Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Second edition data fax card.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Ork related post, back in krack!

Hello I think I have been gone for a very long time. I was worried I had tried this before but I can't find a thread I may have started. At any rate that would have been a few years ago.

 So let me get started. I hate the GW Battle wagon. Their I said it, it's out in the open. This is just one of the things that I am going to be "fixin' this time around. Like all good stories mine is going to start with the "classic"  So, what had happened was" ... GW was releasing the battle wagon and I was excited. A little too excited and I got 4 of um'.
Only it was weedy and small. and looks like a minivan.. So I chopped up the one I was building and made the front a head for my stomps, like everyone else I would imagine.

I fell way out of love with da orkz. I got sick of the codex rewarding army builds that had basically no orks in it.
Sure I like to win but I would rather have a good fight too.
And I cant very well sell them now. I started my orks in 3rd edition and that was like...what 98 or 99 that that codex was out. I really liked that codex, I will admit that it had issues. some of the mobz in the current codex would have been fantastic in the last codex.
My preferred tactic was walk up behind the wall of kanz. KFF and loads of boyz. I am not much into speed freak lists.

 In 6th so far I have used the orks one time. I wrote a bad list and the game was effectively lost in 3 turns.
 All my fault that it didn't take me longer to loose. Don't take that the wrong way, it isn't derogatory towards the codex. My opponent plays brutal armies and I had a few disadvantages like not enough games of 6th under my belt.
The thing is I just miss my orks. They were a blast to play and were hard to beat. So what am I doing about it now?
A few things. first I am going to change how I play ..no how I build my lists and stop fighting the current. So my plan is biker nobz. not brilliant is it. But I want them to be fairly unique not on paper but built for Style.
 I am also looking at ways to make my army as psychotic as I can and have started to look at blitz bombers as an option. Again not amazing but they could be any of the three builds, I am planning to have at least 4 when I am done. I have a lot of ideas today and I hope I can make them happen.
So this is the end of the first post and pictures will follow very soon. to day or this weekend. I have a lot going on, sort of. I think I will also drop an army list in once I have started to draw up the list of mobz and other units I want to use and cook it down from their. So more very soon.

Among other things today, I have managed to build 3 cybork biker nobz.
 Not very good but I kinda like them. I used ork bikes, storm boys jump packs and nob parts.

Heres a look.

Don't take this as a sign of  being done with my commission work. I am still Cronning it up.
Project Ork is an evening sport.

Came up with a way to build my Kannons! Still working it all out.

And "Da Dok iz IN!
A new spin on da Dok.
Mad Dok Grotsnik gives all or any Ork unit the Cybork body upgrade.
All the best parts of fabious bile and Commissar yarrik. (SP?) 

Spiky back! so no huggz..


Battle wagon tryout.

Half track?


For size comparison 

An open letter to GW.
Dear GW,
Please cut the hands from the Battle wagon design team and blind them as well. 
A concerned ork player.

The problem is scale. It's all wrong.
The Ork truk is fantastic. all sorts of details and it looks like a 5 ton. And good job on that too.
The Battle Wagon on the other hand looks like they wanted to make a semi truck and armour it up.
And then stopped half way through.

The Battle wagon needs to be wider and longer a little taller wouldn't hurt either.

That would set a better scale. The difference in size between a semi truck and a 5 ton.
Or the battle wagon is fine and the truck is too large.
This could also be the case. However, as the truck is the orks basic transport option it seems more realistic that the Battle Wagon is to small. This might be corrected by a track the full length of the Wagon. 
Forge World has a full track sort of truck. I think it's simply called a Big track.
The next time I get to Hobby Lobby I will see if I can find a suitable 1/35 scale tracked vehicle to use.
I would really like to have a battle wagon. That feels right.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Short weekend project Part 1 & 2

This pack leader will be the short weekend project.
I have much to do and only a few days. Monday begins the new wave of Necrons!

This vengeance weapons battery will get in where it fits in.
The base coar was started with my Airbrush but finished with a wide flat brush and watered down paint. 2 or 3 very thin coats. 

Next week "The games begin" ! again!
I have roughly 30 days to put a huge dent into the enormous volume of  Necron miniatures that arrived this week.
Stay tuned for more pictures!

First 2 steps 
Primer with opaque black let dry.
Next base coat in thinned Coal Black.
I keep a botle pre mixed left over from and for this army.

Step 3 zenith spray Troll blood blue.
A Zenith spray will leave a area of the Coal Black much like a shadow at 1200 noon.
Let dry.

Step 4 wash miniature.
I use a blue/black wash I made based on APJ Less's recipe.
Found on his blog and on Dakka Dakka.

Next I just start to add the other colors to base cote the face and weapons but it's brush painting from here on out. Well, until it's time to paint the base. 

The base will be painted scorched brown the the skills will be painted bleached bone.
Agter that their will be a "over spray of brown over the base and on to his legs but all bellow the knees. after that grey will be sprayed in the same way.

I will get back to those steps when I get their and add pictures.

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I use Magenta ink on both the plasma weapon and his skin.
The ink catches all the detail and is used like a wash but skin is reapplied and shaded . 
Leaving little of the ink seen in the crevices. 

More painting!

Things are coming right along now!
His skin tones , the black around his eyes and Yellow pupils. 
Even a rough blond color for hair!

But ....

By this time I had gotten out more inks.
A dark burnt umber. Washed onto the pelt, fur and tails.
Then found it's way to his hair. 
His mighty power sword. I couldn't find the next lighter silver I wanted to use. I did have some Neon Yellow on my pallet still.
So I cross hatched this onto his sword!
Kinda cool.
I have also lightly black washed his base.
More again shortly.

A short weekend project part 2

So the last project was done way too fast and I kept feeling like I should have planned more wolfie work.
So I though lets do it again!

Heres what we have to start with this time.

I finished up last night with what I regard as the easy parts done.

The black to brake up the armor color.

Still have a small amount of "easy work" to do.
The bases. 
I wish I had more bases cast, like the others my wolf guard are on but they did not turn out I think the plastic chemicals were kept too long.

Not much in the way of pictures left over from yesterday.

I did find these two that I built last time around.
Maybe they will get done this time.

I really like the way the plasma has come out.
A few more pictures to day and we will just have to see if I get them all done or not.
If not then theirs always next time.

I decided to call it quits earlier then planned today.
Which is fine. So as far as I felt like going this weekend.

Every one of them, all ten, are as far along as these.
Still a little way to go.
Stay tuned!