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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

That gang is looking great! I tried to convince my friends to try out Necromunda awhile ago, but with no success. The nameplate-fire-arc is a good idea as well.

I really like the look of that Basilisk. The crew compartment really does change it's look, and very much for the better!

Just found it!
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Imperial_Guard/Imperial_Guard_Tanks/ARMAGEDDON-PATTERN-BASILISK.html

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Va

Your Goliaths put mine to shame. Great job on those. Also, I am now going to go arm one or two of mine with a club, because I agree with your statement that Goliaths should have clubs.


Check out my Deadzone/40k/necromunda blog here! 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Thanks for the comments guys.

Azazelx thanks for the link, so it is an Armegeddon pattern? Probably a throw back to the fact sentinels with armored crew compartments were also known as Armegeddon pattern Sentinels.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Hm. Makes sense - you could well be right on that one.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Hi all, I thought it was long overdue for me to add something to assure people that I haven't gone away. I have just been flat chat with work and life and unfortunately my hobby time was the first thing to suffer.

I have been away in the mysterious land of China for work purposes and although a great experience and hopefully some encouraging leads coming from it it definitely interferes with being able to get my hands on a paint brush.

So stay tuned I will be adding what I hope will be some furious updates as I fill the pages with some more model eye candy as I have FINALLY gotten my hands on the Demigryph Knights and movements trays to finish off my Empire Knightly Order and my poor Goliath Gang has had to undergo some modifications. 3 games and two dead heavies, un-bloody-believeable. But the boyz will bounce back I am sure.

I tried really hard to avoid moving onto the next army before finishing the previous one, but I couldn't resist. So I have a few sneak peeks of the Orks I will be doing for 40k, I wanted to do lots of Looted Wagons, but with the imminent release of the new Codex that may have to change. But I will show off the work I am doing on a former Imperial Guard Chimera......

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Good to know you are still kicking around, looking forward to your next doings.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

And now without further ado.....I am back with a vengeance. After having a too long a break (largely due to work having been traveling all over the place and spending an eye opening time in China). But I am now back on deck and itching to get moving again on my army plan. Thanks to all the support so far and to those that have wondered where I had gotten to rest assured the task may be monumental, but it has not beaten me yet.

So what have I managed during my work imposed silence? A fair bit actually and here it is......

To start with I needed to make an addition to my Goliath Necromunda gang after one of my Gangers managed to pick up a shooting skill that allowed the use of two pistols, so of course I just had to add him in person.


The gang has actually had a big shake up after the shocking death of the Heavy who had competently been wielding the Gangs Heavy Stubber. The loss of the man and more importantly the gun has been pretty devastating, but they will bounce back. But 2 dead heavy's in three games has me wondering if they are cursed.

Next up I have had a "Mighty Empires" map from GW kicking around for ages and I had a thought of using it to motivate a mate of mine who is just dipping his toe into the hobby. The idea is his budding Space Wolves will need to descend to the planet and take it for the glory of the Emperor. I will have 4 different armies operating on the map (not sure how to do the campaign as of yet, but I have an idea), but I do want to have the other factions interact with each other rather than them just be static threats.

But enough campaign talk (unless the readers have some really cool ideas I could rip off on how to run it......) and on to some pictures.
So here is the "whole" map. Being double sided you will only get half of it at a time, but this is the basic set up I have gone with, I tried to have the map tell a bit of a story, so all the rivers come to somewhere and go somewhere, there is a mountain range and areas of forest. I think it looks pretty good and can't wait to start sticking little colored flags into it.

Some close ups:

I tried to group the farmland together, just for that sense of community.


The sun rises over the mountains, little do the tiny inhabitants realize the war that is coming......




Now of course the above have just been distractions that have sought to pull me from my true modelling path, but thankfully I have managed time and again to come back to the light that is the true path (what on earth am I rabbiting on about?) and have FINALLY managed to finish off the Empire Knightly Order that I have been struggling with for far, far too long. Some of the blame lies with me and some lies with trying to get my hands on some cheaper Demigryph Knights. But ultimately I win and they are done.


