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Scratch built mega armor

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drabber

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After looking through the codex I realized that I need atleast one more mega armored nob for a complete squad, and it'd be nice to have a few more.

So I broke apart one of mine, took a few measurments and came up with this...
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I'm doing this not to cut costs but really just to see if I could do it, and to have ones with much more posability than the stock models, with out having to cut the bulky metal bodies and rebuild sections...


I'd like to get this out of the way right out of the gate;

I'm making this set of templates for myself. I don't think this forum likes to be the center for distributing this sort of thing, so I put what I've done on BWC

I'd love if other people helped to refine the designs, and I'd love to see some other results/variations from them, but I'm not sure how the mods feel about doing that here, so I'm thinking they are best left somewhere else. Please don't just reply with "I can has template?" because I am not going to post them here unless a mod approves it first.

after gluing it all together with a bit of copper armature wire I had this...
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There was a bit of a size creep, I think because I didn't account for the thickness of the plasticard, so its a tad bigger than the origonal, but it'll be nice have a bit of variation in the mob.

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not too bad for a day's work, eh?

next step: arms

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Cool idea. I'm interested in seeing how it turns out.
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Wow, thats a great idea! I've always hated the prospect of buying meganobs that cost that much, so I'm happy to see it works. Have every intention of blatantly looting your idea, assuming you don' mind of course. :biggrin

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Really nice job, drabs (as always, man :thumbs ). Nightserpent did the same just a little while back... lessee, here it is! Although he didn't try to make a template for it. Cool stuff, with the template you should be able to get at least a little variation in poses.
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:thumbs Good job drabber! This has been the one tutorial thats missing from this site. I think I'll be adding making a few of these to next months threat.
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Mad Grot - Thank you! I hadn't seen those before, thats some really inspiring work...

Zagursnik, Got Bitz? - Please, loot away! I'd love to see how these look coming out of another mek's shop.

I finished the arms and put it all together.

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I think this is as far as I need to take the template build, from here on its just a matter of detailing and such.


Mekboy Wuzzat Shiny-fing, making adjustments to several suits of Mega Armor with his Attenshun Spanna...
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and a size comparison...

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I also traced the scanned parts in illustrator and turned them into some really nice templates, and put them on BWC.


I've gotten so many ideas while working on this, finishing my horrOrk MA mob, building a robotech cyclone style suit, starting a deffwing, etc...

now where to begin?

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Super Idee. Modell sieht wirklich toll aus!!!! Prima. Freue mich schon das Modell fertig zu sehen.

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looks realy good, are you going to make the weapons out of plasticard too?

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Looks good, are you going to sculpt the arms and legs or use standard boy plastics?

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Warface - Danke und lassen Sie mich den ersten sein, zum des Willkommens zum waaagh zu sagen. Traurig, wenn mein Deutsch schrecklich ist, benutze ich Babel Fische. Lord opium - not sure, this is about as far as I'd actually planned. I chopped the bits I'd need for the weapons and have them ready to go on, a shoota and a choppa but I'm torn. Part of me really wants to see just how far I can go making him out of plasticard, the other part is filled with ideas for doing more of them, and doing it quickly, so its telling me bitz all the way. The head might get a spot of conversion, but its going to come out of the spearhead box. Metaphorazine - also not sure. The torso would be a very tight fit, so it'd hardly be worth wasting it, its definitely going to be a sculpted, might do the arms as well. I was thinking about trying to assemble the armor around a boy. I also thought it might be cool to scale up the design and build it around a troll or ogre... I tried out the new designs and I'm almost done with a second one... -drabber

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NICE!!! I wanna see more, im gonna loot your idea!!! I mean if thats all good? Ive done up to the point you have got up to in this thread. Please keep going so I can follow your lead.
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wow thats really nice! :biggrin
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wow thats really nice! :biggrin
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figured out how I'm going to do this...


This one is going to be as scratch-built as possible, and will likely take me forever. with a head...

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This one I just want to make fast and cool, so not going to limit myself... I did his GS, which took awhile, and a ton of GS. I need more, I ran out, but the beginning mass is there.

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I am having trouble deciding which head to use. I want him to look a bit like Leatherface from Texas chainsaw Massacre, Any ideas?


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It needs a bit more armor for the streached face,( since the ork's head would be in the way)

This makes three horrorks in this MA squad. My plan is to eventually change the hockey masked one's arm to hold a machete, and build a lightning claw type powerklaw for the hatted one,

I've got 2 more in progress, but they need a seperate thread, I'll edit it in when I post it.

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Top notch jorb on da scratch Mega Armor :thumbs . I love da pose on the un aswell. Much better then the slowly walking towards you pose :biggrin .
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There Awsome but i think they need their iron gobs nicely posed as well um... i cant seem to find your templates on 'BWC' do i have to be a member of bwc to get them? maybe you could email them to me jul1278@gmail.com thanks.
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Yes you do need to join, and they have shed loads of other templates as well. I'm in the proccess of makeing my own MAN so I'll start posting pics soon
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I dont know about the chaos possesd armour bit, The other one would do if it diddt have the goggles & that bit in the back where it looks tied. I bet if you paint it flesh colored w/ redy pinkish sticthes itll come out better. I loke the horrorks theme. VEry KILLY. Are you going repaint the other 2? freddy's sweater & whatever it is jason wears, blus jeans & flannel?)
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You're gonna hate me for saying this, drabs, but his midsection needs to be shortened a tad. He's looking a bit gangly. And yes I realize he's going to bulk up as you finish the GS, it's just that he looks too tall for his maximum width.
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These are extremely impressive scratch builds man, they look just as good (if not better) than the original GW production. Kudos to you.