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A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/02/17 17:04:46


Post by: Flinty


Loving the manifestation. Pure green power! (Muahahahahaha)

Also I'd take lack of clogging over coverage any day!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/02/19 18:56:46


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Flinty: thanks . And I agree, the clogging is a lot more annoying than applying a second coat. Still learning the ropes with the airbrush, so it's always eksperementin' time


For today, some random progress (nothing new here ).

First off, a finished grot. No particular reason I painted this guy, just feel like doing a basic grot once in a while:


I've been experimenting with the grot skins, since my old colours have no realy substitute. I'll need to move away a bit from drybrushing and more towards layering methinks to get a smoother effect on these.

Next up, a mek gun PIP:





there's a ridiculous amount of detail on these; I love it, but I think it's faster to paint a battlewagon, especially once you factor in the crew, which are ove rhalf a grot unit... Lovely model though.

And for finishers, some skin done on my PIP grots, including the weirdgrot:



I'll probably add another highlight to these guys, though the pic is very dark; dakka auto-correct had it looking like they were getting hit by a plasma gun though, so that wasn't an option.

Cheers folks!



A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/02/19 19:25:54


Post by: amazingturtles


He may be a basic grot, but he has stolen... my heart

Wait, that might be a bit much. But he's a nice little grot.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/02/20 00:44:45


Post by: Anvildude


Highlight that Manifestation with some very white greens, and maybe even throw in some purplish shadows in the low spots as well, to really make it pop.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/02/20 18:48:50


Post by: Captain Brown


CommissarKhaine,

A simple solution is the brown wash after your three green layers. I have been doing it on my Orks and Grots for over a year now. No dry brushing required.

I am using an old looted vehicle to make my artillery. Yes, the five extra bodies have taken longer than planned.

Cheers,

CB


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/09/26 20:22:12


Post by: jseverin


Love this army! Always inspiring to look at your builds.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/15 13:02:28


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Hey guys, as usual, I got lost in the warp for a few months. Something I'll have to learn to accept: personal life will get in the way of playing with the little guys...

Yet, as is tradition, let's answer some comments. Long overdue, but blame the warp .

amazingturtles: and he'll steal a lot more if you let him . Thank you!

Anvildude: didn't go all the way to white, though I still might. Hope you like it better now!

Captain Brown: I use a mix made of sepia, green wash, and water (1/3 each). And agreed on the extra bodies. They'll still be worth it in the end though, and they make things look purrty .

jseverin: Thanks! New builds (well, a new doomchicken anyway) below!

So, while stuck in the warp, I did manage to get some minor stuff done over the months...

First off: the fully painted weirdgrot:





Not my best work, but considering my lack of practice, he'll do for now.

Next up, an old kannon crewmember, who will be used for the mek gun crew:


Some converted gun crew, since I'm still obsessing about not having any identical grots in my army (and by that I mean more than just paint jobs; giving one grot a red cap and the other a green one doesn't make for different models IMHO)


These guys actually had some paint put on since taking the pics, they're looking quite nice .

And, to finish off, Doommchicken no. 9:







He has a controller waiting form him with a remote, so it's all good


Hope you guys enjoyed the pics, and let's hope I don't take another 8 months to update again .



A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/15 22:15:27


Post by: Yorkright



What a great conversion that Weird Grot is! Paint job is excellent on him as well as the lookout.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/16 18:30:47


Post by: Captain Brown


Great stuff CommissarKhaine.

Cheers,

CB


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/16 19:26:55


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Yorkright: thanks! Not 100% happy with the paint job, but he'll do for now.

Captain Brown: Thank you!

For today, just a few pics of my 6th mek gun:







I Also converted some grots into crew, since the 'no duplicates rule ' applies for these guys as well


You can't quite catch it on the pic, but the guy on the right is carrying a big underslung screwdriver. I tapered the plastic rod, but that's hard to catch in a pic.

Of, and I finally unboxed some old grot tekkies:


Should make some nice additional crewmembers.



A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/16 22:10:32


Post by: Meer_Cat


All looking very good CK- the weird boy is really good, in practice or no! I also very much like how each Doom Chicken and Mekgun are extremely individualistic, yet instantly recognizable as a member of their type based on the significant visuals you always include.

