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@Danny: It took me a little bit to see that image- It denied me access for some reason or another.
This is what i found after some digging, and youre right, it DOES look like em!


Just so you know, you instantly have a gold star for referencing the original Transformers


Worked more on Da' Bug Boss:
It was only just as I began assembling his legs that I realized I would have an issue: The guy I got it from gave me two left legs!! Some cutting, sawing, sanding, and greenstuff later, and i think i have a reasonably convincing solution.







Now brings a question of painting? (I find its best to start thinking on it early xD )
=> What hive fleet should I pull the Tyrant from? I have Leviathan and Behemoth now (both in their own way fitting in with my extant ork paint scheme), so whats next?
=> What should I paint the Grots like? I dont know if I want them red (I like makin the smaller greenskins brighter-toned usually) and them being red might be too bright. I could just keep em green, but I need some sorta fluffy reason for the dimorphism (or at least i really want one!) I would give them some kinda red war paint if they turn out green... hmmm perhaps sort of a greenish- red? a light dusting of brownish red over top the traditional green- THEN red war paint!

Well guys- youve been really helpful in the past- Help me out again!!
Thanks again for reading!

   
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

The grots should be pink. That would also go along with your kan you started and then did nothing with.

As for the fleet it came from, I would recommend Kraken. You already have the other major two fleets covered why leave out the kraken?

btw, i love the work you're putting into this. The control platform came out awesome!

   
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Thanks Ice!!
After stealing my roommate's Nid codex, I rather like Kraken! Color scheme is new, and yet still has a bit of similarity to the others.

As to the pink Grots... Ima have to think on that one. imo pink is a bit strange on orks in general (though strange and orks seem to go together....) Ill have to mess around with color schemes and stuff. To the test figs!!
And the Kan is still under construction! I just havent had the time to work on it quite yet xD

   
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Indianapolis

wait a minute! You say pink is strange for orks? Last time I checked your orks were red? Only a bit o white and that red is pink. On top of that your orks are maning tyranids. If anything, GREEN orks are strange for your army. Pink is normal.

Plus i think it would be cool to have some little pink grots running around. Heck if I had an unpainted grot I'd paint one up right now!

   
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Why yes. yes indeed.
Pink is strange.












I do have a number of grots running around here.... ill have to see if one wants to be pink!

   
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So no painting today- Work has kept me really busy lately. Great for my paycheck, bad for my models!


I do have a little progress on the Bug Boss- Mostly on his howdah. im still figurin out how to put chains on it that wrap around the body. ITs a work in progress, naturally.




   
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*clears throat*
Well then. seems Ive got a little bit of catching up to do....


Long story short, Ive been quite busy.
Graduation from OSU is on the way (coming June 10th) and as such Ive been struggling hard with my studies so I can end my school career with a bang.
I recently managed to escape my voluntary enslavement at Walmart, and thus I am left with a little bit of extra time in which I can FINALLY get back to my orks!

This week Im going to run something of a special event, in which I catch up all the work that I have done since I disappeared from this site last year.
New pics, old pics- altogether new projects will be unveiled!

And so Dakka, If you'll forgive my absence, I present to you...









The Big Red WAAAGH!! Catch-Up Spectacular!

Stay tuned! First updates come in tomorrow afternoon!

   
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Hell yeah! Grats on graduation and liberation of WM. Looking forward to more impressive conversions.
   
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@WM Thanks dude! Ill admit I havent done any building lately, its been sloooooow painting so far on my workbench. I do have a few fun projects lined up for this year so be prepared for some wicked builds!


And so we kick off the Big Red WAAAGH!!! Catch up week spectacular with....



not much

Unfortunately, being the scatterbrained fool I am, I pick up my camera and proceed to begin taking photos... Only to realize that my battery was very low ><
So while it charges, I have unfortunately little new pictures.

But that is not to say that I have no new stuff to show! I still have many pictures in my gallery (mostly WiPs) that I still havent posted here!
Enjoy!



First up: My SAG Mek. Glow is from his gun's targeting screen (seen below) and is my first attempt at OSL. It was an interesting experience, to say the least. I didnt realize that once he was all assembled you wouldnt see most of it! So much for the details!



