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Big Mek GobSmasha
This is a (build only-TBC) big mek challenge between me (Big Mek Gobsmasha) and big mek tank krusha...
...some details have not been confirmed yet.

The subject of the challenge is: Any soopa-heavie

Deadline: TBC

I decided to do a soopa-junka where-as Tank Krusha is doing a looted monolith (Confirmed)

Without further ado...Piccies! (Tank Krusha-I worked on this alot since we agreed to the challenge-sorry for not getting earlier pics)
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Next up:
more welding and getting the pulsa to fit in properly!!

Let The Challenge Begin!
cheers
'smasha
Waaagh_Baron
can I get a 3/4 shot so I can see how the structure lays out?
big mek tank krusha
oh, i see what's going on here, givin' yerself a headstart eh winkingOrk.gif

well here's some pics of my looted 'lith in the state it was in when i got yer message:

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and here it is after a bit o' work:

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the 'lastic bands won't be staying on the boiler winkingOrk.gif

so basically i'm building a steam-driven-wierdboy-powered-looted-monolith-trakter. or a sdwplmt for short and easy pronounciation.

this beasty'll be getting a cow catcher, a giant aiming-device on top and some platforms with pintle-mounted bigshootas, as well as an orky face on the front o' the lith and possibly some kannons on the front - not set on them yet.

in case you hadn't guessed, the wierdboy'll be chained into the top of the lith, and i plan to have him pulling the two bent parts of the side... ...structure towery focusing gubbinz... ...yeah that'll do... ...inwards.

the wheels, you may have noticed, are a bit flat. to do this i cut a hole in the rim, squashed the tyre and filled it with a two-part quick setting plastic. i reakon hot glue would do the job just as well. i did it to try to get a feel of weightiness to the build, rather than have perfectly inflated monster-tyres. i overdid the squashing on one side (got bored and left a pile of shoes on it) so i'll be saying that it's a flat tyre, but the orks don't care, and neither does the engine.

if anyone's wondering how i did the boiler, it's a fairly simple idea i had - instead of cutting all the strips out then trying to align them all properly, i cut a rectangle of p-card that would cover the boiler, scored out, but didn't cut, all the 'planks', then wrapped it round the boiler with lots of glue and a fair few elastic bands. this gives yo a look of lots of hard work and fiddling, with only the bother of the elastic pinging everywhere to worry about!


so wha'd'y'all think so far?
b0und in3rtia
it's like the biggiest agro tractor gong Whaaaaaagh I am looking forward to seeing this battle unfold.
Big Mek GobSmasha
Zog me!

Dat's one cool trakta!!

I can see I have proppa competion!

By the way wots a 3/4 shot??

Cheers
'smasha
mo0g
QUOTE (Big Mek GobSmasha @ Jun 9 2011, 07:09 AM) *
Zog me!

Dat's one cool trakta!!

I can see I have proppa competion!

By the way wots a 3/4 shot??

Cheers
'smasha


I think he is referring to a shot taken at an angle that shows off the whole model. Slightly from above, and to the side a bit. At the moment we can only see the front and back height and width, so it would be nice to judge the model as a whole.

This thread should be worth watching thumbs.gif
Badfang Brassaxe
QUOTE (big mek tank krusha @ Jun 8 2011, 10:37 PM) *
this beasty'll be getting a cow catcher,

How about a burger joint on the back - might as well do summit wiv da cows you catch winkingOrk.gif

Sweet work on the tyres thumbs.gif
big mek tank krusha
i like that you lot like the traktor look!

but i was thinking, wouldn't it be nicer if the boiler was a bit... ...bigger.

3 bags of miracle-grow later:

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so i'm more inclined towards the longer look, with a grot coal-shovelling platform behind the boiler. the rear wheels will be getting new rims and the front ones'll be getting old skool traction-engine style plates where the tyres would be. i'm very tempted to make some chain-driven pulley-based steering mechanisms on the underside, with the entire axle rotating to steer, like on the old traction engines.

the other tempation is to instead have several beer taps coming out behind the boiler, and say it's actually a giant fermentation 'boiler' for fungus brew, and the expanding gasses power the pistons in the engine. it would help me to not have to put a big classic train-like exhaust on the top of the boiler.


more work commences later!
Big Mek GobSmasha
Roight!!

Here ya go:
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cheers
'smasha
Big Mek GobSmasha
Kan anybody point me to the rules for a soopa junka and the options?
I also want ideas on how I could make it so that my tank kan transport and then deploy an escort of 4 grot tanks!

Cheers
'smasha
Me not Weedy
QUOTE (Big Mek GobSmasha @ Jun 12 2011, 05:08 AM) *
Kan anybody point me to the rules for a soopa junka and the options?
I also want ideas on how I could make it so that my tank kan transport and then deploy an escort of 4 grot tanks!

Cheers
'smasha

They are in IA:8, Raid on Kastorel Novem.
big mek tank krusha
QUOTE (Me not Weedy @ Jun 13 2011, 02:38 PM) *
They are in IA:8, Raid on Kastorel Novem.


i could only see the roolz for a mekboy junka, not a soopa junka in there. i'm not sure if there are rules for it anywhere, really. i'm not fussed either way, i made up the roolz for mine laughingOrk.gif
Big Mek GobSmasha
QUOTE (big mek tank krusha @ Jun 13 2011, 06:51 PM) *
i'm not sure if there are rules for it anywhere, really. i'm not fussed either way, i made up the roolz for mine laughingOrk.gif

laughingOrk.gif biggrin2.gif pphhtork.gif !

