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Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/09 06:24:45


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


At some point in time I started collecting Orks. At first I only built very few. I was under some sort of delusion that I had too many to build, that I would never finish. For a very long time I played a Speed Freek army because I couldn't muster more than a few units of boyz and some poorly scaled trukks. 4th edition came out and I got tired of losing because my army was not up to spec. I sat down and started, slowly, to build more Orks. 5th edition came out. I kept building. 6th edition came out...I never played a 5th edition game. I just kept building Orks. I started buying more and hording bitz and gubbins. Folk gave me more and my collection of built and not-yet-built grew and grew. Then I took a long break and assessed what I had yet left to build. I actually took a moment (or many, as it turned out), to assess what I had accumulated. What I found staggered me.

I have built more than 300 Ork infantry. A half dozen vehicles. But I still have more. So, so many more. Hundreds, in fact. Every day I build more Orks. Every day my horde increases in size. One day I may even finish, but to be honest, I hope I never do. The Waaaagh! is unstoppable. The Waaaagh! is KAN'T stoppable. It will never end.

Here I will show you what I have been doing. You will witness it grow and it will. Be. GLORIOUS.

Snakebites




Stormboyz unit 1




Pimped out rokkit-packs


Their Nob


Stormboyz unit 2




Stormboy with Saturn5 Rokkit strapped to his back




Kustom made meganob














Kommandos Unit 1


Kommando unit 2 (still a Work in Progress)


Killa Kanz in Progress


A warbuggy Work in Progress





My Mixed Martial Arts Deff Dred (more pics here


One of my Work in Progress Battlewagons








I'll have another update tomorrow. There is SO much more. Feedback always appreciated.



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/09 11:44:11


Post by: KingCracker


Looking like good progress. My advice is to keep banging parts together


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/09 21:56:54


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


As promised, here is way more. This isn't even half my collection yet.

Snakebite Nobs in 'eavy armor with Big Choppas


Lootas


































Two of the Lootas' Mekz






Slugga Boyz unit 1


Burna Boyz unit 1



Thanks for looking. Feedback always appreciated.


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My 'ard boyz started in my original paint scheme, which was a kind of red pajama. I used this scheme because it was easy and quick. But at the time I also played Dark Angels and after painting an entire army Dark Green and red with some metal highlights, I got really bored with the idea of painting ANOTHER army that was basically Dark Green and red with some metal highlights. So I chose a more obnoxious paint scheme and opted for Yellow and Blue with some Black...and metal highlights. This is much more pleasing to my animal brain. I have painted a whole TWO - yep, just 2 freaking 'ard boyz - in this new scheme, but everyone starts somewhere, usually at the beginning.

'Ard Boyz


This is an 'ard boy who is actually a REALLY old skool meganob. Updated with some new skool arms he looks much better as an 'ard boy if you ask me.












Speaking of Old Skool:
Old Skool Stormboyz



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/10 21:51:02


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


More and more boyz. Feedback always appreciated!

Tankbusta Unit 1




A few close up shots from this unit:








Tankbustas unit 2


Slugga boyz unit 2


Close ups of one these here boyz' kustom big shoota:




Slugga Boyz unit 3


"Gangsta" Trukk Boyz




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While a lot of these first few posts will be just picture dump of things I've made so far, I encourage anyone interested to make requests or suggestions about what they'd like to see me build or finish. I'll use this thread to track any builds I make and post progress as I go. You've seen my Deff Dred, so you can have an idea of what I'm capable and I'm always interested in building new and more things.

At the moment I have a personal (i.e. to myself) to build a total of 45 lootas. I think I have 9 made so far. And I also want to finish my Kanz and build at least 9 meks with kustom mega blastas. But if you have a suggestion, please don't hesitate to put it here. I'm known to work on many projects simultaneously. It's unlikely that I'd become overwhelmed.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/21 03:38:14


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Nobz galore. More nobz than I can ever really field, but I want to have every option possible.

Big Choppas


Power Klawz


Kombi-weapons


More Snakebite Nobz




Plain old Nobz


My Current Big Mek (again, old paint job needs repainting, but what in my army doesn't at this point? 2 'Ard boyz, that's what)


Waaazag Himself (at least in his current iteration)


Feedback always welcome!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/21 09:37:24


Post by: TheDraconicLord


You said it yourself: Glorious

The Snakebite nobz, wow... the WHFB Orcs' armors are brutal and look so damn good, nice thought about using them for the "primitive" Klan.

And I wish to see more Killa Kan glory! With so many Orks you are bound to have interesting Killa Kans!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/21 13:01:57


Post by: Squidbot


I love this thread. You have some great stuff going on here. As a fellow Ork I really appreciate your stuff. Keep it up!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/21 19:21:32


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks for the feedback guys! I'll try to put up another update tonight.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/21 19:27:58


Post by: Da krimson barun


You sir have achieved a thing that every ork player dreams of having....Enuff dakka.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/21 19:30:00


Post by: morfydd


Love it ..reminds me I need to finish up my BattleWagons and Looted Wagons


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/22 05:55:39


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


As promised, more orks:

MEGANOBZ!!!! (I wanted my meganobz to look a tiny bit unique without putting too much work into a scratchbuild, so I just added some shoulder pads to their pre-existing armor. Honestly, the shoulders are practically made for the extra plates)


Stikkbomma Trukkboyz


Shoota boyz unit 1 (the astute will notice that I have only 29 boyz in this unit. I need to make one more to fill it out. Most folk probably won't take the time to count each boy, so no worries if you don't catch that tiny detail) I cut the spike off the top of all the helmets with fur on them. There's one thing I do every game and that's scrape my arm or hand on something pointy on the table. Usually it's the terrain. I figured I'd remove an avenue of attack and save my flesh another red and stingy line.


These boyz also represent my most painted orks of any unit. Hooray!




Probably some of my most minutely converted as well.










When I saw the movie "Saving Private Ryan" I had to build an ork with a BAR. It's just so LOUD.


Shoota boyz unit 2 Distinguished by their not having helmets on.


Look! More painted guys!




"Hang on you gits, I'm reloadin'..."




I have to bore out the barrels of most of the gunz in my army, but aside from that, these boyz is done.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/23 07:21:46


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


On to vehicles.

My first trukk I never bothered to assemble the trukk kit. I bought one and immediately chopped it up for parts. Then I went to the warstore and bought a half dozen chassis and wheels. I will never assemble the trukk model as is. I think that kit is a travesty - now every ork player in the world has the same trukks. What ever happened to the madcap, ramshackle uniqueness of this army? The trukk kit made us all lazy. Anyway, rant over. This trukk is for my gangsta boyz. These are the semi-chronological WIP shots.











And the gunner (who has a peg leg)




PIP






I used the "hairspray" method on this trukk (meaning I painted it black, then brown, then splotched it with various orange and brown "rust colors", then sealed it with Satin sealer - the standard GW sealer - then sprayed it with hairspray, then airbrushed it with iyanden darksun, then dipped my paintbrush in warm water and rubbed the yellow paint off the model to create a weathered look. My reaction to this style of painting and weathering is "meh". Others might like it more.

Here it is finished. I probably need to do some more highlighting to change up the coloration, but it's playable as is.


Trukk 2 I've started on a second trukk for my stikkbomma boyz. This is very WIP, but I've since done more work than these pictures show. Updates later.



Detail of one of the roadwheels.


I cut rivets off of everything and re-purpose them as details on all my builds. I have a tiny jar with hundreds of them sitting on my work table.

Battlewagon turret WIP





Same deal with the turret, hairspray-method-wise. I think this came out better, especially on the barrel of the kannon.



And, finally, PIP of a Looted Wagon. It isn't armed with much. Just a rokkit.





I much prefer to build vehicles than boyz, but both need doing if I'm to have an army, so I plug away. Feedback always welcome. I'll try to put more stuff up tomorrow.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/23 08:38:00


Post by: Squidbot


Looking great!
And I agree much more fun to do vehicles. Use the vehicles to break up the monotony of painting the green tide.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/25 01:12:33


Post by: Arakasi


Love da Trukk! (an da rest...) Also found Meganobz look better with shoulder plates


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/26 15:01:29


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag




My wife calls this looted wagon my "Keebler Tank". At one time this was a "looted leman russ", but then the new codex came out and did away with that conceot. Some old ork players really detested the idea that their 14 frontal armor tank got reduced to an 11, and fielded looted vehicles as battlewagons instead. I think this adherence to old ideas is foolish. My looted wagon is still a comical and terrifying vehicle for my opposition and it costs about the same points wise. Making battlewagons a different option on my lists means I have something new to model.

Posting pictures with my phone is challenging. I'll put up more pics later.


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As promised, here's more photos of my "Keebler Tank"







Some years ago this tank took a nose dive off my work bench and a few pieces flew off into the darkness, never to be found again. The barrel split in the front and one of the tabs chipped off the turret ring. For whatever reason I never repaired it or finished painting it. Now's my chance, no?

