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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






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My avatar is gretchin 14! Never knew that.

Nice runthurd. Very authentic with the paper banner and blue hairsquigs.

   
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Lovely Runtherd, nicely rounded out by the painted paper banner! I’m sad though because it seems I don’t have a Stormboy1 in my collection

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The Shokk Attack Gun is perfect. Great job!
   
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The Runtherd looks like it came right out of the second edition codex. I wouldn't worry about the boarboyz base size. If you need to ManSized just add some plants and rocks to fill up the space. I need to do that with some of my own models. As always your work has such a great style. Thanks for showing your minis.

 
   
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Thanks all for the kind words. I've done a bit more on the boar boyz, and I think they're pretty much there minus the banner poles (and the paper banners I need to make):

I think they work okay on their larger bases, with their axes and pistols sticking out.

Ghazghkull arrived, along with some minions, and they're getting based:

I think the old Ghazghkull mini works really well on a 40mm base (to be a normal ork warboss), I was worried he would look a bit small. I don't think he would quite fill an 80mm one to match the new model though
The snotlings used to be much more compacted onto bases (I think 9 to a base), but I realised I wouldn't be able to get in and paint them properly, and as they had 3 wounds and 3 attacks (at strength 1...) I thought it made sense to put 3 on. The Shaman has a slight miscast, in that he is missing an arm, and just has a bit of a tentacle instead where an air bubble obviously filled the mould:

I'm debating if I:
  • try to perform a hand transplant (if I can find a spare the right size)

  • Try to greenstuff a hand

  • Leave it and paint it up as a tentacle

  • I'm leaning towards just painting it as a tentacle, because magic, but if anyone has any other ideas, feel free to let me know.

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    So I haven't got too much done, but managed to get the snotlings painted up to go with the shokk attack gun:



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    1st + 2nd ed orks is my next project, and I want to try and paint them like I remember in 'Eavy Metal... gotta say, you've nailed it - right down to the bases - although I'll be going for gorkamorka sand, it's great to see some green flock!

    Really love the big mek, and the backplate is superb, nice one.

    I always really disliked those monopose grots, but sympathise with you on the cost of the metal ones. I bought 4 for £20, for conversions, and left it at that. My solution has been to use LOTR halflings as Ratling slaves, which kinda fits with my Blood Axes.

    Anyway, looking forward to seeing that Hop-Splat (?) gun and especially interested to see what you do with Gaz. Also do you have the patience for check patterns on those goffs?

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    Splitting the 9 snot longs in to 3 bases was a great idea, I wish I’d have done that! They look great and ready to be teleported inside a space marine!

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    Sorry for the delay in posting, I was away visiting family over the holiday season and only just got back.

    On the plus side these guys arrived (and got painted):

    I might go back and add the splotchy camouflage to them, but they're red for now.

    When I got them there were two broken axes (the two at the front), one of which was supplied. I managed to source a replacement from the other from a 2nd ed power axe I had spare.

    I decided that I would try and document repairing the axe, for people that haven't had the fun of broken models. I could have tried to pin it using a paperclip, but the joint where it snapped wasn't clean, as you can see below:

    Instead I cut off the existing axe haft, drilled a small pilot hole with my normal pin drill, and then broke out my brass rod and bigger drill bit:

    I think the brass rod is 2mm, and the drill bit is just smaller, probably 1.75mm. This allows for a really snug fit when it's pushed in, it'll probably hold without glue, but I use some superglue anyway. I always find it easier to attach the smaller piece fist, in this case the axe head. This also allows me to work out how much rod I need to leave to fit it, you can just about make out the black mark I've cut through, as the upper one should be the top of the hand.

    And then it's just a case of drilling a small pilot hole in the hand, followed by the 1.75mm drill bit, and fitting it in with a tiny amount of super glue.


    With those done(...ish) I really should get onto some of the normal troops...but Ghazghkull is tempting too....

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    Nice save!

    Wouldn't hurt my feelings to see Ghaz next.
       
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     youwashock wrote:
    Nice save!

    Wouldn't hurt my feelings to see Ghaz next.


    As I don't want to hurt your feelings:

    I still need to add banners, but as the banners are so complex I'm probably going to print them rather than try and hand paint them. The checks on his shoulder pads were a pain and took a couple of tries. In the end I painted three vertical grey stripes to give me the spacing, then went in with the white to do the "squares" horizontally, and then painted over the grey that I didn't need with black. I've 3D printed a 40mm to 80mm base adapter so that Ghaz can go onto his new base, and with the large banner he has he might be about the same height

    I also got these guys done (...ish):

    I did them in 4 different designs based on the 2nd edition Ork codex, so there is a bit of variation in the unit. I should probably add some checks to them as well to break up the black and differentiate them a bit more, but I think they look okay.