Hopefully, indeed!- it isn't 8 months 'til we hear from you again.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/16 22:26:06


Post by: Gitsplitta


Soooooo good!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/17 07:52:58


Post by: inmygravenimage


I've definitely missed your grotty goodness


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/19 11:02:57


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Meer_Cat: Thanks! And I agree on making the models recognizable: I believe it matters a lot, especialy when you're using a counts-as army.

Gitsplitta: Thanks you!

inmygravenimage: Thanks, it's good to be back

For today: some paint tossed on the mek gun crew. I've got plenty of grots to stand in as crew, but I'd like to add a bunch specifially for all my mek guns. Since I made six so far, that's 36 grots, of which I have 8 painted right now - and 5 more built . Time to get some more grot boxes methinks!







Hope you guys like'm since I'll have 5 more pairs of these guys popping up along the way .



A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/19 11:46:20


Post by: Gitsplitta


I always loved the various mek grot models. Nicely painted too!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/21 18:46:37


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Thanks Gits! Gotta admit I have a soft spot for some of the older models as well. The Brian Nelson greenskins in particular are ones I find to be full of character.

For piccies today, I managed to finish the doomchicken I showed a few posts back:






Doomchicken number 10 is being built as we speak, along with random stuff being painted. Bit of this, bit of that, as always .


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/21 19:04:02


Post by: inmygravenimage


At last, ye doomchicken! Luverly teef.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/21 20:08:02


Post by: ChaoticMind


Are you sure you don’t need a dozen of those beauties?


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/21 20:27:34


Post by: Yorkright


Can’t get enough DoomChicken! I’ve always liked your orange and green color scheme.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/24 19:41:14


Post by: CommissarKhaine


inmygravenimage: Thanks! I'm always amazed by the attention these little critters get

ChaoticMind: 15, and 5 bommdrones, to be precise . That'll net me some nice tankbusting power. And they're good fun to make, which helps a lot!

Yorkright: Got that right! Interesting choice, most people say blue and orange, but I can see your point

For today, more random stuff! Well, me trying to get some clutter off my painting desk mainly, so I decided to get to work on the burnawagon. All the big colour blocks are on and shaded, so now it's time for some detailing, graffiti, and then weathering of course .









The lenses were painted purple because... I could basically . They still need a coat of gloss varnish, but mine dried out, so I need to get a new pot. The sponsons still need some love too, they're still being worked up to the 'orange' stage. As always, suggestions for graffiti are most welcome .


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/24 23:16:20


Post by: stonned_astartes


Nice work on the burnner waggon. Looks a bit like a buffalo.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/25 03:08:07


Post by: Yorkright


Burna waggon looks great but I think it needs a little green grot somewhere ;-D.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/26 18:11:08


Post by: Gitsplitta


That's very cool CK.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/27 06:25:26


Post by: Tim 121RVC


Love the weirdgrot with that converted "spell"! Have you got a name for that spell yet?


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/28 01:11:40


Post by: ChaoticMind


For graffiti on the Burnawaggon perhaps take a cue from the queens of pyromania and “Burn da Hert-ORK!”


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/29 10:06:00


Post by: CommissarKhaine


stonned_astartes: thanks; could you expand on the 'buffalo' thing? I seem to have missed a reference

Yorkright: working on the driver as we speak . I might add a grot on top, but I was considering keeping it clear for passengers... Still might add those later, I'll have to look at it once it gets closer to being finished!

Gitsplitta: Thanks!n It's one of those models were the gubbinz met the bitz just right

Tim 121RVC: Thanks! I'm using standard ork weirdboy powers, so whichever one I need at the time

ChaoticMind: thanks,going to add something like that!

For today's pics, just some basic stuff: 3mek guns oranged up and some crew who had their skins done:


Two are missing their wheels (they'(re being painted as we speak), which kinda explains the wonky poses .

And the crew:


I'm working on the next doomchicken (almost finished), so that one will be up next I guess. Becasue one can never have enough doomchickens


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/10/30 00:04:41


Post by: stonned_astartes


The tracked landing vehicle or ‘water buffalo’ of ww2. Really wana build a trukk based on this.