Feedback or questions always welcome. Thanks for looking!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/29 00:23:32


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


These are some work in progress pictures of my looted wagon and my Zzap trukk. Finished pics of my Zzap trukk can be found here.










And also some PIP shots showing the layers from primed to base coat to rust and weathering effects to detailing. Essentially, I primed them black, then base coated them with Scorched brown (I don't know the current color equivalent), drybrushed them first with Tin Bitz (a dark bronze metallic color), then drybrushed them with boltgun metal (a dark silver metallic color), then washed them with a thinned down Scaly Green (a dark sea-green color). Then I layered on Bubonic Brown (which is probably Dark Sun or Iyanden now, but I'm not really certain and don't feel like double checking) and Royal Blue. Then progressively lighter shades of blue and yellow (which were applied intentionally too thin to create a washed out and weathered look). I never got around to painting the roof of my "Keebler Tank", but the Zzap Trukk has since been finished.





























Thanks for looking! Feedback always welcome.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/29 07:56:50


Post by: Squidbot


Splendid.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/08/29 17:23:50


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Here is one of my Battlewagons WIP.



To give you an idea of how long it's been since I've worked on this, you can see the bare chassis of My finished trukk in the background of this picture:








These fuel tanks will eventually be connected to an engine I have yet to build.


Two scratchbuilt/kitbashed rokkit turrets:




Turrets in place:


And here's a close up of my other Battlewagon's turret showcasing the many, many hand-applied rivets and spikes:


Feedback always welcome. Thanks for looking!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/09/14 06:44:47


Post by: Squidbot


Ambitious and Orky. Love it.
Will also be interested to see what's going on with the Trukk chassis in the background.
I recently inherited a couple of Ultras vehicles which I will be converting to looted wagons. Your stuff is inspiring.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/09/14 09:44:21


Post by: SebastionSynn


your story sounds like me. long time ago i bought 1, count them 1, box of ork boyz to use in a GorkaMorka game, and kitbashed their trukk. it was never supposed to go any further than that, and yet now today i have around 8500 pts of Orks. I gained some more last weekend, visiting a friend of mine he tossed me four old metal orks, nine of the old GorkaMorka orks, a unfinished warboss and runtherd two old school drivers and an old school gunner. I swear every time i turn out the lights and go to bed, my warboss tears through the boyz to make them spore up more boyz, and the meks build more crap to move those boyz around in.

anyways, as to the stuff you posted, Love the trukk, and the saturn 5 storm boy. Battlewagon looks like it's going to be an interesting build, i'll be here watching and commenting again at some point, keep up the good WAAAAAGH!!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2013/09/14 14:46:28


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Posting from a phone makes me a little inept at making things like effective links, but...

@Squidbot: the trukk chassis in the background actually became my first finished trukk (the one I posted in my finished ork thread). I haven't workes on my wagons for ages. I'm glad to hear you'll be putting those marine wagons to proppa use!

@SebastianSynn: yes, your story is much like mine. And I completely agree, the boys are spawning at night and collecting skrap when I'm not looking. Everytime I look around I'm floored by how much more I have left. It just never ends! I've become the "unwanted ork models black hole". Friends just give me stuff; like they're as committed to watching my horde grow as I am.

Thanks again for the feedback, Boyz! It really means a lot to me.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/01/26 02:37:43


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Slowly, ever so slowly, I'm making progress on my orks.

Legs and legs and legs:



These still need more flash cleaned off 'em before they get glued to bases:


And these are even more legs...and bodies. So many orks, so boring cleaning the flash off all these legs:


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/01/27 00:47:19


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Legs get bodies:




Some bodies get arms, like these new Tankbustas:


This shoulder pad is here because I had to fiddle the weapon arm on. I have way more rokkit arms that connecting holdy arms, so I often improvise with other arms.


I really detest the metal tankbusta models and refuse to use them in any significant way. So I convert the plastic models and the rokkit boyz in any way I can, usually with just some minor weapon or rokkit swaps like with these boys.




Thanks for looking! Comments always welcome.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/01/27 13:00:26


Post by: Galorn


Nice greenskins man.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/01/27 17:35:54


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, Galorn! Progress everyday, but there's so many and I can't just leave well enough alone. My army craves individuality and so I find myself converting almost every single model. One day! One day I'll be done. (Yeah, right?)


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/01/27 18:49:22


Post by: Tobber1202


Love this! Some good ol' fashined orkiness!

Keep it up


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/01/27 22:58:58


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, Tobber1202! Will do!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/01/28 18:10:45


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Progress!

Burnaboyz (with smurf hats)!




I drilled out some button holes for this guy's hat, because the head was already glued on and the burna arms didn't fit right with the long hat-flaps. I trimmed them down, but they looked weird so I decided to make them look like they might button to something this ork ain't currently wearing. It worked in my head, I don't know about execution.


New Tank bustaboyz! (with modified rokkity-gunz)

The only stock rokkit in the group:

This guy showing off his moified backpack.

Close ups of all the rokkit heads:




detail on the modified backpacks:


and all the backpacks together for comparison:


Here's a rokkit launcha in the process of being modified:


And the left over fins that become the additive for the backpacks:


Thanks for looking! Feedback always welcome! Cheers.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/01/30 18:10:20


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


More orks. First up, some Kommandos.


The Nob:



His boyz:

I put together the boy on the left before I remembered that I was going to make all my kommandos carry knives. Oh well, this one guy is carrying a boffer. What evs.


Some meks. First guy up doesn't have a lot of conversion work except that I had to sahve his kustom mega blasta down a bit in order to fit his head on.



For the second mek I wanted to use a different head (I can't remember if I got this head from Spellcrow or Kromlech. anyway, both companies are great for 3rd party ork parts):


But to use this head I had to heavily modify his arms to make the gun fit right. (sorry for the blur, my camera had trouble focusing on what I wanted even with being on the Macro setting)


(I'll have more pics of this gun conversion up tomorrow)

Here's his backpack, too:


That's yesterday's work. Thanks for looking and have a great day! Cheers.



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So here's both meks together:


And a close up on the kustom megablasta that I had to modify to fit the pose/head I wanted to use.

More stuff tomorrow.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/04 04:52:20


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Been slaving away at these boys for days. So boring building infantry! I'll have new pics up in a day or two. Stay tuned!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/09 20:54:05


Post by: wallygator


how many boyz did i just saw?? and i'm sure there's a lot more where they came from..
i can't imagine the work you have to do if you ever decide to paint all your infantry

anyway, nice conversions (special with the smurfhats ) and keep the horde coming


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/09 21:10:12


Post by: Overlord Thraka


"Get a reading on his conversion level!" "gasp! that can't be, it's impossible!" "What is it?!" "IT'S OVER 9000!"


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/10 05:20:15


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks for the positive feedback guys!

Here's another update.

I made some burnas for my kommandos. The heads come from GW, Spellcrow, and Kromlech. Very fine products those.






And Meks 4 and 5 (of 9 I intend to make in total). Not huge conversions, at least on the first one, but I repositioned the kustom mega blasta arm and added a handle for the second one. Also, a different backpack.




this is my favorite and most ridiculous sword:

A few close ups of the arm join. There's the tiniest, slightest of gaps created by the length of the pin I used, but once the paint goes on the model it won't be noticeable.


And a close up of the handle on the gun.

Mek buddies together.

There's also ridiculously minute modifications on all the kustom mega blastas, because uniformity is for suckahs!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/13 04:57:06


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


A few more "smurf burnas". More tomorrow night.



Thanks for looking! Have a great day!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/13 07:11:49


Post by: Gojira4444


This is Awesome


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/13 15:49:01


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, Gojira4444! A lot time is going into drilling out the barrels of all the guns on all the boys. I also realized that I've never gotten a picture of all my boys in one place. I don’t know if I have a table large enough. I'm also starting to think I might want to paint a unit to break up the monotony of building them. Who knows. At any rate I probably won't be done until 7th edition anyway.


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Update! I had to do some repairs to one of my lootas, his arm fell off. So I glued it back on.


On to more exciting things. I started slapping together some grots. Even though these gits are easy to assemble, all I've discovered about grots is that assembling grots is really boring. Some of these buggers are metal snotlings from the fantasy line, a couple are 2nd edition plastic, at least 2 are converted from fantasy goblins, and the rest are just stock models. That's probably what makes them so boring to build - I feel like I'm wasting time building models that will die whenever an enemy looks at them. Anyway, grots :



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This is the only grot model I'm proud of.



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and their runtherd that I don't know where comes from.


posting using a phone is really annoying. Especially because my updates can be really long and the phone thinks I'm done before I do. Sheesh! Thanks for looking!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/14 18:49:58


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


More work done. I made a bunch more Kommandos. I used some 3rd party ork bodies for these kommandos. I can't remember if they are Kromlech, Spellcrow, or Puppetswar products, but they're called "fatty bodies". I think "shirtless bodies" would be more appropriate, but I'm not in charge of naming products that I buy. Anyway, the bodies don't mesh perfectly with the GW arms, so I hid most of the joins with shoulder plates (and iron gobs on one model because they within reach and I was too lazy to going searching through my bits for more shoulder pads).
Here are the boys all together:

And here individually:

Axe-silencer, the quiet killer.

