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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Beaky Bob! Love it. Fantastic looking Oldschool wagon. So full of character but more importantly so full of orks! Ere we go 'ere we go 'ere we go!

   
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Flashy Flashgitz






Thanks all for the comments.
@The Riddle of Steel: it absolutely makes sense on big stuff like vehicles and terrain to invest in a spray can of the primary color you plan to paint it.

All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
My Painting Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/689629.page  
   
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Flashy Flashgitz






I have been trolling ebay for quite some time now waiting for an ork kommando with burna NIB to appear at a reasonable price, and finally got lucky. This is one of the last metal ork minis that I really coveted and am super excited to add him to the army. He's got a slot in my next Kill Team game, if I ever get another game in that is (stupid Coronavirus, ruins everything!).
The paint job isn't my best, it's a combination of breaking his arm by accident and pinning/greenstuffing/regluing him back together late at night while the paint was still wet then trying to redo over the damage, but he'll look pretty solid at arm's length on the tabletop.
I'm naming him Bernie in honor of the man with the mittens who's been getting so much internet love lately. That glyph on his backpack may be my favorite detail on any ork model ever.






All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
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Alluring Mounted Daemonette




Australia

That's one good looking ork man. Must feel good to finally nab hold of him and you've done him justice - the glyph looks great and the detail on the gauge is super impressive.

I really love how you can slop every colour in the box down on an ork and it still comes out looking natural.

Well done!

t z you are k 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Well played grabbing this classic guy. He's got tonnes of character even behind the welders mask. I can see why you wanted him. And that glyph on his back is fantastic.

Hope you get a chance to use him soon. May all your opponents be feeling the bern!

   
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Terminator with Assault Cannon






I can see why you wanted him, he’s really cool. You’re right about that glyph, perfect fun orkishness

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Flashy Flashgitz






Been a while since I posted I guess. I tried to enter an Ork Nob with Waaagh! Banner for the February painting competition, but didn't get very far. My usually slow pace of painting has been slowed even further by a crazy work schedule and feeling somewhat hobby apathetic. I really enjoy hobby time and feel better on the nights where I get out my stuff and model or paint, but lately I just have a huge amount of inertia to pull the basket off the shelf and get creative. I think a large part of it is that I haven't had any hope for in-person games for a while, so it was kind of like, why bother. But, I'll be fully vaccinated shortly and want some new additions in the army list to show for the year+ since my last game. An ork yelling WAAAGH! is good motivation for an aspiring warlord.
I've got the nob himself done, and have started on a base which I'm pretty pleased with so far. Pics:




Also, as an aside, a friend of mine was asking about how I got such clean white backgrounds. My photography ability is about as average as my painting ability, but for those who might be interested, here's what I've got and how I take my photos:

The standard advice I've seen for a background is a sheet of white paper that curves slightly.
Lamps are 2x daylight bulbs with parchment paper "diffusers" to cut down on the glaring reflections that would occur with direct spotlights. There's supposed to be a third one directly overhead to completely eliminate shadows, but I'm too lazy to get another daylight bulb and plug in a third lamp.
I use my phone in a tripod with a remote control. No matter how steady your hands are, they will still shake and result in blurry photos. The tripod is a must.
Lastly, I have a feature on my phone where you tap the screen and swipe up to increase the exposure. I move the slider just until the shadows disappear. Any more, and the image gets washed out.
I do Photoshop my images, but not my paint job. What this means is that I black/white/grey balance the photo to account for poor lighting and the fact that I'm using an old phone and not a real camera. However, I do not change my paint job any. I feel like it's disingenuous to airbrush out painting faults to present oneself as a better painter than you actually are. I post here for constructive criticism so that I can develop my skills.

It's a pretty budget setup, but I'm happy with the results. As always, questions, comments, and criticisms welcome. After I'm done adding to the base and painting it, I'm going to scratchbuild a Waaagh! banner, so stay tuned.

All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

I love the old metal kommando with burna. Great model.

Thanks for the run down on your photography setup. Your results turn out nice. I agree with you about exposure being key, but I haven’t tried the parchment paper trick and I also don’t have a tripod. Good tips.

