It is done.
I've finally ended this project. Closure! Party!
You last saw this thing like this:
So I had to do the box and the banner. Not minor endeavours, trust me. But with Mork's help (or maybe Gork's), it was achievable.
WARNING. TONS OF PICS AHEAD.
Let's go for the box!
|This was the raw piece|
First thing to do was primer spraying it all over in metal:
|Still looking like two fruit boxes|
|Weird boxes though|
When the air in the room was breathable again, like a couple of days later, I begun to paint the inside. Sorry, I forgot to take pics of the WIP. Not that you are losing that much, nevertheless, as I didn't want to overdo this part. I painted some random colours on random pieces and dirtied it all over. Some Ork glyphs and some hazard stripes are the only thing that required a little bit more attention.
|Quite an oversized garage, isn't it?|
|I'll make better stripes for the next one. Sure|
I left the explosion of colour for the outer sides. First stage was applying the raw colours. here you can see the box from all the sides:
So clean that it hurts. Let's get hands (and everything else) dirty!
Working on this monster has been kind of challenging. I couldn't put it on the table, as it's way larger than my workspace. Painting it on the floor wasn't quite an option and I didn't have a proper stool or another similar surface. So I had to keep it between my knees, holding it under my only light source (I can only paint in the late, very late nights, and I can only count with this gooseneck lamp)
|Painting against the adversities|
|But I finally came to a result|
|Then I just added some tiny details here and there|
Here you have the finished box:
Some close-ups of a few details:
|I started using the horned skull here and there and now I have it everywhere!|
|Apparently this Gargant was raised by Sir Allen Apsley. It raises questions|
|Glyphs and checkers. RT power!|
|Oh, and blue flames, just to not make them black|
You can see I left the handle unpainted. Just a practical matter, as I would eventually end with all the paint on my hand!But I think it works in its original grey.
Now that we have the box, the final item to finish the project is the back banner. If you remember, my pal Rinahe had already made the relief, so it wasn't just a plain sheet of paper; it had all the items on it
|Hard to see, but I'll solve that in a minute|
The original source is of course this beauty of old:
There was really no point in painting mine differently, so I simply used the same colours. Here you have this step by step:
|Main basic raw colours|
I used watered down Contrast paint directly on the paper to represent the fabric of the banner. It's the same colour I used on the Gargant itself, so it all would look coherent:
|It's a DIN-A4 size paper, BTW|
|Same process on black, to represent the fabric|
|And finally white, the hardest one to achieve|
Now I only had the face of the Bad Moon left:
|General idea of what I wanted|
|Iyanden Yellow Contrast paint again|
|Rest of the colours|
|If you zoom you'll see the threads in the eyes or the toof, for example|
|Slightly weathered and on the banner pole|
So this is it.
Be ready to witness the glory of Mork. Ye all praise his Orkiness.
Ladies, gentlemen et al., BEHOLD.
Behold, for this is Morkstroke, and he is the bearer of doom, altar of Mork, holy glory of his name:
|Seriously, look for the Orks on his shoulder for scale reference|
|I honestly don't know what else to provide to give you an idea of its size|
Here you have it next to his home:
|Should I have painted the box yellow? Hmmm...|
|The banner has its place too|
Storage is the main concern when you deal with such a beast, so the solution my pal Rinahe provided me is quite clever and solves most of the problems. Of course you still have to deal with room enough for two fruit boxes together! But it's quite easier than needing space for the Gargant totally assembled.
I'm most happy with Morkstroke, you can bet. It's been one of the largest projects I've faced so far and it's taken me roughly more than a year (with other projects involved, of course, but a year no matter what). I think I'm in dire need of some smaller projects just to breathe fresh air again. I have no idea of what will I paint next, but I guess I'll try some regular 28mm minis (I have plenty of those!).
I hope you've enjoyed the Gargant project as much as I have!