Illustrating the nakedness of the body and those plucky shoulder pads:

These Kromlech heads have a raised eagle icon on the helmet that I have to painstakingly shave off with my exacto every time.


I think this head is from Spellcrow. All my Kommandos get "gasmask" or "rebreather" or "face-covered-up" heads, if you haven't noticed the trend yet.

Iron gob shoulder pads:

I shave off the rivets from all my weapons for use later on my vehicles, and given my neuropathic need to have hundreds of individual orks, I modified this boy's choppa.


Same with this boy's choppa:

More shoulder pads.

And face coverings:

And where did this ork get a belly button from? Orks are spawned from mushrooms! So I choose to believe this is an old bullet scar...


And here's what they look like without shoulder pads (I got lazy with the last boy)



And here's the last boy, who is just a relatively regular build with a rokkit launcher. I didn't bother with a blast plate because he's wearing a mask. He'll be fine, it's just rokkit back blast. I call this boy "Krokkit". He even has a "bayonet".


Here's Krokkit's bayonet:


More stuff up tomorrow. Thanks for looking!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/18 03:47:58


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


And now the last of my meks. Phew! Finally! Again, ridiculously minute conversion work done on all of them.












I've been meaning to do a conversion like this on one of the guns for the longest time. Glad I finally did.

The 4 lads together:


Also, another new loota. Nothing fancy, just a head swap, really.



I built some more lootas, and started on a new freebooter shoota mob. I'll get more photos up in the next few days. Thanks for looking! Cheers!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/18 17:55:51


Post by: wallygator


subscribed, i really want to see what your waaagh will become.

If you take them to battle, you must win. Only because your opponent will be too busy looking at all of your models instead of thinking tactics


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/02/23 07:11:32


Post by: RobZie


Well M.r Waazag, I think you may find a fair few of your ideas pop up in my log when I get into doing my infantry great job man.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/02 04:10:14


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Arise from the formless fire and through the seven gates! ...my thread.

I've been working on stuff! Right in.
The beginning of a new Snakebites trukk boyz unit. Da Savage Sluggaz:










The bare bones beginning of my new Freebooterz shoota trukk boyz.









Burna boyz tomorrow.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/02 14:28:41


Post by: RobZie


Great start on those units, looking forward to seeing the burnaz.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/02 15:16:59


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, RobZie! I'll put those photos up later today.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/02 16:31:22


Post by: Deunstephe


Your Orks are awesome. There's so many Boyz! Now THAT is a green tide! Great use of fantasy Orc bits, I think I'll just uh.. pinch a couple ideas.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/02 17:25:42


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Burna Boyz unit 1. Da Smurfs. (the idea with these units is to either take a looted wagon with Skorcha or to swap out a unit of trukk boyz and stick them in the trukk in turn one. Hence the reason these units are only 12, 9, and 10 models...although I do intend to make enough models to potentially field them as full units of 15 each)






Second unit, Da Brutes (there ain't much special about these'n)



And finally Da Masks (the most complete unit)













Comparing the flame thrower ends (to show off my scraping plastic away from a model to get rid of unwanted detail skills)


Thanks for looking! C&C always welcome. It's been raining here in New York, but I hope to get these boys out to prime in the next couple of days. Then, PAINTING! Huzzah!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/02 23:19:23


Post by: RobZie


Now thats alot of burnaz! Looking good man, love seeing people put a few personal touches on their models, and i have always really liked the smurf hat when a whole unit is wearing them.

Keep it up


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/03 15:37:01


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Today I found a bunch of bodies I thought I had lost and I have stretch of time that should let me finish a ton of models. I hope to get my Savage Sluggas done, maybe my Piratey Shootas, and a bunch more Burnas. We'll see. I want to get back to my vehicles, namely the buggies I barely started about a year ago. Hmmm. Updates soon.


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Oh, yeah! I also need to start on my Flashgitz! I set aside 8 nobz and plan on converting kombi shootas to the task of Snazguns. I'll have to take pictures of my progress as I go.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/03 15:57:56


Post by: Squidbot


There's a whole lot of Orkin going on. I love it.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/04 02:08:27


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


So I tried to be productive today and then Man of Steel happened.

"Hey, Man of Steel, meet productivity. Productivity, this is...hey, where did productivity go? Oh well, at least I have Man of Steel."

Sigh.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/10 02:43:37


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Went back to working on my warbuggy. Here's some work in progress shots. And because I am lazy, too, also a shot of how much work I had had completed. Nearly 9 months ago, this is where I left off:



I stared at that frame and thought, "I wonder what it would look like with front wheels?" I made a mock up.




And then just started building because there was really no reason to wait.






Yes, I know the front axle is crooked. I don't care. It's a 30 point vehicle with armor 10. It works because my orks believe in it. And it will die because space marines punch it.

Thanks for looking. C&C always welcome.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/10 06:04:25


Post by: YourIntestines


Orks should outlawed.

They are just too addictive.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/10 06:40:38


Post by: Camkierhi


Much awesomeness! Don't suppose you know anyone whosprays cars for a living, you will need it to paint this lot.

Great stuff...subbed.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/10 16:37:15


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks for the feedback, guys! I made more progress on the warbuggy. I'll post photos a little later today.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/10 17:39:12


Post by: Dr H


Well you won't want to automatically append then, will you.

Good Orky work throughout.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/11 00:11:46


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks to Dr H for making this update possible.

I assembled "Joe typical" ork driver (of which I have like a dozen) and modified the base where the pedals go before test fitting him to the chassis.

You'll also notice the blue marker I used to indicate where the peg holes needed to be drilled on the chassis.


And here's my "action shots" of me using my "hand drill" to drill the holes for the pins.


Using my "hand drill is really quite painful. I'm hoping I develop a callous on my index finger kinda soon. Here are the pins themselves. These actually turned out to be more of a hinderance than a help and I had to clip them down kinda far.

Using strips of styrene, plastic lolipop straws, and glue I eventually glued the driver in place in a satisfying way (i.e. covered up my mistakes).

I went to a local shop where I get a lot of my supplies (they sell all kinds of model kits, model railroad accessories, and RC stuff, plus styrene, detail bits, books, etc) and found this little gem for super cheap.

On a whim I built the engine which, by the way, the picture on the cover, the pictures in the instructions, and the actual engine itself were all different.


And then attempted to test fit the engine to the buggy.

Turns out it was way too big for this build. I'll save it for another project. Oh well. The black backing plate behind the driver is actually the chassis of the Zinger Super Dune, suitably chopped down and cleaned up (the model parts had a LOT of flash). Then I glued the driver's arms on and built a steering column. The black part of the column is actually a bit of sprue from the Zinger kit.





This picture illustrates how misaligned everything seems to be. The driver I guess is made to be off center because he's the Trukk driver?

Then I decided to make up some details and threw this together on the bottom.



And that's what I got so far. I'm hoping to cover up the sides of the driver with plating or some such and now I have to figure out what to do with the front. I'm thinking I should put the engine on the back, behind the driver and then put a platform on top of that with a gunner. Thoughts?

Anyway, thanks for looking. C&C always welcome. Have a great day!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/11 07:54:45


Post by: Camkierhi


Number one get a pin vice man!!!!



Number two....Brilliant work. Driver looks brilliant. Whole thing looks great. Engines are never too big BTW, stick it on behind the driver it will be fine. Mount a grot with a silly huge gun on the front and your a winner.

Excellent work, all round. Will you use the fenders from the buggy kit on it or leave it exposed?


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/11 13:37:37


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I have a pin vice. I'm just too lazy to keep changing out the bits. Doing it by hand is less time consuming. I intend to use the super sized engine on a different build. I'll scratch build this buggy's engine. No big deal. I was thinking of making fenders for this buggy and using the sloping hood from the super dune in some capacity. I need practice with making rounded parts.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/11 13:44:05


Post by: Dr H


the engine which, by the way, the picture on the cover, the pictures in the instructions, and the actual engine itself were all different.
They also appear to have the intake the wrong way around in the picture...

Nice work. Like the gearbox/axle addition.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/11 15:01:40


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Dr H wrote:
the engine which, by the way, the picture on the cover, the pictures in the instructions, and the actual engine itself were all different.
They also appear to have the intake the wrong way around in the picture...


I know! Isn't that the stupidest thing? What's the point of having an air induction scoop if it's facing away from all the air?

Nice work. Like the gearbox/axle addition.