They are really detailed models and I really enjoyed throwing some paint onto them, although I do feel that their bases are just a little too large. When you compare them to how "ranked" up the rest of the knights look, these guys seem to almost be skirmishing. I know they are riding big half Griffon things, but close ranks already!




I tried to have a little more bronze than gold with these guys, they are elites of the army, but story wise I feel the Order sees any Knight that pursues a Demigryph mount gives up his right of advancement within the Order, so they are a bit of a strange outcast.


And the whole army arrayed, complete with movement trays to make the battlefield maneuvers just that bit easier. You can't see it, but I actually flocked the entire movement tray so as casualties are removed it doesn't "break the moment" with an ugly plastic tray next to the painted models.


The army may not be very inspired and the tactics as subtle as a rock to the temple, but I am raring to give this army a spin and see how entertaining it will be. Magic will be a massive weakness, as will horde armies, but damn am I keen to see that many Knights crash into something. Anyone know how to play Warhammer?

Now, I need to move on to the next army to try and reboot my plan and hopefully get a couple more armies done this year. I definitely got bogged down with the Empire army so need to speed things up a bit, so the perfect army for me to move onto is obviously Orks for 40k, yep that's right, a horde army, what a great idea.....well ok its not, but I can't keep hiding from the horde armies. The bonus is I have already started on this army. I have some of the characters done and quite a few boyz assembled. What I have done is knowing that the new Codex was soon to be released is I picked up the core of the army leaving plenty of room to decide where to go from there. So I have a stack of boyz and the leaders I want, plus a few Mega Nobz (old school metal ones). From this core I will decide the direction I want the army to go. I was going to go Death Skull Lootas with the idea of three Looted Wagons, but I am not a fan of having to carry around the Codex AND a White Dwarf for Looted Wagon Rules, so they are out. I have thought maybe I use the Looted Wagons I had in mind as simple trukks instead, meaning every Trukk is instead an enemy vehicle redone.

Once I have sorted out an army list I will stick it up for viewing so people know where I am heading with the army. Now onto some pictures.....note that I absolutely love some of the Ork models. I think that they are some of the best sculpts with enormous character and "feel" to that end I found I spent a lot of time on the following models and truly believe that they are some of my finest work, well maybe on par with my Iron Hands Characters.

The great leader of the Horde, my Warboss:




His very capable engineer the Big Mek:




And the final conundrum I have with this army, I did this Orky Chimera ages ago (almost fully painted) and when I started preparing to do an ork army I revisited it and decided it needed to be more of a flat bed. So I began cutting it up, leaving the Orky commander in his turret untouched, but now I am not sure whether there really is a place for him in my army at all, is a Chimera a good enough replacement for an Ork Trukk? I mean dimension wise it is only a little bit shorter......I really like the Ork Commander, so I would like to keep him in the army, just at a bit of a loss of where to put him. Thoughts?


The start of it being turned into a flat bed.....


Plenty of room for all the Boyz (well at least some of them)


No Ork would be complete without a gun and a drink would he?


And the model I am most proud of. Internet Cookie if anyone can name this Orks brew of choice?

So there you have it, I have not been idle during my period of Internet silence, nor have I quite done as much as I had hoped. But tomorrow is a new day and the dawn is particularly inspiring. I am off to get more green paint and think a little about what to do about Looted Wagons. I hope people are still out there reading and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

I hope to get back to my chatty best and not go so long next time between updates. Thanks for your time.



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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Sweet! The funky chicken knights are looking grand, and the full force is lovely! Orks, huh? So far so good, you've got a fancy start so far. I'm going to have to digest what I've seen before I can offer much advice/useful feedback. I like the chimera, i'm sure it makes a fine truck.