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Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Flashy Flashgitz






Finally got this guy 100% finished (what, I only started him in February!)
My concept for the banner was to make one of those optical illusions where if you look at the left and right side separately, it looks like Gork and Mork facing off, but the whole thing together makes a single ork skull. It wasn't quite so successful as I had in my head, but I'll leave the idea out there to hopefully inspire more skilled hobbyists to try something similar.
Here's some process steps on the Waaagh! Banner:









(wiv rivets)


and the final pics:




Hope you like him, as always, c&c welcome (preferably gallery votes too, I love seeing my dudes on the Dakka home page). See you next time!

All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
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Alluring Mounted Daemonette




Australia

Great looking banner mate, good to see it go from sketch to finished product! In the top pic at the slight angle I can definitely see an orks head in profile too.

Lovely basing as well. Thanks for sharing 8-) I'll swing by and give them a gallery vote too

t z you are k 
   
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Terminator with Assault Cannon






He came out great, I can definitely see the two heads facing off against each other. Hopefully not as long to wait for the next instalment

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Flashy Flashgitz






For anyone who didn't catch the Dakka Unofficial Panting Competition this month, here's my entry for the theme "rebel scum", Gold Toof da Flash (Git):








I looked up how to greenstuff a tricorn hat, then realized I was over thinking it and just went for it. They're not difficult, and I'm sure that subsequent ones will be even better; this one looks a bit more Aussie slouch than pirate to me, but it works.

As an aside, since there seems to be a raging debate right now about monopose minis, I would like to express my opinion that the old ork boys kit is still what a box of minis should aspire to. Detail and quality are pretty impressive (and with the current CAD design/injection molded technology available, they could be even more impressive). With the weapons provided, you have the option of making them all either of the available loadouts (in this case, all sluggas or all shootas), and you can use the leftover bits to customize the next box you buy. The split with legs, torso, arms, and head is ideal because it maximizes the possible combinations, particularly if you're keen to kit bash with the fantasy version of the same army (provided there is one). Lastly, you get heavy weapons and a nob for gravy.
I've heard that the new ork boys kit only provides enough weapons for a certain mixed loadout (i.e., 3 sluggas, 7 shootas) which if true, is rubbish. I am handy with a jeweler's saw and set of rifler files, I have greenstuff and am not afraid to use it, but a hobbyist shouldn't have to resort to sawing things apart just to customize their army, nor should they have to buy two or three kits just to build the squad the way they want to. I of course have enough boys that it might be worth buying the kit to fill out some of my existing squads, but if that were all there was and I was a new ork player, I'd be a bit cheesed.

Anyway, that's just my two cents. Next up is a nob on smasha squig from the beast snaggas box I got mostly for the codex. I'm not a fan of any of the models in there with the possible exception of the smasha nob. I'll probably grudgingly add the squighog boys to the Waaagh! too because my army is too character and elite heavy and badly needs some fast attack and heavy support, and since I have them already, may as well put them to use. If I do get the whole squad painted up, then I can select heavy support next and my ork army will be complete! Well sorta, I've been dreaming of building up a squad of burnas forever, and if you buy the loota/burna box, you may as well build up the lootas too, right? Then there's the new kommandos which are truly want-worthy. ...and that new mega armored warboss is pretty boss. Really, it's just the beast snagga aesthetic that doesn't float my boat I guess.

Thanks for listening to me rant, hope you enjoyed the latest paintjob. See you next time!

All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
My Painting Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/689629.page  
   
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Flashy Flashgitz






This month's unofficial Dakka painting comp challenge was heavy metal, and this dude looked pretty metal to me. As I've mentioned, I'm really not a fan of the beast snagga aesthetic, and I really wish GW hadn't gone to the pig-nosed ork aesthetic, but this guy speaks to me. He's the one beast snagga ork that GW got right. The pics don't show it, but I managed to remember to practice my blending with this guy and I think I'm getting the hang of it. Hope you like him:
(Basecoated rider)

(Completed Base)

and the finished product:







All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
My Painting Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/689629.page  
   
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Terminator with Assault Cannon






Nice job on the smasha rider, his base is especially nice! He certainly fits the METAL bill too!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fantastic work, lovely orks. The world is as it should be.




