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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Opening teaser pic:



Having succumbed to hobby fatigue with my main Tyranid army, I'm getting started on these Orks I've been promising myself.

Army will have two themes: this is a Genesteela Kult, and as a society it'll be largely run by the Meks who are taking it upon themselves to make every fighting vehicle into an avatar of Da Four-armed Emp'rah. They've heard da Humies going on about how hard da Emp'rah is, and since they've all seen the light of how much their new god can kick Gork and Mork's heads in, it stands to reason that it must be him!

And so, to spread da word, wagons and fightaz are being used to make ever more grand likenesses of Genesteelaz, and a new glyph - truncated from the Ork glyphs for 'mutant' and 'fighting prowess' - has been cast by da Meks with which to brand the machines (and Orks) that have been 'transformed' to serve da Waaagh!


Click here for Ork glyphs and alphabet

There's space for a few tanks and suchlike, that'll have weapons, wreckers and rollers mounted on Dread torsos in a fashion similar to these sprites I made elsewhere:



I love the Grot Tanks as well, have to have some of them. But generally it's all going to be about being as stompy as possible!

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Are you going to make a piece for all of the glyphs?


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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Looking forward to this can't wait to see an Orkified Stretch Limousine!

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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Get cracking already I love the idea behind this army.
I need to see more than teasers

   
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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller







True true... I can't wait to see the army all finished and painted as well.


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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

40k Ninja wrote:Are you going to make a piece for all of the glyphs?


I've made eight variants of the original glyph that is not a GW design (or a Takara one, for that matter) and am pressing copies of them to stick willy-nilly onto stuff. Don't really need the other glyphs, might make one-offs for characters.

Llamahead wrote:Looking forward to this can't wait to see an Orkified Stretch Limousine!


Aheh, very unlikely to happen... for one, I never liked the idea of the Cults using civilian vehicles in military confrontations when they've 'liberated' PDF/Guard/Arbites armouries, and for another anything with wheels is a source of raw materials for makin' more Dreads!

   
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North Carolina, US

You say genesteela kult glyph but I see cat glyph. Is it my imagination, or are there going to be some rather more furry and cuddly (looking) looking hybrid than usual?

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Limousine Dreadnaught hybrid can't wait!

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Nasty Nob






london (all of it)

following this from now on

Matt.Kingsley wrote:'Bigfish, Dakka's official Plastic-Fu master'

My ORK project Blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/361076.page#2675998
Nova Marines project blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/411472.page
tyranid project blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/360228.page#7461387 
   
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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Hey Bigfish, I can't decide if your 'talon' Dread looks mischievous or puzzled; either way, nicely done pic of it

   
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Annoying Groin Biter




Quebec

Really looking forward to that blog.

   
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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

First bunch of Orks painted in Genesteela Kult colours. Tried out a number of shades, with a variety of blue/purple tones suggesting infection.



From left: Knarloc Green, Leviathan Purple; Knarloc Green, Asurmen Blue; Gretchin Green, Thraka Green; Knarloc Green, Thraka Green; Gretchin Green, Leviathan Purple. Facepaint and hair in Hormagaunt Purple, Leviathan Purple.

I'd appreciate pointers on what's worth getting for this army, folks; starting off with the Black Reach Orks, three Kans and a Dread; planning to add a load of Shoota Boys, some Kommandoz and a Big Mek with KFF. General aim will be loads of footsloggers with walker support.

I gather big blobs of Boys with a PK Nob and Rokkits is a good backbone. Other units planned:

Big Mek with KFF.

Lootas.

Weirdboy with Ripper Genestealer babies as Zogwort.

Meganob unit with Thraka and Grotsnik.

Nob unit.

A Battlewagon or two and a few Trukks, with Dread torsos handling the guns, wrecker and deff rolla duties.

Gretchin bullet shield.

Kommando unit with almost purestrain hybrid as Gitsnik.

Klawstompa.

Nob bikers, led by a Warboss that's actually a tread-mounted Lictor. (Don't ask.)

Couple of Flakkatrakks.

More Kans. More Dreads.

Megadreads. At least one converted from a Valkyrie.

Grot Tanks.

Maybe a Green Tide. Maybe Ghazghkull's Bully Boyz. Maybe a Loota Wreckin' Krew.

Undecided air support.

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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Killa Kans built. Magnetised arms, Grimfing icons, converted Rokkit Launcha.





Test run Orks in previous post. I varnish my Tyranids with Humbrols that let me play with gloss, satin and matt finishes; unfortunately, this removes the reflectiveness of metallic paints. Any advice on what I can do to seal my Orks?

   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





NSW Australia

I like the poses on the killa kans, looking good !

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Nasty Nob






london (all of it)

lindsay40k wrote:Hey Bigfish, I can't decide if your 'talon' Dread looks mischievous or puzzled; either way, nicely done pic of it


lol, i am assuming you mean the one with the two big big shootas (i think i have another one with scything talons?? maybe)

but i like to think of him as puzzled more fun that way. i am liking your kanz so far as well

Matt.Kingsley wrote:'Bigfish, Dakka's official Plastic-Fu master'

My ORK project Blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/361076.page#2675998
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tyranid project blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/360228.page#7461387 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Greenstealas and meks? Sounds fantastic And a quick glance at your plan suggests that you stop whatever it is you're doing right now. Put all those bits down. Now get cracking on the tread-lictor.