Thanks Dr H!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/12 07:56:55


Post by: RobZie


Now that is an engine! looking grand so far mate.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/12 08:40:19


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Warboss_Waaazag wrote:
 Dr H wrote:
the engine which, by the way, the picture on the cover, the pictures in the instructions, and the actual engine itself were all different.
They also appear to have the intake the wrong way around in the picture...


I know! Isn't that the stupidest thing? What's the point of having an air induction scoop if it's facing away from all the air?

Nice work. Like the gearbox/axle addition.


Thanks Dr H!


Isn't obvious? It is a Dune Buggy, they don't want to get sand in the intake

Are you going to use the body of kit?


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/05/12 15:09:48


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Jehan-reznor wrote:

Isn't obvious? It is a Dune Buggy, they don't want to get sand in the intake


I hadn't thought of that. That's a good point. But couldn't one put a screen or something on it? I guess air scoops and sand only work with orks.

Are you going to use the body of kit?


Maybe? But the body is really small by comparison to the overlarge engine. Small as the sitting driver small. Ridiculously small. Practically unusable for anything other than the kit itself. The kit doesn’t even have a scale. It's intended for beginners and doesn’t bother with useless things like proper instructions, realism, or properly fitting parts.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/01 20:40:20


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Wow, I have not posted in ages! I added a new nob to the collection. There are parts from the new flashgits box and some other places, too. I converted his big choppa and gave him a chin squig (hair parasite). I also decided to sell my old skool storm boyz and am now in the process of replacing them all as well as increasing their mob sizes all to 30, because new codex. Also, I want to field Zagstruk in a mob of 90 stormboyz as per the Ghazkul supplement. Anyway, here are some pics:







I've also decided it's time I start painting the lads, so expect some PIP shots in this blog in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for looking, cheers!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/01 20:55:31


Post by: Camkierhi


Well he looks spectacularly good. Great pose and loving the "buckler".

Will be great to see some paint around here. Really looking forward to this.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/01 21:07:32


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


So many conversions, I think my favourite is the Saturn 5 rocket Stormboy.

I have always had a soft spot for Orks, but painting the skin has always put me off. What is your recipe?


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/01 21:09:17


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, Camkierhi!


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 Thraxas Of Turai wrote:
So many conversions, I think my favourite is the Saturn 5 rocket Stormboy.

I have always had a soft spot for Orks, but painting the skin has always put me off. What is your recipe?


Prime black, base coat dark green, block highlight medium green, highlight light green, green inkwash, light green/bone mix extreme highlight. Sometimes I forgo the extreme highlight, but I also always work in batches of 10 or more boys and assembly line them.


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Newest stormboy.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/02 21:21:14


Post by: Dr H


Nice work.
Like the hairy-squig addition.

Look forward to paint.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/02 21:37:26


Post by: Bangbangboom


You've got some really cool poses here. Going to definitely keep an eye on this one for "inspiration"


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/03 02:24:55


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks for your feedback, guys! Here's more photos of my newest stormboyz. For the first one I had ran out of stormboy rokkit packs because I think I used it to make a unique rokkit launcher for my tankbustas. So I had to convert one using spare bits from a stompa (that I bought essentially for parts) and other odds and ends (the angled claws of a boarding plank, a spare choppa, a flashgits glyph plate, and some thin plasticard). Then I had glued the head on at an angle and couldn't find an arm with a pistol that fit the pose I wanted, so I converted that out of a chimera lasgun ball mount, 2 wheel caps from the old biker models, and a turret from a forgeworld battlefleet gothic orbital defense, plus a spare slugga). And his chainsword arm is a hand swap with a different arm, because I have a whole unit of stormboyz whose identifying characteristic is that they each have a chainsword and there's only so much variety you can get with the same arm.

Each of these 3 stormboyz have at least 1 hand swap conversion, either on their slugga arm or their chainsword arm.

Close up of the cybork arm/hand:
















Also, here are 3 Nobz WIP. The pilot-y head came from Kromlech as a free sample tossed in with some ork pirate heads I ordered about a year ago. The nob with the flashgit dakka glyph and face mask in the middle is destined to be my next and last kommando nob, while the other two have not yet earned a specific unit assignment as of yet.



Thanks for looking!




Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/03 06:07:44


Post by: Camkierhi


Storm boyz look fantastic, arm swaps etc all work well, and the "homemade" rokkit pack is awesome.

Those nobz look brilliant. Love the middle one.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/03 18:47:55


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, Cam. The head is from the new meganobs. I trimmed the horns off because they looked a little too silly. I'm working on a new stormboy nob with custom power klaw. Pics up in a day or two. I'm not sure what head to use for him, though. Might be another flashgit head swap.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/04 18:50:05


Post by: jonny5


stunning mate, totaly stunning. theres models from the fantasy range in there too, plus snotlings, plus a hole lot of conversions, bionic arms, peg legs and to top it off even some alternate heads-whitch realy make the army pop. think i will order a few too. good job looking foreward to seeing more of this


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/08/10 05:38:00


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks for the feedback jonny5!

The new nob's chainsword-themed power klaw is proving challenging to build. I hope to have pics up of it in a fews days, though.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/13 01:21:01


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


A million years later, I finally update this blog with my new WIP stormboy nob. Pinning the chain fingers.

The "pin"


One end is my glue cleaning "tool" and this end is the end I keep trimming off my pins from:


The pin in place on the klaw



The drilled out finger:


Test fitting the chain finger always reveals miniscule gaps:


Once trimmed (by like .1 millimeter), the fingers are glued into place, one at a time:



I also figured that with 2 chainsword fingers, the "thumb" of the klaw would be pretty beaten up:



I also took the opportunity to put my army's personal glyph in place of the usual stormboy nob belly plate:




And the model thus far (one can never have too much chainsawing):




More soon. Thanks for looking! Feedback always welcome.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/13 04:52:30


Post by: Camkierhi


Awesome stuff, he looks brilliant so far.

Just had a brainwave that i am going to steal/share, you know there is room on his knees for a couple of those small circular saws?!! "Never have too much chainsaws!"


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/13 05:15:26


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Camkierhi wrote:
Awesome stuff, he looks brilliant so far.

Just had a brainwave that i am going to steal/share, you know there is room on his knees for a couple of those small circular saws?!! "Never have too much chainsaws!"


Thanks, Cam! Buzzsaws on his knees, hm? I may have to try that. We'll see if there really is any room. Thanks for the idea!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/13 09:03:07


Post by: SJM


Flying through the air with 3 running chainsaws, what could possibly go wrong!?

Looking good so far, can I vote for a chainsaw flying helmet? Similar to the old Goliath Leader model from Necromunda.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/13 13:21:13


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 SJM wrote:
Flying through the air with 3 running chainsaws, what could possibly go wrong!?

Looking good so far, can I vote for a chainsaw flying helmet? Similar to the old Goliath Leader model from Necromunda.


Good lord, SJM. Do you mean like a chainsaw Rocketeer? I think I might save that idea for another model. This one is already in danger of cutting off his everything at the slightest provocation.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/13 13:28:20


Post by: SJM




Like this guy, hard to make out from the front view, but you get the idea.... hopefully



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/22 03:10:27


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I don't know if I ever comprehensively posted pictures of my freeboota shoota mob in progress, but here are some shots:


Also, this is a random stormboy with bioniks I made recently:


And, finally, my nob "sawboss". I might tear this head off and replace it with the circular saw "mohawk" nob head, but that depends on the level of pain in the ass-ed-ness that entails. I added some details to the chainklaw and tricked out his rokkit pack. Now all I have to do is find appropriate buzzsaws for his knees.


So, what's the consensus? Should I pop off this head and replace it with a saw-blade-mohawk head or leave this head on and use the saw-blade-mohawk-head idea on another model? I'll go with the majority idea. Thanks for looking!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/26 19:54:57


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Nobody has any feedback for me? sigh...okay. sad ork face


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/26 20:51:58


Post by: RobZie


Love that stormboy with the cybork arm dude, looks great. Saw nob is also looking nice and brutal. Great job, will be keeping my eye out for updates.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/27 06:30:38


Post by: YourIntestines


Just add some rivets where he has had to rivet his hat to his head to stop it falling off.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/09/28 04:23:00


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 YourIntestines wrote:
Just add some rivets where he has had to rivet his hat to his head to stop it falling off.


That's awesome. I'm going to do exactly that. Thanks for the idea, Yourintestines!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/04 20:47:34


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I did some work on more stormboyz. And by work I mean I bought a whole bunch more and barely made a dent in their construction. But, with my tools o' the trade close at hand on my thigh:


I set to work compiling my new hordes:


I have 2 units to make. Well, one to finish and one to make more or less from scratch. The one I have to finish has a theme of "weird" (hence the boy with harpoon arm above), but the other mob has a theme of skulls on chest plates. So, I am left with a lot of very similar chest pieces for the remainder of my other mob. I think there is 8 more boys to build to bring the total mob size up to 30. So I set about making the plates slightly different by carving off the circular bit with the lightning dag on it:


As you can see I've already selected the glyph plate that will replace it (it's from the flashgitz sprue with the extra detail on the back shaved off):


A drop of glue and viola!


