Monday, 29 December 2014

Last Post for 2014!

ARRRRG! in all capital letters!
On Sunday I thought I was done with the Slugga boys and on to the Shoota boys!...Then I found a tray I had set aside with more Slugga boys in it!
Not a huge amount of models but easily 10 or more.
Looks like the joke was on me.
After finding those I started looking through a Red GW case. Lots more to do in there.
Here's 136 slugga boys. so far.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Unscheduled post 2

I hope you all have had a very marry Christmas!
I am now finishing up the last 43 Slugga boys. still need to paint the teef''s. (..or is it toof's.. )
The box top of Orks on foot grows smaller and I'm really happy about that!
Well that's it for today but I will leave you with a picture of what's on the table right now.

More to come after the New year!

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Friday, 19 December 2014

Unscheduled post.

Where to start. Ah! Here we go. We have finally sold the house in Tennessee and as of to day are out of Debt. Well, we still have some small bills just like everyone else but No more House Notes!
It's been hard to focus on anything. So much Stress and then so much happiness.

As for my Studio painting I am still working although not much this week. The good news is 4 more Slugga boys need skin and then I will shortly be on to everything not slugga boy.
It's a slower pace this week but this was in a way expected.

I have begun to plan out next year. My friend has asked me to teach him to paint. He has painted off and on for years but never had a natural knack for it. I am hoping that we can set up a painting group that meats every other month. I am trying to decide how best to tech him and how to help him get the most out of anything I try to teach him. I'm shooting for a nice table top quality miniature as our goal.
He's a gamer first and foremost. I will be very pleased for him to paint his own army for a change.
I will be looking through my old White Dwarf issues for painting articles to help build my "classes"
At this point I am worried that it sounds like I am some kind of expert painter guru kinda guy.
Nar Boss I'm Just a Ork...Orkin it up!

And on the terrain front, I am looking to expand my Jungle scenery this year and am very excited about it!  This year I am planning to add some Lava! and some very tall grass rows.  I am excited to expand the diversity of my Jungle.

 I am hopeful for 10 games this year and 10 battle reports!
WAAAAGH GorGak! is on the war path and pushing further into an imperial held system....
Excitement!   Battle!   Loot!

Thanks for reading!
Marry Christmas! 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Happy holiday schedule.

Just a few things this week. I have managed yet another 30 models painted to the 8 color wip I have shown before..several times before...
It's been a busy week and of that 30 I relly only managed 15 this week. I had a head start on the other 15 from the week before. I will add a model count so we can see how many models are this far along.
I think we have about 60 more slugga boys to go. then the shoota boys and nobs and..well everything else.

My count come to 92 painted to the 8 color wip.

Lastly for today.
This is the last scheduled post for the year.
I will still be working on the project but in low gear, like half days or day on day off.
Lots of family and Holiday activities this time of year.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas !
We'll be Back!

Thank you for reading!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Extra post. 12/08/2014

In my last post I mentioned doing some work around the house for our outside critters.
And I am pleased to say it's more or less done and I am back on schedule with the Orks.
This weeks Ork post will be a little different then the few before.

I thought I would share a video of the work I have been up to this week outside.

Here are a few more pictures.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

More Ork Boys. Picture added 12/05/2014

Getting back into the swing of things. I have 15 more ork boys up to the 8 color level and 15 more all "Skinned up" and ready for "clothing" We've had some outdoor critter issues around the homestead and I have to get it sorted out.
I expect it to take a dew days. So I will be working through the weekend as I can.
Household 6 has set this a our priority. (and rightly so.)
Our Home Blog! And all the gory details.
Not to worry I am only 25 models off from the first hundred. Reaching that number way my goal for the week but I am sure I can get them sorted out by Sunday, sooner if I am lucky!

Where's waldo...

And some last notes for this week.
Sloppy painting!
I've noticed some of my painting looking sloppy. Mostly and so far only where the skin of these boys is concerned. My Jade green has been just off this week. I guess I have felt rushed, so many Orks so little time! So last night I spent the evening with the Foul Green, the lightest color used in the Ork skin. I went back over these lase 15 Ork Boys I mentioned above touching up their muscles ans layering up the ..Over brushed areas.
(Left) Before. (Right) After.
 They look so much better now.
I do play to recheck all the Orks before I am done but I have been reading about sloppy painters and bad or maybe underwhelming paint jobs and it's really got me focused on doing my beastly best.
I think some painters or ?studios? forget that it's their name and reputation on every project.
While I'm only a studio of one I am trying to remember to do my best.

Thanks for reading. More Madness again Next week.