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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Excellent work Arakasi.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

I must echo the skin tone accolades... she's vibrant. The pose is reminiscent of Raquel Welch in the movie poster for One Million Years B.C. Did I just terribly date myself?

   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@Gitsplitta: Thank you again.

@MacPhail: Thanks, and probably .

Vote for the "People's Choice" in the LoER Terrain Contest #34: Dangerous Terrain and Dakka Painting Challenge Round 76: June 2021- Boots on the Ground are up.

I'll be entering 1-5 (probably only one... but I'll have started five...) Sluggas for the DPC76 round.


A start on the flesh base coats...


Models with paint (past undercoat): 14 Orks and Grots. I only need to complete 9 to meet this year's Ork goal (plus Stormboy from April). If I complete them all, I'll only be 2 short of this year's painting goal...

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

VOTE For the winner of the 75th Dakka Painting Challenge: From Ages Past is now up.

   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Managed to finish one of five Sluggas for the June DPC "Boots on the Ground". This one has been finished for a couple of days. Two of his mob mates came close, but didn't quite make it across the line. I should be able to complete the rest this year now though, which is the main thing.

Ork Slugga


Catcha,
Arakasi

   
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Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

He's looking great

   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending






He looks great, it’s a really lovely red you’ve got with his weapons. Did the other mob members keep their varying skin tones?

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

@endtransmission: Thanks. I'm quite pleased with him too.

@gobert: Thanks. There has been some trial and error getting that red right. My previous grot used Mephiston Red as the base, which seems a bit too bright. These sluggas all use Khorne Red as a base. However I've experimented with the next steps:


The Ork Slugga above is my favourite, which goes Khorne Red > Agrax Earthshade > Evil Sunz Scarlet > Fire Dragon Bright.


These guys go (left) Khorne Red > Reilkand Fleshshade > Evil Sunz Scarlet > Fire Dragon Bright and (right) Khorne Red > Carroburg Crimson > Wazdakka Red > Fire Dragon Bright. (Although its not very obvious on account of the Sluggas facing directly into the camera...)

Basically, the Agrax Earthshade appears to give the best contrast. Also, the above image should answer your question too .

Meanwhile, Dakka Painting Challenge Round 77 July 2021: Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself is up. I have nothing Ork related I feel like biting off right now, so am going to go with the following:


Infinity Haqqislam Hassassin Fiday (with Boarding Shotgun).

It's small (tiny compared to Orks!), so hopefully won't take me the full month to do, and should fit the theme: "Fiday (“they who are willing to sacrifice”) are the angels of destruction, the most fearsome among the Hassassin. A Fiday is not a mere assassin, but an executioner: she acts in public and sends a public message. A man is killed, thousands are terrorized and, if the Fiday is apprehended, she will die a courageous death." Finishing early means the possibility of finishing at least the two Ork Sluggas above as well this month.

Catchya,
Arakasi

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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Well with what is supposed to be coming from GW soon...you need to paint more Boyz there Arakasi.

Cheers,

CB

48 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
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Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Finished slugga looks great and excited for Fiday (that name looks so wrong ).
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

I will return to this thread shortly, but in the meantime - public announcements:
  • VOTE For the winner of the 76th Dakka Painting Challenge: Boots on the Ground
  • The League of Extraordinary Riveters (LoER) Terrain Competition Round 35: By The Book
  • Dakka Painting Challenge Round 77 July 2021: Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself

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    Made in au
    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    My entry for the Dakka Painting Challenge Round 77 July 2021: Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself

    Infinity Haqqislam "Hassassin Fiday" (with Boarding Shotgun).

    "Fiday (“they who are willing to sacrifice”) are the angels of destruction, the most fearsome among the Hassassin. A Fiday is not a mere assassin, but an executioner: she acts in public and sends a public message. A man is killed, thousands are terrorized and, if the Fiday is apprehended, she will die a courageous death."

    Bit of a rollercoaster - I think the very small details are outside of my current ability - but came back to acceptable at least.

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
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    Speed Drybrushing





    Came out nice, certainly a striking set of colors!
       
    Made in de
    Longtime Dakkanaut






    Striking paintjob that white must've been fiddly!
       