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    Some more internet winning going on here MST! Ghaz & Makari look amazing! Can’t wait to see them with their banners, you could also try printing them off and painting over them. I’ve done that a few times and it worked well enough. In fact I should do some for my empty banners at some point. The boyz look like they might benefit from a few different check patterns, but they still look cool on their uniformity

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     gobert wrote:
    Some more internet winning going on here MST! Ghaz & Makari look amazing! Can’t wait to see them with their banners, you could also try printing them off and painting over them. I’ve done that a few times and it worked well enough. In fact I should do some for my empty banners at some point. The boyz look like they might benefit from a few different check patterns, but they still look cool on their uniformity


    So I took your advice and printed off some paper banners (from the 2nd eg ork codex), and spent far too long painting them over the weekend, both for Ghazghkull and Makari:

    And for these guys:


    I'm pretty happy with how they've turned out, and now Ghazghkull's about the same size as his new incarnation

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    That is superb! They all look great, and I love Ghaz with his base adapter.
       
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    I pleased it worked out for you, they all look amazing. Well worth the effort if you ask me

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    youwashock wrote:That is superb! They all look great, and I love Ghaz with his base adapter.

    I quite like the base adapter too, at first I thought it was going to be ridiculously large, but I think it makes him just imposing enough
    gobert wrote:I pleased it worked out for you, they all look amazing. Well worth the effort if you ask me

    The banners are definitely worth the effort, and I like them so much I did another!

    This guy has been sat in parts getting little bits done when I had some spare time, and I managed to finish him off today.
    And then to clear off some more of my to-do list, this guy got a quick paint job:

    In the 2nd Ed. codex he was a a Deathskull, but as I've not got any in the army, I've turned him into a goff. He might get a banner at a later date if he's lucky.
    I've still got the gretchin to do, as well as a mek (non-SAG), which I can't field in a 2nd ed. army unless I get a unit of evil sunz, so he's probably going to stay to-do for a quite a while. However, with the Dreadnought I now have enough for a 9th Ed. Combat Patrol! So I thought I would take a group shot:

    The combat Patrol doesn't use everything (No Ghaz or Makari, No Splatta Kannon and only 3 squighog boyz), but that finally brings me up to 17/32!

    I've also decided with the new year I'm going to start keeping track of how many models I've finished painting (19), and how many I've bought (0). Hopefully I can keep the painted pile higher than the bought

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    Sweet work on the dread! The banners really hit you in the nostalgias, especially set against the green bases. I love how ludicrous Ghaz looks on his fat base . Did you say he’s similar in size to new Ghaz now he has his banner?

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     gobert wrote:
    Sweet work on the dread! The banners really hit you in the nostalgias, especially set against the green bases. I love how ludicrous Ghaz looks on his fat base . Did you say he’s similar in size to new Ghaz now he has his banner?


    Unfortunately I don't have a new Ghaz to compare him to (might try and find if one of the GW's near me has one I could get photos next to), but using the wonderful world of Photoshop (well GIMP) I've tried to align the base with the official GW image, and he looks about right.
    Here they are side by side:

    And overlaid to show that the bases are about the same size/angle:

    I'm going to call it close enough

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    The group shot is fantastic. The Dread rules. That size comparison shows the Ghaz has certainly been eating his spinach.
       
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    So I've been off work ill (cold/flu, fortunately not Covid) the last few days, so I've not got much done, but did manage the finishing touches on the Thousand Sons marines:


    They're not perfect, and I think I'll go through and touch up some details when I'm not ill.

    However I think they're good enough to complete the Combat Patrol I started earlier:


    Which brings me up to 18/32 combat patrols!

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    Wowsers! They look awesome on their display base. Great work, and I can’t really spot where the touch ups are needed. Also I feel you made the correct choice with the red for these guys, it works much better than the blue imho

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    Your vintage orks are wonderful. Love the old printed painted banners. Absolutely how it’s done. All you need now is a cardboard version of that dreadnought and the 90s will be summoned to your tabletop.

    Look at the scale creep on Ghaz! Ok I know that’s not really scale creep, but back in the day characters were bigged up by their stats and a flashy banner was enough to mark them out on the tabletop.

    Your red Thousand Sons are looking spiffy too. Super nice work.

       
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    gobert wrote:Wowsers! They look awesome on their display base. Great work, and I can’t really spot where the touch ups are needed. Also I feel you made the correct choice with the red for these guys, it works much better than the blue imho

    The touch ups aren't major, just little bits where the red got on the white, or I missed it and it's still gold, I'm glad you like the red!

    theCrowe wrote:Your vintage orks are wonderful. Love the old printed painted banners. Absolutely how it’s done. All you need now is a cardboard version of that dreadnought and the 90s will be summoned to your tabletop.

