31 May 2011

This Weekend's Progress: Mekboy Junka is Complete

One part Deff Rolla, one part Shokk Attack Gun, one part looted Rhino... out comes the MekBoy Junka.

26 May 2011

Today's Updates: Seriously... hornets

So I pretty much can't prime on my porch... after ridding it of two different nests, 3 more new ones have shown up.

This is seriously frustrating.

Getting a crate of Raid on the way home tonight... it's times like this I wish I wasn't allergic.

25 May 2011

Today's Progress: The Soundtrack

As I tweak and add little things, I wanted to share what I've been listening to while I work...

Here's some albums you should be rocking...

23 May 2011

Weekend Progress: Junka and a Hornet's Nest

Here's the start up pics for the Mek Boy Junka:
From Mad Mek
From Mad Mek

Using a more rough shod approach here, using a bit of i-beam as the "turrent" for the shokk attack gun. Should be fun once I get the Deff Rolla in and even more so when I can finally paint.

I couldn't prime this weekend because it was a bit humid and more importantly, because of the TWO hornet's nests right above the table I normally use. I'm allergic, so needless to say, I didn't venture out there. MrsRabbit tells me the exterminators from the apartment complex came out and killed them all... and I'm so glad I didn't. Apparently, the 3 we saw were just the tip of the hornet ice berg.

Hopefully I can get back tp priming and paining tonight.

20 May 2011

RIP Macho Man

Rest well Randy, you were always my favorite when I was a kid.

19 May 2011

Today's Progress: Sorting the Bits

So after finishing the Battle Fortress, I've got bits strewn all over my office. My desk is barely visible under the debris and pots of paint are everywhere.

Now I'm going to start organizing the remaining bits to make the process of completing the army easier. I keep finding random sprues here and there and they pile up fast. I have a dresser in my office that has been empty, so I'm going to transfer everything into there. Thank goodness MrsRabbit is great with organization... we are going to separate everything by type and put it into different labeled drawers.

Tasks left for Narrative:

  • Paint Kill Krusha #1 - it's primed and needs the Mechrite Orange/Boltgun Metal/Devil Mud rust treatment and then the Enchanted Blue/Skull White/Blazing Orange detailing
  • Assemble and Paint Kill Krusha #2 - it is still in the bag... I had already started the Battle Fortress when the amazing customer service of Forge World delivered the "replacement" bits that were missing from the first box I got at Adepticon ... and by replacement bits I mean they sent me a whole second kit
  • Paint Battle Wagon #3 - I may as well, 2 is nice, but 3 is even better
  • Convert and Paint MekBoy Junka - One of the glorious joys from IA8, the MekBoy Junka is a converter's dream: basically... make any tank you want... For pure sillyness I'm going to do a turret mounted Shokk Attack Gun and a Deff Rolla, then fill it with Tank Bustas 
  • Paint Tank Bustas - if they are going to get fielded, they gotta be painted
  • Finish Painting Grots - going to use Grots for Objectives and they need the detail paints as they are all based up
  • Convert My Warboss - going for a mad pirate... still in the planning here
  • Paint my Gaz Gul Thraka - it's Armageddon... I need to at least have one ready in case I get him as a strategic asset or something
  • Paint as many boys as I can before July - Once all the vehicles are done, I need to get as many boys ready for whatever madness BigRed has planned
Lots to do, but I have 48 days and a plan.

18 May 2011

Today's Progress: Uhm...

No work done in the last few days... Mass Effect has cast a spell on me yet again.

That and the idea of making an Ork Bommer from scratch is so appealing it is worrying me...

12 May 2011

Today's Progress: It's ALIVE

It is done kids. In all it's Deff Skull Glory:
From Mad Mek

Please... share your thoughts...

11 May 2011

Today's Progress: Badab Black is Cheating

So I have the MKBF all based. It is Boltgun Metal under a full blow cheater layer of Badab Black.

Blue is coming... will post pictures of the full transformation once it is done.

Remaining tasks:
Support struts for the rocket mount
Paint Grots and Ork pilots
Re-Black the treads
Blue highlights on MKBF and Meka Dread
Finish putting together the Kill Krushas
Buy more Devlin Mud/Boltgun Metal
Paint as many Orks as I can before July...

10 May 2011

Today's Progress: Battle Wagons

Finished up the Battle Wagons last night:
From Mad Mek

And also got the Grot Bombs painted... I need to glue on and paint up their intrepid pilots:

From Mad Mek

And if it seems like I'm documenting the crap out of this process, that's totally true. I'm trying to make sure each day I have a record of what I'm doing. I want to be able to write up an article for BoLS or something at the end, and want to make sure each step is cataloged. That, and it is helping to keep me on track, even if the progress is slight each day, I'm getting something done.

09 May 2011

Today's Progress: 'Rollin

So now that the MKBF is done and primed, I'm in paint mode. I still have to finish the build on the two Kill Krusha tanks, but I'm working what is in front of me. I've got both Battle Wagons up past wash and I'm in the process of adding detail and blue/white spots. The Meka Dread is awaiting the same treatment.

Man, I'm going to need a lot of Enchanted Blue, Boltgun Metal, Devlin Mud and Badab Black...

07 May 2011

Today's Progress: The Battle Fortress

Ready for Paint:
From Mad Mek
From Mad Mek
From Mad Mek
From Mad Mek

Notes:
Added the Grots for fun, felt like they fit right there.
Will be adding support struts under the rocket mount.
The Grabbin Claw replaced the Reckin Ball because of how much more epic it looks.
The smoke stack is totally a result of Ms Rabbit's xmas gift... the Dremel Stylus.


I can't wait to see this painted and detailed out.

Today's Progress: Putting Things Together

As promised, pics of the Devlin Mud Layer...

From Mad Mek

And then... putting it together before I add the detail paint:

From Mad Mek
From Mad Mek

As BigRed said... very Mad Max. Can't wait to put the blue on.

Oh, and a preview of the Mega Battle Fortress:
From Mad Mek

05 May 2011

Today's Progress: Wash

I am a leaf on the wind...

Oh wait... wrong Wash.

I applied the Devlin Mud to the Meka Dread last night and it looks perfect. Next step will be to apply all the little details and random-ish blue patches.

No pictures today because I forgot to take them. Will have extra tomorrow.

04 May 2011

Today's Progress: Painting Rust

While I haven't had a chance to work further on the KBF, I have gotten some basic painting done on the Meka Dread:

From Mad Mek
From Mad Mek

Primed black, then a coat of orange, then a coat of Boltgun Metal. This is a trick I picked up from GentleBen to simulate rusty parts. The next step will be to do a wash of Devlin Mud. Once that is set in, on comes the detailing and blue highlights for all the Deff Skull goodness.

03 May 2011

The Mad Mek is back at work

With the Narrative at War Games Con approaching, the Mad Mek has gotten back to work:

From Mad Mek

Yes, it will have more and more Orky-ness added to it. But... the molestation of a once beautiful Imperial tank has begun...