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 Cleatus wrote:
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!


Looking brilliant mate, not sure what your usual standard is but these are great.

Totally personal taste critique...

The trousers are a bit bright, they look like blue latex/pvc, maybe they are kinky orks!
And a little more time on the weapons, maybe a wash or two.

Your skin tone is excellent, and fantastic detail work making these two small details stick out a bit is all. The red is perfect the fur and teeth are brilliant, all good bud, and the points I am pointing out are well done, just a bit off is all.

Great to see you pushing yourself, and I for one definitely would like to see an army shot.

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 Camkierhi wrote:


Looking brilliant mate, not sure what your usual standard is but these are great.

Totally personal taste critique...

The trousers are a bit bright, they look like blue latex/pvc, maybe they are kinky orks!
And a little more time on the weapons, maybe a wash or two.

Your skin tone is excellent, and fantastic detail work making these two small details stick out a bit is all. The red is perfect the fur and teeth are brilliant, all good bud, and the points I am pointing out are well done, just a bit off is all.

Great to see you pushing yourself, and I for one definitely would like to see an army shot.


There's a little too much shine on the pants, I think they need another shot of Testors Dullcote. Good tip on the guns, I'll work on that. Thanks for the feedback!


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2015 Ork Army Photos
Yeah yeah, I know, it's 2016. Whatever. I finally got around to taking some pics of my Ork Army. Unfortunately my camera isn't very good (only 5MP), so it was tough to get very good resolution images of the whole army. To make up for this, I took several close-up pics as well. Check out the photos of my Ork Army as of the end of 2015 below. Roughly 1850pts as modeled (~ 90% painted).




(I was playing around with merging photos into a panorama here. Need more practice. )

Closeup pics:







Now if only i could finish off that Meganob, and paint that one Trukk (the only "official" model, hah!), oh yes and finish that Warboss on his Warbike.

Speaking of which...

Ork Warboss on Warbike WIP


This guy has been on my workbench for several months. I started a project to put a Warboss on a bike earlier this year, but got distracted and didn't finish it. As you can see, he's motoring around on a looted Space Marine bike. Still needs more plates, rivets, spikes, and generally needs to be more Orky before I'll even consider painting this guy. It's on my to-do list!

There you have it, that was 2015! I have a huge backlog of models to paint, so here's hoping that 2016 will be even more productive. WAAAGH!


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You have a fantastic aesthetic going on, looks awesome all lined up.

Love the warboss, that thing looks like a monkey bike under him, really suits him. Looks much more appropriate for him than a silly Space Marine anyways.





 
   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
You have a fantastic aesthetic going on, looks awesome all lined up.

Love the warboss, that thing looks like a monkey bike under him, really suits him. Looks much more appropriate for him than a silly Space Marine anyways.



Thank you Cam! Pretty sure I have another 1000 points un-assembled. If I do get around to building and painting it all, I think would need a better camera to take some decent pictures!

Thanks for the feedback on the Warboss on bike too. I think he's pretty cool, but needs more work to be properly Orky.

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Nice Job man! Not only does the army look great, but it's always impressive when someone can maintain a constant standard with so many ork boys to paint.

What was your favorite model to work on thus far? Any hobby goals for 2016?

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 Novasetri wrote:
Nice Job man! Not only does the army look great, but it's always impressive when someone can maintain a constant standard with so many ork boys to paint.

What was your favorite model to work on thus far? Any hobby goals for 2016?


Thanks Novasetri!

Favorite model so far? Probably the MANZ. He's still WIP, but the build is approaching completion. He's been a lot of fun to build.

In a close second, I have to say the first Ork Boy Ground Pounder I did. He's just so silly, I grin every time I get to put him on the table. The monowheels were a lot of fun too, and the Deff Dread is special to me since he was the first thing I ever scratch built. The kannons, trukks, etc. were all enjoyable to build in their own way. I think I enjoy scratch building over just assembling. Sure, assembling minis is A LOT faster when you're trying to get something on the tabletop, but there is something to be said for creating something from nothing.

Hobby goals for 2016:
Paint that Trukk.
Paint the MANZ.
Paint the Warboss on bike.
Paint the Killa Kanz.

That will finish off everything I have assembled. Beyond that, I would like to build and paint more monowheel bikes, MANZ, Trukks (or BW's), Weirdboyz, etc. etc. etc. I could go on and on, but I don't want to get ahead of myself.


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Progress on goals for 2016? None.
Progress on some random scratch-builds I started? Some!
Why finish a project, when you can start several more?

The Mekboy's thought process went something like this since January 1st:
"Hey that Trukk template looks fun. Should I be building another Trukk right now? Sure, I could use another Trukk."
"Warbuggies? Those could be cool."
"How about a Skorcha buggy? That sounds fun!"
"What about a Wartrakk? Absolutely."