 
   
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Australia

Ok, so I said I would post up a list for the next army (since I haven't done it yet). So here is what I am thinking of doing with them. It is a little ad hoc, but what Ork army isn't? It is halfway between a greentide and a dread mob, but I think it should be fun. I am not sure whether to make the Trukks "dedicated" to any unit in particular or leave them in the Fast Attack slot and have them zoom around making a general nuisance of themselves with their hitting once every third shot Rokkit Launchas. If my maths is correct I do have about 50 points left over to bring it up to my magic 2,000 point mark. Does anyone have any suggestions or knowledge? Please note that the Killa Kans and Deff Dreads are the only models that I would need to buy from this list as I will be using some previous Looted Wagons as my Trukks from now on. Therefore, feel free to comment and suggest, but you can't alter the models I already have tracked down.

Warboss with Twin-Linked Shoota, Headwoppa’s KillChoppa, Boss Pole, ‘Eavy Armour, Cybork Body
Big Mek with Kustom Force Field, ‘Eavy Armour

Meganobz - Boss Meganob with 5 Meganobz, 1 Kombi-Shoota-Skorcha, 1 Kombi Shoota-Rokkit Launcha
Nobz - Boss Nob with 6 Nobz, Waaagh! Banner, 2 Power Klaws, Bosspole, 'Eavy Armour

Boyz - Boss Nob with Big Choppa and Bosspole, 19 Boyz, 2 Big Shoota
Boyz - Boss Nob with Power Klaw and Bosspole, 19 Boyz, 2 Big Shootas
Boyz - Boss Nob with Twin-Linked Shoota and Bosspole, 19 Boyz with Shootas, 2 with Big Shootas
Boyz - Boss Nob with Twin-Linked Shoota and Bosspole, 19 Boyz with Shootas, 2 with Big Shootas

Trukk - Rokkit Launcha, Grot Riggers
Trukk - Rokkit Launcha, Grot Riggers
Trukk - Rokkit Launcha, Grot Riggers

Deff Dread - Grot Riggers
Deff Dread - Grot Riggers
6 Killa Kans - Grot Riggers

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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

I can't speak for it's battlefield efficacy, but it certainly looks more interesting to play than just stuffing more boyz in where the trukks and stompy things are.

If i understand ork stuff right, the mek can use his forcefield to cover some or all of the cans and dreads to give them cover, and the boyz behind them will get cover naturally as well? Looking forward to seeing it grow!

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Well I am getting into the Orks and I have to admit, what a slog they are. They must be some of the most characterful (is that a word?) models that GW does and I like the variation and sheer difference to the other armies I have done. But seeing so many boyz arrayed before me is very disheartening. I have now knocked over the first 20 boyz, but alas I still have 60 more to go! Maybe I should hide them in a box somewhere and only look at them a mob at a time?

Anyway on to some pictures.....


Here is the whole mob in all their glory, the plan will be to highlight each mob with a color; obviously this one got red. The other mobs will be Blue, Yellow and White. Then to tie them all together their clothes and weapons will all be done the same way, thus having what I hope will be a cohesive force, but during large melee's (of which I hope there will be many) each mob is easily identifiable.


I probably went a little overboard on the blood effects, but since everyone is armed with some form of chain weapon I kind of through a nod to Khorne and his blood maddened cronies. Plus the blood effects was a good practice for an idea I have floating around for a World Eater themed Chaos Space Marine army, ah plans, too many plans.


Close up of the Nob and one of his Big Shootas amongst the tide of green bodies, I really needed another model with a power klaw, but failing that I did what any self respecting Ork would do and borrow a killa kan arm.


A basic boy, there is a surprising amount of variation and detail on each of the boyz, was hard to figure out how I should approach them all, but I am pretty damned happy with how the first mob went, although I wish I had a few more done.


This guy started life as a Burna, but when normal Orks couldn't take them he quickly became a Big Shoota, who are we to say how Ork technology works. Maybe it operates like a paintball marker?


The Nob of this mob, all set with his giant klaw and boss pole, I really borrowed from a lot of kits to get the bosspoles for this army, I think I have everything from Marines and Guard to Eldar and Tyranid.


The Warboss chilling with his first bunch of Boyz, although in games I think it is much more likely that he will ride in a trukk with some nobz. It is only fitting and they would be the biggest hitting unit in the army.