As for the other mob, I did similar things to a chest plate (the one with the round plates on it and after trimming away the boney bits:


I glued on the extremely subtle skull icon:


More to come! Thanks for looking and have an awesome day!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/04 20:54:03


Post by: Camkierhi


Looking amazing, as we are coming to expect. Thats some horde of stormboys. Will look awesome and scary when done.

Love the chest work, more patients than me dude.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/05 13:42:18


Post by: Nevelon


I’m always deeply envious of the limitless conversion possibilities of an ork army. You have a ton of amazing work here. And a HUGE number of boys of all types.

The only thing that could make them better would be a lick of paint. If you don’t start now, you won’t be able to finish painting them before the sun grows cold...


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/05 15:50:08


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Nevelon wrote:
I’m always deeply envious of the limitless conversion possibilities of an ork army. You have a ton of amazing work here. And a HUGE number of boys of all types.

The only thing that could make them better would be a lick of paint. If you don’t start now, you won’t be able to finish painting them before the sun grows cold...


Thanks for the feedback, Nevelon! Heh, yeah, painting. The issue with painting is that I have to convert my work space from BUILD to PAINT. I'm only slightly motivated to do that, but I acknowledge the fact that it needs to start happening soon. We'll see how things go. I recently broke the tip of my painting thumb by somehow catching it in my car door. Maybe when it heals I'll switch focus. Thanks again!



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 Camkierhi wrote:
Looking amazing, as we are coming to expect. Thats some horde of stormboys. Will look awesome and scary when done.

Love the chest work, more patients than me dude.


Wow, thanks very much, Cam. You flatter me deeply. My patience is mostly forced. I've grown to think and communicate creatively in 3 dimensions (as opposed to drawing where I started out). The more I do it, the easier it becomes. Also, I'm never married to the outcome. Whatever I'm building will become what it becomes.

Thanks again guys! Updates when I regain use of my thumb! Have an awesome day!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/07 02:06:36


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I decided not to let my broken thumb stand in the way of building more ork stuff. My stormboyz need more...well, boys. My chain skwad needed one last chainchoppa-armed boy and I was tired of same old same old. So I bought some chaos bits off eBay and set to work. After chopping the blade off the underslung choppa arm:


And selecting my chainsword to work with:


I sawed the weapon off the arm and filed down the useless chaosy icons:


I also needed to file the butt end top a bit to make sure it fit all nice and proper like:


Then set about chopping a length of plastic sheet to make dags (proppa orky icons):


(here is hard to see, but a filed both sides of this strip and distressed it a bit with my knife):


Carving to completion:


After a bit of clean up, I glued new choppa to old arm and tada!


Thanks for looking! Let nothing stand in your way.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/07 02:52:38


Post by: Zogg


Nice conversions. I particularly like the chin-squig and your converted rokkit launchas. Subscribed.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/07 03:12:47


Post by: ckig


Simple but very effective conversions. Lovely!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/07 17:06:49


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Zogg wrote:
Nice conversions. I particularly like the chin-squig and your converted rokkit launchas. Subscribed.


Thanks Zogg!

 ckig wrote:
Simple but very effective conversions. Lovely!


Thanks ckig!

Here's some more shots of my new WIP stormboyz unit. I've dubbed them Da Skullboyz. Let's see if y'all can figure out why...


Right now I'm working on converting Grukk into Waaazag da Kan't Stoppable. First thing I started with was the gun. Waaazag is traditionally armed with a kombi-skorcha. And Grukk is armed with a kombi-rokkit. So starting with this base:


I trimmed away the superfluous bits:


And cleaned it up a bit:


Then did a mock up:


Which I decided I didn't really like. Then I thought about Waaazag's traditional armor: the Mega Variety and tried to envision what that would look like:


Ultimately deciding that I would need to build the hand and armor totally from scratch I set out to carve the hand from the gun:


And then thinking, "You know, this looks like a really awesome slugga. I think I'll save this for a subordinate Warboss's build."


And that's as far as I got with the gun last night.

Now, moving on to the face/head. Grukk's over sized tooth is just ugly and silly looking in my opinion, so I endeavored the shave it down to more reasonable proportions:


My Warband's icon is this:


Because Waaazag has fangs:


I got the teef from the boots of a stormboy. Worked out pretty well, I think. Thoughts?


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/07 23:37:20


Post by: Dr H


Nice work. Liking the chainsword conversion. Good job on the body modifications too.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/25 19:42:11


Post by: ARD7.62


The teeth work. You're doing some really cool stuff, and giving me some ideas. I'm looking forward to keeping up with the progress of your projects!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/10/26 05:25:36


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks for the feedback, guys! I'll have some more progress up in a few days.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/11/01 21:23:12


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Here are the last six of my second stormboy skwad in progress:


And the first 16 of my 3rd skwadrun (da Skul Boyz):


These are what's on my building table.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/11/01 21:27:49


Post by: YourIntestines


Who's the space wolf?

3 units of 30 stormboyz? I want to see that lot dropped on someone in planetstrike.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/11/01 21:39:57


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 YourIntestines wrote:
Who's the space wolf?


That's the Techmarine mini for my Deathwatch game.

 YourIntestines wrote:
3 units of 30 stormboyz? I want to see that lot dropped on someone in planetstrike.


Yeah, that's the first goal. Once that's done I need to make a Zagstruk conversion and then another 90 stormboyz for the Vulcha Skwadron from the Waaagh! Ghazghkull supplement. 181 stormboyz is my ultimate goal. I can even fit that in a 2000 point Unbound army.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/11/02 08:40:25


Post by: deadmeat85


Dats alot of Stormboyz.....


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/11/03 19:44:11


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 deadmeat85 wrote:
Dats alot of Stormboyz.....


Deadmeat85, you have no idea. I'll get a picture of them all together when I finish this last mob. I can't wait to put them on the table top and watch them all get shot to ribbons.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/11/03 19:59:47


Post by: YourIntestines


 Warboss_Waaazag wrote:
 deadmeat85 wrote:
Dats alot of Stormboyz.....


Deadmeat85, you have no idea. I'll get a picture of them all together when I finish this last mob. I can't wait to put them on the table top and watch them all get shot to ribbons.
Planetstrike. You'll be charging with all of them straight out of deepstrike.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/11/04 07:13:34


Post by: deadmeat85


Oh it would be a thing of beauty to see all dem boyz. Yeah some might die, but you do have what 90 more to get stuck in. Still great work.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/11/04 19:10:49


Post by: Camkierhi


Got to admit this will be a most wonderous sight.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2014/11/05 00:26:47


Post by: Physh


181 Stormboyz...good god errr gork...or is it mork...


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/02/14 00:13:27


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Arise my thread!
Phew! Holy moly it's been forever since I've posted something to the boards. Here are some photos of some PIP to prove I'm actually still alive; actually getting around to painting my hordes.



As always C&C welcome. Thanks for looking!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/02/14 11:43:05


Post by: Camkierhi


Nice metal work bud, good to see you.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/02/14 18:58:07


Post by: kenderthistle


it - great! a grand job! so many orcs ..... many of the ideas I borrow . Good luck to you ! Waaagh!(sorry for my english . automatic translator .)


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/02/14 22:08:43


Post by: Dr H


Welcome back. Good work on the metals.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/02/16 21:47:06


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks for the feedback guys. It's wonderful to be missed. I feel valued.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/04/21 03:18:13


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Did some work on one of my scratch built battlewagons.
I'll start with loads of shots of my side armor plates:








And then working on the top platform:




Making bullet holes with an exacto and file:





Distressing a support beam:








That structural beam in "action":


Building the structure for the front turrets:


After trying to figure out how I would make traversible turrets for my forward big shootas, I settled on using the old GW tires as the basis. I cut out the inner hub to begin with:




Lined up on the base:


I started also doing work on the rear hatch by heavily modifying some old rhino hulls. I don't know what brand of glue I was using 20 years ago, but it sure was strong. I had to use a saw to hack off this plate because it wouldn't pop off like I expected it to:


Anyway, I'll have more pictures to show soon. C&C always welcome. Thanks for looking.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/05/02 22:21:09


Post by: Dr H


Always nice to see step by step builds. Good work.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/05/02 23:57:44


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, Dr.H! Here's some more work in progress shots of this beast, after some heavy filing:





A bunch of photos showing what I intend to do with these pieces:






Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/05/03 22:51:23


Post by: Ustrello


Nice job on the battle wagon so far, it feels so orky. Honestly its making me kinda want to start an ork army just for the conversions for vehicles.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/05/04 01:33:05


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Ustrello wrote:
Nice job on the battle wagon so far, it feels so orky. Honestly its making me kinda want to start an ork army just for the conversions for vehicles.


Many thanks, Ustrello!

