'll go the Greenstuff or Cottonball route, then. Since the fist motif is often prominent in Ork designs (Like in the boss poles pictured) I wonder if I can come up with something to play off of the Black Power style Afro pick on one of the boyz for a fun reference?

 

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Alright, friends. From here on out this is going to be my Work In Progress Blog for Da Squigwigz. I'll try to post images as I go along.

 

I've got two images at the moment. The first is a picture is a size comparison for Kromlech's running Orc torso since there was some question about that up thread:sbPigL8.jpg

 

From Left to Right: Ork Boy Torso and Legs on 25mm Base (GW Boyz Kit), Kromlech Running Orc Body on 25mm Base (Kromlech Conversion bit), Ork Kommando w/ Big Shoota on 25mm base (OOP GW Blister Kit)

 

The Second Image is a bigger version of the Kommando. That's my best attempt at giving him an Afro. I modeled it on the way Questlove often wears his hair. I'm hoping to figure out greenstuff so I can add a pick. We'll see how that goes. The hair actually came from "sculpting" some packing foam. It was puffy and I just added the part to it.

 

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I would cut the pick out of thin p-card. GS will likely give you too soft an edge as it relaxes a bit while curing (unless you work it right up til the end of its work time). So it's really better suited to organic and soft features like hair as opposed to hard features like gunz.

 

***EDIT*** just trying to save you some of the time and frustration that my early experiences with gs gave me.


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I appreciate the advice. I'd rather not bang my head against the wall trying to Greenstuff it if it's not going to work. I'll see if I can find some thin card and cut the shape with a hobby knife.

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Don't forget spraypaint will melt foam but otherwise that might actually work. It's a pretty good shape.



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Crap, that's glued on. Looks like I'll have to try and remove it before priming. Thanks for the heads up. If nothing else I hope you guys are getting a good laugh out of all my newbie mistakes. ;)

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You can always fully coat the hair in paint on primer first, or a layer of white glue, to protect the hair from melting.


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I don't have paint on primer, but I do have PVA glue. I will give it a try.
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