    Made in gb
    Incorporating Wet-Blending






    That is a cool paint job Arakasi! The red stripes against the white suit are really cool, cracking job!

    Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
       
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    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    Captain Brown wrote:Well with what is supposed to be coming from GW soon...you need to paint more Boyz there Arakasi.
    Indeed...
    Viterbi wrote:Finished slugga looks great and excited for Fiday (that name looks so wrong ).
    Thank you Viterbi - I was quite happy with how he turned out.
    Vejut wrote:Came out nice, certainly a striking set of colors!
    Thanks Vejut.
    Viterbi wrote:Striking paintjob that white must've been fiddly!
    It was - but not as much as the stripes or just the smallness of the details.
    gobert wrote:That is a cool paint job Arakasi! The red stripes against the white suit are really cool, cracking job!
    Thank you Gobert.

    Dakka Painting Challenge Round 78: August 2021- Rebel Scum is up. I have less time available this month, so I guess it's Grot Rebellion for me...


    May be mirror matching Viterbi

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
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    Decrepit Dakkanaut






    Madison, WI

    Wow, she's really lovely. Nice work... you should do well.

    Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

    Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
     
       
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    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    Thanks Gitsplitta - we'll see. I've given up trying to predict how I'll go - it always seems opposite to what I expect

    As Captain Brown alluded to, I need to paint more Boyz, and two of the five I started for "Boots on the Ground" are getting close to completion:





    If I can manage to keep to my painting goals this year, maybe there will be some new Boyz for me in the future...

    Did a quick check - I appear to have 29 old Boyz torsos and 25 legs (not entirely sure why the discrepency) - so I don't need more old Boyz before the disappear (assuming they do).

    I would love to get some of the new Deffkoptas to mix and match in with my existing (and finish painting them too).

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
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    Decrepit Dakkanaut






    Madison, WI

    Nice work on the skin tones.

    Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

    Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
     
       
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    Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






    The Hassassin is outstanding- a very detailed job indeed and the color scheme really pops.

    The Boyz are also really impressive- as Gits noted, the work you've put into the skin tones is amazing. I've a slight proclivity for 'muddy vehicle' projects, so really appreciate everything you folks with a talent for figures can do- very inspiring. I try to emulate what you've done from time to time and believe that your examples have improved my own small skills.

    Rock on!

    "He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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    Krazed Killa Kan







    Beautiful work on the Hassassin. Very striking. And I will always cheer when Orks and other greenskins get attention.

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    I’ve got to echo the others, the attention to detail you give the boyz is astonishing! The varied skin tones are really great and all to a high standard. Hopefully you can power through the remaining boyz and bag some new ones

    Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
       
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    Calculating Commissar






    Reading, Berks

    Da boyz are looking great. I can't wait to see what you do with some of the newer kits when you get to that point

       
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    Fixture of Dakka





    Surrey, BC - Canada

    Arakasi,

    Very nice Infinity Haqqislam there.

    Cheers,

    CB

    48 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
    Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
    Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
    DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
       
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    Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





    Affton, MO. USA

    Your orks are coming along nicely.

    Peppermint patty Fiday (seriously, I saw that as Friday for the last 10 years or so ) looks great.

    LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
    I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
    None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

    I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
       
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    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

    Gitsplitta wrote:Nice work on the skin tones.
    Thank you (and everyone else).
    Meer_Cat wrote:The Hassassin is outstanding- a very detailed job indeed and the color scheme really pops.

    The Boyz are also really impressive- as Gits noted, the work you've put into the skin tones is amazing. I've a slight proclivity for 'muddy vehicle' projects, so really appreciate everything you folks with a talent for figures can do- very inspiring. I try to emulate what you've done from time to time and believe that your examples have improved my own small skills.

    Rock on!
    Always happy to hear my work is helping more than just myself. I haven't had time to do the detailed step by steps though recently
    Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Beautiful work on the Hassassin. Very striking. And I will always cheer when Orks and other greenskins get attention.
    Orks always deserve attention - and cheers (or should that be Waaaghs?)
    gobert wrote:I’ve got to echo the others, the attention to detail you give the boyz is astonishing! The varied skin tones are really great and all to a high standard. Hopefully you can power through the remaining boyz and bag some new ones
    It should be possible to meet my goals this year, and perhaps reward them with the new Start Collecting Orks when it is released - although that will make the goals for next year harder!
    endtransmission wrote:Da boyz are looking great. I can't wait to see what you do with some of the newer kits when you get to that point
    Me too!
    Captain Brown wrote:Arakasi,

    Very nice Infinity Haqqislam there.