So here is the main body of the turrets:




Then I take one of these barrels and saw off the end caps, using the detail rings as my miter-guide:



And then because I have no in-progress shots of the turret's construction I have to just show off the end product. The scratch-built gun is pinned to the middle barrel hoop which is slid over the white post. Then I glue the post ends into their respective housings and leave the barrel loop loose so that it traverses 360 degrees:





The middle turret is notched at the back because there's an elbow of plastic adjoining the back of the front alcove to the top of same:





Let me draw everyone's attention back to this picture:


Because I painted it black and glued one of the finished turrets onto it before I remembered to take in-progress shots of what I was doing:



I also built a notched side plate to arrest the traverse of the turret:






And here we see a vision of what the front three turrets will be like once they're all in place:








Here's a progression of shots showcasing the work on the right side hull armor:





And then less photos showcasing the same sort of evolution for the left side armor:



I get pretty caught up while building and often forget to to pause to take photos.

The front hull got some love, too:




The opposite side needed a lot of filing so the sheets of styrene will fit:





And that, frankly, is as far as I've gotten on this project so far. Thanks for looking. C&C always welcome!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/06/21 18:03:26


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


So, always switching gears, I started building some boys. The assembly line:



There's still tons yet to do:


Here, the last few boys left in my second mob of stormboys (to bring them up to 30):


And here the beginning of a new (3rd) mob of stormboys (who will eventually become 30 strong):


Despite the fact that, between stormboys, nobs, and regular boys I still have 230+ potential orks to make, I am actually starting to feel nervous that I'm running out of orks to build.... Madness, I know.

Thanks for looking and have an awesome day!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/06/22 02:02:08


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


I was reading through this blog and there are tons of interesting and original conversions on here. I like the mixing in of the third party bitz. I've recently discovered Spellcrow and made some Tankbustas that you can see in my blog in the signature. There is a ton of character and flavor in these pages of yours and you should be proud. Definitely lookin' good!

But I have to ask if you ever intend to paint these guys.
I've never seen someone with literally hundreds upon hundreds of un-painted models! How will you ever make a dent in that backlog without falling into despair?!

Keep up the good work. I hope to see some paint on this page soon! You'll have an amazing army for sure.



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/06/22 02:54:33


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Funny you should mention that, The Riddle of Steel, as I've started priming and painting just this past week or so. I've finished painting all of one tankbusta, but have base coated 14 others. Thanks for the positive feedback and I hope to have pictures up soon of the paint progress I'm making. Despair not! These hordes shall know paint!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/09/20 17:17:24


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Working on a new trukk. Here's a million angles of the same thing:


Thanks for looking! Feedback always welcome. Have an awesome day.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/09/21 22:57:36


Post by: Dr H


Nice alternate wheels. Where did they come from?

Not sure on double wheels at the front though. Trucks usually double up for traction on the driven wheels, I believe. The front wheels not being driven and being required to steer are usually singular. Feel free to disagree though, just a thought.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/09/22 04:19:09


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Yeah, I don't care about realism, that's why I play Orks. I got the wheels from a WW2 toy halftrack of some kind that I bought at a DDay airshow in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/09/25 07:53:25


Post by: Luciusletroll


Really nice work ! Keep it up and paint moaaaaaar Orks


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/09/25 15:13:33


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


lol. Thank you. Yes there is so much for me to paint.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/09/28 16:42:57


Post by: Cleatus


I'm right there with you on the too much stuff to paint problem. I'm really, really, really trying to limit myself on starting new projects. It's tough.

Keep up the good work, and keep posting pics of your awesome work!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/09/29 14:31:38


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thank you, Cleatus! I actually don't limit myself at all. I just build and build and sometimes paint. Why limit yourself when you can just keep making. Although, I must admit, committing to finishing one project and sticking to it until it's done helps a lot to motivate me to keep making other things. Once I knew for certain that I have the ability to finish, even after I lose interest in the project, I gained the ability to work on dozens of projects at the same time. For me that project was my deffdread. It took about a month to build and then sat on my work bench for a year. Then I primed it and it sat like that for 8 months. When I finally painted it I couldn't remember a time when it wasn't painted. It took me nearly 2 years to work up the motivation to finish the dred, but now I know, that no matter how much time passes on a project, I can still go back and finish it. Everything is easy now. Also, I work on a lot of terrain in between projects. I encourage all to follow the link in my signature and check out my terrain blog, too.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/09/29 14:50:54


Post by: Matthew


And yes I will be following this closely.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/09/29 23:19:04


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks for the feedback, Matthew!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/10/03 07:43:25


Post by: Bottle


Lots of really fun ork builds in this thread! Especially all the custom vehicles. Can't wait to see more! :-)


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/10/03 16:09:11


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks for the feedback, bottle! I hope to have more progress shots up soon.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/12/18 03:59:01


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Started work on a dashboard for my buggy:


Thanks for looking!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/12/18 06:41:37


Post by: Camkierhi


Thats looking great. Proper orky.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/12/18 06:53:25


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice dashboard you've got there.

EDC


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/12/18 14:29:48


Post by: Cleatus


Ohh, I like. Dials and fiddly bits. Yep, very Orky.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/12/20 02:12:33


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Camkierhi wrote:
Thats looking great. Proper orky.

 evildrcheese wrote:
Nice dashboard you've got there.

EDC

 Cleatus wrote:
Ohh, I like. Dials and fiddly bits. Yep, very Orky.


Thanks for the feedback, guys! More updates tomorrow.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2015/12/20 20:08:15


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


So I poorly primed the dash and buggy:


And then painted the driver and parts I knew would be covered by the dashboard and "door panels":


And then dry brushed the dashboard and door panels with tinbitz:


And then with leadbelcher:


Interior "doors"


Exterior "doors"


Then finished up the detail painting on the dashboard and glued it in place:


And then glued the door panels in place, too:


And that's the most amount of progress I've made on this project in over a year. Hooray!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/02/16 03:49:51


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


How did I miss putting up pictures of my beautiful killa kanz? I has no idea!


Obviously I can't leave well enough alone and all of my kanz have at least a little conversion. Even the grotzookas get minor tweakings so that they're not all the same:


I also, at some point during uploading, lost track of which kan was which. Bear with me as I try to sort them all out. Here is a WIP with awesome little leg plates and a very stompy gait:


Here a kan with a kustom exhaust:


A runner shootin'


Another kustom grotzooka (I was committed to the idea of grotzookas):


And soon there will be more! Thanks for looking. Feedback always welcome. Have an awesome day.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/02/16 06:52:59


Post by: evildrcheese


Very beautiful Kanz indeed!

EDC


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/02/16 07:11:17


Post by: Camkierhi


Love kans, love your kans, the world needs more kans. Must get some more kans....


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/02/17 00:43:07


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, gents! One day I hope to find a space large enough to get a picture of all my Boyz in one place.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/02/17 10:21:15


Post by: Camkierhi


Football stadium should manage. Just about.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/02/17 21:11:21


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Camkierhi wrote:
Football stadium should manage. Just about.


lol, seriously


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/02/17 21:49:28


Post by: Dr H


Good little tweaks to the kans. Sometimes that is all that is needed to make a unique model.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/02/18 05:53:01


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Dr H wrote:
Good little tweaks to the kans. Sometimes that is all that is needed to make a unique model.


Thanks for the feedback, Dr H! I hope to get some photos up of the other kanz I did since these soon.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/02/18 16:50:14


Post by: Ustrello


Nice job on the kanz so far warboss!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/02/18 19:25:34


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Ustrello wrote:
Nice job on the kanz so far warboss!


Thanks, Ustrello!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/05 04:34:00


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Look! Look! I've been priming!



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/05 05:15:53


Post by: evildrcheese


Many primed boys.

EDC


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/08 17:07:27


Post by: Camkierhi


Ah the old black ork syndrome.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/08 17:37:34


Post by: Grumblewartz


Spoiler:
 Warboss_Waaazag wrote:


My wife calls this looted wagon my "Keebler Tank". At one time this was a "looted leman russ", but then the new codex came out and did away with that conceot. Some old ork players really detested the idea that their 14 frontal armor tank got reduced to an 11, and fielded looted vehicles as battlewagons instead. I think this adherence to old ideas is foolish. My looted wagon is still a comical and terrifying vehicle for my opposition and it costs about the same points wise. Making battlewagons a different option on my lists means I have something new to model.

Posting pictures with my phone is challenging. I'll put up more pics later.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
As promised, here's more photos of my "Keebler Tank"







Some years ago this tank took a nose dive off my work bench and a few pieces flew off into the darkness, never to be found again. The barrel split in the front and one of the tabs chipped off the turret ring. For whatever reason I never repaired it or finished painting it. Now's my chance, no?

Feedback or questions always welcome. Thanks for looking!

I LOVE this looted wagon! It really reminds me of back when the Ork model line had a sense of humor (especially Epic).