The Meka Tyrant is progressing smoothly, and Ive finished the grots on his back (not pictured yet) and his control howdah:

*NOTE* The Konami code sadly doesnt work.


Still to come on the Catch-Up Week Event:
REAL new pics!
Half Trakk WiPs!
More Trukk WiPs!
Da Bug Boss WiPs!
Mekafex 2 WiPs!
MekaFex 1 COMPLETE!!
SAG Mek COMPLETE!!
Red Boyz! COMPLETE!!

Stay tuned!

   
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Looks good! I. Sure more folks will float back, no worries. I almost assumed it was random necro at first too.
   
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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

Welcome back Ramos, its good to see your crazy creations moving forward again!

btw, the marine swap you sent me, Brother Jaska, is still kicking it in my fluff.

   
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@WM Aye, I figured xD
Ill admit even I cant believe Im posting again Hopefully we'll see more faces in here, though Im glad to see Im still remembered here hahaha

@Ice Well speak o' the devil! Another one returns to the plog!
Wazza! Jaska's still alive!? Wicked!!
Im glad youre still writing- Now I gotta hop over and read!!


PICS!
NEW ONES!

The SAG Mek is DONE!










And so is Da Mekafex One!!











Ah crap I see a spot I missed xD Had to fix the leg after moving.


Anyways, Thats all for now! C&C always appreciated!

Stay tuned for more WAAAGH!!! catch-up week!!


   
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Aaaaaand Welcome back to the Catch-Up Week Spectacular!!


*crickets chirp*


I knew I had an audience!
Today's pics are from a WiP objective marker. His arm is being fitted as we speak. His pants will be repainted as well. Also, I am going to put a few random stikkbomms and other gubbins scattered around the base.
Major components are done, and now its to the details- Namely that head at the top of the banner- bloody thing is way hard to figure out.
Any ideas? Im willing to change colors, for sure.





The survivor- Defendin his spot!


A close up of the Orks armor plate


Close up of the Banner


Thats all for now. Working on a few other things right now, so stay tuned!
Thanks for reading!

   
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We're here, keep upcatching damn it.
   
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Everett, WA

I like the skin tone on the orks, not too orange-y.

The head on the banner. Can you make it look like it is bronze or brass or something? I think that would look good!

And welcome back!

   
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@WM : But of course! I just dont wanna flood the forum with masses of pictures xD More is on the way....

@RSJake : Thanks! Im really pleased how it turned out as well.
And Bronze/Brass you say? That may be pretty cool! Ima try it and we shall see!

In the mean time- TRUKK!

The masked off area is actually a cloth tarp underneath. Its covered so I can airbrush the rest of the trukk.








And a close-up of the ram.


Thanks for reading!
More coming tomorrow afternoon!

   
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Indianapolis

Very nice! What's the ram from?

   
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If you get some time this summer, we have a store in New Philly now, I'd love to sneak a game in.
   
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@Ice : I believe its from a Russ or Chimera. I picked it off of a friend of mine who has guard. I just sliced it in half and made it into a "V" shape. then i put a point on it with Plasticard and bits of sprue!

@WM : Dude hell yeah! Id totally be down for that!

@SS : Heyas! Welcome to the WAAAGH!! Always glad to see a new face here!

Today's Catchup post is the MekaFex Two- To be painted with Hive Fleet Behemoth's scheme:


This is an older pic, but shows the Fex assembled








I must admit, Im rather happy with how the skin turned out!


The Mek leg


Da Teef!


And a close-up of the driver- hes gonna be getting the cigar-smoking head from the Burnaz kit.

   
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london (all of it)

all is still going well here, very nice still. can't wait to see these carni's finished

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@bigfish Thanks! Im loving these Fexes- Definitely one of my favorite conversions Ive done. So far I got one done, and then Fex two and the Tyrant are really at the same stages.


Sepeaking of which....
The Tyrant!


This particular model has been interesting, to say the least. He was given to me almost completely encased in superglue and paint (some of which I bet was enamel >< ), and missing several parts. After stripping him in acetone and Superclean, I finally got 99% of the goo off of him, only to find out that a few parts were missing- It was missing the tail and had two left legs.
Over the course of a few weeks I slowly assembled him, all the while wondering how I could make the kit work. Eventually I decided on the current arrangement, with a tentacle from one of the guns and a warrior head as the tail. The leg was more difficult, with a ton of green-stuffing and hacksawing. Ultimately, I think it worked pretty well!

