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Regular Dakkanaut

Gothenburg, Sweden

i doubted the red skin at first, but now it looks really nice, maybe a litlle wash would perfect it

the looted wagon base is also incredible
Cheers LFF666

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Stabbin' Skarboy

Malmoe, Sweden

WAAAAGH!!!! enough said

monkeytroll wrote:
In the grim darkness of the future there is only boar.

Waagh Nazdreg!
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Red orks have been sighted on the march towards an Imperial-Controlled Sector. Multiple Guardsman battalions are confirmed defending region from Chaos assault!

What will come of this most epic battles!? Truly this is a sure sign of the Apocalypse!
More information as it comes available!

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And we're back with more BREAKING NEWS!
Hey! An actual Update!! Mork be praised!!

The Orks unveiled several brand new weapons in their assault on Saturday the 18th, including a Pulsa Rokkit:

And a pair of Fighta Bommas!

I was informed of this game maybe a week in advance, and oh boy, was I in for a treat!
I have perhaps 2000 points of Orks that I can play with in normal games. The list is anything but good, lacking most fast attack and elites choices, as well as having only 2 major choices of HQ. I dont think ive managed to do well in any games bigger than 1500, to be honest.

Anyways, It turned out that I would need a full 2000 points more than what Ive fielded in the past, and so began the Race for 4k points!!
Upon learning of the game, I immediately was struck with inspiration for a Pulsa Rokkit, completing all construction up to its current state in less than a day! I even built a marker for where it eventually would land:

Adding on all of the Rokkit's possible upgrades (as I needed points badly) I had 355 points down!

Upgrades on my orks abounded, with a full squad of PK nobz and a warboss fully decked out, mounted in a Deffrolla Battlewagon bristling with armament! (somewhere along the lines of 1000 points in that unit alone!)
5 Trukks (all that I owned) filled with boyz, including my Big Meks, one with a KFF and one with a SAG.

I then found the Fighta Bomma page in the Apoc book, and instantly knew I wanted a pair of them! One would receive burna Bomms, while the other got Supa-Rokkits.

Ultimately, I had come up with a little over 3900 points of Orks, including my Rokkit and Bommas. Just in time for the Game:

The organizer of the game made a bit of a custom ruleset for the game, that being that the deployment was a 36 inch zone from the teams' board edges, and no units could deepstrike into the opponent's deployment zone. Each member of the teams could choose one single superheavy and/or one formation to take, meaning a maximum of 10 of each on either side. Also, Spacewolves and Daemons were Without Number!

The abridged version of the campaign (as I am not exactly the most fluent writer today) was as follows:

Abaddon himself came to the planet, seeking its eradication, a meager battalion of Guardsmen all that stands in his way. However the guardsmen managed to send out a distress signal from their last remaining stronghold, calling the forces of the Space Wolves to their aid. With these new foes, Abaddon ordered the construction of a Chaos Altar, summoning hordes of daemonic fiends to battle. Naturally this drew the attentions of the Grey Knights, who came to purge the infestation.

And of course there were the Orks, Fighting for the hell of it!

Needless to say, it was quite an interesting game. I dont recall what stratagems my team took (I was on Chaos) but my orks took Flank March, which would prove to be one of the most awesome tactical decisions of the game.

We began early, as is necessary for Apoc games, so everyone showed up around 10:00-10:30AM, and we finished setting up our armies and our board by 11:00.

First Turn was rolled, with Chaos rolling a two (Oh no!) and the Imperials rolling.... ONE!
And so, Chaos Deployed quickly (One Chaos player held his men back, and the Daemons player naturally had to deepstrike all his units anyways.) I only Deployed my Pulsa Rokkit, while the remaining 2 chaos players deployed most of their forces their full 36 inches.
But the Imperials had brought a friend:

Oh boy a Warlord... This will go well.
Already he had a commanding presence on the field:

So first shooting phase comes around, and my Pulsa goes off! First it scatters too far (going off the table!) but fortunately its Grot pilot comes to the rescue!!
It plops down just outside the city walls, and goes to work pinning units and shaking vehicles! almost all the tanks in range were stunned, half losing one or more weapons, and even one or two being wrecked!

By turn two, the game has progressed slowly, with the Warlord having fired its vortex missile right into the heart of the Chaos formations. Even with a large scatter it vaporized 3 rhinos (all fully loaded) and a defiler!

All is quiet on the enemy's rear lines when suddenly..... ORK SURPRISE ATTACK!!!

Meganobz and Nobs follow their warbosses into Kombat!, even charging straight into the titan! Tank Traps cant stop us!!

