Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pogo-Stompa: Ready for Paint

I think that I may have lost my finger prints doing all of this super gluing....

I left the butt hatch blank, so I can paint "Krump Exit" on it, and so it wouldn't blend in with the rest of the body.

My Own Tater Titan: The Pogo-Stompa

"A wonderful thing is a Stompa; 
A Stompa's a wonderful thing. 
Their tops are made out of rokkits, 
their bottoms are made out of spring 
They're stompy, bouncy, stompy, bouncy,
 fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, 
The most wonderful thing 
about Stompas is: 
I'm the stompiest one!"

from my amigo, Pat. 

I've always wanted to make a potato Stompa ever since I saw the original made by IronDog Studios. I bought the stompa weapons many moons ago, when they were cheap. Escalation finally pushed me into making my own.

The idea of the pogo-stompa is to represent the rules, where the Stompa stomps on units after it moves. I like the image of it pogo-ing on it's victims cheerfully. 

The other benefit to the pogo leg, is that the potato head body is a touch too small to be a full-size stompa, so now I don't have to worry about being called cheesy.

The next step is to start cutting up cereal boxes for armor plates, and add on other bits to spruce it up. I have a deadline because I want to run this beast in an Escalation tournament in mid-January at 1775 points. I want to run the Zombie Stompa, which is full of meks to keep repairing hull points.