A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/01 04:34:09


Post by: Anvildude


That's just a Bigg Trakk!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/01 13:47:01


Post by: CommissarKhaine


stonned_astartes: ooh, nice. You could easily make this out of a chimera methinks, or one of those AdMech transports. Also, I did a BW a while back that has some elements of it:

Spoiler:


'A while back' being 6 years ago or so

Anvildude: now there's a proppa mek approach


For today, some random updates (as always )

First off, Doomchicken no. 10:







The faceplate is hard to get a proper pic of with the gs on it, it'll hopelfully be clearer once I slap some paint on it.

Also made a start on the handler:


I wanted to use one of the singlepose models, hence the extensive cutting and need for gs. I'll add a head once I've sculpted the arm.

And for desserts: the start of a waaghh banner bearer, using an old red gobbo model in desperate need of some love!The club in his right hand had snapped of, so I decided add a banner will be added there, so he can inspire his fellow revolutionaries. The hand has been drilled through and slightly repostioned. I also removed the tab underneath his feeth (forgot how warm white metal gets when cutting with a dremel... ouch). Not sure about the gun in his right hand, that's still up for debate. I will probaly be adding a commissar's cap . To add some height, he'll be getting a doomchicken variant, with an articulated head that can count as a power klaw.

Not much to, look at yet, but it should give you an idea:


The legs are from and old metakl killa kan, for those wondering. Hope you enjoyed the pics, suggestions welcome as always!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/01 14:53:19


Post by: Yorkright


He should look quite heroic! Take good care of those fingers hard to hobby if they are burnt!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/01 16:04:45


Post by: Pomander Cask


Lovely grots! I like the doomchicken especially.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/01 23:14:35


Post by: Arakasi


I was wondering, and now I don't have to - thanks


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/01 23:23:31


Post by: sajmonikpl1


They are looking good. Send more when you finish whole army!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/02 01:30:17


Post by: ChaoticMind


Can’t wait to see where you go with the DoomEmu!

Or will the banner bearer have a DoomTurkey and the DoomEmu be the Mork/Gork-a-naught?


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/02 09:00:13


Post by: sajmonikpl1


Grotz are really fun to paint and play. In whole 40k they are less grimdark than others.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/02 23:21:15


Post by: Theophony


The fact that you are up to doomchicken number 10 amuses me to no end . Great work, always love seeing grot ingenuity.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/03 14:39:25


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Yorkright: The wife has a good burn wounds salve - it wasn't too bad, just slightly reddish by the end of the evening

Pomander Cask: Thanks! The doomchickens seem to strike a chord with most people

Arakasi: glad to be of assistance! It was all I could do with the model anyway, the body is horribly warped, so it's being used for emebellishment all over the grot force.

sajmonikpl1: thanks! And I agree: grots add some of the weird humour previous iterations of the game had in spades.These days 40k takes itself too seriously.

ChaoticMind: DoomTurkey! Love it! My red gobbo will be riding a doomturkey from now on . If I ever get a 'Naught, it will be more like a moving fortress methinks, with big-ass tracks. I will have to see if (when) I get hold of the model.

Theophony: Happy to be there . I'll probably bump'em up to 15, since they're good fun to make .

For today, all kinds of random stuff. First off, some painting was done.

A singular grot I found lying around on my hobby desk got a few more coats of paint to finish him off:


The flesh is a lot smoother irl, getting it blown up to 5 times the model size does exaggerate that a tad...

Also; the driver from the burnawagon got a lick of paint:



I tried to take a pic at the angle he'll be in the wagon. Once I've done the graffiti and the weathering, he's getting glued in place.

Then, some progress on the waagh banner. A cap and a banner pole were added to the red gobbo model:


The doomturkey got some work done on his head. It looks a tad big right now, but that'll work out fine once the body gets fleshed out.





I'll be adding exhausts to the rear to balance the model out visually. I'm glas this guy is on a 40mm base, No way I could fit this on a 32 mm base .

The model as-is:


I like the dynamic pose of the red gobbo vs the more lumbering look of the cyclopean Doomturkey. I just hope I can do him justice with a nice mount!








A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/03 18:12:55


Post by: Theophony


15 will be great.

Doom Turkey reminds me of Growler from RobotWars , I think it’s the square jaws.