If you're not liking the finish that sealing the metallics gives, all I can think of off the top of my head is to paint the metallics after sealing the rest. Ok, so less than a seconds thought on that idea shows it's not a good one, I'll blame it on feeling like it's been a long week. Most of the time I've been happy with a satin finish to metals, especially with orks, so I'll stop blathering now and let someone with better ideas take over...

Glyph looks good btw, and thanks for the link.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
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Each Kan should have 3 arms IMO

   
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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

So... Meganobz. I had an idea for a load of them with Kan drills and a riot shield with the Grimfing glyph; sort of like a twisted mirror of TH/SS Terminators, and a clear signifier of their position in da Kult.

However, this sort of 'uniform' unit seems at odds with the secondary theme of Meks taking it upon themselves to 'transform' vehicles as an act of worship. With my idea to make Russbot-type vehicles with Dread bodies and the like replacing turrets to maintain the robo-army, I had my moment of inspiration today for the Battlewagon and Meganobz:



It's gonna happen.

Eventually. Right now, I'm halfway through painting the Slugga Boyz mob.

   
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6 foot underwater

Heh. Dino-bots to go with the dino-nids

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Couldn't wait any longer to make my Snikrot Kommandos. Used Chaos Mutation arms for the Hybrids, and rebuilt a Genestealer into Snikrot.




Arblus, look! It's Unicron!

This was a very personal project to me, as I referred to a still from a video of my Greyhound, Ozzy, my best friend of ten years who's no longer with us:

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london (all of it)

sorry for your loss.

your Snikrot looks very very good, did you green stuff the head or is that bit a kitbash?

Matt.Kingsley wrote:'Bigfish, Dakka's official Plastic-Fu master'

My ORK project Blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/361076.page#2675998
Nova Marines project blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/411472.page
tyranid project blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/360228.page#7461387 
   
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Nottingham (yay!)

Just one of the heads from a second-hand Ork Boyz set. Didn't have any plastic-safe paint stripper, but it's not too thick so w/e.

   
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Dev sketch of a character who'll use Mad Dok Grotsnik's rules. Ulkskab is considered highly untrustworthy, even by Mad Dok standards. His diagnosis of most injuries and illnesses is 'not enough Grod', a situation easily remedied by a big Urty Syringe hooked up to a tank of amniotic fluid full of the extracted phage cells of Genesteelas, and a compressor unit.

Where a patient's armour, equipment or arms raised in the defensive position make it difficult to inject their abdominal cavity with embryonic Tyranids, a heavy mining drill helps him cut through all such obstacles. A built-in Slugga also assists in convincing those with second thoughts to stay put and take da medicine, after a good salvo in their retreating back.

A true practitioner of the hippocratic oath, Ulkskab frequently takes to the field and administers his unique treatment to friend and foe alike. His presence in a mob of Orks ensures that those who might think they are seriously injured by a missing arm or lower body will insist that they are fine and fight on, and the mob as a whole rushes into combat with gusto to ensure that Ulkskab's attention is directed towards as many injured or crippled enemies as possible.

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http://thetyranidhive.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=converting&action=display&thread=35283

This guy used the upper half of a genestealer head and the lower half of a boy head.

Looks awesome.

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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Aye, been experimenting with that conversion already. Results will be posted when painted

   
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Santa Clara, CA

This is a super fun idea! I look forward to seeing more progress!

Check out my Project (B)log! I would love any suggestion or comments you may have.

Orkz  
   
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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Killa Kans painted up.







Unit of Lootas converted and painted. I've got some official GW Lootas bought, but really wanted to raid my bits box and make some that are clearly int he act of looting.







Hybird Kommandos test paint run. Back row: Hormagaunt Purple with Skull White mix highlights, Thraka Green wash. Middle row: Hormagaunt Purple with Skull White mix highlights, Leviathan Purple/Thraka Green 1:4 wash. Front row: Hormagaunt Purple with Bleached Bone mix highlights, Leviathan Purple/Thraka Green 1:4 wash. Feedback wanted...

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london (all of it)

lol i really like the loota holding a dark eldar attached to his gun, and the hybrids look cool too

Matt.Kingsley wrote:'Bigfish, Dakka's official Plastic-Fu master'

My ORK project Blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/361076.page#2675998
Nova Marines project blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/411472.page
tyranid project blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/360228.page#7461387 
   
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6 foot underwater

Nice progress.

Kans look good, the contrast with the green and the rust is very nice.

The lootas are fantastic, very characterful, definitely caught in the act of looting

Bit torn on the hybrid schemes. Zooming in I think I prefer the bleached bone version, zoom back out and I prefer the back row. You seem to like a mix of skin tones in your normal boyz (always a good thing ) so surely the hybrids would be just as varied, if not more so?


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Nottingham (yay!)

The green on the rear row is a little too vivid for me. It makes them look like they've been swimming through green fluid, as opposed to having skin with purple and green pigments. I've decided to use the front row as my scheme, with the darkest tone for Snikrot and the two middle tones for the rest. The palest tone on the right is a bit chalky, even with BB instead of SW as the highlight.

   
 
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