Saturday, 19 December 2020

Space Ork Great Gargant (28mm scale)

 Yup, you just read right. Ork Gargant 28mm scale. Deal with it.

Dun dun dunnnn

I guess you need some explanation!

First of all, I haven't built it. I wish. Such an endeavour is way far beyond my skills. This is all the works of my pal Rinahe, who runs the blog El Taller de Emilque. Please do have a look at it. I really mean it.

His aim was an old school looking Gargant, like those from the old Epic ranges, or the Armorcast ones.

Dis is da deal

I'll just post a few pics taken from his blog, just to give you an idea of how much you need to pay him a visit.

It all kind of started this way
At first this won't make much sense...
...until you combine it with this other piece to give shape to the belly gun...
...and see it's designed to fit in and look like a pinted face on the projectile
The level of detail is insane. The glyphs have actual meaning, BTW

 

Even the banner is 3D, to help painting it (it's DIN A4 sized!)

He also built a box for storage and transporting purposes (!!!)

 Seriously. Go visit the blog. Here you can find the WIP installments:

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7

(Did you notice he's also building 28mm Stompas?)

 No doubt he had the most fruitful lockdown of us all!

Precisely due to covidian issues we weren't able to see each other during... well, basically all 2020! Until now!

Now I'm the proud owner of a Great Gargant. Wiiiiiiii!!

Let me show a few more pics. First thing that blew my mind was the way pieces were storaged inside the box

It's so well engineered it doesn't feel like Ork!

Oh, I didn't mention. The box has hinges and magnets, so it's pretty safe.

Everything has its place

Even the banner has a hanger

I'm seriously tempted of  recording the process of unboxing. It's a pleasure.

Here you can see both elements:

Insanely huge. And wonderful
 
I took some minis, as we originally wanted to play some skirmish (we finally weren't able due to time, but oh, we used them for the pics!)
It's also an infantry transport!

All the platforms and elements are playable
 
Remember what I said earlier about the level of detail?

You can open the head to get access to the pilot's cabin

There's room for gunners around the belly gun

Serioulsy, remember this

Details everywhere

Morkstroke it's his name (should I say her name?)
 
You may have noticed the box is also full of details. It's not just a box, it's a whole temple-factory that can be used as scenery. If Gargants are representations of the Orks Gods, their factories are temples by definition
Have a close look

You can place an Armies on Parade event in here!

Yup, the door opens!

I'll take better pics or videos of the door opening and closing in the future

Infiltration!
In all its glory
Even with the pics you may not have a full reference of the size of this monster. Let me provide some humans for scale:

That's me in the centre, surrounded by the guys from the store where we met

Rinahe da Mekboy!

I think there's one more pic needed. I really was curious about one more comparison...

There's no way I can find room for all this at home. I'm so in trouble...

What else can I say. I'm so truly overwhelmed! It looks like I'm going to be busy next 2021!!

20 comments:

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    1. Haha! This is beyond my wildest imaginations. Just the mere size of it is overwhelming. Thinking of paintig it gives me the shivers! :D

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  2. This is awesome! Top work by Rinahe. It looks exactly how the old models used to look. The detail is great - I could imagine a skirmish game purely about getting to the top of it.

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    1. It's an amazing job. My thoughts go more or less that way, a skirmish using scaffoldings: a Space Marine team trying to sabotage the Gargant while the Gretchins are heating up the systems, and each turn they got access to more weapons and stuff. A Mekboy and a Techmarine run for the cabin, trying to get first :D
      Uhhh, I have to give this a thought...

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  3. Es que es demasiado. Excesivo.

    Genial.

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    1. Es una pasada. Todo lo que diga se queda corto, en serio. Es para verlo.

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  4. Awesome! I always wanted to try and do this but this is splendid, really well done, you're very lucky! Looking forward to the paint job!
    Best Iain

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    1. I'm pretty scared!! I have a vague, general idea of what I want, but it's going to be a loong road!

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    1. It's out of scale (at so many levels!) :D
      Looks like 2021 is going to be interesting...

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  6. It has been a pleasure to build this project for you, Suber. Hope you enjoy also the Paint job...
    Waaagh!!! XD

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    1. DA MAN! Lads and gents, this is the guy that made it possible. If you ever think of any kind of scenery, structure or whatever, please do contact him. You won't find anyone better to commission whatever you have in mind. Trust me, you won't get disappointed.

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  7. Amazing! Are you going to go for classic red when you paint it, or a more specific clan color?

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    1. I think I'm going to make it Bad Moon Clan. After all here's no way to brag more or better than using such a monster! :D
      I don't think I'll paint it plain yellow though, this is asking for a variety of colours. There are a lot of wide open surfaces, so let's see what happens! :D

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  8. This is an awesomely imaginative project! And yes ... Bad Moon Clan is my fav ... go for it :)

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    1. Oops ... I forgot ... here's wishing you a belated Merry Christmas ... and also here's wishing you and your family a great new year 2021 :)

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    2. Thank you very much! All the best for the new year!!

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    1. La verdad es que es una pasada de bicharraco, estoy deseando ponerme con él :)

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  10. What a treat! Really looking forward to seeing how you fire through this!

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