The Big Mek and some of the boyz hanging out under the shadow of a terrain piece I am working on. I have a few of the Inquisitor figures floating around and have decided to repurpose them into statues, a waste? Perhaps. Interesting terrain piece? Definitely.


Tried to get a corroding bronze/brass look to the statue, wouldn't mind doing another couple to get that "avenue of heroes" look to a city board.

Thanks for looking and hopefully can get some more updates done in the next week or so. Stay tuned.

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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Those are pretty awesome. I like the individuality and general orkiness. Cool statue.

This really makes me want to do something orky. Maybe grab my skaven and give them some 40k weapons and scavenged armor. Or just live vicariously through you crazy orkoids.

 
   
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Australia

@GrimDork thanks for the comments, they are really appreciated. I think your Marauder work is pretty "Orky" you could always do more of them. I am not sure I ever saw a finished shot of the marauder in the big exo-skeleton thingy?

@Warboss_Waaazag thanks for the comments mate.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Yeah he's still waiting to get finished along with his mates. They're more 'second hand military tech' though, none of this deliciously crazy ork stuff.

 
   
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Australia

Hi all,

I have become very bad at keeping everyone updated as to what I am doing hobbywise, then again I have also become very bad at participating with the online community as well.

But I am still here, plodding along, looking at all the other painting and modelling blogs and becoming very jealous of their regular updates and progress.

Anyway, my current excuse is that I have been getting addicted again with computer games and they tend to eat into my hobby time. Plus the wife and I have been very active socially over the last month or so what with baby christenings, first birthday parties, second birthday parties, fairy birthday parties, well ahem....you get the idea.

Thought I would give myself a kick up the backside and get back into the updates to motivate me to face the horde of Orks again.

I do now have every model I need for my 2,000 point Ork army so I decided to begin by getting everything assembled so I can start the production line. One of my gaming group kindly donated a few Grotz, Nobz and boyz to the cause which was really nice of him, thanks English.

I have been steadily assembling two Deff Dreads and 3 of my 6 Killa Kans and then just a few boyz and everything will be together and I can get back to painting. Really amazed at how much detail and extra bits are on the Deff Dread and Kans, so many extra pieces with which to Orkify my Trukks (that are all to be made from 'looted' vehicles).

Sorry for the wall of text and no pics, but I needed to get the ball rolling again.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

Good to see an update in any case, looking forward to seeing this horde develop.

 
   
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New York

I really like your Orks they are coming along great. The Mek and warboss are great models, very clean and well painted. Great work on the metallic of the force field generator!

   
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Australia

Thanks fireangel, pity I don't have your motivation and attention to detail to carry that effect onto the standard boyz, but I just can't bring myself to spend that much time on 80 of them. Especially when I will need a shovel to take them back off the board when they start to die.....

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

80 boyz? Ouch, you are familiar with dipping yes? Get your highlights and shading in one go, plus a protective shell on top of it, just seal afterwards to reduce the gloss

 
   
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Australia

No unfortunately I have no experience whatsoever with dipping, have followed your blog for ages and have seen your technique and it looks great.

Eventually I will start to look at it (especially when i get to some of the larger Warhammer Fantasy armies with their 100+ models....)

But until then I will suffer the burden of the brush.

Being in Australia though any idea what I would use to dip out here? Not sure any of the brands I have heard you mention would be available?

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Illinois

No minwax? Army painter is what other folks use but I have not tried them.

 
   
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Archer, I feel your pain. I have 300+ tyranids sitting on my work desk staring at me in their bareness... I can't seem to motivate myself to pick one up and paint. Good luck though! Try to break it into small sections so it feels like you're getting something accomplished rather than just doing the skin for all 80.

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Yeah my plan is to go mob by mob, there are only 4 mobs and I have already done one. I am in the assembly/converting stage of the rest of the army as a break from painting so there aren't any photos worth taking yet. But I really want to get back to the painting as I tire quickly of assembling the models, so many little bits.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Hey, I hadn't seen your work for a bit, and so there's a fair bit I haven't seen before up there. The cavalry army looks amazing, and also scary in such numbers.

