Showing posts from March, 2014

Ork Week - Day 05/06

Hey everyone, I'm still on my original target to finish the Shokk Attakk Unit by the end of Day 07.
Just had a big speed bump with  the family emergency I mentioned before, so for the last couple of days I got some more stripping and a bit of painting in while I could.

Here are the fruits of my stripping labour:

Day 05/06:
More stripping:

I've now finished all the stripping of my classic Orks that I currently have. I do still have a few bits and bobs to arrive but that's prety much it.

A small Kult of Speed, 5 Warbikes, 1 Nobz Bike and 2 Wartrakks. I'm considering these as high on the list to add to the Warband I'm working on.

More Snakebites!?! Guess I'll be having a fair amount of them added at some point.

Ork Dreadnought. Looking forward to getting started on this.

There's Shokk Attakk Mek #4, another Mekboy and a small unit of Freebooterz I was surprised that I'd collected together.

And finally a couple more Minderz (just realised I don't actually have a sin…

Ork Week - Day 03/04

Hello again folks, this is going to be quite a short one. we had a bit of a family emergency to deal with yesterday and today so I didn't have much free time.

I managed to get a little work done though... Oh well, a small amount of progress is still progress I suppose.

Day 03/04: Runtherd:
I decided to go with a Plasma gun for the Runtherd for a handful of reasons:
1 - Runtherdz have special weapons available to them in the 2nd ed Codex. 2 - A plasma gun gives a decent amount of high strength fire if anything gets close to the unit. 3 - I had a load of them lying around.

I think the Plasma gun goes well with the pose of the miniature.

I added a strap using a thin strip of Green-stuff folding it at both ends and glueing two beads from a water filter on to look like rivets holding it in place.

So now he's undercoated and sat by the Mekboy ready to paint. At least the main colour is done, being the Goff clan and all ;)

Told you it'd be a short one. I'll get back to the painting tomorr…

Ork Week - Day 02

Hi everybody, I'm uploading yesterdays work. I'm probably going to stick to this format of uploading the previous days' work, it just seems to be happening that way anyway.
So, without further ado...
Day 02:

First things first, the figures that went back into strip from Day 01:

Some more power armoured Orks, the 3 Shokk Attakk Meks, Mekboy with Kustom Shoota, various Ork Boyz and more Snakebites. I have more Snakebites than I realised, I may have to find a place for them in this force :)

I had a couple of parcels arrive from Ebay, the figures from which are in stripping now.

I decided that since I had gotten so excited about the Shokk Attakk Gunz that I would start with that to kick things off. (an aside... A mixed lot from Ebay arrive today... There's a 4th Shokk Attakk Gun... Seriously, I don't have a problem... Probably not going to need them all.)

Shokk Attakk Gun Mekboy:

So to start, I wanted to personalise the Mek a little, so I used Green-stuff to add a new chin, a …

Ork Week - Day 01

Just a quick note about the post title, today is actually Day 02. But yesterday I was having problems uploading the images...
What does this mean?       Hopefully Day 02's post will go up tonight :)

So, first a little background (I'm gonna keep this as short as I can): I first discovered the Warhammer hobby around '89 when Rogue Trader was still kicking about, but I didn't start collecting my own miniatures to build an army until just before the release of Warhammer 40,000 2nd edition.

I was so excited by the background and imagery of the Rogue Trader Space Orks they became my first army and first love in 40k. I especially loved the characterful art work of Paul Bonner, it's how I still like to imagine Orks even today.

As with many things, as I grew older, my hobby life waxed and waned and most of my original Ork army was either lost, traded or given away.

Recently I started to rummage through my collection of bits and I made a few purchases here and there on Ebay. Just…

What've I been up to recently..?

Hey everybody,
I know it's been quiet here of late but things have been kind of hectic.
With much gaming, organising of my hobby materials/space and even some social problems in my circle of friends that had to be overcome.

But enough rambling, I thought I'd make this to post my hobby round up for the last few weeks.

My Daughters Waaagh:

My daughter Dagan decided she wasn't enjoying the Orcs & Goblins we put together, but she would still like to take part in the hobby and gaming that goes on around her.

So we're trying to figure out what army she may enjoy playing and I'll help her to start that up instead.
The army I had already built can just be subsumed back into my own Orcs & Goblins, so it's no a loss at all and it freed me to get on with some other things.

I think she would do better with something that has a slightly lower model count and on the tabletop doesn't have quite as many additional special rules to remember.

My thoughts were possibly Ogre Ki…