Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Gargantuan Squiggoth for Apocalypse!

Here's my latest project: a gargantuan squiggoth for orks in 40K. I want to share with everyone the way that I built it, so other people might be inspired to do scratchbuilding an conversions as well. See pictures

1. the model is a Revell Dinosaur, a triceratops like creature that I bought at Capitola Hobbies for 14.95. I removed his 'crown' (used the spikes as tusks).

2. the howdah is made of plasticard and fits nicely on the back of the animal.

3. one of the big lobbas is actually a long bomb that I turned around and stuck into an old cannon bit. The more pieces you can find that make it look semi reasonable, the better

4. the big one: resculpting the head, body and tail with DAS clay. It worked like a dream. It sticks to the plastic and you can paint it. THe holes in the skin were made with a ball point pen. I heated the plastic tusks to bend them a little.

5. More Howdah work: started adding bolts (made with a holepucher 1/8 diameter (Palace Arts)) and more metal siding, using cardboard

6. Painted the howdah and added cardboard emblems

7. Painted the squiggoth, dark angels green over black undercoat, camo green drybrush, bleached bone dry brush.

Enjoy the result!










12 comments:

  1. Mike its totally Awesome , the best work I have seen you do yet. I now want to build something BIG.

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  2. Jobz a' Goodin on that Squigoth.

    I need to see that Squigoth some time since I'm local.

    Scott

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  3. Mike - this Squigoth is filled with win - absolutely fantastic work, brother.

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  4. Fucking marvelous.

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  5. i'm in the process of building this at the moment- a great idea with the revell kit by the way...

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  6. wow thats total awsome, and massive

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  8. Absolutely outstanding ! Would you mind if I added some of these pics to my Warhammer Gallery blog ? My gallery blog basically covers anything inspiring and gaming related that I stumble across - mainly Warhammer Fantasy related.

    You're running a superb blog, thanks for sharing,

    Sigmar
    my Gallery
    my Battle Reports
    my WFB blog

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  9. SIGMAR: go for it! Thanks for the kind words
    Mike
    SCWH

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  10. Thanks very much Mike. I'll let you know when I've posted it so you can take a look.

    All the best,
    Sigmar

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  11. Thanks Capitola Family,

    I thought my readers would be interested and I posted 3 of your pics in my gallery. Just though I'd let you know, as promised.

    If you're interested:-
    http://whfm.blogspot.com/2010/11/monstrous-mounts-and-then-some.html

    All the best,
    Sigmar

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