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Kustom Boosta Blasta (Warhammer 40k)


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Some time ago I built another model from this range the "Boomdakka Scrapjet"

 

One I made earlier

 

So I have started another...

 

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This is the "Kustom Boosta Blasta", as you can perhaps see, I am trying to assemble the vehicle in sub assemblies. You can perhaps see the only smear of filler used so far on the scuttle behind the engine? Everything fits together so well you can push fit the sub assemblies

 

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Notice the unusual way this kit is designed, the driver's boots are moulded in the footwell

 

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...but when you add the figure the fit is perfect. I guess that the model has been designed using CAD/CAM to achieve this accuracy of fit. Here's another example

 

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This little guy goes together like this

 

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and where he will end up

 

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All good relaxing fun.

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Good evening, I'm Clive, your driver for today...

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The first job is put a stick up Clive's b*m and then undercoat with Artist's Gesso

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This stuff is wonderful, it shrinks as it dries and sticks to plastic really well, it gives a fine surface texture which takes acrylic paint superbly without obscuring any surface detail (and it isn't smelly!)

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And a quick application of dark green as a base for Ork skin

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There is so much interesting detail on these figures (we also have Derek, the gunner and ride-on associates Sid and Stu) it is a shame that this guy will be hidden away inside the vehicle!

 

 

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More progress on Clive. He has a basic skin tone established Vallejo Flat Green over Military Green with some highlighting with Flat Green + Buff, then the metal bits picked out in flat Black

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Now pick out the metallic bits with Gunmetal Steel and some Brass colours (again all Vallejo Model Colour)

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Clive is modelling from the latest Levi's range for the discerning psychopathic greenskin

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And here we have the Vehicle assistants, Sid and Stu

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Forgive the poor photography, all shots taken freehand under an LED desk lamp. But hopefully it gives you an idea of the character and detail on these models. 

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Love these Ork vehicles - I've built this one but I'm not sure what my painting plan ended up being as there's so much interior detail. Will keep an eye on your sub-assemblies for ideas.

 

Cheers,

 

Will

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So, I have reached a point where I cannot keep assembling without getting some painting done. So I have the main chassis, complete with twin V6 engines and drivers seat (and boots) and various sub-assemblies that I am going to prime before going any further (and also the crew figures) 

 

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As there is a lot of unpainted metal on the vehicle I have primed using Vallejo "Gloss Black Primer - Metal Color" chucked on with muh airbrush.

 

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Not terribly clear I know but it isn't very interesting, just bits of plastic that used to be a dull grey colour that are now shiny black!

 

Meanwhile work has almost been completed on the chassis assembly...

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Coming soon, we re-unite Clive with his boots (and his feet!)

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Progress. Clive has been installed in the vehicle...

 

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It's funny how a photograph show you your mistakes, hmmm, need to tidy that fuel tank.

 

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.... ride on mechanic Stu joins us.

 

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Those sub assemblies, the detail on these vehicles is great fun

 

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Finally, for now, Derek's shooty-bangy thing.

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Bringing it together

 

OK so most of the basic paint has been applied so we are starting to assemble the full model. This sort of goes back to the sequence in the GW instructions. Here we go...

 

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Derek is simply sitting in place, he needs to come out again so that I can paint the "Hot Rod Flames" on the bodywork

 

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All this lovely mad detail is about to disappear...

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Going...

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Gone! Ah well I know it's in there.

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That seem will need tidying before the next step which is... Flamez!

 

This is how I paint "hot rod flames"

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First paint the flames in white, then lemon yellow, orange and finally red. Tidy up and errors with black and then a sealing coat of matt varnish.

 

In this example Vallejo Model Colour; White 951, Lemon Yellow 952, Light Orange 956 and Vermillion 909

 

More soon! Take care, stay safe everyone.

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