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Made in us
Flashy Flashgitz






@Gobert: Darn right!

@theCrowe: lol, 8 views and 2 votes for all my efforts sounds about right

@Olthannon: I looked at blue camo schemes online to make sure I got the blocking as close to real as possible, I'll take your comment as a sign that I at least got close

@Cam: Yeah, but we all know your "quick and dirty" blows my "month worth of effort" out of the water every time : )

and now, since it's been a month since I finished him, I suppose it's time for a proppa update on the Comms Boy.

<Crackle of static, some feedback, and then indiscernible shouting on the other end of the line>
Comms Boy: Wot's dat boss? Right then, you got it!
Kommando Nob: Wot'd 'e say?
Comms Boy: 'E sez, "More dakka, den get stuck in and krump 'em proppa!"
Kommando Nob: Pffft, typical.
Comms Boy: Why, you got a better plan?
Kommando Nob: 'Course I do. I sez we drop down dat ravine dere, sneak up on da fort, and den slit dere froats while deyz sleepin'.
Comms Boy: I like da sound of dat, proppa sneaky like eh?
Kommando Nob: Dat's right, proppa sneaky like.
<Loud feedback, and more irate indiscernible shouting on the other end of the line>
Comms Boy: Er, is dis fing still on? Yeah, 'course boss. Nah, we'll do it your way, 'course we will. Kommandos out.

I've been using the kommandos box as an opportunity to try out new techniques, and had this guy basecoated when I decided to give my hand a try at OSL since he actually has a light on his gun and all. So I went back and blocked out the areas that I thought should be reflecting the red light with white paint on primer, then started layering on dark red and highlighted up from there. Then through watching videos, I learned about the notion of making the scene that the mini is in night time to explain how the lighting effect can be so profound and started mixing blues into the highlight colors of things like his skin tone. For a first attempt at OSL, and as a learning experience, I consider this effort a success although obviously I could continue to refine the effect on this mini and my technique still has a long way to go. I'm calling him done though, and the funny thing is that on the tabletop, all of my orks are in the desert in broad daylight, but this guy is so sneaky, it's perpetually night for him. Pics:












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  
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

I really like the OSL, it’s come out super effective! I hope it’s helped you appreciate your lowly coms ork that wee bit more. He’s a nice looking mini.

   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fantastic. Brilliant work , especially the camo and osl.




 
   
Made in us
Flashy Flashgitz






Okay, so big catch up time.
Finished the Octarius Kommandos Snipa Boy but not in time for the "That's not a gun..." challenge.
Picture a rooftop in the war torn far future of the 41st millenium.
Spoiler:

Now picture an ork sniper.
Spoiler:

Now picture an ork sniper on a rooftop in the war torn far future of the 41st millenium.






I didn't like the fact that this guy's pose put his gun below the level of the base meaning it was under the ground or something, so I landed on making the base look as much as possible like he was standing on a rooftop with the barrel hanging over. It also allowed me to leave most of the base completely uncovered, as the natural texture is kind of roof-like anyway.
Have you ever had a mini where the more paint you put on it, the worse it got? He was that mini. It all started with a spray primer disaster wherein the spray paint was coming out of the can intermittently in thick blobs. Me being me, rather than test on a sample piece of cardboard or something after repeatedly attempting to fix the problem, I doubled down on a bad situation and kept spraying more gunk on him until most of the detail was filled in. This left him kind of blobby and awful to begin with, and subsequent layers of paint really only served to fill in more of the sculpted details, which is why he has that "my first mini" look (and apparently I missed painting one of his teeth too, no excuse for that one). Anyway, he's done, and I'm more happy with the base than the mini. I also tried to Zenithal highlight this guy since I'm trying out a different technique for each of these kommandos so far. I only had zandri dust instead of a light grey or white, but he's a kommando so I figured khaki was appropriate as a base coat. I probably just should have left him in the primed state as some kind of artsy sneaking around in the dark thing since painting him was all downhill from priming on. I did learn a bit about the way light hits things from the experience though and will probably try it again in the future (better luck next time, eh?)
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I also finished the slasha boy that I started back in September. Since he already had blue, black, and green on him, he didn't get entered into the October competition, but I did finish him within the month. I'm super proud of my paintjob on this fella, and his special technique is my first foray into NMM on the gun and the knife. I fink 'e looks dead sneaky:






In general too, I'm trying to think more about source lighting which is actually kind of liberating since you don't have to highlight the whole miniature, technically only the side that the light is coming from.
So what's next for ol' Gulgog? Well, I just had a birthday and got another box of kommandos, which is fantastic since I was hemming and hawing about building the special weapons lads versus some of the alternate builds which in some cases I actually like better (like the fella below), so now I can build both with reckless abandon!

He's locked, loaded, and got everything a kommando could need.

Oh yeah, and with these last two done, I now have a full squad of 5 for games (no more proxy kommandos for me):


Thanks for stopping by, hope you like them.


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  
   
Made in be
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fantastic job. They look fabulous. I think you nailed that nmm.




 
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Cool set of sneaky boyz, they look great as a mob, soon to be a bigger mob 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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