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    Hey guys. I have a bunch of pictures in the stages of W.I.P. that I am about to present that will culminate in where I am at presently.

    To begin with, some of you may recognize this sketch:



    This is art by Mark Gibbons, a fellow who works for GW and does illustrations for their books. There\'s been a lot of rumors and whispers going around on Warseer that GW might actually make a small stompa gargant for release - so I decided I\'d beat them to it! The gargant is very much based in scale from that picture - I am working on this project by inflating that picture to 200% times it\'s original size and starting from there. My final product will be about 7-8 inches tall. If your monitor is calibrated correctly (running at it\'s native resolution) then this picture should be to scale:

    http://www.fusedcreations.com/adam/l...gantsketch.jpg

    Just linked for size, since it\'d probably break the forums.

    Anyway. Having set myself to this new task, I began by building the best defined part on the beast - an arm.





    With the arm done, I decided I\'d move to the feet next, as they were also well-defined. Due to the dificulty of making the curves portrayed in the picture, I came up with an interesting method of making them - I framed it out with plasticard, and used a modeling putty to create the smooth curves. Then, I created a rubber mold and poured myself a resin duplicate, saving myself a lot of time and energy!







    With that done I then proceeded to build upwards from those feet until I reached a point where the legs would no longer be visible inside the torso and underneath the skirting.






    The next step, since I wanted to start getting everything consolidated into one piece, was to build the \'hips\' and upwards into the torso.







    Then I attached the torso and began work on the engine. The arm is attachable through magnets at the moment, and the overall function of the engine should be fairly apparent - to power the legs and drive the shoulders. There are still some details I need to fill in here and there, though, like a huge exhaust. Anyway, the point of the chains on the wheels is to make the shoulder joint mobile - when the arm needs to be raised, the wheel on that side of the body gets cranked down and the chains torque the wheel that they are wrapped around at the top.











    I\'m almost done with the engine aside from some riveting - you can see where according to the dots. I also added a removable grot for the moment - he looks good, but not quite right. I need to work on it some more.

    I\'m trying to be faithful to the sketch while still incorporating some of my own ideas, such as the pulley wires that control the arm\'s operation and the way the engine is designed. I do think I\'ll signifigantly be redesigning the head, though, as I\'m not too fond of it.

    Some of you may be wondering what I am doing with the front of the torso.. Allow me to explain:



    I am sticking a crew of probably 3-4 grots in underneath the head as the main control center! They\'ll be working levers and wheels and such and controlling the gargant\'s motion and guns.

    The cylindrical nature of the torso will be remedied (or at least broken up a bit) fairly soon when I take very thick plasticard and smack it on the outside as armor plating, and the legs should be better concealed when I add the armored skirt.

    Lastly, I\'m also thinking I am going to light this model, as I tend to do with a lot of my other models. Two lit eyes and a lit cockpit sounds reasonably good for this project - I\'m just waiting to see where I\'m going to fit a 9v in. ;)

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    Man that is an awesome build. Where do you get all the bits of pipes and fans. Is this from salvage 40k minis. Great job cant wait to see the finished product.

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    Wow! How long has this project taken you so far?

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    O M G! That is huge! Looks really really great!

    Can\'t wait to see this finished let alone painted!

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    Originally posted by Ogrebane
    Man that is an awesome build. Where do you get all the bits of pipes and fans. Is this from salvage 40k minis. Great job cant wait to see the finished product.
    A majority of this thing is scratchbuilt, with the occasional part from lego acting as a hose or joint. Parts of the engine originated from an old Zoids model as well.

    Originally posted by AinuLainour
    Wow! How long has this project taken you so far?
    A week and change so far, though I imagine it\'ll probably be another two or so before I\'m finished modelling and move to painting it.

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    Wow!!!:o:o:o

    That is great!

    I love it how you\'ve stayed true to the original concept to really capture the orkyness of the Gargant.

    The concept is also very good (much better than the old epic gargants)

    Ziggi

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    One word:

    BWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    That\'s such a great idea, and a very good start. Can\'t wait to see more!

    Thumbs up, man.

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    Starting on the gun arm: The machine gun underneath the kannon will be protruding forward a bit farther than the edge of the barrel.. it will probably be belt-fed. The largr kannon is going to get a bit of boxing off towards the back end of it where the shells will be fed in.

    Not much work, though - I\'m waiting for the shells to dry so I can start figuring out how wide the ammo feed has to be (Forgot to find out before I set them in a mold so I could have plenty :P)




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    This is absolutely excellent work. Do you have any formal training in this kind of model making, or is it purely hobby stuff?

    The detail is fantastic, I\'m amazed how little time its taken you

    Bravo, thought about what you\'re going to paint it like?

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    My american gods:wow::wow::wow::wow:

    That\'s awesome!!!

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    Originally posted by KingM
    This is absolutely excellent work. Do you have any formal training in this kind of model making, or is it purely hobby stuff?

    The detail is fantastic, I\'m amazed how little time its taken you

    Bravo, thought about what you\'re going to paint it like?
    I don\'t even know if they have formal training for this sort of thing :P In any case, this is all hobby stuff - I actually don\'t have that much of an army. I\'ve been doing hobby-related and Warhammer stuff since February, and I probably don\'t even have enough points to play with yet since I get more engrossed in the hobby side than the tabletop game.

    I\'ve thought about how I\'m going to paint it, and I have the beginnings of it planned - prime black, spray the entire thing down with boltgun metal, then get vermin brown and water it down tremendously and hit the entire thing with an airbrush - I should end up with fairly rusted seams. By that time, I\'ll start adding in color. I think that\'ll work.

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    Wow! Amazing! I can\'t wait to see it finished.

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    I will echo what others have said :wow: Truly awesome!

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    I am Impressed! :o :wow:

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    WOW, absolutely Brilliant!!
    I can\'t wait to see the rest of the WIP & finished photos!

    I was wanting a reason to do another ork army and now I have it!!

    thank you!!
    thank you!!
    thank you!!
    thank you!!

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    Sweet holy hells! THIS IS AMAZING!

    Make sure you have my mailing address right when you\'re finished -- I don\'t want you shipping that thing to the wrong address ;)

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    I gotta tell you guys, I\'m not that happy with how this looks. I think I\'m going to scrap this one for now and reconsider the overall kannon design. I\'m not sure what it is that\'s bothering me in particular - working out the ammo feed at the moment is just annoying me, and attaching the machine gun below looks a little wrong. I\'m not sure what exactly it is that\'s bothering me about this the most, honestly.

    In any case, I cast a mold of the shells and they\'re setting up now. They\'re basic, but I think they\'ll look good when painted up with teeth and dags and such. I\'ll probably keep them and build a new kannon... or move on to a different part for the moment.

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