There we go for now! Next month, here I cooooome!!
31 Dec 2008
There we go for now! Next month, here I cooooome!!
24 Dec 2008
19 Dec 2008
15 Dec 2008
I am not sure of the origin of said vehicle, but the previous owner had painted it with a roller and the paint was so thick in places it looked like the plastic had been melted. In addition the previous owner had already attempted an orky conversion and it was, well without wishing to sound rude, of the standard that you would expect if you gave an infinite number of chimpanzees an infinite amount of glue, plastic bits and paint and asked them to make a model to display in the Tate Modern.
I started off by taking a pair of pliers, a hammer and a dremmel to various bits of plastic, areas of paint and puddles of glue in attempt to revert the landraider to its former shape. I then raided my bits box and plasticard store to design a new layout. The stumbling block at this stage was the Deffrolla - pardon - I said to the BFG - a deffrolla he said. Now some of these you see on models are naff extraordinaire, so I wanted to find something good. Over the coming months one eye was on the lookout for a suitable bit. I searched charity shops, toy shops, adult shops :) and a variety of other places - all to no avail. Imagine my surprise, as well as a thought that I should have looked here to begin with, when in Pets at Home I found the perfect thing! It was a dog toy shaped like a dumb-bell. After about an hour of cutting the rubber (that is not a euphemism Eddie), I finally had my deffrolla. A bit of dowel and some more plasticard later, it was done.
All that was left was to sort out, was the two side sponsons. To be honest I was not happy with the one I did on the left side of the vehicle (too square) so on the right side I just put on a spare looter, I mean it fits with the fluff.
So after all that waffle I know you are keen to see it, as always the pic does not do it justice but here it is!! Also there are numerous odds and ends over this to reflect the normal rag tag orky effect. The BFG has said he will undercoat and paint it, so the effect in the pic is still somewhat half done.
Thoughts views and opinions please!!
13 Dec 2008
Here's my 250 points for the month - all tied up in this little, harmless chap. His main colours are the ones I've used on the other 3 units so far; red, blue and purple.
His skin is Mordian Blue with a Azurman Blue wash and then highlighted with Enchanted Blue.
Cloak is Astronomicon Grey with 2 coats of Leviathan Purple wash then Dwarf Bronze on all the chains and edging.
Wings are Mechrite Red with Baal Red wash and then drybrushed with Blood Red, Blazing Orange and Sunburst Yellow.
Yep - lots of foundation paints and washes. And then some drybrushing so as not to upset Silverback!
Next month I'll use some of my allowance to give him some extra psychic powers...
9 Dec 2008
I know you are going to be shocked and look at the date in amazement, but with one eye on the festive season, I wanted to get my 250 done early.
So here we go.
Wazdakka Gutsmek - 180pts
Warboss with bike, Power Klaw and Boss Pole - 65 pts
Total 245pts. Now if anyone wants me to do another 5pts to qualify for the month then I can paint a boss pole ready for another Nob to have at some point in the future. But I am sure this will stand as is. Basing to be completed in the next couple of days.
So why Wazdakaa? Well for 180 points he is on the expensive side, but allowing bikes to be used as troops gives me the mobility needed to capture objectives with multiple options. I also like the fluff of Speed Freeks as they seem right to me for Orky Looniness.
He is as long as a Chimera (ooo er Missus) and about half as wide, as you can see here
Now for size reference, the Nob is slightly larger than a normal Ork Biker. Wazdakka is considerable larger than him and is actually not far off the same as a Chimera......
5 Dec 2008
The Fox is very busy at work at the moment, so he I have got the scores for the month from him to post on here. He is probably busier at the moment as he can't seem to hit the correct key on his PC......
Anyway for the month of Nov we have the following scores.
Eddy 6 paint = 2; picture = 1; win with 500 = 3
Silverback 6 paint = 2; picture = 1; win with 500 = 3
VariStat 6 paint = 2; picture = 1; win with 500 = 3
BFG 5 paint = 2; picture = 1; draw with 500 = 2
Silver Fox 4 paint = 2; picture = 1; loss with 500 = 1
No Name 0
good luck one and all for December.
4 Dec 2008
1 Dec 2008
30 Nov 2008
My other addition is my Hellhound, this nice little piece can lay waste to swathes of horde armies on it's own!
Oh okay, who am I kidding right, they're Guard for Emporers sake, the butt of all jokes to do with getting arses kicked!
I want to change that, if I can...the last few games have seen mixed results, some of the bad ones will go down to a steep learning curve while some of the others are just down to the scariness of the opposing army and it being on me in 1 turn.......poor Guardsmen!
Still...next month sees my HQ choice with 4 Plasma Guns and a Tiger variant of the Leman Russ. Now this should kick butt!!
I hope!! ;-)
27 Nov 2008
These two little babies, along with two full squads of marines and some upgrades takes my points score nicely to 500pts painted!
Huzzah! Feet up for the rest of the month………only three days left? Glad I’m not doing guard. Teehee
26 Nov 2008
As we are posting workbench pics this is my current one. Yes it is very "minimalist" but there is a very good reason for it. As I have a very inquisitive 3 year old I can't leave anything lying around anymore so I had to develop a completely portable painting box and this is the result. The only thing it does not have is spray varnish and paints as that is done outside anyway.
It does have the advantage that I can chuck it in the car boot and do a bit of cleaning up figures in between giving lessons.
20 Nov 2008
18 Nov 2008
So I have put these all together for the one pic to prove there is no photoshop work here.
Yes the second 250 is the same as the first, but hey, it works doesn't it BFG?
It is 8 bikes in 2 squads of 4 (1 to be added to a squad in another 250), 2 Trukks, and 2 Mobs of 11 Orks with a rokkit launcher and a Nob with a Boss Pole and Power Klaw. This is basically the core of my 1750, with another trukk mob to be added later. This gives me mobility, speed and a load of guard killing nasties ready to jump over the side, nick your lunch and chop your head off even before you have checked to see if the Trukk had a valid tax disc.
I have used the new washes all over the place and have a mix of devlan mud and Badab black to bring the flesh and metal to life. After this I highlight and shade as needed. I am really chuffed with the look of the army to date and they ae better that I thought they would be. In addition, they are better in real life, but a close up shows you the look of the flesh. At some point I will write a slightly more detailed write up with stage by stage pics. But settle for the moment with this one!
ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS, ORKS
Scarily this is not everything. The Easterlings are on a different shelf together with my other Infinity models. Oh and then there's all the stuff that hasn't been built yet... but that's another story!
Enjoyed reading blogs this week so thought I'd add to the explosion of fun. Daemonettes are now completed (save basing) and some piccies are attached for your perusal. So these 10 + a Bloodletter Icon bearer and a 4th Flamer make my 500 points.
You'll also see the starting 7 Infinity models I've been painting for Sir; his Nomad Gang. We've been reading up on it and the forums have been suggesting 200 points is a good starting point for a game. Looking at what he has we reckon another 3 models will be enough to get him to that level so expect him to be scouring Warfare. Meanwhile I've built 3 of my 6 Combined Army models; looking at mine I need 1 more figure to make the points. He'll outnumber me 10 to 7 which isn't good!