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Thanks kestral!

Goff Slugga Boyz:
Work on the Goff Slugga Boyz is complete.
Results:




Based, check. Barrels drilled out, check. Paint scheme updated, check. The paint job is fairly basic, but it's consistent and really ties the unit together. A big improvement over their previous colors.

Just for the sake of reference, they used to look like this:
Spoiler:


I'm pretty satisfied with the results. I could have done more detail work, but they look good enough for the table top, so it's time to move on.


I did base a second squad of slugga boyz, and drilled out the barrels, but I did not update their paint.

Good enough. Moving on!

I got started on the 3rd unit of Slugga Boyz. They are based, and have the barrels drilled out, but I still need to finish up their paint.

Other projects:

I've gone through several iterations of scratch-building Mek Gunz (Big Gunz, etc.). This past week I took another swing at it. I even drew up plans and everything. Here are my recently revised sketches for some Ork Kannons:
Spoiler:


Here are my prototypes:





100% scratch built out of a ball point pen barrel and cap, milk jug lids, cardboard, and a tooth pick for the "sight" on top. I used a hole punch for the rivets. I glued them down to 60mm bases for stability, though with those tails i'm sure they would balance just fine.

Eventually I want to scratch build some KMK's and other Mek Gunz. I'll finish these first, as well as the Slugga Boyz, then see where I stand.

Thanks for looking!

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Looks good! I really like the darker green on your boys rather than the standard bright greens you see out there. Loving those cannons too! Do you think you'll add any glypgs / spikes to the front of them?

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 Novasetri wrote:
Looks good! I really like the darker green on your boys rather than the standard bright greens you see out there. Loving those cannons too! Do you think you'll add any glypgs / spikes to the front of them?


Thanks Novasetri ! Yes, I think I will add some glyphs. The official Kannon models have just the dakka glyph I think. I could freehand the glyphs for dakka and mek, but I have several sheets of water transfers so I'll probably go that route.


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Some progress on a few things.

I primed the Kannons:


Experimented with creating wood planks for the LoER Terrain Contest:


Oh, and I decided to make some of the old 2nd ed Ork Boyz into Rokkit Boyz. Here's my starting point:


I trimmed off the sight on the slugga and the attachment point on the rokkit (which is from an Ork flyer). Then I fashioned a little box to slip over his slugga:



But it was missing something. Rivets, obviously. So, I added rivets!


Looks sufficiently Orky. Rivets make everything look better.

Progress, progress...

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I was on vacation for a week, so I just recently got back to work on some of my projects.

Ork Kannons:
Made some good progress on the Ork big gunz/mek gunz/kannons. I decided on a red, black, and metallic color scheme.

They kind of almost look like they were looted from the Sisters of Battle, don't they?



The red is too bright in my opinion. I'm going to give it a dark wash, add some more weathering, then paint the rivets, and apply decals. Then base and seal. Phew!

Terrain:
I knocked out a few quick pieces of terrain for my gaming table at home. Five more wall pieces, and one stack of industrial pipes.

I really like how the pipes turned out, and I'm going to make another one of those. The next one will be based on card, not foamcore board.

LoER Terrain Contest:
I think I settled on a technique I like to create the look of weathered wood:

Now, do it a million times!


Thanks for taking a peek. Back to work...


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Wow, cool! The wood really does look very realistic!
   
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That cannons are brilliant. Really well done.

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Love the kannons, and wood technique is awesome.




 
   
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Thanks Lazzamore, evildrcheese, and Camkierhi too!

I've finished the kannons, just need to post some pics. Work has kept me busy. That, and I've actually been playing a fair amount of 40k too, so P&M time has shifted a little towards game. It's a wonderful problem. This guy is an enthusiastic new player, and I've been helping him learn the game. He's decided he likes Necrons, so that's going to be a shift for me. Previously I faced MEQ's primarily. We had one game last week, and I certainly see what people are talking about now. 7th ed Necrons are tough! So I'm planning on cranking out some MANz, and more Mek Gunz. We'll see how it goes.


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As promised, here are pics of the completed Kannons:

Kannons:







I'm happy with how they came out. It was a fun build, I learned some things along the way, and the end result is something I'm proud to put on the tabletop. I'd like to try some KMK's next. Soon. Not right away though.

But Cleatus, what are you working on now? Glad you asked.

MANZ:

I'm working on some Mega Nobz! This is my current WIP shot. He needs a Shoota, PK, and tons of rivets before he looks ded 'ard like a proper Mega Nob.

You might notice it looks similar to some other MANz here on Dakka -- that's because I shamelessly "borrowed" from some designs here, namely Luciusletroll. His tutorial on making Mega Nobz is fantastic. I hope mine come out looking that good.

I really need to get cracking on my LoER terrain comp entry too. Back to the workbench!


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MANz look great.

Having to give. Up painting time to play is a good problem to have if you ask me. Those Crons are tough to shift aren't they? Was he using the detachment that gives 4+ reanimation?