A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/04 15:19:08


Post by: Yorkright


The DoomTurkey looks very cool, the idea that the head is more massive than the body makes it seem like it was engineered by a grot. Good stuff all around!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/04 22:33:23


Post by: Captain Brown


And the Squeaky WAAAAGH continues to grow. Always nice to find miniatures that have found a hiding place and get them finished.

Cheers,

CB


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/05 13:39:09


Post by: ChaoticMind


Having helped name it the doomturkey is now my favorite thing in this blog!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/06 19:19:17


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Theophony: I can see a family resemblance . Is that show still on? I used to watch it ages ago...

Yorkright: thanks! He took some inspiration from both squigs, mousers, and cartoon rottweilers

Captain Brown: Not to mention doing something about my backlog of ideas and all the minis I got for them

ChaoticMind: Ah, a proud parent .


For piccies today, a finished Doomturkey! I built up the body a tad, balancing the model out visually:







I've been thinking that the legs I used make it a tad static. Then again, had I built my own practically notghing on this model would've been GW . He's takes design cues from a lot of different sources: squigs ( bit of skarsnik and gobbla going on), mousers from TMNT, the rottweiler from Tom&Jerry...

And here he is with his rider:



This balances the model out nicely I feel. Now, I jus thave to consider the flag. I think I want one streaming towards the rear of the model, but I might still go for one hanging off a crossbar.. Still needs a good night's sleep .



A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/06 21:53:05


Post by: Theophony


Not sure if the show is still on, haven’t seen it I need almost a decade myself.

I think the flag should look like a turkeys tail splayed out to remind us of Doomturkey . Even if it’s not cloth but metal slivers in a fan shape behind a boss emblem.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/06 23:31:50


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Nice mechaturkey! (Apparently one exclamation point is "too many" according to the automod built into the editor). Also, my response has been deemed too short, so I'm writing this extra sentence to compensate.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/11 19:10:00


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Theophony:
Not sure if the show is still on, haven’t seen it I need almost a decade myself


Still runs, I checked . I tried the flag idea, but it didn't look right. i'll let you know how it turns out in the end.

Warboss_Waaazag: Thanks! And don't worry, dakka asks me everytime I update the blog if I want that many exclamation marks, because people might not take my post seriously becauqe of it

For today's update, I decided to both make a start on my backlog of models for the squeaky waaagh, and continue with the new stuff. So, a bit of everything, as always

First off, the old stuff:



Not the best pic, but just to show that I've started work on the crew of this beauty:


Let's see if anyone remembers what it is


For the new stuff, I did some work on the grot gun crew (less bright irl!):


and on doomchicken numba 9:


Now I just need the weather to clear up so I can undercoat the chicken's handler, chicken number 10 and some other stuff. Anf if the weather doesn't clear up, I can build more doomchickens. Win-win in my book


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/11 20:35:16


Post by: Briancj


Old Sentinel leg and a shokk attack gun... Interesting.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/11 20:45:37


Post by: Yorkright


All looking good Commissar K, I dont think the little guys are too bright. Grotz gots to bright so da boss knows where they is.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/12 16:45:10


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Briancj: grabba klaw arm from a BW, but correct on the SAG . It counts as my big mek with SAG, or, more probably, the souped-up version. Here's how the full model is supposed to look:

Spoiler:


Yorkright: thanks! I was mainly referring to the pic; I agree that grots look best with bright green skins.


As stated a few posts above, I'bve been trying to make some room on my painting shelf by, you know, actually finishing stuff . Since the burnawagon was in that dreaded 'near-finished' limbo, I decided to push through and get it done. It's left a nice empty spot on my painting desk waiting to be filled by some other contraption .

Here's a fly-around:





I kinda like the look of the grot driver through the glass .



And a top shot:


In the end, I didn't add loads of graffiti because of all the armour plating adding lots of interest already; I might add a grot somewhere just to add in some more green, as Yorkright suggested. Or I might go back andd add some more graffiti to it later as well, but for now I'm calling it finished.

Hope you enjoyed the pics!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/12 20:04:32


Post by: tzurk


Awww yeah that is one sweet big tank! I think a grot or two working away or hitching a ride on the hull wouldn't go astray but you're right in that there's a lot of detail in the panelling/rivets/battle damage.