"We'z fightin' that?!?"

The orks managed to rip the Volcano Cannon off in one fell swoop, as well as stunning all guns and Immobilizing the entire titan!
Not to mention they all managed to rip off 3 Structure points... Not to shabby!

Sadly they didnt survive being shot at too well, even with Cybork bodies...

(Retrospect, I shoulda taken the KFF mek with me ><

In turn three, we get a little bit of help from Chaos player Dave...

He takes down several Void shields, and my orks stun the freshly repaired Volcano Cannon again. No structure Damage.

MEANWHILE The Pulsa rokkit continues to roll high, making tons of guardsmen and marines go to ground, and breaking more vehicles!
Only problem was that it was pinning the daemon players units too ><;

In subsequent turns, Killa Kans appeared to shred a Land Raider, and more boyz came to stun the Defense Laser that had been taking pot Shots at our titan. They were subsequently shredded via heavy bolters and Guardsmen's flashlights.
A battlewagon Rams the Titan and rolls a pair of ones, adding nothing to the fight. Trukks appear and shoot at guardsmen, and Chaos marches on.

Ultimately, the Warlord was wrecked by the smaller Reaver, and Chaos held its objective while capturing the "Trophy Kill"-ed SW HQ unit, leaving the planet to be devoured by chaos!

Hehe! To whoever actually read all that, thanks!

Work will continue on my Apoc units, and I might make a new Bomma or two before my next game. Though with school fast approaching, who knows how much Ill get done.
Regardless, Ill probably have many many more Orks to do in the future!

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander

United States

love the red paint skin tone!

"Reality is, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away"
-Philip K. Dick

Constant Lurker, Slowly getting back into modelling! Someday a P&M Blog link will lurk here! 
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Stabbin' Skarboy

Malmoe, Sweden

Nice update

monkeytroll wrote:
In the grim darkness of the future there is only boar.

Waagh Nazdreg!
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Work continues, with 8 lootas built up and primed! I even custom built a couple of them!

No pics right now (as I wanna get em at least a little panted xD) but hopefully soon!

In other 40k news, Ive been painting up a model for my friend's birthday. Hes been talking about getting Typhus, and I happened to have the model through a random trade of boxed stuff.

And so, with nowhere else to put em, here are a few pics!

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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought

Albany, Australia

Very nicely done!

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That nurgling is licking that horn very suggestively o_o

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Arakasi wrote:Very nicely done!

Many thanks Arakasi!
Hopefully Ill have some decent ork stuff to pop up here, rather than all these spikey ladz.

LunaHound wrote:That nurgling is licking that horn very suggestively o_o

Mmmmmmm..... Chaos horn

Ah Freud, what a guy xD

Anywhoooooo, YES!
More progress on orks (finally).
Just a handful of lootas, a couple of them I only found one part of the deffgun, so bi built up the rest out of bits and pieces.

I messed around a bit with some marine and IG bits I had lying around to, and got yet another full loota!

And with that, I return to the models!


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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver

Graham Washington

I'm really liking that last Loota. Very original!
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@Art Thanks! Im hoping to run a whole bunch of these guys, and building them this way is easily my favorite!
I ran the group I had in a recent game, and was really pleased with how they turned out!

A bit more progress today:
Got a 3rd ed rhino a while back for real cheap, and originally was gonna loot it for a trukk. I had it built up to a degree, when i was hit with a little inspiration. Now its my very first warbuggy (dunno how Ill run him yet).

After drooling over Arakasi's trukks, I wanted to introduce some of those elements into my custom vehicles. Its a learning experience so far, and Im relatively pleased with the result!

A better view of the suspension thus far:

I welcome C&C, and definitely recommend you check out Arakasi's "Dark Angelz!"

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Fixture of Dakka

6 foot underwater

Like the buggy so far, and consider that idea looted

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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Graham Washington

Great start. I know as you continue your building you'll get better and soon, we'll have a whole revolution of Ramshackle Trukks flooding the web.
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought

Albany, Australia

Cool. I like how you even managed to mimic the unevenness in the extended (right, from front) spring That wasn't my intention - but its Orks - so its all good! How did you bend your plasticard tube? I've been meaning to try that - almost did for my exhausts - but I will need it for a "future" project... Keep it up - hope to see some more detail added - and thanks for the plug!

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@monkeytroll: feel free! I looted it from Arakasi, so its Ork philosophy at its finest!