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Nice work! Lucius has inspired a lot of us.

Lobbas look great too, btw. Can't wait to see your WAAAGH!! all together.

 
   
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evildrcheese wrote:MANz look great.

Having to give. Up painting time to play is a good problem to have if you ask me. Those Crons are tough to shift aren't they? Was he using the detachment that gives 4+ reanimation?

EDC

Thanks! Yes, Decurion detachment, and a Destroyer Cult. Nasty stuff.

mars2024 wrote:Nice work! Lucius has inspired a lot of us.

Lobbas look great too, btw. Can't wait to see your WAAAGH!! all together.

Thanks, Mars! Yes good idea, I should take an army group shot. My army has grown quite a bit in the last year. But, how to display them? Hrm, I'll figure something out.


I did some more work on the MANz last night. Made a pretty decent looking Power Klaw, and started on the TL shoota. He's coming together nicely. Pics soon.

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Nice kannons. The Mega armor is coming along nicely.

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Oh crap, my FLGS is holding a Black Friday sale. Looks like they're going to clearance out a lot of Fantasy stuff, and 40k stuff is on sale. My poor wallet!

Edit:
Supply Drop:

Well, it was much worse better than I thought! Check out all this stuff I got on clearance. Two boxes of Savage Orc Boyz, a box of Savage Orc Boar Boyz, a box of Night Goblins, a box of Warriors of Minas Tirith, and a box of Knights of Minas Tirith. $10 each! My FLSG had ALL Warhammer Fantasy boxes on clearance. The remaining LOTR boxes too, including The Hobbit products. Looks like they're moving everything out that doesn't sell well. Malifaux, Infinity, and Kings of War have taken their place on the shelves. Kind of sad. But, some great deals for me! I honestly could have bought everything they had left, but sadly I need to be mindful of silly things like eating, and paying my bills.

I've had my eye on some Savage Orks for a while, with the hope of converting a few of them into Weirdboyz. Now I have... too many. I'm sure I'll figure out what to do with them. I also picked up a copy of Waaagh! Ghazghkull. Finally. I am hoping to make use of the Bully Boyz formation, and some of the other tricks in this book to deal with my new Necron adversary.

Rokkit Boyz:
In other news, I built 3 more Rokkit Boyz from the 2nd ed models.

These minis are destined to be mounted in my Trukks as Rokkit Boyz. Nothing like some Str 8 AP3 on a 30pt Fast transport.
You might notice that a few of them have missing arms. Such is the fate of second-hand minis. I decided to go with it. Consider it battle damage. How do the Orks reload? Who knows. Maybe they use their feet.

LoER Terrain Contest:
Some progress:

It doesn't look like much yet, but that's the front of the house. Sure takes a while to glue all those little planks in place.

MANZ:
I made a little progress on the MANZ. Made a custom scratch built Power Klaw.


After I mounted it on the model though, I realized it looks a little... too big.


Honestly, I think I'll leave it. It's so big, so comically huge, that it almost works because, hey they're Orks. If ever there was a model that could pull off such a huge and ridiculous weapon, MANZ could do it. Very gorilla like. Maybe he walks on his PK and Shoota, or plants his PK and kicks the enemy. I think I will add some supports, pistons, etc. His other arm will have a TL shoota, or Kombi-Skorcha. And it should be equally huge and ridiculous, I think.

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Hooray for long weekends. Another progress update!

Rokkit Boyz:

Made some good progress on the Rokkit Boyz for the Trukks. They just need a little more detail work.

LoER Terrain Contest:
I am happy to say I finished the build stage of the front and rear of the house for my entry in the LoER Terrain Contest.

Still doesn't look like much, but I think I'm really capturing that "ramshackle" look. Once the model is assembled, primed, and painted, then it will look pretty good I think.

Back to work...


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Rokkit Boyz:

The Rokkit Boyz are done.
No, I'm not going to base them. They will be mounted in the passenger side of my Trukks, hence they don't need bases. They were only (lightly) glued to these bases just to give them something to stand on while I painted them.





I do like the way the horns turned out. I'll have to make a note of that for the future.
The last photo really shows off their severed (cauterized?) arms. Gives them a little character.

Phew, I'm glad they're done. Now I can get back to other projects. MANZ, terrain, etc.


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MANZ update:

I made some good progress on my scratch built Meganob. Lots of little details like rivets, spikey shoulderpad bitz, and... a six pack? Can Orks have abs on their armor? I say yes. If Space Marines can have abs (and even nipples for some reason ), then I'm sure somewhere a Mek decided to weld some leftover scrap onto this MANZ' armor. He probably thought it would make him stronger. You will notice that the oversized powerklaw now has a support arm (armature? exoskeleton?), complete with looted shoulder pad. That took me a while to get the angles right, but I'm pleased with the result. He needs a few more details before I'll mark him complete. An iron gob for his face, some sort of power source on his back, maybe some wires, and greenstuff to fill in the gaps.