There's also some terrain I started in 2015 that's still unfinished, a WIP Gorkanaut prototype, and some Lobbas I started but didn't quite finish. I never posted pics of these; my philosophy is that if I'm going to take a picture of something, it should be something worth looking at, if you understand me.

So, yeah, now I have more stuff to finish.
Crap.

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Hi there just found your project blog and I love it!!! I don't think It matters how good you are at painting or scratchbuilding Orks are all about fun, and that's what yours scream out to me FUUUNNNN!! lol. Some great conversion ideas too. Love the monowheel bikes and the boyz with 'donor' limbs are brilliant. I especially love how you made the bandages look.

Keep up the good work dude.
   
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 Elblondino wrote:
Hi there just found your project blog and I love it!!! I don't think It matters how good you are at painting or scratchbuilding Orks are all about fun, and that's what yours scream out to me FUUUNNNN!! lol. Some great conversion ideas too. Love the monowheel bikes and the boyz with 'donor' limbs are brilliant. I especially love how you made the bandages look.

Keep up the good work dude.


Hey thanks!


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Lobbas:

Revisited my scratch-built Lobbas. Worked on the wheels some, added teef to the business ends because Orks. Still WIP, needs paint.


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Nice job man! Are those 5 hour energy bottles? I've thought about using those before for fuel tanks but never got around to it.

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Excellently bonkers as always, Cleatus

   
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Novasetri wrote:Nice job man! Are those 5 hour energy bottles? I've thought about using those before for fuel tanks but never got around to it.


Yes, they are, good eye.

Slinky wrote:Excellently bonkers as always, Cleatus


Heh, thanks.


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Just love those lobba's, just scream ork!




 
   
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Thanks, Camkierhi!

OK, another crazy idea:

Kommandos with Space Marine Costumes:

The idea here is that the Ork Boy Kommando is wearing a Space Marine costume. Not a mockup of what he would look like inside Marine armour -- literally, he has painted up some metal scraps to look like SM armor, and has strapped them to himself so he can sneak up on the enemy. (Similar to the costumes featured here: http://www.boxheroes.com/) Bear in mind these are just mock-ups, artist's conception, etc. Not a finished product, just something I quickly printed out, cut apart, and tacked on because I thought it was a fun idea. If I were to go forward with this idea, I would add some straps or something to hold the costume armor plates on to the Ork Boy's limbs, chest and head. Or somehow make it look like duct tape. Also I would probably go with side-facing shoulder pads, and of course give him a SM backpack to complete the look. I almost wonder if I shouldn't trim the armour so close... just leave it on rectangles, so it's very obvious that the Ork is wearing a (poor) costume?

Genius, or stupid?

Here's the Ork Boy without the costume, if you are interested:
Spoiler:


Another way to go: a SM mask on a stick. Or a complete SM cutout, front and back, worn like a sandwich board. Hahaha...

EDIT:
I think the sandwich board idea (or poster or whatever) might be more fun. Similar to this, top left:

Oldie but a goodie.

Then again, there's always this:

So sneaky.

*Ork laugh*

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Hey hey hey hey, I have a game coming up. Time to ramp up my P&M efforts. I really want to finish that Meganob, and at least get a good start on another. I've been proxying in a Rhino as a Trukk, so I'd like to get a replacement for that too. Alternatively, I could leave a unit of Boyz in my DZ. Oh, and there's that Skorcha Buggy I was hoping to field. Oh what a day, what a lovely day!


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Halandri

Maybe each Kommando can have his own interpretation of how to best disguise as a space marine?

Maybe the Nob can just be holding the body of a dead space marine in front of him by the neck? Or if it is a really big nob he could have a space marine marionette on puppet strings!


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Forgot to ask a question; on your bottlelobbas you have made some really nice wheels!

For the rims of the wheel you have cut out lots of little circles, how do you cut your circles out so cleanly?!

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nareik wrote:
Maybe each Kommando can have his own interpretation of how to best disguise as a space marine?

Maybe the Nob can just be holding the body of a dead space marine in front of him by the neck? Or if it is a really big nob he could have a space marine marionette on puppet strings!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Forgot to ask a question; on your bottlelobbas you have made some really nice wheels!

For the rims of the wheel you have cut out lots of little circles, how do you cut your circles out so cleanly?!


Hehe, I like your ideas.

Re: wheels. I use a hole punch, or more accurately a 3-hole punch. To keep them evenly spaced, I divided the circle into eight equal pieces (like a pie), then aligned each "slice" with the guide on the 3-hole punch. Rotate 8 times, and you're done!