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/09 04:24:53


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, Grumblewartz. Unfortunately this model took a dive recently and is in need of some repairs. The cannon popped off the turret, and some bits popped off the hull, but for the most part it remained intact. I might turn it into a giant flatbed truck and save the crazy turret for a new looted wagon. Dunno yet.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
My goal this week is to finish painting 10 orks. Wish me luck.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/09 05:39:44


Post by: evildrcheese


Good luck with the 10 Orks, dude!

EDC


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/09 07:02:35


Post by: Camkierhi


Good luck. Sure you can manage bud. Just a case of knuckling down. Bring on the green.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/12 04:20:39


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks for all the encouragement guys! Here's a dark and terrible picture of all I've gotten done so far.



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/12 05:33:05


Post by: evildrcheese


Even dark and terrible pictures can reveal solid progress.

EDC


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/12 14:13:45


Post by: Cleatus


Mmmm, look at all those rokkits.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/16 22:27:32


Post by: Dr H


Go go Warboss!
We Love Ewe too.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/17 02:29:10


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Dr H wrote:
Go go Warboss!
We Love Ewe too.


Thanks, Dr H! That means a whole lot to me. I've found myself in need of new paints and washes. So, this week (once my overdue check arrives) I'm off to the local hobby shop to buy exactly those.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/05/17 13:47:56


Post by: ckig


Thats a lot of orks Warboss. Good progress so far


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/11/02 07:34:54


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I did some more painting, but I haven't taken any pictures in months. I'll get some PIP shots up by the end of the week.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/11/02 12:20:45


Post by: stonned_astartes


Nice conversions, must get my hands on some non gw heads.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2016/11/02 23:08:51


Post by: Kurnost


Awesome Orks man; I love the Black Orc conversions.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/06 19:40:25


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I can't believe it's been a whole year since I've made any progress on this army, but here's yesterday's progress. I did a very basic skin coat in various shades of green, blue, and brown on 90 random boyz.



And here are 4 examples of the various skin tones that happened after highlighting and ink washing. Sorry about the bizarrely ethereal photos. I blame my camera.



Thanks for looking! Feedback always appreciated. Have an awesome day!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/06 20:41:43


Post by: Yorkright


Welcome back Warboss, good to see you posting again.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/06 20:55:06


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Yorkright wrote:
Welcome back Warboss, good to see you posting again.


Thanks, Yorkright! I hope to have more progress shots up soon.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/06 21:28:25


Post by: Matthew


Nice to see you back again! I love the idea of a variety of skin colours on orks.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/06 21:33:25


Post by: cormadepanda


Glad to see you putting some skin in the game. I been wondering if you would come back


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/07 03:37:06


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Matthew wrote:
Nice to see you back again! I love the idea of a variety of skin colours on orks.

 cormadepanda wrote:
Glad to see you putting some skin in the game. I been wondering if you would come back


Thankyou, friends. It's good to be back. I finished drybrushing the midtones on all 90 boys.



Here's a close up on the variety created with base coats and highlights.



Feedback always welcome. I'm glad I'm making progress with these models finally.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/07 18:01:38


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


I've got to do something about the quality of these photos. Anyway, I've finished the skin on 115 boys. Now I have to start grouping them into units and selecting the most obnoxious combinations of bloo, yellow, gold, black, white, and gunmetal. Huzzah.



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/07 22:07:46


Post by: cormadepanda


Wow. Dat waghh is getting pretty cool like .

Yellow? Oh my...

I am hoping to see more in the future warboss.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/07 23:34:23


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Your wish is my command, panda.



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/08 00:17:50


Post by: Yorkright


Dats a whole lotta boyz!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/08 03:05:05


Post by: cormadepanda


That is really amazing. The variation of the skin is lovely to see


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/08 23:32:22


Post by: Dr H


Good to see you about the place again, 'boss. Good comeback. Nice to see variation in skin tones.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/09 18:56:11


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Dr H wrote:
Good to see you about the place again, 'boss. Good comeback. Nice to see variation in skin tones.


Thanks very much, Dr H. It's good to be back. I'll have an update on one project or another later today.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Minimal progress is still progress, right?





Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/10 07:07:43


Post by: cormadepanda


They are coming out really nice. Blues and tans are attractive, and dirty like orks should be.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/10 20:53:45


Post by: Captain Brown


That is an incredible number of models to take on in one go.

Good luck.

Cheers,

CB


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2017/11/10 22:48:22


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


You said it, Captain Brown! It's why I'm limiting myself to 6 models at a time. The skin was one thing, but clothes on 150 models turned out to be too daunting a task.

As to the tan, it's really just a yellow basecoat.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/11 10:35:09


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Amazingly, it's been less than 3 years since I've last posted any progress. BUT, while spending quarantine building every unmade model in my possession (or really only 400 or so of the more than 1,000 I had/have), I unearthed an unfinished WAAAZAG himself. So, I finally finished him. Here he is, tada!



Also, not pictured, I finally finished building all 90 of my Stormboyz. I'll post more pictures when I find a tabletop clean enough (and large enough) to showcase everything I've completed.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/12 05:19:16


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


This unit of Freebooter shoota boyz are one of many thematically designated Trukk boyz units in my army (there's 2 models not shown as they are in Brooklyn and I'm in Queens).


and some close ups of bayonets:


and then a mob of generic nobz.


and 2 gunslingers to add to a previous wip unit:


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/12 06:03:43


Post by: Theophony


Nice work on the orc boys-antes, subtle work that lets them switch attacks without dropping their guns .


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/12 07:03:21


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Theophony wrote:
Nice work on the orc boys-antes, subtle work that lets them switch attacks without dropping their guns .


Thanks, Theo. I also made a few other themed units. These small mobs are all meant to be attached to trukks that I'll one day get around to building. First up are the helmety trukk boyz (complete with nob who wears a not-subtle icon to remind his boyz wot they are all about):


And then this enthusiastically grenade-tacular mob of stikkbommaz:


I also made a bunch of kombi-rokkit nobz


And kombi-skorchaz:


Somewhere I have a nob to match this mob.


And another for this one:

thanks for looking. C &C welcome!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/12 14:20:41


Post by: Dr H


Nice work on all the orkses.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/12 16:33:28


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Dr H wrote:
Nice work on all the orkses.

Thanks very much, Dr H!

I also finally have a complete unit of Lootas (and an extra spanner in case I want to field them with slightly less firepower):


And I'm working on a second unit of Lootas:


I've got about 8 or so more actual loota models and quite a few left over burnas, so I should have 45 Lootas soon.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/12 16:58:32


Post by: Captain Brown


That's a lot of Lootas Warboss_Waaazag.

Just remember to paint a few in between all your assembly or the large lot of grey might dissuade you from tackling the challenge.

Cheers,

CB


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/12 17:06:38


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Funny you should mention that, CB. It's frankly difficult to change gears now that I have momentum for once. I've built more than 400 models over the past 2 months, give or take. Way more that I thought I'd be able to, but still barely making a dent in my titanic collection. I keep thinking I'm going to run out of time before I start seeing a significant reduction in my to do pile. So my plan now is to keep building until I run out of glue before I switch over to mass painting projects.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/13 13:51:44


Post by: Meer_Cat


Good to see you're getting so much work done, Boss! Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess!

I really like the 'themed' mobs- maybe it's the OCD/Imperial Guard guy in me, but I like being able to look at a unit on the table and know what they are, without having to ask the other player. Grouped like you have them puts me in mind of when I started playing (a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... ).

And if you're on a roll, rock on. You'll know when to focus on a special unit or figure. I'm going to enjoy seeing your productivity over the next little bit.



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/13 17:44:02


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, Meer_Cat. I just got a letter from my job (I work at a Casino) that basically says - and I'm paraphrasing quite a bit here, it was 3 pages long - I have medical insurance, free of charge until August 31st, 2020, but there's no guarantee we'll even reopen by that time. We will be amongst the last businesses allowed to reopen and there's no telling when or even if we will recover financially from this hit. In short, not everyone may be asked to come back to work, but if we are, it will happen in seniority order. The company understands if I have to find another job in the interim and move on. And I will still be able to collect unemployment (which at the moment pays me more than if I was working because of State mandated subsidies) even after the period of my furlough is done (apparently furloughs can last up to 6 months before becoming official terminations).

So, this is both good and bad for probably semi-obvious reasons. For one, it means I can collect legit unemployment for several more months, saving thousands of dollars in the process because of my unique living situation, low monthly fees, not paying for gas, tolls, or food on a daily basis. For another I can expect many more weeks of hobby productivity (Hooray!). And for a third, I have the luxury of watching the rest of the country and the world take the risk of reopening. I can watch the consequences of that without putting myself at risk. I can live in relative safety while the eager rush into disaster and get themselves killed.

On the down side, I might lose the best job I've ever had and be unemployed in my forties and in a job market clogged with candidates and an unknown demand for labor. So, I'm choosing to focus on the positive for now and just get as much Hobbying done as I possibly can every day until I get more definitive news from my job, whenever that is.