@Art: Thats the plan! I really like what Arakasi did, so im gonna try and blend some of his stuff with my own.
Heh... just wait. Just as we had countless SM orks, now we'll get a buncha ramshackle trukks!

@Arakasi: Really? That was unintentional!?
Dang, I was totally convinced that it was all part of your plans xD I think it makes lots of sense though, as it -is- ork technology so naturally it needs to be a little asymmetrical!

As to the tubes, I just bent them carefully after heating the plastic with a lighter. it tried to crimp on me a few times, but i think i managed to avoid that.
What I really need to find is either soft wire in the diameter of the inside of the pipe, or "plumbers springs".
In both cases, the object is to insert them into the rod before heating, then as you bend it, the wire or springs prevents it from crimping and gives it a smooth curve.
Then after you finish the bend, you just pull the spring right on out! (dunno how the wire would act <.< )

Progress is slow, especially as I managed to lock myself out of my apartment last Monday, and wasnt able to get in till friday. then I went home for the weekend, and etc etc etc...
I filled a few gaps on the base of the plates covering the back tires, sanding them down to somewhat smooth. I figure im gonna use a big shoota boy from the Battlewagon sprue, and magnetize the weapon so i can swap it out.
Currently im looking for .25 mm plasticard and scale diamondplate, but places around here dont seem to carry it ><;

Plans are on hold at the moment till I can find another trukk engine. Im gonna be putting the engine in the back of the buggy (where the brown is) and build the "turret" hanging or sitting on top.

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Chalice-Wielding Sanguinary High Priest

Arlington TX, but want to be back in Seattle WA

nice clean work! good job

4250 points of Blood Angels goodness, sweet and silky W12-L6-D4
1000 points of Teil-Shan (my own scheme) Eldar Craftworld in progress
800 points of unassembled Urban themed Imperial Guard
650 points of my do-it-yourself Tempest Guard
675 points of Commoraghs finest!

The Dude - "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like women, man."

Lord Helmet - "I bet she gives great helmet."

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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought

Albany, Australia

Ramos Asura wrote:As to the tubes, I just bent them carefully after heating the plastic with a lighter. it tried to crimp on me a few times, but i think i managed to avoid that.
What I really need to find is either soft wire in the diameter of the inside of the pipe, or "plumbers springs".
In both cases, the object is to insert them into the rod before heating, then as you bend it, the wire or springs prevents it from crimping and gives it a smooth curve.
Then after you finish the bend, you just pull the spring right on out! (dunno how the wire would act <.< )

Cool. It was either that, steam or heated salt - though where I currently have my models, a lighter or steam are probably my easiest solutions... The wire idea is great - I think the fear of crimping was what was putting me off from trying! Thanks!

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@Element: Thanks a bunch! Hopefully Ill have a little more up and finished before too long.

@Arakasi: I tried salt once, but i was too impatient for it to fully heat, so it didnt work.

The method behind that, heated sand, and steam is that its indirect heat- it heats the plastic but doesnt burn it (as quickly). Trick with a lighter is not to let it sit too long on one spot, and not to burn the plastic. Nothing worse for ya than burning plastic smoke :X

On the modeling front, Ive had a relaxing weekend, the first one in a long while.
Most of the red ork squad is done, all of them have their arms glued on and just need eyes, teeth, and a detail or two picked out.

A bit of a side project Ive been working on is a base for one of my Fighta Bommas. The image I have in mind is a bit of a battlefield diorama with IG defense lines and a couple guardmen scattered about it.

And so, Ive spent a bit on an IG guy here, posed to get him running in fear

So, I do like the pose, however it shows that its been a long time since painting my last face. I need to figure out how to paint human flesh a little better- this is just killin me >< But i suppose, its all a learning experience, aye?

I definitely would welcome any tips!

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Popping in to wish all you guys around here a very happy (somewhat belated) Tanks-giving!

Hehe... this one in particular just proved to me that I still have a ways to go on my army

I taught two of my little brothers how to play, and had a great time at the family house. Heh the younger one even managed to beat me!

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Nice, always good to share the knowledge. Because knowing is half the battle! GO JOE!

Good IG btw. As much as skin sucks, I think the face is quite good. Little cross eyed, but it happens.
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And at long Last- PROGRESS!

No more of them spikey-ladz or squishy 'Umies --- Now we Got some ORKZ!

Well... sorta.
This little guy's gonna stand in as an ammo runt for my SAG Mek. I need to find some better flat-coat, as hes a little glossy still (though not quite as much as the light makes them appear in these pics)

I experimented a bit with my picture-taking area, and managed to get something a little bit serviceable. Its not perfect, but I suppose its a lot neater than my messy desk in the background! Just need to work on lighting.

