31 Dec 2008

Skin of my Teeth!

Well after last month, I thought this month would be a darn site easier! Well.....it wasn't, mainly bacause of problems with the conversion on the Tiger I. This I sadly had to scrap as the additional parafanalia (spelling!) made it look like a small childs toy....

so back to the basics and only a couple of additions, troops riding desant, a tank commander and a hull mounted Heavy Bolter, this should add a much needed battle cannon as well.

The Command HQ has 4 Plasma Guns and a Heroic Senior officer, I toyed with the idea of a trademark item, which I may still add later, but decided to stick to the basics

My defensive Guard army is looking more and more like it's becoming an assault army every month.....

There we go for now! Next month, here I cooooome!!

next month 40 conscripts with 4 flamers and a Commissar to lead them!!

Bit of an easy one this month....

.....because I got scared of what you boys were bringing and decided to get the Exorcists in!

I've already got those painted, so both of them come straight in to try and kill Wazdakka and the Lord of Change!

Not much chance given my 1's for shots from these ladies, but you've gotta try, right?

24 Dec 2008

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring.... except for those still frantically wrapping presents or those still trying to finish their 750 points!

Have a good holiday everyone; be seeing you!

19 Dec 2008

Elites for the Griffons!!

The next 250 points oh wait a minute…..

The next 645 points. Means I can put my feet up for a while.

They are a bit shiny but I’m intending to get some testors dullcoat at some point in the new year so I can dust the whole army down.


Whose go is it?

I think whatever it is we suffer from has infected my wife………

…..she got these for me on a recent shopping trip. Perfect for turn priority or ‘Drop’ counters.

Or maybe she wants me to dress up………..


15 Dec 2008

A little project for the BFG

Several months ago the BFG asked me to convert a poor Landraider into an orky battle wagon.

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

Say hello to my Little Friend

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

Another 250 bites the dust - UPDATED

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

Points Update

Hi guys

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

Something from the weekend

Just a couple of pictures from the gaming at the weekend

Marks boys hiding from the ladies in a wagon, the 2.10pm train from Houston and some of the Waple posse just before the one on the roof decided to top himself by falling a jump down test.

Oh how I laughed!!!


1 Dec 2008

Coming soon to a GOG 750 point army on your gaming board.

Gentlemen and Imperial Guardsmen, the moment you have all been waiting for.....

I have the honour and privilege to introduce to you, the quiet, shy and retiring former Evil Sunz Bike Boss, Wazdakka Gutsmek. I have had official confirmation that this is driving down the M1 as I type to come and join my Klan as he has heard they rock! As you can see from the pic he is small of stature and will be easily missed on the battlefield, especially if the Silverfox is rolling the dice.