 
   
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Flashy Flashgitz






@Gobert: thanks, I spent a full week’s worth of painting nights working on the base

@Cam: All orks, all da zoggin’ time!

Now the only question is, what (orkishness) next?

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All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
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Flashy Flashgitz






So I guess I am getting a bit attached to these squighog boys after spending the time to assemble, spray (mephiston red), and wash them (drakenhof nightshade):




I've even named them Teef, Turbo, and Stitch.

The one thing about the kit that I just couldn't get past though was the gretchin with that idiotic pneumatic squig launcher. I think even 13 year old me would have thought that was a bit too far. So I've converted him to be carrying a webber instead, and he's got a stikka strapped to his back now that he might be able to wield wiv both hands, but mostly he carries for the convenience of the ork on the front of the squig:




I have to say, as someone who is familiar with things like CAD design and injection molded plastics (although admittedly, plastics are not my area of engineering expertise), I am very impressed with the amount of work that GW has put into these sculpts. I still prefer the aesthetics, poseabilty, and swappability of the old kits, but you can't deny that many hours went into the layout of these components on the sprue with an eye for ease and smoothness of final assembly. I'm curious, has anyone who has assembled these bothered to greenstuff all the parting lines on the model, or do most people just live with them?

More squighog madness inbound as I progress through painting these lot up. Thanks for dropping in!

All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
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Flashy Flashgitz






Well, I still have all six riders to do, but the squighogs are done and on bases waiting for their crew. I'm really pleased with the way these turned out, especially the bases (which took two veeeeery late nights to complete in time for this month's painting competition), the skintones, and the armor plates. This was also my first time using decals, and I wish I had picked some larger ones for Teef and Stitch, but I like the process and will be using them every chance I get on those stupid back plates on the standard boys. Sure beats fifty attempts to come up with a mediocre freehand.
They're coming straight for us!








"Stitch"




"Teef", yelling, "WAAAGH!"


Rare footage of a squighog stepping on a lego:


"Turbo"


Taking flight:


As always, questions, comments, and criticisms welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

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All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
My Painting Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/689629.page  
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

They’re adorable! In the way that huge raging semi-mechanical fungus-bred squiggling mounts can be adorable.


I love Turbo’s little stunt-ramp water jump base but you’ve done a Great job on all of them.

Because you mention the small decals the only thing i’d suggest is maybe a freehand (or decal if you’ve got them) checkerboard border around the small decals on those white plates. Some little red and yellow triangles or a nice black and yellow evil sunz flame motif, or more of the classic blue and white checkerboard but just a stripe down one side or underneath the icon.

   
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Flashy Flashgitz






I thought I was never going to finish these in time for the December painting competition. With only an hour here and there at night to paint, I was starting to feel like batch painting six miniatures was sucking the joy out of the hobby because despite working on them all month, any one mini never seemed very far along. Then I got saved by the holidays. I was fully expecting that I would have little to no hobby time during the days that I had off, but I was pleasantly surprised and made a lot of progress at the very end. Now it feels really good to have a whole squad done which represents three months worth of competition entries (Nob on smasha squig for September, the Squighogs for November, and the riders for December).
I am still working on smoothing out my blends and feel like I'm slowly getting better, mostly just by remembering to thin my paints every time I dip the brush into my palette and learning to control thinner paint better once it's on the mini. The images here are smaller so it doesn't jack up the thread, but click through to the gallery and you'll see what I mean. My favorite part of these sculpts is that they all three have different types of hides thrown over their shoulders as a trophy, 1 furry, 1 feathers (I picture a deathworld cassowary or something), and 1 like lizard skin or something.
I am also going to take the month of January off from hobbying because I've got another art project to work on that's a higher priority.
Hope you like the boys, questions, comments, and criticisms always welcome:








All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
My Painting Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/689629.page  
   
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Grumpy Longbeard






AH they turned out great!


These lads look like knights with the coat of arms shield plates.
Eye candy!