I have also completed a good number of lootas (building-wise, not painting), 5 of GW's stock models, and 4 of my own "looted" designs.

The first is the one ive shown here already:

Next up is one constructed mostly of some loose loota parts (bitz box ate one of them, apparently):

Next, a crowd favorite at my local game store. Hes one of my favorites too, and I kinda want a couple more of him! Only problem is that no bitz place anywhere sells the missile packs!! So if any of you would happen to have any missile packs from the SM Drop Pod kit, and are willing to part with them, pleeeeeeease gimmie a shout

Finally, one that was inspired by my buddy's Eldar Fire Prism, and a random idea:

He still needs more to him (including a left arm), but Ive no clue what I should add. Any ideas?

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I has no ideas for you. I do however have several of the missile launchers (3 i think?). Shoot me a pm, we can figure out something.
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Happy New Year Dakka!
Hope you guys have had a great holiday season, and are enjoying the loot!

As to myself, Christmas has left me with a bunch of new 40k stuff, including something that Ive wanted for years now--


This appeared at my doorstep over the weekend, and I gotta say Im really excited!!
Ever since I was a little kid painting military models (and not very well at that) Ive wanted one, and now I have its limitless potential at my fingertips!!! (Well..... soon as I figure out how to use it )

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Powerful Spawning Champion

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Congrats on the airbrush! I've wanted one for a while now so I'm super jealous.

Just found your thread btw and I'm enjoying your work. Typhus is my favorite by far. Very beautiful and Nurgly painting.

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Beautiful and Nurgly.

Now that's a confliction of terms that Im honored to hear Many thanks!
He continues to be something of a masterpiece as far as my work goes, as he is one of the few models Ive managed to paint recently! Plus the model is just so damn COOL! So many details and awesome little bits on him (i love the nurglings).

I hope you stick around, much more is yet to come!!

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Powerful Spawning Champion

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I am glued.

...No really....super glue is a biatch!

j.k. =P I'm watching your thread.

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So there has been little progress on painting, classes have started, so I was busily running around all week ><
I did, however, manage to work on a bit of a concept vehicle (most of the drawing done durin class ). Its from IA 8, called a "Mekboy Junka".

For those who may be lacking the book, it is essentially an open-topped rhino (can take ard case), armor 11 on front and sides, and armor 10 on the back. included standard are grot riggers and your choice or Ram, Grabba Klaw, Wreckin ball, or Deff Rolla. (Its very easy to see which one im gonna choose ). It is not a fast vehicle, but has an ability that allows it to be treated as one for 1 turn (just dont roll a 1 or its immobilized!)
Armament is 3 big shootas, that can be upgraded to skorchas for free, RL's for 5 each, TL big shootas for 10 each or TL RL's or KMB's for 15 each.
You also can choose to give it "Speshul Gear", which includes a Supa Skorcha (S6 AP3 flamer), Big Zappa (Zap gun with D3 shots), 2 Grot bomms, a KFF, or a turret SAG.

It can be taken as an elites choice or as a dedicated transport for a big mek. Points cost is 65pts base

So now onto the model itself!

(the vindicator top is not glued on, just sticky-tacked)

In the fluff, it says that a Junka is a testbed for a Mek's creations, so I figured making it out of a looted vehicle would fit the bill. I plan to have this pulling a trailer filled with assorted debris and use it as a base for the KFF, when i choose to equip it (otherwise its a snotling pen, transport box, junk storage for spare parts, etc.)

Right now it is the length of a trukk (normal one, not my long trukks), and is a little shorter than it height-wise. with the trailer itll probably be about the same length

Now Im pondering what do do with it. Im at something of a "Loota's Block", I dunno really what to do (what to add, change etc...)

One of my big questions is should the 'Ard Case (white plasticard) stay as is, or be widened to sit flush with the rhino's sides?
Other thoughts and suggestions are welcome as well!!

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It'll look good either way, but i think making it look like a big box would be more orky. but then again, you would have to stick more bits and stuff on the sides if you did that. great vehicle though!
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Your name gave me a good laugh
Very much appreciated on the input!

I didnt want the "box" to be too large, and end up looking silly (even for orks)

Perhaps I'll keep the main body of it like it is so far, and build on a "bulge" of sorts? Sorta like sponsons in shape

Im going to add a wrecker crane on the right side of it, too- also like a sponson. (I think we've just found the secret word-of-the-day xD )

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