The doom chickens are getting a lot of love and I can only second/third/tenth that...such a great concept and really well executed. Will be stealing if I ever set foot down the Orkdom path again...

That SAG on wheels looks great too. Hope to see it painted soon


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/12 20:37:33


Post by: Yorkright


Bruna wagon looks proper for Orks! I too like the little green grot driver. I wouldnt mind a few pictures of your army all together...


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/12 21:21:46


Post by: inmygravenimage


That's a great tank. It looks very tanky.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/13 14:16:38


Post by: Arakasi


That’s a lot of orange on that Burna Wagon... Are the glass edges (struts) meant to be clear?


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/13 19:02:12


Post by: Captain Brown


Nice conversion CommissarKhaine.

Cheers,

CB


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/14 10:58:53


Post by: Syro_


Congratulations on finishing the burna-wagon it looks very cool, and proppa orky. Like everyone else I also like the doom chickens and the new doom turkey.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/17 15:21:03


Post by: CommissarKhaine


tzurk: Thanks! I found a snotling who will fit on nicely, just have to paint him first . If you fel like lootin' the doomchickens: there's a tutorial on the legs a few pages back.

Yorkright: Thanks mate! I've just realised this blog started almost ten years ago; I started november 20th 2009. I'll get you a nice groupshot the 20th .

inmygravenimage: those are the best tanks .

Arakasi: I agree on the orange,might go back to it later. Then again, I believe I've read that same comment every time you saw orange in here . I can never get the struts on the windows to look good, so I've decided to stay off'em till I find a solution.

Captain Brown: thanks!

Syro_: Thank you! I've decided to get some stuff off my desk, and this one seemed like a good start. I'll be adding a new doomchicken pic soonish methinks, need to build some more too.


For today's pics, no doomchickens, but I did get the grot crew for an addiitonal mek gun finished. Since I've started this blog on November 20th, 2019 (time flies ), expect a bit of a retrospective then. For now, grot crew piccies:



And next to a gun:




A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/17 18:54:12


Post by: inmygravenimage


I always imagine Time Flies as some kind of nasty sci fi critter.

Lovely grots bud.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/20 16:40:10


Post by: CommissarKhaine


inmygravenimage: thanks, now I have an image stuck in my head of time-travelling flies with rayguns .

So, dear readers, to the day today, it's been 10 years. Ten years since I started this blog. Barring wife and kids, this may be my longest-term project ever . One could argue that it hasn't always been active, which is true. Life will do that - to me anwyays. But I always find myself drawn back to the little greenies, since they're one of the spots where creativity barely knows bounds, and I can channel all the crazy in my head. My grots may have prevented a number of axe-murders .

So, in honour of those ten years, let's take a look at where the painted horde stands right now. From a few different angles, since 'spray and pray' works for both guns and cameras .





Of course, this is only the painted stuff. As a frantic converter, I tend to build a lot more than I paint. That combined with a compulsive tendeny to start new stuff, has led to quite a backlog. Some minis have become less interesting once my skills evolved, or the edition changed... Some are just stuck behind a curse of procrastrination.

Let's have a look at all the minis, painted or not:


Quite a lot more... Still, I've decided to tackle the occasional old project between newer stuff to get rid of some of the backlog. let's see how good I keep it up

I also figured I'd show off my HQs, since I'm quite proud of 'em

Painted:


And WIP:


And since everybody likes doomchickens, I'll close off with a pic of those


Hope you guys enjoyed the pics!




A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/21 08:56:55


Post by: Syro_


Wow! Happy anniversary! That's amazing to have hit 10 years on your blog. Thanks for the army shots too. I really like the job you did converting your stompa.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/21 10:29:24


Post by: lindsay40k


RE window struts - try putting masking tape on the window and using a scalpel & steel rule to cover the panes, then you can just go ahead & stipple the struts


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Protruding struts might necessitate building the mask in parts:
Spoiler:


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/21 10:36:32


Post by: inmygravenimage


Happy nerdiversary! Well done lad


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/21 10:37:27


Post by: lindsay40k


…hang on, I’m wrong, those should be right angle triangles, pushed right into the corners. Eh. You get the idea


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/21 21:03:45


Post by: Pomander Cask


Happy anniversary! Ten years is a long time! It's inspiring to see your army shots, so many lovely grots everywhere. The overall impression is surprisingly coherent for a ten-year project.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/22 01:51:08


Post by: Yorkright


Happy anniversary Commissar! Thanks so much for sharing that wonderful mad Orc army you’ve created. Cheers!!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/22 17:47:14


Post by: Captain Brown


CommissarKhaine,

That is quite the Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!!

