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PostSubject: Ork Stompa   Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:36 pm

Alright. So here I am after returning from a wedding and I find myself with nothing (but plenty) to do. I decide to work on my Ork Stompa. I downloaded WinAmp and decided to listen to some music while doing so. The album that I chose was 'Angel of Retribution' by Judas Priest. Never heard it all the way through, so I figured, 'Why not?' bounce

I began the model with step 1 which happens to be the main body portion of the model....

Front:
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Back:
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Next step caused me to work on the "stepping foot" in mid-stride....
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And now on to the big toothy head. Ork items are fun to make. Most of the time they are fully customizable and if you ever make a mistake while trimming a piece from a sprue, no one should notice. Ork things are pieced together from scraps and salvaged parts from enemies destroyed. But on to the 'ead!
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From the head, I went to the smoke stack portion of the Stompa.
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All in all, things are going pretty well with this model. Unlike other models however, the Ork Stompa booklet has no sprue numbers for the numerous tiny pieces, although the sprues themselves have numbers.... There's quite a bit of dry fitting for those 'just in case' times where you might get a hose or plate mixed up..

Now to re-touch on the Judas Priest CD. The song 'Lochness' is downright awesome. I know that I have heard it before, but while putting some hoses on the stacks of the Stompa that song came on. Now there's a good song for gluing plastic pieces together with!

Last bit of info before I leave for a bit... I will no longer be using 'tube cement' for making models. EVER AGAIN! I now use Liquid Cement for plastic models. Why? Better control, it's not so messy and a little bit goes further than the tube stuff ever could! I recommend it! cheers

So until next time :face:
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PostSubject: Re: Ork Stompa   Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:07 pm

Very impressive piece of plastic! Question on the 40k models, which I know I could look up myself, but I'm sure you have better sources than I do...I was recently reading some digital 40k comics, and I was introduced to the Ork "Gargan" (Pretty sure that's what it was called). It's like the Ork equivalent to the marine's Titan. Does anybody make a model of one of those? I'm not big enough into 40k or the Orks to put one together, I would just be damn interested to see some Golden Demon attempts with one, or really anybody's work on one...

And since you brought up glue...I recently found some nice structures models in the world of papercraft, and MAYBE figured out a working theory for my printer. I know you've done some minor papercraft work (at least I think you've only done minor stuff so far)...question there is what type of glue do you recommend there? I've read glue sticks, I've read rubber cement, I've read elmer's CRAFT glue, I've read some kind of polymer plastic liquid adhesive stuff (forgot the exact name), and someone even said use that mucilage (??? stuff in the brown bottle with the red rubber tip that you slide on the paper???)... in your opinion what would be the best sticky to stick paper quickly without wrinkling the paper too much?

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PostSubject: Re: Ork Stompa   Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:22 am

The Ork Gargant, Great Gargant and the Feral Ork Stream Gargant models are available through Games Workshop with price listings of $35.00, $49.50 and $47.50 respectively. The Stompa was $100.00.. Now in regards to size, the minis are just that. They are for the 'Epic' line of minis where the Space Marines and considerably smaller that the 'normal' ones. In other words, the Gargant minis are the same size of a normal Space Marine. They are unavailable for the regular WH40k games. There are also nothing available for the Forge World line.... Sad

Quoted from the Warhammer 40K Wiki: 'The Ork Stompa is an equivalent of an Imperial Battle Titan of the Warhound or Reaver-class (generally, anything bigger is classed as a Gargant or Great Gargant).'

So that tells me that there IS something larger than the Stompa, but in form of an Ork model, nothing other than MAYBE something in the Forge World line... (The Stompa is going to be nearly 12" tall if not taller pending on the positioning of the arm shootas...) Smile


Most of the sites that I have visited over many years which include CubeeCraft and BoxPunx now have glue-less templates. The thinner the paper, the harder it is. Quote from CubeeCraft FAQ: 'Standard printer paper should be fine – however I usually build mine on a 110 lb. card stock which is sturdier and inexpensive (less then $10 for 250 sheets). If you go the cardstock route be sure to score your folds before you fold them, this will make for cleaner folds.'

It's mainly tab and slot joining. However, if I had to answer your question with a glue answer, I would say that the thickest type glue would cause less 'curling/rippling'..
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PostSubject: Stompa left arm   Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:36 am

So another night has passed and I have worked some more on the mighty Ork Stompa. Tonights task was to work on the left arm's armament. I will eliminate the spoiler type posting tonight since I am really tired and I know that I will screw something up.... So here's the Stompa's left arm so far!!!!



In the last picture, you can see an Ork mini for comparison.... Gonna be huge with lotsa teef!!!!!

WAAAGH!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ork Stompa   Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:46 pm

The pictures that you were being posting reminds me of mine old country. The factories. The edukation camps.

I go now and cry a tear of rememberance.
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PostSubject: Re: Ork Stompa   Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:21 am

Comment about 40K models / sprues... none of them have any type of labeling, which rather sucks. All they (Games Workshop) do is provide an illustration of the model, with little dotted lines to show you where the parts go.

Most of the time, this is acceptable, since their kits don't contain large amounts of pieces, but with the amount of money they make off of their kits, you think they could splurge and provide better instructions!

When I assembled my first Tau Piranha I had to take it apart because the instructions didn't go in sequence of assembly. I suppose I should have done some dry fitting first, but still... I'm 39, and I didn't do a common sense thing. They think a 12 year old is going to?

Anywho, since this is about your Stompa... lucky bastich. I'm still waiting for a Tau equivalent, but so far nothing. At least i got my rail cannon.

And as long as we're discussing the Stompa, ever consider doing this (heck, even remember this?) http://www.irondogstudios.com/images/tater/mek_tater.html
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PostSubject: Re: Ork Stompa   Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:16 pm

After re-reading this, I noticed the bit about glue.

1. First off, don't knock the tube stuff... it does have its uses, like when yuo dry fit stuff and notice a gap. The tube glue makes a good filler (as long as you're handy with files or sandpaper).

For gluing paper, I'd just stick with white Elmer glue. After getting some on the paper, spread it thinner with your fingertip to leave just enough on. As long as you weigh it down with something, the paper should retain its shape.

If what you are gluing isn't flat, but rather cornered... take two flat plastic sticks, onr for each side of the glued surface, and then use those metal clamp thingies used for clasping paper packets together to clamp the plast stick together (one on top, one on bottom). Those metal clamps hold enough tension to keep the sticks tight against each other, while the plastic won't get stuck to the paper glue.

But I'm also guessing here. This sounds like it'd work, though.
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