Thanks for reading this, if you have. More Orks to come shortly.



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/14 07:46:58


Post by: JoeRugby


Hope it all works out for you dude

Love your Orky avatar model


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/14 23:11:58


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 JoeRugby wrote:
Hope it all works out for you dude

Love your Orky avatar model


Thanks, Joe.

here's pictures of 3 mobs of burnaz (and all the burnaz I intend to make for awhile):


next big project are my lootas.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/14 23:20:31


Post by: Theophony


Man I hope the job situation works out. I’m in a similar spot. Though I work at a hospital, my old position is still fully staffed, but I took a promotion two weeks before they announced furloughs and the new position was cut . I’m still expecting to be called back, and I’m making more money on unemployment. Productivity is through the roof right now.

Just be careful with the unemployment as the extra $600 a month from the government cares act ends July 31st. After that it’s looking like base unemployment.

Orks coming along nicely.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/15 14:57:33


Post by: orkboy232


Definitely enjoying the progress. As someone gearing up to start an Ork army (actually continue with a project I started a few years ago before I fell out of the hobby) it's definitely awesome seeing the sheer amount of boyz that are going together.

Hopefully everything works out work wise.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/15 16:52:51


Post by: Captain Brown


Damn Warboss_Waaazag, you are on a building avalanche.

CB


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/16 00:28:32


Post by: Meer_Cat


Hang tough, Brother. My situation is a bit better, but not enough to where I'm not caught between the twin points of "I'm 58 and I need to be careful" and "the bank likes it when I pay my mortgage on time". I've got to build that better mousetrap to get someone to pay me to build and paint miniatures (at my pace).

Good luck to us all!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/16 02:00:14


Post by: Pointer5


Hang in there the economy and government can't run on air. They have to open up everything soon. You will be back to work shortly. Great job knocking out the orks. I'd love to see the look on your opponent's when you drop 400 boys on the table. Can't wait to see some paint get on them. We all have stockpiles of mins. That's the fun of the hobby finding ways to get them done.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/17 09:54:17


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Thanks, everybody, for your well wishes and hopes. Made more ork progress today. I found a mek while digging through my bits box.



Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/18 03:45:57


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Finaly, (almost) all of my stormboys gathered in one spot. I left 2 in another case at a friend's apartment one County over, which might as well be Mars for the time being. I'll send an expedition for them when it's safe to do so.

Roughly 900 some-odd points, this.

(Don't mind my dinner on the far end of the table):


And each, individual unit:


Of course one of their arms fell off just before took these pictures. Because of course.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/19 17:35:49


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Ork progress made today!


Tankbusta!


Runtherd!

Thanks for looking!!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/19 18:15:03


Post by: Kaptin_Grubkrumpa


We gotta see a batrep with those stormboyz sometime! Love the thread, keep battling the grey tide!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/19 18:37:21


Post by: Theophony


Ork armies are great to see. Means there is someone out there just as crazy as you are and is going to tackle a horde army with pizzazz . I can’t do ramshackle, I’ve said it before, it takes special skill to do it.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/19 19:16:53


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 Kaptin_Grubkrumpa wrote:
We gotta see a batrep with those stormboyz sometime! Love the thread, keep battling the grey tide!


"Grey tide" you ain't kidding, Grubkrumpa. I'll be the first to admit that I still have at least 100 orks left to put together and a plan for them all, but my goodness is it an intimidating pile of endless grey.

 Theophony wrote:
Ork armies are great to see. Means there is someone out there just as crazy as you are and is going to tackle a horde army with pizzazz . I can’t do ramshackle, I’ve said it before, it takes special skill to do it.


Thanks, Theophony. Personally, I love ramshackle - comes from my inability to cut a straight line. I'm holding off building my buggies, mek gunz, and battlewagons till after I've completed all the infantry units, but almost every one of those unit types will be at least partially scratchbuilt. I've got two trukks waiting to be completed, two Battlewagons half built, twenty-five old skool ork buggies, and like forty-five mek gunz to hammer out. Maybe I should do some work on some of those to break this grey monotony up, after all?


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/20 01:20:44


Post by: Pointer5


You keep this amount of progress up you will need a 55 gallon drum of primer to tackle that collection. I can't wait to see your color scheme and paint job for these guys.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/20 02:53:24


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Pointer5 wrote:
You keep this amount of progress up you will need a 55 gallon drum of primer to tackle that collection. I can't wait to see your color scheme and paint job for these guys.


I have a better handle on what I'm painting my orks. They're a Deathskullz/Bad Moonz band, so my color palette is yellow, blue, black, white, gun metal, and gold. Plenty to work with and obnoxious as possible.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/20 15:30:32


Post by: orkboy232


I really only have 1 question at this point.

How long did it take to amass this many orks??

I'm honestly in awe every time I see more and more get added to the green tide.

Keep up the good work!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/20 19:48:41


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 orkboy232 wrote:
I really only have 1 question at this point.

How long did it take to amass this many orks??

I'm honestly in awe every time I see more and more get added to the green tide.

Keep up the good work!


Thanks! As to the question of how long? About 20 years ago, give or take, I Worked at GW retail stores. Back then employees got significant discounts on purchases. I used that to my advantage. Additionally, about 11 years ago I came in to a very large sum of money. I squandered most of it, but bought a brand new car and most of the orks you're seeing me amass here. Back then there were sellers on ebay that would sell lots of 10 ork torsos, 10 ork legs, and most kits still come with arms to make two different unit types. But I also horded orks, always afraid I would not have enough, never daring to make any for fear I'd somehow run out. And now I'm past that fear.

On my work bench I have 50 ork bodies glued to legs, 7 ork legs glued to bases, and 50 more legs waiting to be worked on. There's also 38 nobs in various states of assembly, 10 bikers, 8 deffkoptas, 8 killa kans, the parts for maybe 5 more trukks, 3 shokkjump dragstas, 2 kustom boosta blastas, dozens of old skool buggies worth of parts (wheels, drivers, etc.), and two more less scratbuilt battlewagons about midway built. It's also extremely possible I have a hundred more models tucked away in storage that I can't get to because of lock down.

The short answer, though, is that I've been hording parts and ork models for the better part of 20 years and now I'm finally building them all.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/20 20:05:09


Post by: kaiserjez


This entire thread is just so full of awesome orky goodness, it makes my heart happy.

It's got a bit of everything that makes orks so much fun.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/20 20:08:34


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 kaiserjez wrote:
This entire thread is just so full of awesome orky goodness, it makes my heart happy.

It's got a bit of everything that makes orks so much fun.


Aw, thank you!


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/21 23:00:11


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Boys yet to be built/waiting to be assigned as Loota or Tankbusta:


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/29 02:57:10


Post by: Pointer5


It is great to see your collection being assembled. Do you have a significant amount of ork vehicles to go with all the boyz?


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/29 21:17:24


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Pointer5 wrote:
It is great to see your collection being assembled. Do you have a significant amount of ork vehicles to go with all the boyz?


Not yet, they're my next big project. Buggies, trukks, battlewagons, a Gork- and a Morkanaut, 3 shokkjump dragstas, and a crapload of mek gunz. I'm so far away from being done. I also got like 8 kans.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/29 21:23:28


Post by: orkboy232


I'm honestly not sure if this thread is a blessing or a curse at this point.

It's amazing to see everything coming together, but at the same time has prompted me to start ordering new Ork kits for myself.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/29 21:41:12


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


 orkboy232 wrote:
I'm honestly not sure if this thread is a blessing or a curse at this point.

It's amazing to see everything coming together, but at the same time has prompted me to start ordering new Ork kits for myself.


lol. Honestly, you and I both know this thread is both. I've been cobbling together orks since forever.


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/29 23:57:14


Post by: Pointer5


To save on the number of cans I suggest you magnetize the weapons. I have to start on my mek gun. I'm going to try to magnetize as many weapon options as I can. They are too expensive for me to make them only one way. Will you convert any of your vehicles or will you make them standard?


Waaazag da Kan't stoppable's Ork-In-Progress thread (pic HEAVY) @ 2020/05/30 20:43:17


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Pointer5 wrote:
To save on the number of cans I suggest you magnetize the weapons. I have to start on my mek gun. I'm going to try to magnetize as many weapon options as I can. They are too expensive for me to make them only one way. Will you convert any of your vehicles or will you make them standard?


There was a time when my answer to this question would have been an unequivocal "literally all of them converted or scratchbuilt". Sadly now I have to say that the 7 or 8 kanz I've already built are only slightly modified (I don't believe in using magnets), the 3 shokkjumps are mostly kit, the Gorkanaut, and the 2 boosta blastas I have are also kit builds, but everything else - my trukks, other buggies, mek gunz, battlewagons, karts, wagons, battlefortress, Morkanaut, and anything else I can think of will be kitbashed, scratchbuilt, and/or heavily modified.