Orks are looking good, too - and I love what you've done with that Inquisitor figure as a statue. Hm....

   
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I really enjoy looking through threads like this, keep up the good work. On a side note, I am shamelessly taking your smoke for hull point damage idea... But if I ever post any pics of them, I'll be sure to give you credit!

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Thanks everyone for the comments, feel free to rip the idea, it is by no means an original one, just something I find adds a little more interest to the game.

Shoot the one covered in flames is so much easier than which dice belonged to which tank?

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!






The only problem I have is that I need about 70 or so...

Maybe it was unintentional, but I like how the bases on the smoke things match the black of your vehicles. I plan on painting mine to match the hulls of my vehicles, or at least try it lol.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

I have actually managed some progress. Time to celebrate with a few blurry and half realized pictures for the viewers to squint at. I now have all of the models for the army assembled (less three bases for some of the killa kanz, stupid eBay...) but apart from that I am pretty happy with how the rest of the army is looking. I am going to run Grot riggers on all of the vehicles so I have glued a few Grot models onto all of the vehicles in a vain hope I won't forget that I have that upgrade....

I am also pretty happy with the three Trukks that began life as Imperial Vehicles. They measure up pretty close to an official Ork Trukk, so I shouldn't get too many complaints in that department. Plus I feel that they are beat up enough and have had enough modification that they appear pretty Orky, the photos are pretty basic of them, but once they get some paint I will show them off in their full glory.

So to begin with, I have started to tackle the next Ork Mob, I figured that I would use one bold color per Mob to make them really stand out from each other so if I ever get them into a massive melee its easy to pick who is who, then keep the rest of the colors the same to tie them all together as a sort of cohesive force.


This Mob has a Nob with a Huge Choppa, not a great upgrade, but since I had this Black Ork Boss floating around he has been re-purposed to lead some of the boyz from the future. You can see in the background the half built and a few painted of the next Mob, so I will have the Red, Yellow, Blue and White mobs, who should all stand out from each other quite well.


The metal contingent of the horde, the three Trukks, 6 Killa Kans and 2 Deff Dreads in all their unpainted glory. I have gone for Rokkit Launcha's on the Trukks and Killa Kans to hopefully blanket the enemy (and hopefully get some hits) in the early game and make the Trukks something of a potential nuisance, especially if they can get down a flank. Plus with the improved BS of the Killa Kanz I hope that they can actually hit something. Everything else in the army has Big Shootas as everything counts in large amounts.


I really enjoyed putting the Ork walkers together, so much detail and customization possibilities. I have tried to make them as different as possible, so I turned engines upside down, converted weapons and the like, plus once I throw on a couple of different color schemes hopefully they will be really unique. Can't wait to see my opponents trying to work out how to stop almost a hundred boyz and 8 walkers. (Knowing my club though they will not break a sweat at yet another of my un optimized armies and proceed to stomp it into the ground. But hey I enjoy it, so hopefully they do too).


A close up of the last of the Trukks to be done, started life as a Bombard I believe and with the removal of the main gun left a nice and cozy flat bed for the Boyz to ride to battle in. It sports a couple of resin Grotz that were very generously donated by a club member. They are fantastic and really fun little mini dioramas.


This has rapidly become my favorite of the Trukks with its soft top and custom Rokkit Launcha, once the current mob is finished this will probably be the next model painted. Probably should of held off gluing the canopy in place though, but I have never been able to help myself when it comes to that sort of forethought.


The other good news on the hobby front is I received my next order of foam sheet so I can get back to making the carrying cases for the armies and I have figured out how I will make the actual boxes too, so hopefully the next update will have a couple of finished army carry cases for your perusal as well. I plan to do a box (and foam inserts) for each army so I don't have to worry about pulling an army in and out each time. I will be able to pick up the case for the army and off I go, especially useful for when I need a couple of armies at the same time.

Thanks for reading and hopefully I can get some more regular updates up now I am getting back into the swing of things.

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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Hah this is looking awesome. I'll have to come back and gander longer when my daughter isn't dragging me away.

 
   
 
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