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You're doing a pretty good job.

INSANE army lists still available!!!! Now being written in 8th edition format! I have Index Imperium 1, Index Imperium 2, Index Xenos 2, Codex Orks Codex Tyranids, Codex Blood Angels and Codex Space Marines!
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Halandri

 Cleatus wrote:
wheels. I use a hole punch, or more accurately a 3-hole punch. To keep them evenly spaced, I divided the circle into eight equal pieces (like a pie), then aligned each "slice" with the guide on the 3-hole punch. Rotate 8 times, and you're done!
Ah! So simple! So effective! Thank you!

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Wow some very creative ideas here. Love the easterling grots, manz, scenery and crazy amputees (great way to use spare torsos btw)
   
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 sunnyday wrote:
Wow some very creative ideas here. Love the easterling grots, manz, scenery and crazy amputees (great way to use spare torsos btw)

Thanks sunnyday!


In Other News:
Had a game last night, Orks vs Necrons. Only got to play to through the bottom of turn 2 due to RL time constraints. But hey, I got to roll some dice and push some models around the table. Waaagh da Orks!

Also, happy P&M blog-o-versary to me. 1 year, and counting!

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Happy blogaversy.

Always good to roll dice.




 
   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
Happy blogaversy.

Always good to roll dice.


Thank you Cam.

I've been trying to get out more and play. Last year I only managed I think a dozen games in 12 months. Kind of makes it hard to justify spending this much time and money on the models when I barely get to play.

On a related note: how do people squeeze in a whole game in 2-2.5 hours? My typical games last 4-5 hours. Between setting up terrain, moving models, looking up rules, and assaulting -- it just takes a long time to play out. My most recent game, we agreed to play 1250 points and a two hour time limit, including setting up terrain, rolling for warlord traits, setting up models, movement/shooting/assault (no psychic phase), tearing down the game board again, and packing up. Any disagreements over the rules, we rolled a d6. We only made it to the bottom of turn 2.

Maybe if I didn't bring so many models it would go faster? *shrug*


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Oooooo, I just noticed the repositioning of the kommando's knifey knife hand. That's super cool. Also, happy 1 year blogaversary. I didn't know what to get you so I posted a comment.


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 Cleatus wrote:
On a related note: how do people squeeze in a whole game in 2-2.5 hours? My typical games last 4-5 hours. Between setting up terrain, moving models, looking up rules, and assaulting -- it just takes a long time to play out. My most recent game, we agreed to play 1250 points and a two hour time limit, including setting up terrain, rolling for warlord traits, setting up models, movement/shooting/assault (no psychic phase), tearing down the game board again, and packing up. Any disagreements over the rules, we rolled a d6. We only made it to the bottom of turn 2.

Maybe if I didn't bring so many models it would go faster? *shrug*


It's model count. I play orks, too. None of my games last less than 4 or 5 hours unless I'm playing with 1,000 points or less. The only games that last less time are ones where both players know the rules inside and out (or have at least determined that they both interpret the rules the same way), are filming and have the benefit of being able to edit out all the nongame nonsense that also happens, or they are both playing some version of space marines so they don't have to think about their tactics because their models invariably hit what they shoot at and survive whatever is thrown at them.

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Thanks Warboss_Waaazag! Good to know I'm not the only one.

Kommandos WIP:
I built some more Kommandos out of Boyz bitz and Burna Boyz bitz I had laying around.





I'm planning on giving them a good amount of camouflage (pants, shirts, face masks, etc.) so that they stand out from normal Boyz. Still feels like they need something, especially that one holding the stikkbomb with the hole in his back. I'll see if I can scrounge up a backpack. The official Kommandos have lots of extra bullets, grenades, and even coils of rope. Maybe thread would be the right scale for a coil of rope?


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Instead of thread, I'd try some thin-gauge wire. It'll be less annoying to work with. Try some of that florist wire maybe?
Oh, and throw on any pouches or backpacks you can find. I imagine one of the boys with three backpacks on his back... cause, "Mor is Betta"

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 Anpu-adom wrote:
Instead of thread, I'd try some thin-gauge wire. It'll be less annoying to work with. Try some of that florist wire maybe?
Oh, and throw on any pouches or backpacks you can find. I imagine one of the boys with three backpacks on his back... cause, "Mor is Betta"


Good idea! Yes, that wouldn't move as much and would be easier to glue down as well. Yeah, the ladz need some more gubbins to make them good and proppa orky.


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Kommandos WIP:

I added some more bitz and gubbinz:



A friend suggested that this guy needs a facemask too:

I'm not sure. I could use GS to make one. Or I could give him some camo facepaint?

Still working on a coil of rope and possibly a grappling hook.


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