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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Gargantuan Squiggoth on the rampage!

 Taking a break from all things Thunderhawk, indeed all things Dark Angel, and from unpacking my house from the big move, I dragged out the Gargantuan Squiggoth that I started at Geekfest just prior to Gamesday Chicago.

Its hard to believe that I only have about 8 total hours in this one so far.  Its a testament to just how clean the beastie was right out of the box and the HUGE difference that having less than 10 total parts makes! (crew and guns omitted since I don't have the guns yet and the crew is still on the sprue, except for the driver...)

I ran into a spot of trouble as this model was acquired in 2001 (on the same trip that I came across the Thunderhawk) and it is caught between production models.  It seems that most of it is from the new production casting format but that the howdah appears to be from the original design.  I contacted Forgeworld to see if I could get a replacement for what I thought was a missing part.  They went above and beyond to replace the driver's section of the howdah, which is utterly amazing for a model purchased 10 years ago!


 Unfortunately the replacement part was identical to what I already had on hand as I had miss guessed which bit had been modified in the redo.  I'll proceed from here by reconstructing the bit from plasticard and greenstuff. It looks to be a relatively simple fix and I anticipate finishing up the project over the weekend.

I tried to pick up some big (supa?) Lobbas for it at Gamesday but came just a tad late to the counter so they'll be in the mail sometime in the near future.  While I was ordering the guns I failed my reality check and ordered a couple of the Big Squiggoths so I can field the silly Apocalypse formation.

My Ork Waaagh! is primarily composed of Evil Sunz so the Squiggoth herd will really stand out of the crowd with its Snakebite motifs.


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