First off, the Howdah Krew:









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Ok! So I got in a little bit of Airbrush practice in today. Still digging out alot of old models, so Catch-up week is not quite over just yet xD

First up we have MekaFex Two. Im really happy with how the claws turned out. How I had painted them before was just terrible, looking back at it. These Im much happier with! naturally I still have work to do- this is only the primary color coat. Still wanna pick out a coupla details.
Something to note: The sything talon colors are much closer to what they actually look like: Its only Codex grey, after all.




Also, the Tarp Trukk got highlights, and is closer to its final shade. Dont know why its a blue trukk- just felt like using the color!




Naturally Im still very very new to my airbrush and Im still learning. Any tips or comments you guys might have would be greatly greatly appreciated!!

Thanks for looking!

   
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Auckland, New Zealand

As always I am disturbed by how cool your conversions are... Please tell me you're painting that truck in Optimus Prime Colours...
   
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vent wrote:As always I am disturbed by how cool your conversions are... Please tell me you're painting that truck in Optimus Prime Colours...


Do. This. Now.
   
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Oh. My. God.....


That is such a goddamn cool idea!!


While not my original intent, you guys just gave me the idea for my next major conversion
Omg its gonna be so damn wicked!!!


I dont think this guy will get full on Prime colors (but it will get its fair share to be sure ). My next Trukk, however, is gonna get the whole deal!
While Im not as talented as that guy who mad a transforming Orktimus Prime, I can definitely hack out a cab-over-engine trukk in full regalia!
I just so happen to have a kit laying around unassembled!

   
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Auckland, New Zealand

Ramos Asura wrote:
I dont think this guy will get full on Prime colors (but it will get its fair share to be sure ). My next Trukk, however, is gonna get the whole deal!
While Im not as talented as that guy who mad a transforming Orktimus Prime, I can definitely hack out a cab-over-engine trukk in full regalia!
I just so happen to have a kit laying around unassembled!


Do it! Do it now!
   
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If you require TF parts, hit me up. Ive got several junkers laying around. No primes though, sorry.
   
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Woah sorry about the break in communications there- Final week of school was ROUGH!

But now- I AM FREE!!

@vent : IM TOTALLY DOING IT NOW!

@WM : Sure thing bro! Ill keep it in mind.
Man now I gotta do something real special for the Prime Trukk xD


No pics- yet. Gotta decompress after finals- fortunately all are done, and i can make headway on my models!


On an unrealted note.... I think im in love with the new ork fliers
I MUST HAVE THEM!

   
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And so we conclude this week's festivities with a KONVOY!

I love converting trukks, and it kinda shows in my army. Below are the other two trukks:


The first is actually my first trukk i ever built, and I actually scratch built the treads myself. Only used a little chimera track on the one side. Im not happy with the color of the treads, and Im gonna darken and brown int up considerably. it was an experiment in a different primer. a ruddy brown by Krylon, iirc.










Next is an old chaos rhino that I happened to come across, and had a little fun looting. Beneath the tape mask there is an engine compartment with mesh over it. I'm gonna airbrush the colors on it and already painted the engine.








Finally, the "pilot" for the MekaFex Two- now with head:





Now a bit of a question for you guys. Two actually.

1) Im having second thoughts on basing for my infantry. right now its just a gray and black ash waste. I keep thinking I want to do something more. i want to put some love and time into the bases so they match with the minis. I want to maybe try some new techniques and use tufts of static grass. The gray on gray with a gray band seems too.... i don't know.... plain.

2) Colors for the trukks! I dont know how I should paint em... The half-trakk is getting random armor plates in purple (army color) while the blue trukk (the one with the V-ram) is gonna stay mostly blue with random plates here and there. The future Orktimus Prime Trukk is gonna be red, mebbe a bit of blue. Plus considerable weathering, of course...
Anyways, how should I paint the Rhino? Color? Technique?

Thanks for reading!

   
 
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