Prepare for the ultimate display of Orkish ingenuity and power with the mighty Stompa. When a Mek feels the need for something truly stompy, they embark on the monumental task of constructing this gargantuan war machine. Towering over the battlefield like a colossal Battle Fortress, the Stompa is a walking embodiment of Gork, armed to the teeth and ready to unleash devastation. Manned by a crew of several ferocious Orks, with the invaluable assistance of numerous Grot riggers, runners, and assistants, the Stompa is a force to be reckoned with. With its imposing stature, the Stompa boasts two or three colossal guns that unleash a hailstorm of destruction, while its oversized claw or whirring blade stands ready to tear apart enemy tanks and titans in close combat. Brace yourself for the unstoppable might of the Stompa, an awe-inspiring testament to the raw power and unyielding spirit of the Orks.
What’s in the Stompa box
- x230 plastic components that make the towering Stompa. The kit comes with a myriad of weapon options, and can be modelled in lots of different ways.
How to paint the Stompa set
- Step 1: Priming and Basecoat
To begin, prime the Stompa with Chaos Black spray primer. This creates a solid foundation for the paint and ensures a smooth finish. Once primed, apply a basecoat of Mephiston Red to the body of the Stompa, using a large brush. Apply multiple thin coats, allowing each layer to dry before adding the next, for a vibrant and even color.
- Step 2: Painting the Plates
With a smaller brush, paint the armor plates of the Stompa using Leadbelcher, a metallic color. Focus on covering the larger flat areas, such as the chest plate and shoulder pads. This adds depth and visual interest to the model.
- Step 3: Depth and Shadows
To enhance the depth of the Stompa, apply a wash of Nuln Oil over the armor plates. This will settle into the recessed areas, adding shading and definition. Use a medium-sized brush and ensure the wash is evenly distributed for a realistic effect.
- Step 4: Highlighting the Details
Using a fine brush, highlight the edges and raised areas of the armor plates with Ironbreaker, a lighter metallic color. This technique helps bring out the details and adds a touch of brilliance to the model. Take your time and be precise with your brushwork.
- Step 5: Adding Character
Now it’s time to paint the various details of the Stompa. Use colors like Waaagh! Flesh for the Ork skin and Mournfang Brown for wooden parts such as weapons or accessories. Pay attention to the smaller elements and take care to bring them to life.
- Step 6: Weathering Effects
For an extra touch of realism, apply weathering effects to the Stompa. Dry brush Baneblade Brown onto the edges and raised areas to simulate wear and tear. Lightly dip your brush into the paint and remove most of it on a tissue before applying it to the model. Experiment and find the level of weathering that suits your taste.
- Step 7: Extra Realism
For added realism, consider applying additional weathering effects such as rust or dirt. Stippling or dry brushing with Skrag Brown or Stirland Mud can simulate these effects. Be creative and find the right balance to achieve the desired look.
- Step 8: Protecting and Enhancing – Applying Varnish
To safeguard your magnificent Stompa and speed up the process, we recommend Munitorum Varnish Spray. This aerosol varnish offers convenience and efficiency, especially for larger models like the Stompa. Holding the can about 12 inches away from the model, apply an even coat of varnish, ensuring complete coverage. The spray application allows for quick and uniform distribution, saving you time and effort.
In addition to this step-by-step guide, we have also left you a fantastic video tutorial from the internet that provides visual guidance for painting the Stompa. As the Stompa is a massive model, seeing the techniques in action can be extremely helpful. Check it out for some extra Waaagh!-inspiring techniques and unleash your inner Mekboy. Enjoy da krumpin’!