Stompa anyone? - Page 3 - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
Wargaming News and 40k Rumors Discuss and share wargaming news, new releases, warhammer and 40k rumors here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-28-08, 06:46 PM
Spored to be Wild
 
morfangdakka's Avatar
morfangdakka's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 4,376
Reputation: 30
Default

I like these they look very much like the old Armorcast ones so this will fit in nicely with the armorcast one I have already. I'm not to fond of the head so that will get changed. I will get a couple of these to fill out my stompa mob as scratch building several of these is a pain plus I have a gargant to build.

I personally am very surprised GW made a kit for the ork stompa. I would have never though they would make a super heavy orks so a big thank you to GW from this big green lover.


Red Orc
"Ahh, isn't Morfang sweet, like a great big 350-pound (that's 25 stone, UK users!) ball of cuddly death...?"


God, gives children to people so that death won't seem so disappointing.
morfangdakka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-28-08, 07:26 PM
!!FailHammer!! Podcaster
 
Death Shroud's Avatar
Death Shroud's Flag is: England
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 486
Reputation: 2
Default

I'll definately be buying at least one of these as well as a Battlewagon and Trukk for some converting. Wonder if Forgeworld will be doing any interesting additions to the kit?
Death Shroud is offline  
post #23 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-30-08, 11:22 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 34
Default

Looks like a very orky santa to me with that red paint job.Doesn't look like it would go very fast either, yelling red ones go fasta!! as snails overtake it. Doesnt look very good
Queer_Farseer is offline  
 
post #24 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-01-09, 03:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Lord of Rebirth's Avatar
Lord of Rebirth's Flag is: Canada
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,158
Reputation: 1
Default

I'm not so much into orks myself so my opinion is probably invalid but it seems to weedy to me. The stompas in the apoc book somehow look far better though one seems to be the same as this one too if that makes any sense.

I'd actually really like to scratch build some stompas if only I had a reason and I bet I could probably scratch build them for a third or less than the cost of what GW will charge.
Lord of Rebirth is offline  
post #25 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-01-09, 06:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Critta's Avatar
Critta's Flag is: United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Newbury, UK
Posts: 726
Reputation: 1
Default

In my opinion it's not a terrible model, but gargants look much better when scratch built anyways.... the whole personal touch always makes it

Really need to get round to an ork army at some point once I finish my billion projects I currently have on!
Critta is offline  
post #26 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-01-09, 07:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Son of mortarion's Avatar
Son of mortarion's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Running a dark mechanicus forgeworld somewhere in the warp
Posts: 2,069
Reputation: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lord of rebirth View Post
I'm not so much into orks myself so my opinion is probably invalid but it seems to weedy to me. The stompas in the apoc book somehow look far better though one seems to be the same as this one too if that makes any sense.

I'd actually really like to scratch build some stompas if only I had a reason and I bet I could probably scratch build them for a third or less than the cost of what GW will charge.
not if you want it to look good. My buddy and i figured out the cost of scratch building one, and it is prohibitive, since it needs to be reinforced on the inside to prevent it from collapsing under its own weight. if it costs the same as the baneblade, you won't be able to scratchbuild one for less.

check out the entropic reaper or remain a vagrant on the sidewalk of life.
[http://entropomancer.blogspot.com/
Son of mortarion is offline  
post #27 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-04-09, 12:43 PM
Member
 
eric's Avatar
eric's Flag is: England
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Manchester
Posts: 71
Reputation: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Son of mortarion View Post
not if you want it to look good. My buddy and i figured out the cost of scratch building one, and it is prohibitive, since it needs to be reinforced on the inside to prevent it from collapsing under its own weight. if it costs the same as the baneblade, you won't be able to scratchbuild one for less.
Depends entirely on your level of skill. I have so much plasticard just lying about the place, I don't know what to do with it. I don't even play Orks and I've been considering scratching a stompa up for a while now. All that re-inforcement isn't as difficult as it at first seems. You could copy a couple of great ideas from the net anyway, such as building it around a Mr. Potato Head (http://www.irondogstudios.com/images...mek_tater.html) which neatly bypasses the whole structuring problem anyway. That's the beauty of scratch-building; it's pretty damn cheap if you do it right.
eric is offline  
post #28 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-04-09, 01:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Lord of Rebirth's Avatar
Lord of Rebirth's Flag is: Canada
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,158
Reputation: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Son of mortarion View Post
not if you want it to look good. My buddy and i figured out the cost of scratch building one, and it is prohibitive, since it needs to be reinforced on the inside to prevent it from collapsing under its own weight. if it costs the same as the baneblade, you won't be able to scratchbuild one for less.
I don't know what you use to scratch build stuff but if scratching something like a stoma costs you more than a Baneblade I think it is fair to say you are doing it wrong. I can buy a box of plasticard as big as a microwave for less than a Baneblade and that would probably weigh more than a full army. @[email protected]

I guess it would depends on how you go about it. If you are thinking using parts from other kits it would be expensive but that is kit bashing where as I'm thinking I'd use something else as a base like maybe a sour creme container or something else I could randomly find around the hosue which costs me next to nothing then a pile of plasticard and some other random parts and it just need a couple orky guns to be done.
Lord of Rebirth is offline  
post #29 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-04-09, 08:12 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 173
Default

Not sure if anyone has already posted it up here yet but the stompa is to be released 7th March and costs the same as a baneblade. The new baneblade variant is out same day.
bon_jovi is offline  
post #30 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-04-09, 09:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Lash Machine's Avatar
Lash Machine's Flag is: England
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: England
Posts: 537
Reputation: 1
Default

I have orks and drew up a design for a stompa based around an MDF structure which would then be covered with card or plasti card for the body. I was contmeplating sculting the head out of polysterene but the difficult bits to get right and look good would be the weapons.

With the plastic kit coming out I have put the idea on ice just to save time and effort, especially at £60.00. With scratch building one you would end up spending in the region of half that on small add ons and bitz to make it resemble the data sheet. In my opion it resembles the classic epic gargants far better than the ones in the book and is a great time saver.

I will buy one, with out the wife looking.
Lash Machine is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Wargaming News, New Releases and Information > Wargaming News and 40k Rumors

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome