Dark Mechanicus Onager - a quick scratch build

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  1. mikoyan99

    mikoyan99 Active Member

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    Just a quick project this one, but one that turned out a lot better than i'd hoped:

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    I have to admit, i'm very pleased with my rust effect this time.It's just stippled paint, building up from black to grey to brown to orangey red. It was built as a wargaming model, but i'm quite happy with it as a display piece in its own right. I think it makes quite a nice post-apocalypse piece.

    It's a bit of a composite - the shell is scratch built from plasticard and plastic rod, but the legs are built from a games workshop defiler kit I had lying around.
    -Matt
     
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  2. Mysta2

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    Very nice. Cool design
     
  3. Randy13

    Randy13 Well-Known Member

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    What a cool and fun design. That paint job is amazing.
     
  4. mikoyan99

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    Thanks chaps; still surprised with how well this one came out. I think i'll build a second, along with some other odd war machines if I get time. Next time i'll do a step-by-step as well.
    -Matt
     
  5. MKWJTC

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    Nice bug. I'd definitely put one on my desk
     
  6. mikoyan99

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    Thanks mate!
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    As i'm building a couple of others for my army, I thought i'd share the buld process this time, including the paint job (when I get round to it).

    You'll need (beside the usual model making tools and glues):
    Plasticard - 0.75 to 1mm thick
    balsa wood
    superglue
    a chaos defiler, or similar spidery kit.

    Start off by cutting 8 2cm wide, 15cm long strips from the plasticard:
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    Next, but a "core" from balsa plank to glue the strips to:
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    Glue the strips to the core, overlaying the next over the last to form a lobster armour effect. It'll help if you have a vice to hold them in place while they're drying:
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    Next, once the glue has dried, trim the ends flush and sand:
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    More to come!

    In the meantime, this is the model in natural light:
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    -Matt
     
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  7. Lord Uglor

    Lord Uglor New Member

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    Much nicer than the actual GW model if you ask me. Very well done, sir!
     
  8. Gattaca

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    Nice work!
     

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