Thursday, 1 April 2010
ok then, lots of pics today. I have progressed a lot since the last post, in fact i have now completely finished the grotzookas on all kanz and have them undercoated black, but im waiting till one of them is finished before i post again. I have listed a short tutorial below on how i built them. the pics should provide reference for different stages of the development.
In terms of a tutorial, they are really quite easy to make.
You will need:
plastic tubing of an appropriate size (i actually used an old clicking pen)
3 killer kanz
scorcha and bing shoota arms
dentists tools (for sculpting)
drogon forge assorted wire (these things are awesome and much much better than guitar wire!)
1) I cut the barrels off the scorcha and left the pressure cylinder up front. this was the filed and smoothed over.
2) i cut the tube to an appropriate size (about 1.5 inches) and glued it to the underside of the scorcha cylinder
3) i then cut a smaller piece of tube to act as the hoover bag mouth and glued it to a grot (one of the grots aiming a pistol works well)
4) i assembled the kans on bases and then glued the scorcha arms to the kans. this then dictated where on the base the hoover bag would end. having determined where i wanted the bag to go, i glued the grot holding the hoover mouth to the base.
5) I then mixed up some milliput and bengan filling in the grotzooka barrels and the hoover mouths. After half an hour this was semi solid, so i pushed a length of florists wire into the barrel and the hoover mouth. this will form the base structure for the hoover bag.
6) I then mixed up some more milliput and rolled it into sausages which were pushed round the wire. i was careful not to make the diameter to thick as greenstuff would be placed on top.
7) i then left this to dry for 24 hours.
8) With the basic structure in place i began to mix up some greenstuff. once mixed i flattened it out on a clean board (dont forget to apply vaseline otherwise you wont get the greenstuff to come off the board!). I then cut out squares and rectangles and began applying them over the milliput frame. this should create a patchwork effect.
9) i then roughed up the edges of the shapes to represent fabric fraying and applied some stitch holes around the edges with a needle. further details were added to the cloth by using ork nob shoulder guards etc...
10) finally i applied plenty of extra detail and worky bits to the gun barrel and hoover mouth using spare bitz and plasticard.
I hope this mini tutorial helps. if anyone wants to try something similar please ask for advice and forward me on to your projects. i enjoy viewing other peoples work just as much as producing my own.