More pics:





One of my friends suggested that he's big enough, I could use him as a counts-as MA Warboss. Yes, he's big, but not quite big enough. Here's a size comparison:

From left to right, that's a Boy, Nob, MA Nob, MA Nob WIP, and Warboss. The Warboss is clearly bigger than the MANZ. You might notice that I wedged some sprue underneath the Warboss's base. That's because the WIP Meganob actually has platform shoes (the plasticard hides the sprue), thus the sprue under the Warboss was necessary for a true size comparison. I have some unpainted AOBR Warbosses, so I imagine that once I put some mega armor on, the MA Warboss would tower over the other MANZ. Fun!

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Nice Job, Sir!

There is a very clear increase in quality / skill between all of your projects thus far. Loving that meganob!

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Mega nob is awesome, great work bud.




 
   
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Nice work all around! Keep it up!

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 Novasetri wrote:
Nice Job, Sir!

There is a very clear increase in quality / skill between all of your projects thus far. Loving that meganob!


Thank you! Practice makes perfect I suppose.

 Camkierhi wrote:
Mega nob is awesome, great work bud.


Thanks!

 Anpu-adom wrote:
Nice work all around! Keep it up!


Thanks, will do! After I finish my LOER comp entry, I'll return to the MANZ and add some final details.


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That Mega Nob is a beast! Awesome!

Your plasticard work is really outstanding, man. I can't wait to see this absolute beefcake with some paint on
   
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WIP shots from my LOER Competition entry. Haven't had time to post them before now. (*shakes fist at real life...*)

Walls, from recycled card stock:


Roof, from recycled index cards:


Walls assembled, interior shots:
(Note Handy Andy, the helpful/abused Space Marine for scale. )



Exterior front, painted.


Exterior front, with roof.


Needs a little more work, but I need to go grab lunch.

EDIT:

I'm done! Phew!
Not sure if I'm allowed to post finished pics here or not while the comp is going...

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... and done!

Here's my entry for the 16th round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition:








My entry is an abandoned farm house, fallen into disrepair. This entry was created with recycled card stock (from cereal boxes), recycled index cards, PVA glue, and acrylic paint. The roof shingles were textured with baking soda. Each "plank" was placed and glued individually, in order to create the impression of weathered wood that had been left exposed for many years and warped by the elements. I left spaces in between some of the planks to further emphasize the general state of disrepair of the house, and cut others to inconsistent lengths to show how rotten boards had been replaced over time by the family that used to live in the house.

Fluff:
"I was driving down this back country road one afternoon when I spied a structure in the distance. It was an old, abandoned farmhouse. As I drew closer, I could see that it had not been lived in for many years. Indeed, it looked to have been abandoned decades ago, perhaps during the great Dust Bowl in the 1930's. The structure was in terrible disrepair; all paint had been stripped from the warped wooden planks, the roof was collapsing, and every window was dark. There was no door on the front entrance, which was both surprising and unnerving; had it been ripped off by vandals, or a tornado? As I drove past the sad structure, my heart felt sorrow for the land, abandoned by the family that used to live here. Had their crops failed? Had the bank foreclosed? Had some other tragedy occurred here, and the family, in their sorrow, moved away? Only the house knew, but it stood alone in the field, a mute testimony to what once was."



Here's a little something extra, for those of you who happen to browse my little P&M blog:

An Ork Burna Boy chases a Space Marine ("Handy Andy") around an abandoned building...


The Space Marine ("Handy Andy") evades an Ork Burna Boy outside of an abandoned building. Will the Marine get away?


The Ork Burna Boy catches a Space Marine ("Handy Andy") off guard outside of around an abandoned building. He's toast!




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That looks brilliant Cleatus, absolutely brilliant. Paint work on the wood is outstanding, roof looks fantastic too.

Great piece, good luck in the comp, you definitely deserve to do well.




 
   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
That looks brilliant Cleatus, absolutely brilliant. Paint work on the wood is outstanding, roof looks fantastic too.

Great piece, good luck in the comp, you definitely deserve to do well.


Thanks Cam! Personally, I would have liked more time... but then, I didn't work on it every day of the comp, so that's my fault. Oh well. I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out.


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Great piece Cleatus, these LoER comps certainly bring out best in us

   
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 Ruglud wrote:
Great piece Cleatus, these LoER comps certainly bring out best in us


Thank you! Yes, I had to push myself on this one. Learned a few things along the way too, which is great.


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Shoota Boyz:
I've been working on my technique, trying to push myself a little. Here are some Shoota Boyz I painted recently. They were converted from AOBR Slugga Boyz.





I spent some amount of time on these guys; probably too much, since they are just basic troops. I think they turned out pretty good. Still room for improvement, but I better than tabletop standard IMO.


So many other projects calling my name. I need to get back to my meganob, and then make another.

If I have time, I will post an army photo for those who are interested.

Back to work!


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