    Look at the scale creep on Ghaz! Ok I know that’s not really scale creep, but back in the day characters were bigged up by their stats and a flashy banner was enough to mark them out on the tabletop.

    Your red Thousand Sons are looking spiffy too. Super nice work.


    When I put Ghaz on the 40mm base (instead of the 25mm he originally came with) I thought he looked better, I'm amazed he just about makes it on the 80mm, and banners should definitely make a comeback!

    I was lucky enough to get a pair of (mini) knights for Christmas, so I've got them together and mostly painted, just free-handing to go
    The two of them are going to lead my two Knight combat patrols (one Imperial one Chaos), can you guess which is which?


    I've tried to go for a bone carapace type look on the bone coloured one, not sure how well it reads, but I think it looks okay in person.
    In bigger games they're both going to be Chaos and the colour scheme is to match the only other Knight I own, this guy:

    Who I picked up years ago from ebay and managed to mostly salvage, until he took a nosedive from the top shelf of a bookcase when his ankle gave out (hence the damaged shinguard).
    I painted him up to match my 30k Deathguard, and turns out GW released a Knight House that fits the scheme "House Herpetrax"
    I got him down to photo and thought "I'm sure he's leaning a lot more than he used to..."
    And yeah...

    That ankle is currently held together by 1 paperclip, and very little else (and you can see the piston I repaired and forgot to paint...)
    Looks like I've got a repair job on my hands before he takes another nosedive...

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    Absolutely love the carapace on the Imperial Knight.
       
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    Nice work on the knights, they could certainly swing both ways with that colour scheme. Good luck fixing that ankle joint

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    Ankle repair is tricky business, my condolences! They all look fantastic though.

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    Fortunately the repair wasn't too bad, as pretty much the entire joint had given out, it came apart fairly easily, including the hydraulics.
    I ended up drilling a hole from the centre of the foot socket down through the base for a brass rod, as you can just about see here:

    I then lightly glued the foot into position, so that it held long enough that I could start drilling a hole from below the base upwards into the leg. I then took the leg back off, made the hole longer and inserted the 2mm brass rod I've been using. This went through the foot and base, and with a hefty amount of superglue seems to be holding. I then had the joy of refitting the hydraulics around the ankle, and the front one, when I couldn't remove the shin armour, was a pain

    Although the leg is at a bit more of an angle that I was aiming at, it seems to have turned out okay:

    And the cream got updates to bone colouring to match the new knight

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    I've got back on the Combat Patrol wagon. I thought I would rummage through my pile of Sprues and see what I could throw together.

    I got Indomitus when it was on Made to Order, and I've not got around to adding the marines to my Dark Angels, so I thought I would sacrifice them to the Ultramarine Combat Patrol:
    Assault Intercessors:

    Eradicators:

    And then I had some easy-to-build Aggressors from the old Conquest magazine:

    I dropped in to my local GW to try and pick up a Tigurius to complete the Combat Patrol, and it turns out he's mail order only
    I had the old Gravis Captain from Dark Imperium, that had been added to my Deathwatch, but as he didn't really fit, he's got a new home:

    He's still missing a shoulder pad, and I'll touch up a couple of details when I get around to adding that, but otherwise that's another Combat Patrol done...

    And as I was painting blue, one of my other 2nd ed projects got a basecoat:


    I also got a belated Christmas present thanks to postage delays, a box of Adeptus Custodes Wardens. I'm going to use 3 of them as normal Custodian Guard with spears (as I prefer the look of them to the normal guard), and one as Shield Captain, and that's about half a Combat Patrol on it's own
    I'll be aiming to add 3 terminators to fill out the rest of the patrol (probably Aquilon with firepikes, to recreate this awesome piece of art:

    The question is what Shield Host (and colour scheme) to go for. I'm trying to decide between the standard gold and red to match the artwork, or push my painting ability and try and do them in the Solar Watch scheme which is mostly white?

    That's (one shoulder pad short of) 19/32 Combat Patrols, and 43 models painted so far this year!

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    Nice progress. I think I'm almost done painting 12 models so far this year. You are well ahead of my game.

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    Great start to the year!
    I'd say go with the white for the custodes, be a nice break from all the gold you usually see...
    You may be able to get away with gloss white spray (probably that GW one) with that white contrast paint and some touch ups, should give a nice polished look suitable for them.
    Or just do them the way you did your knights white panels for a grim dark vibe...

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