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Before I get started, a quick plug for an online (onDakka for that matter) RPG just for fun since we could use a couple more players. theCrowe is running an orky brewhouse bash here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/804886.page
It's super simple, submit your ork character's name, clan affiliation, and select a drink and let the good times roll!

As for my latest painting endeavor, still Skullz, but going a little more sneaky style. Several months ago, after seeing the Octarius Kill Team trailer (which is straight up amazing if you still haven't seen it) I pretty much had to get the Kommandos box from that set. I was trying to get these done in time for the June painting comp, but they kind of spanned June and July so I didn't really feel right entering them for either. Maybe if the theme is relevant next month, I'll paint up the next two in time to enter them.
This was one of those rare occasions where I had a complete vision going into it (namely the blue camo clothing combined with a slightly darker than my usual color scheme) and the results are exactly what I had in mind. Normally I spend way too much time staring at the minis, paintbrush in hand, wondering if the boots should be brown or black leather (and what color should the shirt be?) For basing, I wanted the guy on the left to look like he was transitioning from the beach to inland terrain (since he looks to me like a navy seal or something) and thought the other fellow would benefit from some light cover. As far as blue camo goes, I did a bit of research on the topic before hand, and it's precisely the ridiculous kind of thing you would expect from an ork kommando (particularly a Deathskull Kommando, blue and white camo? Consider it nicked!). If you ever want a good laugh, look up on a forum or two what most servicemen have to say on the topic.
Anyway, I hope you like them. Comments and criticisms welcome, as I will probably be implementing the same scheme for the rest of the squad.

Together:


Ork on a mission:






Fully loaded pack:






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All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
My Painting Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/689629.page  
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Excellent work. That camp really came out great. Looking forward to seeing more of these guys in the painting challenge if the theme goes your way.

And thanks for the plug!

   
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Terminator with Assault Cannon






Nice camo pattern. I reckon there must be a planet somewhere in the 40k universe that it’d help with. Maybe on Fenris to hide amongst all of the Wolves?

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Excellent work on the camo, love them. Great catch up for me. Awesome.




 
   
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Flashy Flashgitz






Thanks all for the comments, it’s great to know that there’s people still interested in my painting progress!
Up next is the next two kommandos from the box. I was on the fence about whether or not to make the specialist boyz or just the standard ones since I mostly play 40k these days (if anything) instead of Kill Team, and in some cases, the standard boyz are actually as cool or cooler than the specialists (see for example the alternate build for the breacha boy, he looks dope!) and the comme boy was the least interesting to me but the painting competition theme this month is helping hands and he best fits the bill, so…

It’s a horrible photo, I know, but it’s just a proof pic and this is the first time I’ve posted directly from my phone rather than processing them on the pc (quick and dirty, eh?)
Funny thing is, after building the comms boy, I’m now pretty enamored of the sculpt, similar to what happened with the squighog boyz. At the risk of sounding like a fanboy or something, GW is doing some pretty cool stuff lately. Despite my best attempts at being jaded and cynical, once I get these more recent minis assembled, I can see what they were going for and frankly, they’re killing it. Except of course for kill rigs, those things are still and will always be goofy and awful imo.
Stay tuned for more late night rants and stealth boyz!

All Orks, All Da Zoggin' TIme. 'Cause Da Rest of You Gitz is Just Muckin' About, Waitin' ta Get Krumped.
My Painting Blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/689629.page  
   
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Terminator with Assault Cannon






Stelf Ladz

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Late night rants? Quick and dirty pics direct from your phone?
But we are dakka and this is how we roll.

The only reason to get the real camera equipment out is when you’ve out-done yourself and you really want to show it off but you know you’ll probably only see 8 views and 2 gallery ratings for your efforts.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing more painted orkses. Maybe your enthusiasm for the comms guy will grow with a little painty attention.

   
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Mysterious Techpriest





Northumberland

Having a catch up on your blog, fantastic work. I really like that blue camo. I'm sure I had a pair of shorts the same colour when I was a kid

Looks dead Orky.

One and a half feet in the hobby


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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Quick and dirty is good, it's all I seem to do these days.




 
   
 
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