Thanks for the army shot, those can take a while to set up and photograph.

Cheers,

CB


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/24 15:31:39


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Syro_: Thanks! The stompa is one of those models I'm looking towards finishing. It's been languisign in WIP-hell for 5 years or so I think .

lindsay40k: thanks, I'll give that a go! I just can't get those struts to look right in my mind...

inmygravenimage: Thanks! And right back at ya, apparently

Pomander Cask: Ten years with quite big breaks in between, mind you . As for coherency: I spent some timing getting my colour choices right and experimenting. Shades might differ subtly, but the voerall colour them has remaind solid for these 10 years.

Yorkright: Thanks! And I ahven't shown my Orc army yet, though I have quite a big one for WHFB .

Captain Brown: Thank you! I agree it takes a while, but I love seeing the whole army arrated before me.

So, some pore progress, onto to the next ten years

Some random WIPS today, as is pretty much standard:

First off, the finished SAG krew:



Work is progressing on the SAG itself, I hope to show the complete model soonish

Also, a doomchicken, awaiting its controller:




And here's the controller, with two more friends, PIP:



Enjoy!



A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/24 16:20:40


Post by: inmygravenimage


Very good company to be in cracking chicken there


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/25 03:29:57


Post by: Yorkright


More Orcs? Such a tease Commissar holding out on us. Doom Chicken and friends looking good.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/25 11:30:02


Post by: Syro_


Syro_: Thanks! The stompa is one of those models I'm looking towards finishing. It's been languisign in WIP-hell for 5 years or so I think


There's something about stompas that make them hard to finish. Painting them is intimidating for me, with so much surface area to cover. I have three scratch built stompas that have been sitting primed for a year or two. So, you're in good company


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/25 16:36:10


Post by: Briancj


Contrast paints. Trust me.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/25 22:26:36


Post by: Dr H


Nice work on all the things, and nice round-up.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/27 20:26:59


Post by: CommissarKhaine


inmygravenimage: thanks, on both accounts!

Yorkright: For 40K, I have imperial guard, Night Lords, and my beloved grots. For the world that was, I have: High Elves, Orcs and gobbos, Chaos warriors, Tomb Kings, Empire, Brettonnia, and Chaos dwarfs. Maybe I'll post pics at some point, but most of these were painted before dakka even existed

Syro_: Well, I got the basecoat on.. It's just that I had to add ridiculous amounts of detail everywhere...

Briancj: If you start from fresh, sure. But I'm a stickler for matching colour throughout the army...

Dr H: Thanks!

For today, some random stuff I cobbled together while prepping for LARP this weekend

First off, I finished the DoomTurkey, adding a banner that suited the look of the red gobbo:


Then, some more doomchicken handlers:


Since I'm short left hands for grots, I made a bionic one .


And to finish off, another counts-as bommsquig:




Hope you guys liked the pics!



A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/28 13:51:51


Post by: Meer_Cat


Bionic grot hands, next, he says- too cool! And your boom-squig- now a doom turtle?

All nicely done- a great, nicely focused and balanced army.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/11/28 14:49:55


Post by: Theophony


Well done on the Doom Turkey, just in time for Thanksgiving holiday over here in the states .

Great detail work on the grot bionics.

Doom Turtle , hope it’s at least a teenage robotic doom turtle.


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/12/04 17:21:21


Post by: Gitsplitta


Love the new grots!


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/12/04 18:22:44


Post by: Captain Brown


CommissarKhaine,

I understand why you are doing a counts-as bommsquig. There really is not anything out there that makes a good matching squig like creature without it being just as expensive as buying the AOS box of them. That I have been able to find at least.

Cheers,

CB


A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated November 27th - DoomTurkey and friends ) @ 2019/12/10 11:37:00


Post by: Midget Gems


Its wonderful to see still going with all your unique creations CommissarKhaine

Some really inventive ideas, its very entertaining to read your posts and see what new ideas you keep coming up with