Sunday, 27 June 2021

Ork Gargant. Da Head

Gargant time again! We're coming from this post about a month ago, where I had left the main body done. I thought the head would be quite the next natural step, so little else to say. Let's go for the head!

Just a close-up of the thing primed

 I started from the inside, as I thought it would be easier. Following my tradition of being lazy keeping things simple, I sprayed the interior with a metal primer

Cozy!

Then I applied some more colour:

I miss a couch or something, but it will do


Well, then the outside. Since the beginning I had clear in my mind the head must be green.

Basic dark green layer and Agrax all over

Let's focus on the lower part first. I used a couple of tones of green and combined them at will. I really didn't want to give a very clean impression

It will look better at table distance

I toyed with different ideas for the jaw, but in the end I deemed the checkers would be the right choice

That was, of course, before I realised I would have to highlight the whole damn thing :S

Enough cabin for a while. It was the time to move on something else. The crew, for example.

I couldn't make more minis fit into the cabin, I promise

I think I should have greenstuffed the Gretchins so they wouldn't look so... modern. I mean, the sharp edges, the nose, the ears, you know, that kind of stuff. But in the end I was too lazy, so I just painted them:

At first I also considered using two Mekboyz, but this way you can certainly tell who's the boss here

 This is how they look when in place:


Unward, ya Grots!

Fasta! Moar dakka!

After the break I felt strong enough to keep on painting little checkers again:

C'mon, the eyes were asking for it, you know

So was the turret!

Giving the turret a smooth looking was tricky (well, at least for me!), but red happened to be a nice colour to work with for this purpose.

So thi is the finished head:

Behold the face of Mork

Ant that tiny face on da rear too

This is the Gargant so far:

Behold da powa of Mork and despair! (behold da powa of Gork too, just in case)

I have to say that this begins to be rewarding. Seeing it grow part by part is meaning truly something for me. The beginning was hard indeed, but I think it begins to look like something, and that's encouraging.

I'm taking a break (not sure of what will I paint next), but I'd love to get back to the Gargant soon. Stay tuned!

22 comments:

  1. Awesomeness, Suber, just beautiful colouration and efforts!

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    1. Thank you! I think this part is easier, as the model asks for certain colours, so it's not that hard to make decisions!

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  2. Fantastic work! I love all the little details inside and out. Including the crew! Great progress.

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    1. Thank you! I spent some time choosing the crew. I didn't want to crowd it and have overpopulation on the cabin, but of course I couldn't leave just an Ork or two. I hope I found the balance!

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  3. Another masterclass work!
    Gork and Mork are proud of you!

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  4. I've never built anything quite that big, but the Rainbow Connection definitely felt a bit like that: I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but it was absurdly hard to start. And the beginning was rather slow and difficult as I tried to beat things into the shape I wanted. But as soon as the general outline of the thing became apparent it got easier. Sounds like you're having similar feelings. Anyway . . . fantastic stuff! Absolutely inspiring! :)

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    1. That's right, you nailed it. Having a general representation of the desired endstate in your mind is hard when talking about such a massive project, and the first steps are painful as hell, not knowing if what you are doing is going to work or not! It's only when you have it all halfway when you start to get confidence and believe it's going to work... one way or another! :D

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  5. The head is excellent Suber, and all that internal detail is outstanding. Really coming together now, and not much further to go, keep at it

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    1. Thank you! It was really fun to do! I think I'll break the rest of the work into belly gun and so; the arms; the back banner; and finally the box. It's still a long way, so I'll need to change projects from time to time!

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  6. This thing is awesome! The inside of the head looks terrific. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thank you! The head gives some more life to the whole Gargant, so I thought it had to look vibrant and funny, I hope it looks more or less like that!!

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  7. Looking great! The crew are very fitting as well, although at some point there will be blood spilt inside that cramped space...

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    1. Thanks! Haha, that will be happening for sure! :D

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  8. Excellent work on your gargant,I think the more recent grots work really well with the more old school orks!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you! I concur, they work better than expected. I thought of converting them, but in the end I saw there was no need, so I left them, and I'm happy with that :)

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  9. Impresionante. Me encanta este huevo Kinder para los niños.

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    1. Bueno, es huevo tamaño avestruz, pero sí, la idea es la misma :D

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  10. Maravilloso el avance de la cabeza y la tripulación para pilotar el megagargante. Puedo imaginarme a los kanijoz golpeando frenéticamente botones y accionando palancas, mientras los orkoz golpean a los gretchins para motivarlos, jajaja.

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias! Jaja, sí, creo que esa es la idea, crfeo que la composición es cachonda y no muy sobrecargada. Tengo ahora esto parado, tengo que ponerme con el siguiente paso...

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  11. Not only does the head look awesome from the outside, the insides is simply excellent. Super details. Loving the work Suber :)

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    1. Thanks! It was a real pleasure to bring all those details to life. Anyway, as any other piece of Ork technology, we know it works… just because Orks really want it to!

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