I haven't really started on a good foot with my hobby projects this year. I should be painting and assembling a lot of CoC stuff, but I haven't. And it's all this guy's fault:
Yep, that's a Stompa. I bought it right after christmas and have been assembling and modifying it to my heart's desire. I decided to magnetize a lot of parts both to make it easier to store, but also to be able to paint the different parts separately. So I've been a bit busy lately.
The Stompa is a marvellous piece of kit. Right out of the box there are no equipment options, but when have that ever hindered a Big Mek? You do get a lot of spikes and extra armour plates and a big Ork faceplate to individualize your Stompa though. I'm saving most of them for converting an Imperial Bastion into an Ork fortress.
The building instructions are a little bit hazy but as it's an Ork vehicle anything goes, really. I had a hard time deciding what colour to paint it in, and in the end I went for yellow, since everyone knows Bad Moons are the richest orks (couse their teef grow faster) I reckoned they would be the ones affording a Stompa. As I have painted a couple of Nobs as Bad Moons they get to ride in it.
I sprayed the hull with Tamiya Dark Brown spray, and when thought it had dried enough I went over the Stompa with Army Painter Yellow spray at a 45 degrees angle to get som shadows. I took advantage of a temporary increase in temperature to work outside, but apparently Tamiya and Army Painter sprays behave differently in low temperature. The undercoat hadn't really dried in some places and when I oversprayed with yellow the brown ate through it in places. It looks kind of cool and I will use the brown spots to put some rust on it.
Next up would be putting the final details on the Stompa, but at this stage I decided to put a lot of lights in the Stompa. These I'm taking from a cheap LED Christmas ornament from IKEA. I haven't solved how I'm going to install the power switch or how to change the batteries yet, somehow I have to figure out a way to open the Stompa after painting it.
Unfortunately all the magnets is making the Stompa heavier and unbalances so I will have to base it. I feel this is a long term project really.
|When the going get's tough, the tough get stomped!|
|There are a lot of fun little details like this window with a learing grot pearing out.|
|This poor fellow is hanging from a hatch off one of the ammo drums. You could hang him anywhere of course.|
|The Mega-gatling. More bang for your teef.|
|The paint malfunction led to some cool effects.|
|All the magnetized stuff: head, krooz-missuls, close combat arm, gun arm, ammo box and engine stacks.|