I mean...
wot sort of stuff has the junka got (I don't have any IA and don't plan to own any in the near future!)
big mek tank krusha
well the junka's a small vehicle, not a supaheavy, so really it wouldn't transfer over (essentially it's a looted rhino with a deffrolla). i say just pile on the worky gubbinz and figure out what they do after (proppa mek-style winkingOrk.gif )

if i were to come up for roolz for yours, i'd pin it as having a pulsa-rokkit, KFF, a few pintle-mounted weapons. or perhaps make some sort of special roolz for the rokkit - hed an apoc. game where the enemies had to stop the nuke from launching - they didn't. essentially a belly-gun which removes everything in the radius, including supaheavies. i wouldn't reccomend that much overpoweredness personally, but perhaps make it in a true multitasking-ork fashion, having it provide a shield for the nearby orks, but then blow up on the flick of a switch on the junka. good for getting rid of other clans trying to steal yer kills.

could make it a serious anti-titan solid-shot rokkit - perhaps moving the titan back 3D6" away from the junka, and taking D3 s:D hits?
Big Mek GobSmasha
Ok,thanks! (i'll keep da rokkit as a pulsa)

so it shud deffo have a deffrolla? (or a counts-as deffrolla- ideaork.gif)

cheers
'smasha
big mek tank krusha
well, by the looks of it, it's supposed to sit at the back of the board and launch stuff into the game proper, but realistically orks aren't gunna let a technicality like thet stop them putting a big mass of whirry bitz on the front to clear the way there winkingOrk.gif
Da Boss
Nice designs! I like the smaller boiler idea better for the Traktor. The bigger one looks too long IMO, esp if you add a deffrolla or cow catcha at the start of the long traktor design. That being said, it is early days WIP!
big mek tank krusha
finally started working on this again - no pics yet as i only just strated, but it's starting to move again.

@da boss: well after originally planning for a trakter look, i've diverted to more of a locomotive style model - so it's gettin' longer!

once i've got the basic wheel layout in place i'll try to get some pics up for y'all!

any progress gobsmasha'?
Big Mek GobSmasha
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any progress gobsmasha'?


Nothing worth showing just yet eyerollork2.gif
big mek tank krusha
right then gobsmasha, here's the bit where you get to pull up a decent lead - the bit where i go to turkey for a well-deserved fortnight.

sadly i've packed all my camera stuff already, so there'll be no pics, but i've mocked up a cardboard cowcatcher to get the template for the plasticard one and fitted in a bit of worky gubbinz from an old, long-dead project. lets see if i can't find a picture or two somewhere...

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it's mounted between the monolith and the boiler, with the pipe going into the boiler. i'll be adding chains and other worky gubbinz to make it actually look like it's powering the wheels somehow. and it's painted up all rusty, no pics of that yet 'mafraid.

total length of this beasty is approximately 23", and personally i think it works pretty well.

i'll be making a big zzappy power-harnessing gun of doom which i'll mount above the engine gubbinz, behind the boiler. i'll be trying to make it look fairlyintegrated into the build of the vehicle rather than a turret the orks built seperately then hammered into place. sadly it does mean it wont be able to pivot 360 degrees, but hey, can't win 'em all. 'sides, after it blows up, the wierdboy can fire anywhere (as in, at the nearest enemy).

hope to see some progress when i get back winkingOrk.gif

cheers! cheers.gif
big mek tank krusha
right, best get some pics up of where it stands now - it was like this before the holiday, i haven't even touched it yet.

pics:

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the cow-catcher's a cardboard mock up to save me wasting precious plasticard.

so this is the basic layout of the build, i'll be bulking the whole lot up in time and loading on some guns (as if the wierdboys psychic shinanigans isn't potent enough).

the build weighs in at an impressive 22" long - definitely a superheavy laughingOrk.gif

next up will be making the cow catcher and mounting it on, then sticking all the bitz down & sorting out the front axle (hmm... probably best to do the axle first come to think of it, so the cow catcher sits right...) i'll be putting the fully inflated tyres on when i come to fit the cow catcher so that it emphasises the flat tyre look and hopefully the sheer weight of the beasty.

oh, and the front wheels will be old-skool plated-look.

c'mon gobsmasha! winkingOrk.gif
Big Mek GobSmasha
ROIGHT!

Progress in pictures:
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Progress in words:
I added the bastion main part, a counts-as deffrolla, a KFF, the beginnings of a shooting platform and other misc. things

Wots next:
The rest of the bastion!!

sorry about the angle of the tank in the picture its resting on some paint pots to support the sawblade! blushork2.gif

Cheers
'smasha
Big Mek GobSmasha
Small update,big thread bump!! biggrin2.gif

WERKEY BITZ:
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cheers
'smasha
Warboss Bonegnasha'
They are both lookin' great, it'll be nice to see how they pan out.
Big Mek GobSmasha
Hey nasha'

you might wanna have a read of DA BOSSES ROOLEZ!!

cheers
'smasha
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