    Cheers,

    CB
    Thank you.
    Theophony wrote:Your orks are coming along nicely.

    Peppermint patty Fiday (seriously, I saw that as Friday for the last 10 years or so ) looks great.
    You are all too kind - really.

    So - the VOTE For the winner of the 77th Dakka Painting Challenge: Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself has already been and gone - so you can check out all of the entries, but no longer vote.

    Meanwhile, I've made a start on my entry for the Dakka Painting Challenge Round 78: August 2021- Rebel Scum...

    Warboss Green layer paint used as a base for the skin, washed with Biel-Tan Green shade. Eyes picked out in Mephiston Red. Some other base colours down - Leadbelcher washed with Nuln Oil, Khorne Red weapons, and then some colours representing their designations - from right to left - Deffwing, Rav'nwing (Abaddon Black), Dark Angelz (Caliban Green) and Squeaky Waaagh! (Jokaero Orange).


    More base colours and layers, most notably Kantor Blue on the left. However, I think I have the orange/blue mix too heavily weighted towards the blue. Very tricky on these small models...


    More base colours, including Rhinox Hide for the leather - boots, belts and pouches, Dryad Bark for the wood - stikkbomb handles, gun stock, Zandri Dust on bone and the Deffwing grot. I've added Screamer Pink for the Squeaky Waaagh! grot hair and "improved" the orange balance - let me know what you think!

    Catchya,
    Arakasi

       
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    Incorporating Wet-Blending






    Nice bunch of little lads. I think the orange balance on the squeaky one is much better in the second pic

    Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
       
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    Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






    Albany, Australia

     gobert wrote:
    Nice bunch of little lads. I think the orange balance on the squeaky one is much better in the second pic
    Agreed - and that is what I ended up going with (see below).

    Another month down, another mini painted, another three close to finished.

    Close up of grots in progress:


    Only one will make it through to completion for the Dakka Painting Challenge - on the left waiting for static grass to be brushed off. (Back right was last December's entry).


    And my final entry: (Voting thread still pending)


    That makes 8 minis completed this year, 3 being Orks (or Grots), of my goal of 20, 10 being Orks (or Grots). The Dakka Painting Challenge should account for at least 4 more. Thankfully, 2 Orks and 3 Grots are very close to finished:


    And another 5 Orks and 5 Grots are at least started:


    On the purchasing front, only 3 minis have been purchased this year - Gorzag Gitstompa, Nikkit and one of the original Deffkoptas before it was discontinued. So still within my goal of completing twice more than I add.

    The theme for Dakka Painting Challenge Round 79: September 2021 is Heavy Metal:
    We want your clanking plate armour, your armoured walkers, you tanks, your oversized hammers, your enormous metal minis from the days of yore! Anything that goes CLANG! is and immensely weighty, really! As always, the theme is open to interpretation, so I expect at least one of you to instead make a Black Sabbath tribute band out of Dwarves or somthing...
    So I'm looking at a previous incarnation Ork Deff Dread:

    Picture includes Killa Kan and new Deff Dread sprues - although I've looted enough Deff Dread bits I have no complete bodies left from two kits...

    May be a bit too ambitious for me in a month - especially as I want to make the arms swappable with the new one, which I've determine will require some additional height to provide more spacing between the lower arms and legs. Some Killa Kans gave up their bits for the spacer:


    I may need to fall back on a Bombshell Babe - we'll see how we go...

    Catchya!
    Arakasi

       
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    Incorporating Wet-Blending






    You brewed up a nice tiny rebel there Arakasi, good luck in the comp. The dread looks promisingly ambitious, hopefully you find the time to push it forwards

    Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
       
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    Liberated Grot Land Raida






    Belgium

    Saw a grot rebel, had to chime in . Lovely work!

    A Squeaky Waaagh!!

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    Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
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